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Swifster

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1969 Dodge L700

30 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

OK, I started the build on the first piece of my car hauler. I'm not the fastest builder so I don't know how long this will take. I've also found that this truck used a hybrid air brake system (as modeled). I might try to upgrade the kit to a full air brake system with a compressor. We'll see.

 

I've got the basis frame together, including the hinges for the cab tilt. I just glued the hinges tonight so I'll let it sit until Thursday before hitting it with primer. I'll prime some of the other suspension pieces and wheels at the same time. I'll put some pictures up after the primer coats.

 

I know this model has issues with the cab mounting and the doors. If anyone has suggestions on how to overcome these (other than gluing the doors shut), I'd appreciate it.

 

I would assume that a late 1960's car hauler had full air brakes and a diesel engine for torque. Someone suggested that a Cummins 903 (V8) was in the same engine family as the 555. I'm thinking this is the way to go. The 903 is available in resin. I'll still need front air brakes and a compressor. Are these available in the aftermarket? This is my first HD truck in 35 years.

 

Cassen's Transportation handle Chrysler's deliveries back then (and still do). I sent them an e-mail to see if I could get any pictures of their truck from 'back in the day'. I know their trucks and trailers are orange and the lower frames and accessories are black. This will also be my first shot at weathering something. I hope it turns out...

 

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What type of wheels are these?

22 July 2013 - 11:08 AM

I'm doing my first big truck in 35 years. These wheels are no longer used. What wheels are these. I'd like to detail these, but I have no idea what I'm looking at... Are these older Budd wheels?

 

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1960's Cummins Diesel?

22 July 2013 - 07:37 AM

I'm looking at using a Cummins diesel engine in my L700. Is there at least a good candidate as a late '60's Cummins. It needs to be a V8. As a fall back I'm looking at a Ross Gibson 383 to base a more accurate 361.


Dodge L700 Build - Quirks?

21 July 2013 - 08:52 AM

OK, so I'm trying my hand at the L700. I know the doors are a notorious pain in the backside. Anything else? Pretty easy to get the frame straight? Easy enought to get it to sit level? 

 

On the doors, can anything be done to get them to close right. Door I need to start know about reengineering? I'd really like the doors to open vs just gluing them closed.

 

Just looking for suggestions...

 

 


Glue

20 July 2013 - 04:51 PM

So I went to get my glue and found everything is rock solid. Yes, it's been that long. I was going to start on the Dodge L700 frame. So as an update from the more experienced, what glue do you use?