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#1 Superpeterbilt

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:30 AM

So, I was thinkin. There have been a bunch of cool exhibition vehicles built in the 60's 70's & 80's, but what if someone built a Peterbilt with wings? I mean real wings, not false show junk. Of course it wouldnt fly, but who cares?

Heres my initial sketch.

 

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Similar to the drag truck Im building, I built a chassis and added Pete air ride, Jimmy flintstone cab, and a hood narrowed more than a 351.

 

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Made a custom drop axle for the front that will be rigid mounted.

 

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After tracking down a 1/24 P51 Mustang kit, I have my wings and engine and tail section.

 

So this is pretty much what I envisioned......

 

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So here are both of my crazy truck projects. a little outside the box for me but these are seriously some of the most fun building that Ive ever had.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:53 AM

Love the creativity lol

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

awesome ideas!



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:13 PM

I could use the p51 decals.  Is it gonna be merlin powered?

let me know

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:14 PM

Well, those 6 .50 cal machine guns should clear traffic!  :lol:



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:00 AM

Wild as.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:44 AM

I could use the p51 decals.  Is it gonna be merlin powered?
let me know
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It actually came with two sheets of decals, and I dont plan on using them. Your welcome to them. As for the Merlin, I forget what engine is in the kit. Im only just learning a lil plane stuff.Im def using the motor from the kit though. I have a few Allisons left, but Im saving them for future projects.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 05:47 AM

I think this is pretty cool, great to see some creativity out there still.   What were those old kits that use to do crazy things - Whacko's maybe ? Seems like there was a P-51 that flapped its wings. 

 

Very impressive front axle that you scratch built. 



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:08 PM

Very wild build.Great job.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:32 AM

CAN YOU SAY   IMAGINATION.   I like the truck with out the wings, is it a salt flat truck?  Great builds, i need some ideas for on the back of my papa truck and i think i found one.  

 

 cheers   Ewan



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:23 AM

CAN YOU SAY   IMAGINATION.   I like the truck with out the wings, is it a salt flat truck?  Great builds, i need some ideas for on the back of my papa truck and i think i found one.  
 
 cheers   Ewan


The other truck is in this same section under Ertl Pete drag truck. Check it out, tell me what ya think

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:00 PM

I built some fenders that will mount to the spindle assembly and steer with the wheels.

 

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I also narrowed the grill a lil more. It didnt have the slim bomber look I wanted. Now its just right.

 

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I added some bracing to the front axle.

 

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I had hit a wall with what I was going to do with the body. At first I was going to leave the empty space between the cab and tail. Then I had an idea to create a kind of fuselage that flowed into the back of the cab. This is what I came up with.

 

 

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Now it looks like a shark.

 

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:45 PM

Dude your nuts!!! I love it! Lol... you are the definition of thinking outside the box! I'll be following this for sure!

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:02 PM

Creativitivity at it's best.....This is definitely a work of art in the making....



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:27 AM

Wow! prepare for takeoff. Terry, this is cutting edge to say the least :D  :D



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:39 AM

That looks so cool! Love the fenders turning with the wheels.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:35 AM

Thanks guys. I hope to have a big update on this weekend. I need to start building the driveline. I have a lot of evergreen tubing to cut up into headers, and mount an airplane engine into a peterbilt. It needs to be as realistic as possible, because when I hit it rich, Ill use this to build the real one.....

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:07 AM

thats comming along great Terry. One of a kind

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

Cool it looks like a shark so paint the front teeth on the fenders like how they would on helicopters back in the day

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:51 PM

Now to be really crazy make the cab work like a canopy. have the top of the cab slide back for entry or side entry like the razor back 'tangs'

there's my 2 cents

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