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#1 kbeaton42

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

Hey guys, this is the start to my Pete 378, first of all I am aware the kit does NOT come with a Caterpillar motor, but I did not have adequate colors for a Detroit, and well, after all it is the modeling world, and creativity, and improvisions never hurt, right? Anyways, here are a few pics of the chassis and motor. The goal with this truck is to make an oversized load hauler, which I will be giving to my girlfriend. A little new to semi's so please bare with me :) thanks, Kyle

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:06 AM

Detroitopillar, Catroit or Drummins and even a Pactroit - these are what power most of my Italeri Petes. I build too many of them to buy resin engines for them (I'd need plenty!).

Your's looks good so far.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:11 AM

Looking nice.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

Great way of looking at it Tim! Thanks guys! Will post more pics tonight, keep an eye out ;)

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

You are of to a good start.

Kostas.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

Like Tim says, my truck models are pretty much powered with whatever....I just close the hood and get on with it...Looks good, man...

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:18 AM

Detroitopillar, Catroit or Drummins and even a Pactroit - these are what power most of my Italeri Petes. I build too many of them to buy resin engines for them (I'd need plenty!).

Your's looks good so far.

Tim


Tim does get creative...and you have to as well, as you did

Nice job so far, Kurt

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

Thanks guys! I've been busy hauling silica sand the past few days and haven't had much time to build. Will upload a few pics later on tonight!

Kyle

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

Hey everyone, here are a few pics of my current progress

Thanks for looking!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

Your off to a good start

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:36 AM

looken good

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:26 PM

Thanks for all the kind words! The build is coming along very nice for being a beginner. Here are a few more pics, thank you all for following this post!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

cool....i need to get back on my 377!....im putting a CAT (Caterpillar values the relationships we build with our suppliers and will work with suppliers who wish to publicize their relationship with us. However, because of the volume of suppliers we do business with and in an effort to treat all suppliers fairly while protecting the Caterpillar name, we've developed and follow fairly stringent guidelines. We request cooperation from suppliers in adhering to these guidelines.) in my 377!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:18 AM

looking good....

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

Hey everyone, here are some pics of the finished product. Trailer and load pictures to come. Thanks for looking!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

Nice job.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:34 AM

Neat job . Lookin' forward to a show rig.

Dave.