Michael, I have built 2 of them myself and they are very nice kits. You can get photo etched parts for them. The Model Car Garage has them. If you look through the big boys section of this form you can find a lot of them built by different guys.Like Jordan was saying the only downside is that it isn't the RS version. I have seen a few guys go the extra to build the RS package.
Brian, Very nice job. Do you have any idea for the exhaust pipes? You sure did a good job on all the detail. The door hinges worked fine on my Pete as well.I gave up on using Photo Bucket because I couldn't up load pictures. Use Fotki or you can download them from a file direct to this site. Again very nice job. Ken.
My Mom says I can't build anything new until I finish what I have going on now. Can I enter my Pete it might be done by then? I'm seriously thinking of joining if my Pete is done by start time. It would be either an old AMT kit 1/25 KW T600A Canepa or a 1/24 scale Volvo VN670. The KW I sort of promised to a good friend of mine as he has one that he tows his 53 ft. race car trailer with to the track.I have driven the truck a few times and fell in love with it, and i'm not a big fan of ant eaters. We will see how things go I guess. Ken.
Very cool, Reminds me of years back when I was about 30 mins from the Grand Canyon but couldn't stop to go see it. That also happened to me at Niagara Falls about 30 min away and no time to stop. You know what I mean the LOAD HAS TO GET THERE YESTERDAY. Ken.
John, At least it doesn't have to be totally rebuilt. Or did I just jinks myself....Knock on wood. I had it heated up pretty good and then into the ice bath real quick with the wedge still in place so...... We shall see. I really don't want to start the hood all over again. Ken.
Thanks Mike, Now it's little things to line up and a few small things to paint, I also want to redo the rims as well not happy with the stock finish on them. I still need to order the elbows for the exhaust stacks and tail lights as well.
John, With the pipes tucked in close to the frame they scrape the hood when closing. The hood was bowed inwards at the bottom before I extended it. I should have checked that before I had it painted. They way the hood sits closed it doesn't line up with the the bottom of the cab. I don't need much clearance maybe a 1/4" at the most or a touch more. Because I heated up the hood the body filler where I added the extension has caused the seam to bubble or rise up and you can see where the joint is.I trimmed down the pipes as much as I can go. I let it sit over night with the wedge I used yesterday to spread it apart. It looks like it might just work this time. I can get away with only having to paint the top of the hood so it won't be to bad. The seams on the sides are fine and no other work will be required. The front of the hood will spread when the grill is in place and was very tight. I did a test fit and everything lines up so far. I'll see in a day or so once it sits without the wedge in place. Fingers crossed. Thanks, Ken.