Fresh from my workbench
Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:06 PM
Here's the cab ready to be mounted on the frame. The mirror brackets are made from aluminum tubing bent to shape.
The cab on the frame.
Coming down the assembly line.. okay, my version at least
The finished project
The Real truck a 2006 Peterbilt 378
Here's the Peterbilt factory crew who arranged the donation to New Orleans.
I started this project back on September 21, 2005 arranging parts. Shortly after I modified the cab from a 377 kit so I wouldn't have the air cleaner mounts on the cab sides. I painted the cab and hood at that time.
Jump ahead to last weekend when inspiration hit to complete the truck.
Colors are Duplicolor Wimbleton White (If I recall)
Duplicolor Victory Red for the dump box.
More pics on www.timstrucks.com/tmt_june06.htm
Posted 04 July 2006 - 01:32 PM
Sorry for the delay. As a "dump" truck builder...I have to commend you on yet another fasinating build. Excelllent craftmanship. Do you have any pictures of the actual body in the "dump" position?
Posted 13 July 2006 - 03:07 PM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 11:46 PM
I don't have any photos of the dump body raised (you mean the real truck?)