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  1. Thank you, much appreciated! STS is great, definitely my go to for custom decals. What are your plans with that spare 60 series? Message me if you'd let it go!
  2. One of my favorite trucks, and kits, of all time! I'm following. Looking forward to that swap as well. For custom decals, I use STS scale model decals. Great stuff there.
  3. I'm happy I could help you out with this one! Can't wait to see what you come up with
  4. I started this build on Thursday evening, and just finished it tonight. This kit was a struggle for sure. Ill fitting parts, flash, and lots of warpage that I discovered too late in the build process. But, it's done and on the shelf. Not many modifications here besides the rear rim covers, and various decals from a few kits. Enjoy!
  5. Thanks guys! And no the frame isn't stretched at all! That's how it was right out of the box. As for the bumper, it's in the proper mounting location. It does look low though now that you mention it..
  6. That looks great buddy, glad to see you're still at it!
  7. Quick little 2 weekend build I wrapped up earlier today! Didn't want to do much to this one besides a nice paint job, and a few other little details. The list of mods is as follows in no order: chrome pinstripe tape is cut to size from aluminum duct tape, 3d printed rear rims, styrene tubing exhaust tips, license plate holder from the parts bin, styrene sheet mudflaps all around, Italeri 5th wheel assembly. Simple and easy build. Enjoy!
  8. I'm overwhelmed by all this feedback, thanks guys! Now that I know it was easy, I'll have to do it again one day lol
  9. Thanks guys! I'm surprised that engine fit in there as well. No shaving, sanding, or trimming of the frame, interior tub, or anything. Engine fit right in there with 0 issues!
  10. Just wrapped this one up today. Parts box special build here. The list of things done to it is as follows, in no particular order: custom made 16v72 Detroit using 2 kit engines and parts bashed together, intake piping is from the parts bin. Rear rims and tires from the double header pup trailer kits, frame cross members from the AMT Mack R model, White Freightliner 1/4 rear fenders and modified sun visor, 3d printed drive hubs, and a whole bunch of other little odds and ends to list off. This build was great, and the engine swap was even better. Enjoy!
  11. I appreciate all the comments! Thanks everyone! This is definitely one if my top favorite builds now
  12. Just finished this one up today. Started with the Italeri FLC dump truck kit and a spare Italeri Superliner sleeper. Bashed both of them together. Added moebius super singles in the rear, amt 5th wheel/plate, and 3d printed stack tips, mudflap hangers, and hood swan. I love how this one came out!
  13. I appreciate all the feedback and comments, thanks each and every one of you!
  14. Wrapped this one up earlier today. Started as the Italeri US wrecker truck. Scratchbuilt my own lift/tag axle, modified the hubs, scratchbuilt cab panels and chromed them with some chrome tape, scratchbuilt mudflaps/hangers. Weedburner exhaust on the passenger side, and a couple other small odds and ends. Enjoy!
  15. He was the best quality truck parts producer in the Industry. I stand by that statement 100%. I considered him family. I'm heartbroken by this, and I'm so glad I knew him. The parts I have left over from him will be put to great use. I'm gonna miss seeing him at shows
  16. I'm in need of both frame rails, and rims/tires for either the 377 or 378 kit, italeri or amt. I'd also be interested in any parts kits of both trucks. I have plenty of truck stuff to trade as well. Thanks guys!
  17. Looks great per usual! Do you by chance have any pictures of the engine? Curious to see how it looks!
  18. Much appreciated! And yes, with rigs they're very different compared to cars. You can customize these as much or as little as you'd like. They all are configured differently! I thought I had a visor for it, but nearing the end I realized I didn't. I actually like it without. Gives it that farmtruck look to it
  19. Another one added to the collection. Started this project about 2-3 months ago with the intentions of making it a hay hauler. Well my flatbed didn't work out due to warpage, so I turned it into this beast! Still debating on putting a deckplate on here. The list of mods is as follows: opening door with an upgraded steering wheel, pedals, shifter, seats, and vents. Stretched the frame roughly 1-1.5", swapped the rims and tires out for a set off an amt California Hauler. The 8v72 came from the parts bin with some slight weathering on it. From the parts bin are the: rear fenders, air tanks, bumper, 5th wheel/platform and cab lights. Photoetch door handles from a buddy of mine. Scratchbuilt exhaust, mudflaps, license plate holder. Decals are a mix of aftermarket, and modified kit decals. Enjoy!
  20. Thank you everyone! I'm honored! As for the instructions, I don't use them at all anymore. I do everything by memory/experience!
  21. Wow, thank you each and every one of you guys! Really! And yes, 3 weekends. A few hours each day Friday through Sunday due to my work schedule!
  22. Italeri and moebius have some of the best tire treads I think! And thank you! Being a truck nut, and diesel mechanic definitely helps with building these lol Thank you very much! I'll have to keep swapping out the 5th wheels more often, it really does change the look drastically
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