Sam I Am

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About Sam I Am

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  • Birthday 02/08/1967

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  • Location Moved Back to Toledo, OR
  • Full Name Sam Grabenhorst

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  1. Sam I Am added a post in a topic California hauler with peerless long logger   

    That's awesome !!   
    If you ever get over to Newport, look me up. I need some help identifying a boatload of big rig kits and parts so I can keep what I want and then let some stuff go.
  2. Sam I Am added a post in a topic Scania T-142 H   

    I feel like I dropped off the face of the earth. lol  
    Thanks for all the info on the correct rear suspension setup Hakan. I saved it so if I start one of these from scratch I can do it right. I would have to cut this one all up and with my current state of busyness I am just going to leave it be. 
    JT, guess what, its going to be orange after all. That seems like all I have left in the paint cans. 
    Pat, I have no clue when I will have the time or space to do that yet. My real trouble is I am afraid that I may get rid of something that I may need, due to my ignorance when it comes to big rigs 
  3. Sam I Am added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Scania T-142 H
    Since I do not have the space to unpack and dig through all my boxes for the Log Truck parts, and I REALLY want to build a big rig, I looked at the top few boxes in the garage and found that two of them were kits. Yay me !   This was the first one in the box and it works for me.  

     
    Somebody already started the chassis, and fortunately its straight enough for who it's for.

    I need to fix the corner of one of the frame rails...

    ...and cut loose the rear axle brake canisters because somebody put them on upside down. lol

     
    Not sure about going with the box art colors even though that would be easiest. Don't take me wrong, I like orange just fine, but it looks better when you see it in Texas. 
    Decals are in great shape. Only one small part missing and it can be added anytime in the future.  So I will mull over the paint scheme while getting the chassis sorted and finished up.
     
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  4. Sam I Am added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Scania T-142 H turn signal lens wanted
    I just pulled this out of the stash , put it on the bench, and made sure it was all there. Only one little part missing. The part number is 189, on the clear parts sprue. It is one of the front side marker/turn signal lens.

     
    I am more than willing to trade, but all my parts are still boxed and in the garage. Will send cash if that works.
     
    TIA,
    Sam
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  5. Sam I Am added a post in a topic Log Trucks   

    Well, it is a work truck. 
  6. Sam I Am added a post in a topic Time for a switch in jobs. A new truck already. no more shiney hiney.   

    I knew you could not, NOT, build it. Lol
     
    The company my father-in-law works for has not really slowed down for about 25 years now. He has been with them over 35 years, he is 72, and the seven days prior to ending last Sunday he logged 80 hrs. The young guys can't even dream about keeping up. Lol 
  7. Sam I Am added a post in a topic Auto Transport   

    Awesome thread ! I have both trailers touched on and am benefiting from all the pics. 
  8. Sam I Am added a post in a topic International Transtar 4300 "Hidden Agenda"   

    That is one sweet rig. So tell me more about this sleeper. I have not seen one before, and now I am seeing them throughout the forum.
  9. Sam I Am added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. finished builds.   

    Stunning builds !!  Looking forward to seeing these awesome builds showcased in a calendar !!
  10. Sam I Am added a post in a topic Time for a switch in jobs. A new truck already. no more shiney hiney.   

    So tell me, have you started building a model of it yet?  
     
  11. Sam I Am added a post in a topic Wanted ! KW Dump Trailer   

    Thanks a lot !  That is a great start !
  12. Sam I Am added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. - Brockway 758 Finished   

    You guys are hitting homers across the board !!  Keep up the great work !
  13. Sam I Am added a post in a topic 1950 Chevrolet 3100 USFS "Chief's truck"   

    I have always built my pickups as street/hot rods. You are making me rethink the whole work horse thing. I am really liking it.
  14. Sam I Am added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Wanted ! KW Dump Trailer
    I am still looking for at least one of the trailers from this kit.

    It can be built, partial, or unbuilt. Even a glue bomb. A copy of the instruction sheet would even be a help. I just need to get one in my grubby little hands, hoping I can scratch build what I need. I would really like two, but I know they are hard to find. I have LOTS to trade, and would prefer trading.
    Thanks,
    Sam
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  15. Sam I Am added a topic in 1:1 Truck Reference Pictures   

    Log Trucks
    Well, I figured it was time to surface after the big move over the last year. (still not finished though) I have been having a tough time getting and staying motivated at the bench. I saw this just last week and stopped to take some pics today. I have always wanted to build a log truck, and I think this will be the motivation. It just came out of the paint shop. I actually think I have all the parts in that HUGE collection I acquired a little over a year ago. 





    Somebody happened to be there and opened the hood for me and let me take pictures of the cab as well. I know some of the owners of the yard and will try and see somebody during business hours so I can get more pics of the other trucks.



     
    I have more shots for reference, but these give you an idea of the overall appearance.
    I also took some pics of these two trucks. Are they 378 Pete's?



     
    All of the pics can be seen here. http://s40.photobucket.com/user/sampamandfam/library/1976 Stretched Pete
     
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