ABC Auto Industry

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  • Full Name Dylan Baranski

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  1. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic Caterpillar Highway Trucks   


    I think the term you're looking for is "air deflector".

    On this subject, I never thought I'd actually see Caterpillar making over-the-road trucks! This is freaky!
  2. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic Alaskan Logging Trucks and Equipment   

    Wow, this is both awesome and sad at the same time.
  3. ABC Auto Industry added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Military truck axles in resin?
    I wasn't sure which trucks section to post this under, but this seemed as good a place as any. Anyways, does anyone know if there's anybody who makes resin Rockwell 2 1/2-ton or 5-ton military truck axles in 1/24 or 1/25 scale?
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  4. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic Real or Model #147 FINISHED!   

    Yeah, the background looks phony, so I vote "model".
  5. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic Question about Yodel   

    Well, they are pre-painted, but exactly how much depends on the edition of the kit. See, there are two versions of these kits: One version has painted box art & one has a photo of the actual kit with some police props. The first version only has a body that's molded in one color, while the second version has a body that has certain parts of the car spray-painted depending on which car it is. For example, the NYPD kit has the roof & roof pillars spray-painted white for the second edition.

    Another note: There are some parts differences between the two versions. The first version only has one grille, one type of lightbar and may or may not come with an electric motor, while the second version has two grilles, two types of lightbars & is guaranteed to come with an electric motor.
  6. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic GMC Van parts   

    Hey, are you sure the 1:1 van is an '83? The grille & tail lights look like they're from an '85 van.
  7. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic Auto ID Quiz #10 FINISHED!   


    Whew, that's good.
  8. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic Auto ID Quiz #10 FINISHED!   


    Oh no, does this mean that this round is going to become null & void?
  9. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic Squad 51   

    Interesting project, though shouldn't this be under the pickup trucks section?
  10. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic Monster Trucks?   

    I think, regardless of whether it's an old metal-body truck or a newer fiberglass-body truck, any monster trucks with a pickup, SUV or van body should go under the "Pickups, SUVs, Non-Commercial Trucks" section & any monster truck with a big rig body should go under the "Model Trucks" section.

    And yes, there have been monster trucks based on big rigs in real life, for example, "Super Pete".
  11. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic For the pete lovers and loggers (Updated 8/6/10)   

    A 1944 Pete? Funny, I didn't think they restarted Pete production until 1945-46 due to World War II.
  12. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic East Coast vs. West Coast rigs   

    Thanks guys, that's very interesting info!
  13. ABC Auto Industry added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    East Coast vs. West Coast rigs
    Ever since I've gotten into model truck building, I've seen the terms "East Coast" & "West Coast" in reference to the style of a truck and I've been wondering what the difference between "East Coast" & "West Coast" rigs is? I've done a little research myself & it appears to me that "West Coast" rigs generally have longer chassis & use more lightweight components such as aluminum.

    Anyone else have any info?
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  14. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic So What is Your All Time Favorite Big Trucks   

    I like pretty much anything from the 70's, but I'd have to say my top favorites include:

    -Pete 359
    -Pete 352
    -GMC Astro/Chevy Titan
    -Autocar DC64
    -Diamond Reo Raider

    It was thanks to the movie Smokey & the Bandit that I fell in love with rigs like these.
  15. ABC Auto Industry added a post in a topic Real or Model #144 FINISHED!   

    Real...and dang good looking, too! My favorite Camaro of all time!