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Almost finished: Peterbilt 358 Custom Needlenose

15 May 2014 - 03:03 AM

I wanted to take a break from the rivet counting, and there is a resin 358 hood on the bench, just staring at me, (saving that for the California Hauler reissue).

So, for a fast, (for me), fun project, I  ripped into a snap Pete. Wanting to do it up in a different style than I usually do, so a custom 358 is the result. Here are a few pics, including a mock up so far. I narrowed the grille and hood, used AMT headlights, (still my favorites), added photo etched for the grille and air cleaners, streched it to a 285" wheelbase, with a smooth frame insert, and am going with straight pipes The smoothed the battery / storage boxes are kit parts, and the brakes are from the parts box. The resin rear fenders were so warped, I had to use a 1/16th " steel rod as part of the front and rear mounts to keep them square, even after hot water and some tweaking.

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Thanks for looking,