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#1 camaro73

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:04 AM

I started on this one last week.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:26 AM

Brian, looking good. We will have to compare. I am working on a GMC Astro 95 that I was gonna put pics up for tonight. Keep it up.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:59 AM

Thanks Barry. I am looking forward to seeing your pics.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:45 AM

Guys I'm a fan of these trucks, can't wait to see what you are going to do with them... Nice wheels by the way Brian! Keeping the old DD8V-71?

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:52 AM

Nice job on the Titan! Where are the 1/4 fenders from?

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:15 AM

Guys I'm a fan of these trucks, can't wait to see what you are going to do with them... Nice wheels by the way Brian! Keeping the old DD8V-71?


Thanks Robert. Yes, I will be using the motor that came with the kit.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:16 AM

Nice job on the Titan! Where are the 1/4 fenders from?


Thanks James. The 1/4 fenders are from one of my Revell Peterbilt kits.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:14 PM

startin to shape pretty nice man.. good work!

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:25 PM

Brian, What color is the cab? Are you going to paint the frame. Looking good keep up the great work.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:32 PM

Brian, What color is the cab? Are you going to paint the frame. Looking good keep up the great work.


The cab is gloss black. I plan on painting the frame red like the wheels. I just have more work to do on it before it is paint ready.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:33 PM

Nice paint work on the cab, any plans for stripes??
Black and red always look good..... and a bit of chrome

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 02:56 AM

Nice paint work on the cab, any plans for stripes??
Black and red always look good..... and a bit of chrome


No plans for stripes. I am not that good at all of that stuff just yet. Maybe on some future trucks but this one will be solid black with a little chrome.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:02 AM

Nice color, nice work so far.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:24 AM

Great project!

Red, black and chrome work very well together, nice combination.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:57 AM

Made some more progress on it.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:11 AM

Quite nice.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:07 AM

This truck is coming along nicely, great color combo. Just a tip here, stock, the kit mounts for the cab make it sit way too high. The rear cab mounts should be shortened about 1/8 of an inch (or whatever looks good to you (mock up your cab before doing mods), but the chrome cab step right below the driver or passenger door should sit just a little higher than the front tire, but it's almost flush at tire height) The front cab pivots should be glued higher up on the cab the same amount. Also the transmission shifter mount should be shortened 1/8". You might want to mount the front grill flush with the body if you want the cab to tilt properly to show the mechanicals, check the fit of the air filter tubing to the engine blower for clearance as well doing this... Anyway, have a look at some GMC Astro or Chevy Titan pictures on Hank's truck site for reference. Of course this is only a suggestion, what you do with it is up to you. Keep at it man, it makes a change from the Kenworths and Peterbilts...

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:16 AM

By the way, come to think of it, I built quite a few of these trucks in my younger days. I remember building a custom Astro with a 16V-71 out of 2 8V71's! That's before seeing the engine in the International PayHauler! And it turned out I wasn't that far off , I should have used two air cleaner units though, that would have looked mean! Ok, now back to the serious stuff...

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:25 AM

Thanks for the heads up Robert. I knew there was an issue with the cab hieght and I have already had an issue with the exhaust. I didn't know about the others you mentioned. I may have eventually figured it out when I got to them. This is a big defference from the Revell Kenworth and Pete kits. This one really has been a challenge for me but I will get it. Will it be correct like the 1:1 scale? Doubt it. But it will look nice when it is done. :D

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:10 AM

Hey Brian, you gonna go with round tank option or the square?