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Jordan White

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Freightliner FLC "Porkchop Express"

09 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

If you don't recognize the name at all, check out John Carpenter's movie "Big Trouble in Little China". In the movie, Kurt Russell drives a 1985 Freightliner FLC that he's named the Porkchop Express.

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From my searches on the internet, I've only seen one other person build this, and I noticed several issues when compared to the movie truck (plus the underwhelming build quality). Because of this, I decided to tackle this using the newer version of the Italeri Freightliner FLC.

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Biggest change I'll have to do is lengthen the sleeper, as well as raise the roof. I'll also have to fabricate new fuel tanks since the movie truck appears to have smaller diameter tanks than stock. Finally, there will be a few other parts from the various parts kits Italeri put out that I will add.

 

First thing I did was purchase a set of 10 hole Alcoa wheels from Ben at Class A resins, with the domed center caps for the front and rear. 

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Italeri Freightliner FLC/Conventional fuel tank steps wanted

07 September 2014 - 05:36 PM

As the title says, I'm looking for a set of the fuel tank steps from the Italeri Freightliner FLC/conventional kit.


'85/'86 Freightliner FLC Questions

21 August 2014 - 05:53 PM

I'm going to be building the Italeri Freightliner FLC kit and was wondering a few things (since finding info on this online is very tough for some reason).

 

1) What are the wheelbases that were offered for the model with a sleeper cab?

2) Were there different sizes of sleeper cabs offered?

3) What were the engine options?

4) Were there different size options for the fuel tanks?


1/16 Revell Chevy Pickup kit wanted

13 August 2014 - 05:12 PM

Just throwing this out there since I can't find any anywhere, but would anyone be willing to get rid of one of the non-monster truck versions of the 1/16 Revell Chevy Pickup? I would love to be able to build one but can only find the monster truck versions on ebay for insane money.


Tamiya 1/12 Datsun 240ZG "Street Custom"

24 July 2014 - 12:36 PM

Didn't see this posted here yet, but I was browsing around and found that Tamiya will be rereleasing their 1/12 Datsun 240ZG with new tuner parts. Looks like it has been released in Japan already, so it should be making it to the US by next month. Sorry Stump! :P

http://www.hlj.com/p...ct/TAM12051/Aut

 

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