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Peterbilt 359 "First Semi build" Update 12/6


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#1 Snakebite Customs

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:39 AM

Hi all, This is pretty much my first semi truck builds. Well i did build one when i was like 9yrs old. Now 32 so its been awhile. That one i built, well lets say looked like a 9yr old built it lol. But Anyways here is my Pete 359 build as of right now. Nothing is glued yet, however i did do alot of painting last night. Got most of the Engine, chassis, suspension pieces done. Mind you its all brush painted, because for some reason i enjoy doing that more than just spraying. The body will be sprayed though. Anyways more to come

 

Thanks for looking :)

 

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#2 camaro68

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:31 AM

Good start to a nice truck.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

looking good..



#4 Snakebite Customs

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:40 AM

Got a little more done last night, I tried to weather the engine a bit, in person you can see it good, in the picture not so well. I used pencil lead dust to do it with. This is where i left off last night because it was 12:30am and i couldnt keep my eyes open lol.

 

Thanks for looking :)

 

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#5 freightshaker

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

Off to a good start man keep it up! What color you thinkin for the body?

#6 Snakebite Customs

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:11 AM

Well i originally wanted this to be a Metallic Topaz Teal, but that didnt turn out to well. So I went with a testors One Coat Laquer Blue. So there is where it sits as of right now.

 

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#7 Jim B

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:24 AM

Looking good.

 

One thing to keep in mind, the pins that mount the grill to the hood can be a little long & they hit the radiator.  This interferes with the way the hood sits when it is closed.



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:33 AM

Ben, to piggy back Jim's comment.......I use a little bit of glue between the grill and hood and once it sets well, trim the back of those pins off flush for a good clean look on the inside of the hood.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

thank you both for the info. Ill definately do that :)



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

nice camaro in the back :wub:     hey good looking truck ! keep it up! :D 



#11 Snakebite Customs

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:01 AM

It is completed. Look in Finished trucks



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

Great looking paint job.