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Custom Lonestar day cab- "Tanked" 12/13/14


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#61 Ben

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:27 AM

Very cool! I really like that color combo!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:49 PM

Hey, look! Progress...
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I used some K&S aluminum tubing to make some slash cut stacks. I wanted them to be tucked behind the cab instead of out past it, though the pipes did end up a little closer to the back wall of the cab than I'd have liked. Too late to change it now, though! I do have to go back and polish some areas where the superglue fogged the aluminum. There's no muffler- just a straight pipe off the turbo to the T on under the cab.
I also cut off the kit mudflaps and replaced them with ones made from thinner (.020") styrene. I also made new weights and decorated them with some Detail Master truck mates.


is it me or is those stacks backwards? or just the pic looks like there pointing the wrong way? :blink:

#63 Chuck Most

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

The 'slash' cuts angle upward from front to back (looking at the truck from the side), so if that's backwards, then, yeah, they're backwards. :lol: Tried them the other way and didn't like the look.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

The 'slash' cuts angle upward from front to back (looking at the truck from the side), so if that's backwards, then, yeah, they're backwards. :lol: Tried them the other way and didn't like the look.

Well, since this is a custom... Why not?! You'll be the first one. Would this prevent a proper exhaust exit in real life?

#65 Chuck Most

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:38 PM

It shouldn't. I've seen a handful of 1:1 trucks done up like that. One guy I spoke with who had his slash-cut pipes set up like this said it seemed to help a little with keeping soot off the trailer.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:41 PM

Could cause turbo damage.

#67 Chuck Most

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:29 AM

Ugh... I was afraid of something like that. Oh, well. I'll wing it. She's a brand-new truck, after all. :)
I'm thinking I might use the side skirts after all, just cut down and refinished in semigloss black.
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They're both cut down now, and soaking in the chrome stripper at his moment.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:04 AM

On the stacks, the reason they face the slash cuts towards the rear is so that the stack does not act as a "scoop" while driving at highway speeds. Not only would it be forcing air back against the exhaust trying to escape but it will grab a lot of rain which will fill the pipe and cause it to rust out.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:28 AM

Well... I'll just cross my fingers and hope the cab visor deflects enough air upward and over the stacks for that not to be a problem. B)

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:31 AM

Rust in the exhaust shouldn't be much of a problem with Chuck's truck! Right Chuck?

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:37 PM

Very nice looking truck.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:04 AM

This build is amazing! The subtle details really set off the model. Love the bumper treatment.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:26 AM

this thing is superb! love the texture treatment on the bumper and fenders, and the grille just looks dynamite, love this whole project, great looking rig.



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 03:59 PM

Man that whole setup looks awesome a 53 foot reefer would look pretty cool behind it i want mobeus to release a daycab t660 so bad because theres one thats a beige color with a reefer that looks awesome

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:16 PM

Oh, she's a beauty, already....I really like the color scheme you've come up with.....Very nice work....



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:39 PM

Looks great Chuck! Looking forward to seeing more.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:23 PM

Thanks guys!

Still up in the air with this one- I'm sort of toying with sticking the Rex mixer from the old Ertl Paystar on the back, but I guess we'll see.



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 11:16 PM

Well... a couple of months back I managed to snag a Revell Black Magic Pete 359 for twenty bucks. Before anybody throws a fit... the cab was missing, some of it had been assembled, and the chrome was shot (uneven to begin with, and all scratched up from rattling around in the box for 30 years). As I was "carving it up for organs" (ie- allocating parts from it for other projects), the LoneStar popped into my mind for the first time in a while.

 

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As you can see since the last installment, one of the mud flaps broke loose, and I've removed the exhaust stacks. The flap will simply be reattached, but the exhaust will be refined a bit. The tanks and headache rack are from the Black Magic Pete- odds are favorable they'll end up on the LoneStar.

 

Anyway... REALLY hoping to make some more progress on this, and I'll at least try to let this be the last two-year blank between updates.  :rolleyes:



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 06:24 AM

Love the lonestars! hope you finish this one!

 

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 01:46 PM

This bad boy is looking very nice....Love the resurrection....That yellow really pops, like you said....Beautiful....