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In Topic: What did you see on the road today?

10 July 2014 - 09:52 PM

I always thought that car (TC) was pretty nice looking. Same with Buick Reatta.

 

 

Oh! One more car from that era that was parked at a local bar just a block from me..............one of these!

 

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There was an elderly man getting into it--------if he was just getting out, I might have pulled over and got a pic as it was literally a block away from my house. Like the TC and Reatta, you just NEVER see these anymore on the road.

 

At least around here I don't!

 

I have to say I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the Allante. I don't know why, but I do! :lol:


In Topic: What do you think of 1/20 scale trucks?

08 July 2014 - 01:24 PM

Hmmmmmm.....other than not knowing if there was a stock grille, Revell offered the S10 with a waverider based on the GMC Syclone kit and AMT offered normal mid 90s S10s and GMCs. 

 

As for your question though, other than being an "off" scale (guessing you meant that as not a popular scale), I actually liked most of the old Lindberg offerings from their 1/20 phase. They weren't hard builds and actually in my opinion, with some work which should be normal basic building skills like mold like removal and such, actually build into some pretty nice models. There also are some subjects like the Nissan hardbody and 90s Toyota pickups  or the early 90s first generation Ford Explorer that you either can't find in any other scale (Explorer and maybe Nissan) or a plain Jane stock version (Toyota) in another scale.


In Topic: What did you see on the road today?

08 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

I see these on the road every day, new cars that must have dimmer switches as optional equipment that the buyer didn't pay the extra few bucks for!!


In Topic: Moebius International ProStar build. Cab mounted, 6-21-14

08 July 2014 - 07:41 AM

 

Yeah... My Werner truck only had a single exhaust, but the stack was a straight pipe strangly enough. I thought about making it a single stack, but I do love duel stacks, so I fudged a bit on that.

 

Thanks for the compliment Travis!

 

That's all thanks to those huge mufflers and DPF filters in the exhaust system nowadays. They're too big to hang like the old mufflers. My 13 Cascadia at work doesn't even have a stack, it's a grass burner!


In Topic: New Ride

08 July 2014 - 07:36 AM

What did you do between Werner gigs?
And the interweb was around in 1999.

 

Quite a bit of stuff, too much to remember! :lol:

 

And I know it was around in 99, but nothing like it is today!

 

How is your back doing anywho? Hope everything is okay.

 

Awesome truck they gave you. I wish I could get back on the road again sometimes but I'm a hazard according to DOT standards. And I can almost guarantee I'll be hearing about that statement from the National Enquirer reporter.

 

It's doing good as long as I don't lift anything heavy or anything like that. At least with this new job, the most I have to do is drive and hook and unhook the trailers, all I do at the stores is watch the store associates pull their skids off the trailer and if a skid tips over in the trailer (which happens often because common sense isn't a loader priority  :lol: ) I watch them pick up the fallen product. This job is truly 100% no touch. The most that I have to do at the stores is lift the bulkhead doors in between zones in the reefers, since all of them are 3 zone trailers. 

 

Yeah, while I was off, I know the feeling, even though sometimes I'd like to just hang it up entirely. There are drivers (car and big rig) that just drive me nutty! :rolleyes: