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  1. Very well done! I like the attention to detail, blacked out behind the grill and correct 6 cyl bowtie emblem. Only thing I would to this gem is black tailgate letters.
  2. Very nice work on the RF 190 Brian, like the fact you used the Ertl IH spoke wheels with their unique look. The build would look spot on with some Union Pacific Railroad decals!
  3. Very good point stenfalk, they were sculptured pieces of art, much more easier on the eye than the more boxier shapes covered by Ertl, especially the rough severe service construction front ends of the Paystar series.
  4. The White Motor Company cab used in Autocar Diamond Reo White Road Boss AMT kits, first came out in 1950, used up to 1987. Door handles replaced with lower flush type in 1980. GMC Astro introduced in 1969 used till 1987. Chevy Titan introduced in 1970 discontinued in 1980. Both GM cabovers received only minor changes, mainly larger grills.
  5. Great build, reminds me of a time when contractors who took pride in their company assigned vehicles, no matter the age of the vehicle. Rack, load and accessories look super realistic. Color looks spot on for the factory "Navajo Beige" for '65.
  6. Weathering looks just right for a million miler! What a brute! This build has me seriously thinking about building a "West Coast" version with forward set front axle.
  7. Thankyou Dave, I finally have an avitar!
  8. I'm having trouble using a photo for my avitar. Rejects my photo and says it needs to be 150x150
  9. The Kenworth W 900 series conventional cab used in the AMT kit was introduced in '65 and continued to '82. Subtle changes in '73 included new grill logo emblem ( old KW font logo with 4 bars changed to newer KW font logo with 3 bars) and lower door handles.
  10. I have always been a fanatic when it comes to big rig wheels and axle hubs, the first thing I check out on model kits. There has been a big improvement lately due to the aftermarket. Here are some hubs that I have purchased over the last couple of years. ( left to right ) is Scenes Unlimited, Moluminum, Double Take, Double Take . Double Take is presently not available, website is closed.
  11. Those outriggers will definately do the job. Great detail work!
  12. Looks like another great project! Those old gas big 6's ( IH, GMC, Hall Scott ) are just as large as period diesels. Looking forward to this build!
  13. The kits rear axle hub is fine for a C 600, but you really need to upgrade if you want a "REAL C 900"
  14. More ideas on a separate power unit and some weights involved in a transit mixer.
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