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#1 truckabilly

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:13 AM

With the sun in the sky on Sunday I took the outdoor pictures of my finished Peterbilt 379-119 Long Hauler with detachable towing unit. Those of you who watched the progress in "On the Workbench" know that the model underwent some modifications, like stretching the frame, reshaping the hood, changing the front springs, rearranging the firewall, adding the ultra roof, and some other things. 

Not only have I changed the truck but I also scratch-built the detachable towing unit (D.T.U.) and the headache rack. The unit is inspired by Holmes Miller unit. But with no dimensions available I can´t guarantee the dimensional and proportional accuracy. The unit is fully operable with the excetpion of the winch. The front supports can be extended and dropped. The desired position can be fixed with the pins, just like the real deal.

 

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#2 truckabilly

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:17 AM

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#3 truckabilly

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:21 AM

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Making this build would not be possible without the help from a few people. Thanks Pavel for getting me the hub covers and new set of decals, Tony for getting me the winch line, guys from CTM for making awesome PE parts, Tim for sharing his knowledge of Peterbilt trucks and all of you for your interest and support.

Thanks a lot, guys. 


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:07 AM

Wow! That's something to be proud of!!!



#5 Pavel A.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:50 AM

Jarda, this is something Collosall! Another great big rig from you! Paul.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:03 AM

Amazing work you hit it out of the park

#7 marcay

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:12 AM

your model is a dream !!!!



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:32 AM

Amazing build. Fantastic detail.



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:30 AM

Very nice, this is some top- notch modeling.



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:59 PM

Jarda you make me want through my work in the garbage, you take it to the next level, your detail is awesome , you do your homework. Your bill signs truck was beautiful. I'm saving pictures of your work. To learn from. Can you send me some picks of your bill signs truck?   A BIG KUDOS GOS OUT TO YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER!!!! :)



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

I'm glad you finally got this one done....I watched the progress and wondered how anyone has the patience to stick with a model of this caliber for so long....Excellent work, and your skills are top notch....This thing is very well done....Very well done....Awesome....



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:00 PM

Great built!



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:57 PM

Wow!  Most excellent!



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:57 PM

FANTASTIC build Jarda, excellent attention to detail!!  :D 



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:56 PM

great job u did ,and the detail is super..



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:21 PM

Great work. Love the wire detail.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:46 AM

This thing looks so real! Amazing job!



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:53 PM

Great looking build , lots of terrific detail , real nice work on this.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:23 PM

I taught they were reference pics from the real thing until the 3rd one!! AMAZING!!!



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:13 PM

Man that is amazing work. The detail on the engine is very good!