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#1 signguy2108

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:42 AM

Started this a while back. Real truck belonged to a friend of mine, I drove it for about a week while mine was being overhualed. This picture was around 1986. Truck was used to pull a wood chip trailer. '77 model, 290 cummins, ten speed, loooong hood! The fuel tank on this side at one time was a supply tank for an air starter, what a noise!

#2 mackinac359

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

Just how they used to look! The stripe and polished front wheels was enough 'bling' to set it apart back in the day.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:57 AM

Yea Tim, the frt. wheels are attually the old chrome covers and I painted the stripe on it for him at some point to break up all that red!

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:26 PM

Cool!

#5 modelmarknz

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:53 PM

nice.............. :D

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

What a tough looking unit .

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:17 PM

Even unblinged Western Stars still look classy.

#8 Truck parts

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:50 PM

I like what you have done so far. Great job

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:40 PM

Nice working truck.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

Plain Jane... I love it!!! Chrome looks good but does nothing for performance. I say put your money where it does the most good... In the driveline! I LOVE no-nonsense trucks with the get-the-job-done attitude that this one has. I also love the fact that a lot of these plain looking trucks could outwork, outpull and outperform the fancier, tricked out 'large cars'.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 01:38 PM

there is no picture??

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:17 PM

Can't appreciate if i can't see... :(



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:50 AM

What happened to the pictures? :huh:



#14 Scuderia

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:52 AM

What happened to the pictures? :huh:

 

If they were on Fotki they may be in limbo moving to a new server. There's alot of folks on that site (myself included) with intermittent photos.



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:52 PM

Oh, yeah...I saw something about that....Thanks...



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:02 AM

i can't see your truck? no picture...