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redneckrigger

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About redneckrigger

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  • Birthday 09/18/1954

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  • Website URL www.petesgunshop.com
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  • Scale I Build 1/25, 1/35

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  • Location Readsboro, VT, USA
  • Full Name Tom Decker

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  1. redneckrigger added a post in a topic Galion Tandem Roller Under Construction   

    Got all of the hinges and final details in place and a coat of primer on it. Then I promptly broke the entire front drum pivot yoke off and had to do a major reconstruction.  Oh well! Got the repairs done and final bodywork touch ups done and hit it with a coat of paint which I also screwed up, resulting in a swim in the purple pond. Just got done with a redo of the paint job, and it will suffice.  As always we are our own worst critic, but it will pass the fifty foot test! Final assembly, decals and lettering, minor weathering, detail painting, and finishing up the lowboy and pony winch and MAYBE, just maybe, I'll be able to stick a fork in this one!









  2. redneckrigger added a post in a topic Galion Tandem Roller Under Construction   

    Steering roll scraper and sprinkler pad........



  3. redneckrigger added a post in a topic Galion Tandem Roller Under Construction   

    Got the fuel lines, exhaust and air intakes all done..............got the steering roll scraper and sprinkler pad all done, roller axle hubs, and a few other small items. Have been busy doing other "stuff" while weather is good. Will get some more pics up soon.
  4. redneckrigger added a post in a topic Galion Tandem Roller Under Construction   

    I will certainly try that! Yeah, having the engine in place will be a pain, but it is also all painted the same color as the roller. But, I appreciate the advice...............never thought of that! Thank you sir!
  5. redneckrigger added a post in a topic Galion Tandem Roller Under Construction   

    I wish! It took me longer to figure out HOW & WHAT I was going to do than it took to do it. I gathered all sorts of pieces and parts, and sat and planned for days.........................and finally just said the heck with it and threw them all together. The hardest part is due to the way this thing is built, all of the detailing is being done through the actual access panels of the roller, and was not done before the sheet metal was put on, VERY difficult for someone whose thumbs don't work very well, but great therapy. Thanks for the good words! Now I just have to find a tiny little painter guy to crawl inside this thing to paint it!
    Thanks Mike! And thanks for the good words about our gun shop......it was a total surprise to us, but much appreciated. And totally owed to our fantastic customers and friends!
     
  6. redneckrigger added a post in a topic Galion Tandem Roller Under Construction   

    Just a bit more done.......all the sheet metal, operators platform, external control levers and pedals, all internal hydraulic hoses and control rods and brake, clutch and shifting linkages, engine installed, seat, and a few other engine control details.  Still have fine details, hinges, grab handles, batteries, tow hooks, water system and about 25 punch list items to do before it's ready for paint.  Aside from kit parts used for the seat, radiator, and the kit bashed 6 cylinder flat head engine, this is totally scratch built, a first for me.  Closer every day!






  7. redneckrigger added a post in a topic Any consensus on a new photo sharing service?   

    OOOOPS! My bad..............I meant Flickr. I have signed up to Flickr, no cost............yet, and it works fine, FAR faster than PB.
  8. redneckrigger added a post in a topic Any consensus on a new photo sharing service?   

    Fotki seems to  work very well............................and no cost
  9. redneckrigger added a post in a topic 1968 Mazda Cosmo   

    That it is.....................and Happy Birthday Mike!!!
  10. redneckrigger added a post in a topic 1967 International Loadstar 1600   

    THAT is awesome................I used to run one of these plowing YEARS ago.............spot on! Would LOVE to have a casting of that!
  11. redneckrigger added a post in a topic White Road Commander II   

    Wow....................and YES, it does look like the real 1:1 truck. Off the charts!!!!!
  12. redneckrigger added a post in a topic 1966 dodge power wagon w-300 4-door is ready   

    Are you going to be offering beds for this Dodge? Great work!
  13. redneckrigger added a post in a topic White 3000 Needes of Kingston NY truck   

    VERY nice work........as you can tell by my avatar, I am partial to these old girls!
  14. redneckrigger added a post in a topic 41' Chevy Pick-up   

    That is beautiful work.................LOVE the paint! I wish my real one that has been languishing in my garage for the last 25 years looked half as good!
  15. redneckrigger added a post in a topic Galion Tandem Roller Under Construction   

    Thanks, Mike. The lettering is actually from a company called Kit Kraft. Here is the link:  Don't remember seeing a brand name..........https://kitkraft.com/products/3-16-plastic-letters
    They are easy to use and come in several different sizes................perfect for the cast name plates these old machines commonly had.
    Actually, the steering was the easiest part of this whole build so far!