Mike77

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About Mike77

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  • Birthday 04/07/1964

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  • Location Dwight, IL
  • Full Name Mike Perhach

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  1. Mike77 added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. Kenworth W900L...7/17 update...with color!   

    I finally got tired of stressing over paint color I finally made a choice. It's hard to photograph the model and get the color to show properly but it's Burnt Orange. I'm not sure if I'll add a second color for contrast but I'm glad to see it in color.
    On a side note, I've decided to scrap the rolled front bumper in favor of a traditional Texas bumper.
     


  2. Mike77 added a post in a topic Bill Drennen 379 hood???   

    Thank you very much for that information Kevin. I was trying to decide what to do with the hood and at least I know now what it'll mate up to. I might try to hunt down a resin Ultra cab or just stick with a regular kit cab or make a 379 wrecker or, or, or...
  3. Mike77 added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. finished builds.   

    Great looking Ford, nice job!
  4. Mike77 added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    What kind of builder are you?
    In any hobby there are different degrees of builder/collector. I'm curious to know what kind of builder you guys consider yourselves. This is not a thread to put down a novice builder or worship an advanced builder, I just thought it would be neat for us to tell others how we look at our own build styles. I'll go first...
    I'm an "if it looks good on the shelf" builder, but that's not to say that I'm lazy about building. I don't have the detailed knowledge about trucks that a lot of guys do so I don't sweat over rivets, bolts, and every little hose or air line. If an occasional hood doesn't open or an axle doesn't roll so be it. I do my best to make those things happen but if they don't I'm certainly going to lose sleep over it. I'm just as happy with a decal of a dashboard gauge as I don't have the dexterity to paint a needle on a speedometer gauge! LOL!
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  5. Mike77 added a post in a topic 1st Annual, Big Rig Build Off, 2017 Calender build contest. Closed for entries, The list is set!.   

    I think the end of October was chosen so that, with voting going until the end of November, there would be time to get the calendars made by 2017.
  6. Mike77 added a post in a topic Bill Drennen 379 hood???   

    I know it's hard to tell from a photo but this seems to be pretty good material as resin goes. I've had a lot of resin parts that are gritty and grainy and these are nice a smooth. Besides the cab what other parts does the original Drennen kit come with?
  7. Mike77 added a post in a topic Bill Drennen 379 hood???   

    Hmmm...I wonder who made it. It's all resin and it's well-done. The resin is smooth, not grainy like a lot of resin parts are. it includes the 4 extra grille bars which is what led me to think it might be a Drennen conversion.
  8. Mike77 added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Bill Drennen 379 hood???
    I picked up a Peterbilt 379 hood conversion kit on Ebay. Can anyone tell me if this is a Bill Drennen hood, and if so, if it made for AMT or Revell Petes? Thanks!
     

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  9. Mike77 added a post in a topic NEW release - White Freightliner Single-Drive (AMT 1004)   

    If you're into modifying trucks to your liking (like I am) then extra wheels, axles, etc., come in handy for the parts box. But we have to remember that not everyone has the skills to alter cabs, frames, etc. Beginning builders usually don't want to do much more than just put a kit together and paint it. With the White-Freightliner SD a builder, beginner or experienced, can just put it together and put it in front of a set of doubles or whatever trailer they want without modification. Without this kit everyone would have to start slicing and dicing on a WF DD...like we have to do if we want a KW or Pete day cab COE.
  10. Mike77 added a post in a topic BRBO Kenworth K125 **Finished**   

    Super-sharp...I love it!
  11. Mike77 added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. Kenworth W900L...7/17 update...with color!   

    I've been debating the rolled front bumper thing myself. What do you guys think. rolled or traditional Texas bumper? I know the one on the real KW has a tighter curve to it because of the custom fenders, maybe it doesn't look as good on a wider wheel opening.
  12. Mike77 added a post in a topic What cool trucks (rigs or pick ups) have you seen lately?   

    An Allied Van Lines 377 we saw on the way home from the Corvette Assembly Plant in Kentucky on Thursday...
     


  13. Mike77 added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. Kenworth W900L...7/17 update...with color!   

    Thanks! I'm not 100% positive I'll go with that bumper, but I got the idea from this KW...
     

  14. Mike77 added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. Kenworth W900L...7/17 update...with color!   

    June update just in case the month gets away from me. I have everything in white primer so I'll have to make a color decision soon. I got the rolled front bumper done...it's just set in place for the photos. I'll be sending it off for chroming before long. Enjoy!



  15. Mike77 added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. finished builds.   

    Very nice Tom, a great-looking Aussie KW!