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#1 suzuki_cafe_racer

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:06 AM

got bored of seeing my stubby w900...so i stretched the frame at 6 am....

used what looks like an amt frame, rear wheels are from the amt freighliner coe..

im also putting a visor, straigh pipes an maybe doing a flat top on it...and of course repainting it...

heres pics so far

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#2 Doobie

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:35 AM

Thats a good stretch B)

#3 suzuki_cafe_racer

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:56 AM

small update...got the axles mounted

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:20 AM

Looks good. I did the exact same thing with ALL of my rm .kws . I have 0 stock kits from the snap tite series trucks.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

got more done...

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

The longer wheelbase is much nicer looking.

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#7 suzuki_cafe_racer

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:56 PM

thanks tim...this is my first attempt of doing something other then the kit calls for on these trucks...i grew up around trucking so all the cool stuff i wanted back then i can now make

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:31 AM

nice stretch

#9 suzuki_cafe_racer

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:33 AM

just a small teaser pic...all thats left it touch up on the truck...and of course still trying to track down 90 degree elbows so i can get the pipes on it...

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:08 AM

I've been having the same problem with one of my builds. I'm still searching for the 90 degree elbows too. I have the pipes all built and polished up, out of aluminum.... Looks good!!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

Sweet looking truck I like the longer look.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

I saw in another post someone useed plastic coat hanger ? :huh:

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:32 AM

I saw in another post someone useed plastic coat hanger ? :huh:



i cant belive i didnt thinkg about that...thanks


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:45 AM

No problem glad i could help :D

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:46 PM

I used McDonald's straws on a few of my builds once. I believe they are 7" scale if memory serves correctly. Then wrap with the cheap chrome rocker trim you get at auto zone. Honestly you really can't see the seam where the chrome overlaps on the wrap around!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

well today i decided to make a drastic change...i wanted my freightliner rear supsension back...so what else to do but make a neat old wrecker...more is to come this is just with the 2 peices combined...going to make toolboxes etc


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

yes this was the $20 wal mart one

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

was this the revell one? I have been thinking about getting this one for project parts. I found out the hard way the revell peterbilt has crummy frame :(.


The frames in the both snap kits are not the greatest out there but still look good when built and can be the start of a good custom with an enclosed frame.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

well i repainted my coe...so while its drying i modified the wrecker a bit,,,makin it more of a service truck

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:44 AM

about finished


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