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#1 numbersman

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

I built this from a kit I purchased over 30 years ago. I put in a resin Detroit 8V92TA painted actual DD green. The engine is about as old as the truck.

Here are some more pictures of the truck.

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I added some aftermarket aluminum items

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I had some problems with the hood on this model. I think it was because I made some modifications to the radiator.

What do you fellow model builders think? Is there anything I should change or modify?

Edited by numbersman, 19 August 2012 - 02:36 PM.


#2 Renegade

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

Very nice build. Looks good to me.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:22 PM

Looks really nice.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:04 PM

yes i am a 1/16 builder and i can see nothing wrong with it other than it looks great! were did you get the motor from though iwouldnt mind having one for my model truck as well!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:35 PM

I wouldn't change a thing! Even if it has a Kenworth paint scheme! LOL! Very nice truck, I like your Detroit Diesel!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:07 PM

yes i am a 1/16 builder and i can see nothing wrong with it other than it looks great! were did you get the motor from though iwouldnt mind having one for my model truck as well!

I got the Detroit engine from Spaulding Trading and Shipping. I think they imported it from Australia. I haven't seen one for sale in years.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:42 PM

I think it looks great..... If iwas going to change one thing it would be to lengthen the frame for a longer wheel base look.

Always felt that all the 1/16th trucks had to short of a frame. then with the double sleeper it looks even shorter. Still a great job!!!!!!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:07 AM

super job! long frame would of been cool. nice work on that driptroit!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:07 PM

You did a very nice job, I love those big kits. NICE WORK :D

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:22 AM

looks great

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:58 AM

Wow this is one great lookin 359 !! You done some great work, nice detail

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:42 AM

Looks good!! Don't change a thing!! Roy

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:20 AM

I love it I have to agree the chassis are a tiny bit short but it still looks cool B)

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

Nice colors on this truck and of course nice truck as well. I have the same kit which I'm hopping to start here soon.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

it looks very good Do you want to sell it

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

Just out of intrest what did you use for the rear fenders?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:24 AM

Excellent work on this one, Man...I love the paint scheme and the fenders are a real nice touch...I'm gonna have to make a couple of those....The engine is awesome...I do like that....

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

Just out of intrest what did you use for the rear fenders?

I got them on Ebay from Rhino Model Truck Parts. I believe his Ebay store is rhino9905