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  1. These are some of the trucks that inspired this buid
  2. Thanks Brian! The 57 i think i wanna try something different like a modern show truck instead of my usual fleet style trucks. The resin casting is pretty rough so ive been slowly getting into shape when waiting for glue to dry on the astro and the parts for the 630
  3. Since its too cold to work outside on my full size toys ive been building two gmc's to pass the time. First one is the gmc Astro that im doing the turbine swap on. Not decided on color scheme yet. Since its too cold right now to paint, ive decided to take on another truck to fill the time untill it warms up or i haul everything to work. The second truck is my "Johnny Cash" truck. Its a resin '57 gmc 630 i got off of ebay. Keeping it a gm as possible im using gmc general frame, the 8v71 from astro, mercury sleeper from a diamond reo, and a slew of parts from the parts bin
  4. I did all that working a full time job and moving to a bigger house, its easy since its just the wife and i lol
  5. I recently got back into build models last year when everything was shutting down as a way to pass the time. All the trucks, trailers and loads i built between april of 2020 to now
  6. Probably no trailer for this one, im running out of room lol
  7. Thanks driptroit! The black is kryon gloss black amd the yellow is ace hardwares farm implement spray paint over gray primer
  8. Other than ordering hinges for the hood and maybe some light weathering i think this one is done
  9. Modified shifter from parts box and added scale size model box for the drive to build when he gets off his shift!
  10. Got some more work done this week. Got the exhaust and driveline shortened up to fit, engine and trans painted and built, shaped the rear of the frame to match how it originally was. I also decided to experiment with running some airlines for extra detail.
  11. Man you guys werent kidding when you said the hood is short! Got my shipment from aitm sooner then expected so thats an awesome surprise
  12. Thanks brian! I might have to try extending floor boards. I did get the dog house mocked up, its not perfect but this is my first time goong this indepth on a build
  13. Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement! Got the motor sitting at an angle and the floor almost cut away. Man that is a tight fit!
  14. Working on the motor tilt today so i can finish clearancing the cab
  15. I saved pictures of your apollo 92 and white 9000 along with the pictures for inspiration and to give me an idea of how things are supposed to look lol
  16. Going to run one fuel tank on the drivers side and the battery box and air tank left over from my maximum over drive project
  17. Started off with the amt diamond reo. Plans are to shorten the frame, convert to single axel from the ford c600 cab over and convert the truck to the 92" bbc with the hood kit from aitm
  18. Its coming along great! The last rendition of the rear mural looks pretty cool too
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