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purepmd

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About purepmd

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  • Scale I Build
    1/25th, 1/24th

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    Gering, Nebraska
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    Mark Botzki

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  1. Alan, thanks for the link. You and Brian were on the money. Found some that will work. They were a little pricey, but, they measure out to almost perfect 20.8R42 23 degree lug pitch tires. This was one of the available sizes from John Deere on the 8850. Thanks again, Mark.
  2. WOW! Excellent conversion! Outstanding work!
  3. Brian is exactly right. Factory built long wheelbase tractors are use specific, logging, steel hauling, anything where the load can hang over the truck frame, and not the back of the trailer. The custom crowd, myself included, love long wheelbase frames, just looks so cool to me. An added benefit is that the front suspension has more time to recover from a compress/rebound event before the rear axles hit the same bump, or pothole, etc.., so the ride is actually, noticeably smoother. With an air ride front axle, even a cabover could almost be acceptable as far as ride is concerned. Rough riding or not, still LOVE cabovers best. just my 2 cents worth. Mark.
  4. OH, this turned out beyond cool! You perfectly captured the 'used but not abused' look. Very slick build!
  5. Exactly right Hermann. Outstanding color choice, and very well executed assembly techniques.
  6. Thank you guys. I have 4 already, and need 8. I have some JD parts and want to do up a model of the 8640 4WD. Mark, I had thought of that, but I haven't found all that much in 1/25th or 1/24th scale, but I haven't really looked that extensively. Brian, I am going to check that out right after this.
  7. I know these may be a pipe dream, but I am looking for the REAR tires from the John Deere 4430, IH 1466, or Massey Ferguson 1155 kits. The wheels would be cool, but not nesseccary. I want to make a specific load for a heavy haul drop deck. Let me know what you would want for a trade, got lots of different stuf, maybe I have it. Thank you for your time and help with this wild goose chase. lol
  8. I truly appreciate the feedback from all of you. It is great to hear from so many builders with skills of your level. Thank you all.
  9. Thank you all very much for the kind words. I am very appreciative for the feedback. When you look at them for so long, all you seem to see is the defects. Good to take a step back and get some feedback. Given the quality of builds from you all, your comments carry great weight.
  10. This model just shouts '60s workhorse! Love the result, very nice build.
  11. Ken, we all expect your always your way above par building skills, but your color pallet always amazes.
  12. Awesome conversion. Another outstanding build.
  13. Ditto that. Really ups the 'Company truck' look and feel. Well done Ken.
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