LTL 9000 Service Truck (WIP Still)
Posted 12 March 2006 - 07:24 PM
But anyways here are pics of my service truck that I have been working on, on and off for about 2 years. This truck will be for servicing semi's that have broken down on the road.
I am using Italeri's Lone Wolf kit for the base less the kit sleeper roof, sourced a flat one from the parts box. The frame has one serious stretch to it. the kit engine was replaced with a CFC Cummins 525hp N14. The front wheels are turned aluminum from Bill Drennan (no longer made). The rear wheels are from the Wild cat western star. Every thing behind the sleeper has been scratch built, the tool box doors are hinged and open, the crane is modeled after an IMT 5020.
Posted 13 March 2006 - 07:33 PM
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 04:57 PM
The cab and sleeper have been painted, polished and decaled. some of the decals were made on my computer, the door logo's were made by another modeler on his alps printer, the permits are from my parts bin and the fuel tank lettering are dry transfers.
I decided that the kit supplied stacks were to small so I made some scale 8" stacks from stainless steel tube. I scratch built the stack brackets from brass square tube and round tube. They were soldered togther with plumbing solder used on coper pipe.
Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:59 PM
The stack bracket detail is outrageous! I personally have always hated the kit supplied stacks but you fixed that problem
Posted 12 May 2006 - 05:05 PM