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#1 bitner

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

I used the reissue of the old AMT kit of the Chevy Bison for this truck. i've always liked the look of the Bison and General conventionals. I used the reissue Peerless trailer for it and added a short frame extention on the rear of the truck frame. I used a set of spare 5 hole Budd steel wheels for the rear drivers, and replaced the kit airbag suspension with a
Hendrickson setup off of a Chevy Titan cab over. I used Krylon red and grey paint for the color scheme. I used various kit and home made decals for the markings. I wanted a basic no frills company truck, with a little bit of chrome.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

Bill,

A very nice addition to the fleet!! I like the frame extension and the colour scheme. Great work!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:26 PM

A very nice truck. How many of them you have altogether? Would be nice to see a group photo one day.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:20 AM

Nice looking log truck

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:21 AM

very beautiful model

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:40 AM

Great combo!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:13 AM

Universal Logging, Hahahaha! Good one! I like your Chevy, I'v enever actually seen a built-up model of the Bison before, I like the grill. The rig looks really good all deployed. Nice.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:22 AM

Nice looking Bison.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:50 AM

Bill,

Nice work on the Bison.

I like you, have always admired these trucks from GM.

How was your kit mold wise?, Mine was terrible..and I had the first issue of the General. Nothing fit right

Again, nice logging rig/trailer

Kurt

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

that is a good lookin logger , very nice work

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:10 AM

Thanks guys:

Kurt the main problem I had was getting the fender straight when attaching them to the hood. Also the hood sides were a little warped but I got it fixed. Aligning the hinge pins on the fenders was kind of a pain also.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

Bill, That is a great looking unit,and a very nice mix of colors.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

Excellent work...I haven't seen this one before...Very nice color scheme...Everything flows...Just looks good...



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Beautiful !! I lived outside of Newport, OR for 17 years and saw a ton of log trucks and you nailed it. I have a stalled Bison on the back burner but am slowly getting to it. 



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

That's a great looking set of models that you have built. Very nice color that you painted themlso.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:58 AM

good looking Bison. where did you get the 5 hole Budd's? I need a 'few' for a truck trailer I'm working on now.