This has been on the bench for a little over a year, and I've been meaning to show them here, I just kept forgetting to post them. Some of you have seen these, others haven't, so here goes. I've taken a Freightliner DD and an SD kit, and switched the cabs on the frames. The tandem axle daycab will be a Ryder truck with a DD 6-71 engine pulling a reefer. The single axle sleeper will be pulling a pair of livestock trailers like one would see out west. The headlight assemblies, molded too high by AMT, have been lowered.
Starting with the sleeper cab, I shortened it to 75 scale inches, and converted to single headlights. This will be it's paint scheme, just different colors. I have enough blue ones for now. The intake will be a regular air cleaner and stack, rather than the frontal intake provided by the kit.
Here's the Cummins NTC 290 that will power it.
One of its 2 trailers in progress.
Here is the dashboard for it. The switch panels are part of a photo etch set offered by Harald Weber.
Next post is the daycab.
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