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DRIPTROIT 71

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About DRIPTROIT 71

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  • Are You Human?
    yes
  • Scale I Build
    1/25 & 1/24

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  • Location
    Salisbury, N.C. USA
  • Full Name
    Brian Smith

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  1. Kenworth W-900 Wrecker

    Well now this this just makes me kind of mad. I had no idea about any of this. I just broke the seal on both of mine and both are missing the tree.
  2. This is incredible Pat! I've always wanted to do something like this, maybe a semi truck shop, but never took the time or felt like I had the room. Many of your photos look like the real thing. Excellent work!!
  3. Kalmar Ottawa Yard Tractor

    Another option for an engine is a 6bt Cummins. Trailer Trash Customs offers one for $18. It appears that most of the yard trucks used smaller engines.
  4. Kalmar Ottawa Yard Tractor

    The engine is definitely a Cummins. For a transmission you may consider the automatic out of the Louisville kit. I've only been around an old Ottawa yard truck and it was an automatic. I don't know what year model you are trying to make, but some of the older Ottawas ran 3208 Cats similar to the engine in the Lousville as well.
  5. Calling her done

    Nice looking build!
  6. 70's Dodge truck sweptside short box?

    Do you accept Paypal?
  7. 1950 Ford F-8 Big Job

    Thanks Jacobus! Thanks for the kind words Chris! Thanks so much Rick!
  8. AITM Two New Conversions

    I need the Peterbilt, and several others that Dave offers.
  9. 1978 Overnight Mack U Model

    Thanks!! The tachograph I made. I cut one out of the dash of an IH 4200 kit. I then made a back for it. I made a silicon mold of it. I then cast a couple. The filter decals are from Jerry a modeltruckin.com. I make the cab litter. Bags, boxes, calendars, log books, 8-track tape decals are made from photo reduced images.
  10. 1978 Overnight Mack U Model

    To everyone else who commented so far, thanks so much!
  11. 1978 Overnight Mack U Model

    Thanks Ben. I used Evergreen Styrene .035" round strips. It worked better for me than the quarter round that I had.
  12. 1978 Overnight Mack U Model

    I'm glad you looked in!! I actually met you or maybe your dad at the Spencer truck show this year. It was my favorite truck of the show. I was immediately inspired to build this project, though it didn't get started right away. I took a few reference pictures then, but if I need any more I will definitely let you know. Thanks! Brian
  13. 1978 Overnight Mack U Model

    Thanks for the comments guys! I've been working on this a little along. The blue is a little lighter than I thought that it would be, but since the door decals are almost purple looking (which I didn't notice until it was against the grey background) it will be okay. I added window rubber to the windshield and rear glass. IMG_2841 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_2840 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_2547 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_E2794 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_E2795 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_E2796 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_3108 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_3109 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_3110 by Brian Smith, on Flickr
  14. Great gatsby peterbilt preliminary paint

    This will be good!
  15. '57-'60 Ford T 950 Super Duty

    Glad to see more progress on this one! Looks great!!