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#21 55pete351

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

An amazing build!! Great job on a classic!! The 358 is a favorite along with the 351/288. A question on the kit.. have they discontinued it already?? I planned on getting two for builds but when I checked Hobbylinc and Tower Hobbies there is no listing not even saying out of stock??? I remember a few posts here where it seemed difficult to obtain this kit.



#22 williamchevelleman1972

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

Ebay still sells the 1/16 peterbilt kit. several of them. so you can still buy them if you want.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

Very nice backdating of that 359 Mr. Chevelleman. I like the way you closed up the back of the cab with checker plate,nice custom bumper in the back, i like the extended exhaust pipes too. Good looking custom you built there. I just noticed the 2 air filters... Nice touch, once connected they're going to be even better.
Now the question: How did you hinge the cab doors?
At that size, Monogram should have thought of opening cab doors along with a poseable front axle and add what, 5 bucks to the original kit price?

Edited by BigBad, 24 March 2013 - 11:29 AM.


#24 williamchevelleman1972

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

thank you BigBad for the complements. for the hinge i used small diameter tubing and a paper clip to make the hinge.



#25 Kenny B

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

thank you BigBad for the complements. for the hinge i used small diameter tubing and a paper clip to make the hinge.

William, Very nice work on the Pete. Are you going to plumb the engine? If you need some good links for the 3408 let me know.

Also I used doll house hinges on mine works fine looks real. Keep up the nice work.

 

Kenny B.



#26 williamchevelleman1972

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

William, Very nice work on the Pete. Are you going to plumb the engine? If you need some good links for the 3408 let me know.

Also I used doll house hinges on mine works fine looks real. Keep up the nice work.

 

Kenny B.

were are you purchasing your doll house hinges because i have looked online and i am unsure on what to buy.



#27 Tony Bryan

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:57 PM

were are you purchasing your doll house hinges because i have looked online and i am unsure on what to buy.

 

 

Great job William, I really like how you chop these kits up

 

I have always thought the doll house hinges are to big as I haven't found them small enough here



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:49 PM

Very interesting and well built conversion!  The neddle nose trucks are firm favourites of mine.

 

This company below supplies hinges.  Look down the page to the piano hinge which is 6" long and when opened out 4.5 mm.  This may still be too big?  Until you have them in your hand and offered up to the hood or cab you won't really know.

 

http://www.phoenixmo...inge_Range.html



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

WoW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sweet looking old school look.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:16 PM

Hi Ebay has the 1/16 tires on sale