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Old Buckaroo

Member Since 26 Jan 2010
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Topics I've Started

Mack Cruise-liner

12 April 2015 - 11:35 AM

I am off to a late start on my "Mack Madness" project.  The kit is a vintage AMT from the late 70's complete with the Truck'em up poster add.

My truck will be built as an "owner operator" rig.

Since Terry has a major jump start on me I figured I had better pull some tricks to make up for my tardiness.

Here is all I have to show so far, I dropped each one of those lines at least four times to the carpet..


Stay tuned. :)

Italeri 1/24 Western Star "Australian" question

04 March 2015 - 04:27 AM

Does anyone know it this truck comes with a "left hand dash"  like the KW kit does ?

Russel's Apollo 116 Diamond Reo

27 February 2015 - 06:29 AM

The build can be seen here -




Could not take outdoor pics due to the temperature below freezing and 20 mph wind .







Sorry no chunky girl mudflaps on this one




Thank you for looking in  :)

Pete 353 *my way*

13 February 2015 - 01:00 PM

This is a project that transpired while digging through some parts boxes for another build currently going on.  

I see this truck belonging to a construction company that specializes in the moving of mountains. It may haul a crusher , lowboy or a box van full of support parts.

At one time the fenders were rebuilt by the company's fabricators/ welders. Tread plate was on hand , paying the price for new ones made no sense.  Is that enough disclaimers ?


Progress so far

I scratch built the fenders.


Headache rack was inspired by Terry's Peterbilt Gravel hauler. I needed a window screen also.

Rack mounts are provided by Lego until I make the cab mounts. I want the height will be correct.

I will need to source some slam locks for the doors.



Thanks for looking in :)

Peterbilt 351 project

11 February 2015 - 09:30 AM

I needed something to occupy my time while waiting for paint to dry on my Reo and IH Transtar.

This is a vintage Cali Hauler kit I received in partially built condition.  The cab had been stripped and the engine assembled. 

First thing I did was change out the rear suspension. (personal preference) Disassembled the engine and stripped of the chrome and chiseled off most of the noticeable glue blops.

I also drilled / cut the spindles for poseable steering.

The hood conversion is from Dave at AITM - fantastic casting.


I hope you follow along with this new project. :)