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#1 Custom Hearse

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:56 AM

Working on this kit since I got it, I've stretched the frame, added a larger supercharger to the the Detroit 8V-71, customized the kit rear fenders, and getting ready to stretch the cab...

 

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Here is the stretched frame

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I added a larger blower to the engine

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I thought this design was not well thought out. You couldn't add a trailer unless you removed the fenders. So I filled in the hole where the fifth wheel came through, then cut out the hump...

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I added sheet plastic around the hole, so the fifth wheel "cover" could sit on the fenders when there wasn't a trailer attached, and then it could be removed when I added a trailer...

 

Excuse the quality of the pics, I need to get another digital camera sometime. All I have is my phone to take photos with at this moment...

 

Thanks for looking!



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:11 AM

Cant wait to see this rare kit finished! Nice start

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:14 AM

Looking good.......Amazing job with the rear fenders & fifth wheel....



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:14 AM

what a good idea for the fith wheel cover and design!!



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:50 AM

Thanks guys! I've been to truck shows and seen trucks with covers on the fifth wheels. When I started this, my mind went back to the memory of the covers. I'm waiting on the mail person to deliver the AMT 352 Pacemaker kit so I can stretch the cab.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:57 AM

Now that's going to look cool with the long frame .............. What color are you going with?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:46 AM

Thanks Doug! I'm thinking of doing a blue and silver metallic paint scheme on it. I need to draw up a design for it though.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:12 AM

looking good,  5th wheel cover looks much better!, I'm gonna use that idea when I build mine. I'll be watching this one for sure



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:31 AM

Thanks Randy! Anyone is welcome to use any idea I come up with that they like.

 

Here is a pic of the whole truck as it sits right now...

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I also made the steering poseable. I cut the cab, measured the length I plan to add, then taped it together to kinda get an idea of what it will look like.

 

Thanks for looking.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:47 AM

I almost forgot to mention that if you do make it into a cover, you need to lower the the 5th wheel from 1/16th of an inch to 1/32nd of an inch. I lowered mine by sanding the 5th wheel mount on the top and bottom. The plate was not changed, nor was the 5th wheel itself.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

That's awesome. I'm guessing you're going to play around with the moebius prostar when it arrives.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

Nice custom of a custom! I like the frame stretch and the cab stretch!



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

Thanks Ben! I won't be doing too much modifying of the Pro Star when it comes out. I'm planning to build a copy of the Last truck I drove. I might buy a second one and do some custom work on it... Maybe I'll make a copy of my avatar! LOL!!!

 

Thanks Robert! This has been a fun build so far!!! I'm just waiting on getting the Pacemaker Pete so I can finish the cab...



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Thanks Ben! I won't be doing too much modifying of the Pro Star when it comes out. I'm planning to build a copy of the Last truck I drove. I might buy a second one and do some custom work on it... Maybe I'll make a copy of my avatar! LOL!!!
 
Thanks Robert! This has been a fun build so far!!! I'm just waiting on getting the Pacemaker Pete so I can finish the cab...


That's what I was thinking. I've built one lonestar box stock, the second one I'm working on is being used as a base kit for an auslowe conversion Kenworth T904. I will have to do a full custom lonestar one day. Cheers
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

Sounds absolutely cool Ben! I would love to see the Lonestars you're working on.

 

This is the truck I drove that I want to recreate...

 

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I got ahold of a decal company that said they plan to do the decals for this truck. I just hope it won't take too long.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:12 AM

Nice custom work on this one.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:07 AM

Sounds absolutely cool Ben! I would love to see the Lonestars you're working on.
 
This is the truck I drove that I want to recreate...
 
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I got ahold of a decal company that said they plan to do the decals for this truck. I just hope it won't take too long.


What I've completed.... http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=53160&hl=

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:11 AM

What I'm working on now. Based on the international lonestar, being changed into a Kenworth...
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Forgot to mention, cool truck, nice colour.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

Thanks Earl! It's kinda at a standstill until I get the new cab I plan to chop up. Shouldn't be more than a day or two until I get it going again.

 

Those builds are excellent Ben! The KW is something I'll watch.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

Okay! Got the AMT Pacemaker Pete in today, and got the cab body chopped and glued to the Turnpiker cab so it is now stretched. I'll post pics here in a little while.

 

Meanwhile, I have the remains of the cabs, and a friend of mine told me to do what he does, and make a day cab out of the 2 pieces... So here is my idea. Make a day cab out of the new kit, but instead of using the kit engine, add the engine that I bought from P&P Resin Works... A V-12 Detroit... Too Much? :wacko:  :lol: