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Anybody built the Italeri Ford LTL 9000?


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#1 BigBad

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:08 AM

Hi guys! I bought the Ford LTL wrecker kit some months ago and was planning to build it as a short wheelbase daycab with spoke wheels from KFS and a DD 8V92 from Auslowe. Any quirks to this kit? Some pointers on building the kit or things to watch for before building? I've been looking around some and haven't found any...Yet.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:41 PM

I built this as a Tractor(not the wrecker) several years ago and I don't remember any problems.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:17 PM

I have one in progress that I'm building as a custom, and the only thing I have found is that the hood doesn't fit evenly unless held in place by the hood straps, like in this mockup pic of my build:

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The only other advice I can think of offhand is, since the cab is a multipiece cab, I used the floor as a jig to keep the cab straight. Be careful not to glue the floor in by accident, though!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

I built mine as a pumper.

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