Thanks Kevin. I may just post that brochure to this thread. What I did isn't exactly accurate, as I found the brochure after I did the work. Oh, well Thanks Gator. For me it's a close tie with the Mack. Thanks Ken. The exhaust is going to be tricky, but I don't want to sacrifice the look of the bed. I'm using a little artistic license on that. Thanks Dennis. The gold lettering will be the icing on the cake. Hopefully it all works out. Thank you Ray. Yeah Gator, I'm going to tackle the stripes. I bought some 1/32 pin-striping from HobbyMasters. As long as I meditate for a few hours first, and hold my mouth right, it should go pretty well.I bought a few different colors, so I can do it on some future builds. That's something I love about the old trucks, and cars, that really set them off.
Thanks guys. It was just one of those afternoon "what if?" projects. After looking at the work involved with the resin cabs(no panel lines, no rivets, etc) at a cost of $100+ I figured it was worth a shot. It's a shame that wrecker body will have to be stripped due to the decals being applied on the bare plastic. All of the glue joints are visible and have yellowed. It looks good from a distance, but it won't cut it. I might build another one of these cabs for a tractor.
That is the plan. I realized that the cab guard would present a problem, but I'll figure something out. I could always stick it out of the hood right? Nah, I'll make it look right somehow. I have a few ideas, I just haven't gotten there yet.
This is the closest your going to come. Its diecast, but its 1/25. There are two listed right now. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=361339992715&globalID=EBAY-US http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=161670064377&globalID=EBAY-US