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chuckyr

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About chuckyr

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 07/28/1960

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  • Are You Human?
    Yes
  • Scale I Build
    1/24

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  • Location
    Stone Mountain, Georgia
  • Full Name
    C. M.

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  1. 2 Hole 22.5 Budds from Scenes Unlimited

    I have a set of five hole disc wheels that were made by Clint Freeman back in the early 2000s. They are 1/24 scale, designed for Italeri trucks. I plan to use them and they look very good.
  2. List of kit engines (how to find)

    This was originally a Clint Freeman Components engine. I have an original. I appears that the crispness of the parts has worn out. The molds look worn.
  3. Cummins Beige paint?

    Thought I try the Cummins Engine Beige. I used actual Detroit Diesel Ocean Blue on an engine and it worked great.
  4. Cummins Beige paint?

    The real stuff.
  5. https://an-modeltrucks.com/shop/small-truck-m-s-full-resin-kit-1-24/?fbclid=IwAR0UM1WcJEnwZO3L02yPkiE00dsO3PiNbD0ezd8C4t8ORhCnHVSzV3abZNY
  6. Italeri kits are NOT 1/25th scale. They are 1/24th scale. Italeri never offered a WHITE Western Star. The Italeri Western Star is a a Western Star!
  7. "In the meantime I did a little research. Exactly as you said Mercedes appeared on the American market not before the late sixties/earliy seventies with a few medium-duty L-series trucks" Guest what? I have seen them personally!
  8. Ran extremely hot and difficult to run in stop and go conditions.
  9. I don't know. I'm sure if they did, it would have been most likely around the east coast of the United States. The dense population centers of the eastern US are more similar to the dense European geography than any other part of the US during that period of time. By the mid 1950s, North American truck manufacturers were adapting their vehicles for the newly constructed interstate highway system. Continuous high speeds, long uninterrupted driving shifts and larger, more comfortable cabs would have possible made typical european truck platforms unsuccessful in the "States". Volvo tried to enter the US heavy truck market in the late 1950s and failed. They didn't get it right until the late 1970s and they had to acquire an already existing dealer network. To my knowledge, the first Mercedes truck to have limited success in the US was the L series of the late 1960s and early 1970s. There were a number of European auto manufacturers trying to compete in the US after WWII. DAF and Skoda tried an failed to sell automobiles in the US. Furthermore, with the 1966 US federal vehicle regulations requiring safety and pollution controls on all new automobiles, most smaller European manufacturers were eliminated from the US market.
  10. I have a bunch of his original steer and non steer axles. I must have bought out his stock. LOL!
  11. Can someone I.D this truck?

    White 3000.