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#21 kilrathy10

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:17 PM

I'm about as done as I'm gonna be with this one....Added a cattle car I built some time ago.....Put some orange accents around it and coupled it up to the Freightliner and this is the way it ended up....

 

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:46 PM

Great looking trailer J.T., goes real good with your cabover truck. Nice touch on the orange accents on the trailer. Love the animals also....



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:35 PM

You do a nice job on your frame stretches and tanks JT.

 

I fought the same problem on my freightshaker.  (hotel room builder posted a month or two ago) On mine, once I cut just a fuzz out of the gear shift tower, it dropped right into place.  Of course this was not determined until after the cab was on and painted. But I was able to pop the platform the shift lever is in and shave down the mounting posts a bit and not make a mess. Might be worth a look see if you decide to go after it.

 

nice job on filling that horrible cab seam!  I think AMT did that cab that way just to keep us all humble.....LOL

 

One of these days I would liket to try making a double bunk version of this when I am in the mood to torture myself

 

BTW - how about some loose  potting soil on the trailer floor?


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:12 AM

looks great, although I think the pig is looking to escape :P 

 

what 'color' did you use on the trailer? I like the look, and I have one in the stash to build eventually.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:57 AM

Very nice J.T. , good looking cow truck. That Freightliner looks right at home pulling that Wilson trailer.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:08 AM

Love how this one looks! And yeah, the cab fitment on that particular kit is far from the best- I had the same problem with mine. Think I might dig it out and try Jesse's idea.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:06 AM

Thanks, Guys, on your wonderful and helpful comments.....I, actually found that it's the ladders that are touching the tires, keeping it from sitting all the way....I already lowered the gear shift tower, and discovered the real problem.....I'll have to move the ladders back, somehow, but I'm ready to move on, so, I'm not sure when, if I ever get to that.....



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:07 PM

nice truck i see what you mean about the ladders it almost looks to me that maybe they are backwards The back side towards the tandems looks like its angled more to clear the front tire .just tryen to help out



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:57 AM

nice truck i see what you mean about the ladders it almost looks to me that maybe they are backwards The back side towards the tandems looks like its angled more to clear the front tire .just tryen to help out

That's just it....Per the instructions, that's where they're supposed to be.....And, it seems, every 1:1 Freightliner I see don't even use these ladders.....One day I'll get around to modifying them....But I'll have to be REALLY bored.... ;)


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:22 PM

JT, Looks great with the bullrack on! I have built about 15 of these over almost 40 years of glue sniffing, finger cutting fun, and you got the ladders right. The problem with this kit is the front axle is to far to the rear. Put the alignment tab on the axle in front of the forward alignment block on the spring, and that problem is solved. To make the wheelwell correct, you need to remove 3mm of material from the front, measured at the very corner of the cab. The oldest pic i can find on the net is 1969 for the three step ladder, the newest is '71 maybe '72.Attached File  626.jpg   202.54KB   1 downloadsAttached File  278f7848-73db-4e89-80cb-a449.jpg   75.75KB   0 downloads



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:34 PM

Now that's the most helpful tip I've gotten, EVER.....Thanks, Mark....It's too late for this one, but I know the next time I build this thing, though....Thank you, very much....



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:46 PM

Think nothing of it, JT. It makes th build so much more enjoyable. I am almost ready to post some pics of a 104 BBC I am working on. Watch the on the work bench section and I will show photos of what I am describing. I think you will like this truck, CMT photo etch grille, emblems, etc... Detroit Sliver 92 with corrected valve cover, 220" streched wheelbase. Let me know what you think. Should be there next week or two. Here is a pic of a realigned and shaved WFL.Attached File  100_0337.JPG   110.91KB   7 downloads

Keep up the good work,

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:54 PM

Very nice job. It looks great.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:09 AM

Think nothing of it, JT. It makes th build so much more enjoyable. I am almost ready to post some pics of a 104 BBC I am working on. Watch the on the work bench section and I will show photos of what I am describing. I think you will like this truck, CMT photo etch grille, emblems, etc... Detroit Sliver 92 with corrected valve cover, 220" streched wheelbase. Let me know what you think. Should be there next week or two. Here is a pic of a realigned and shaved WFL.attachicon.gif100_0337.JPG

Keep up the good work,

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Stretch??? Did you say, Stretch??? I like it already....



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 03:44 AM

Very nice !!

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 05:08 AM

Way too cool JT. Maybe a thin red stripe could raise the already high level of this build.

 

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 06:31 PM

Do not worry JT no one else can make the cab sit level either. Good job!!



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:45 AM

Nice Job JT. With ever build you learn something.  B)



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:55 AM

Very nice!!



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 07:02 AM

Well the orange fleet is still growing and spreading to the farmland. Nice combination of truck and trailer!