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  1. Yes it's a bit challenging to do. I see you have found Bandag Diesel Racing Team decals for the doors. The other most noticeable thing that differs between the Thermo King and Bandag version decals are a couple of Bandag decals and the siluette of the 3 continents the Tyrone Malone Bandag Circus had been to at that time on the hood sides (Europe, Central America and Australia)...otherwise they are mostly the same.
  2. As Gabriel says, these are very easy to make yourself and the cost is close to nothing per spring. One thing to keep in mind is that springs for carb linkages mostly are pull style tension springs wich are designed to resist stretch, and not push style compression springs wich are desinged to resist being compressed. Both types are coil/helical springs but does different jobs due to how they are designed, the biggest difference is that the tension springs are close coiled and the compression springs are open coiled.
  3. Looks nice Alan. It's a hard model to build because of the all paint and all the decals on the bodywork and wings.
  4. Well it's easy to miss...I have both versions so that's how I know. I bought a set of Modeltruckin' decals for the Super Boss some time ago but they were for the Thermo King version...I don't know if he has done the Bandag version but I just sent him an email and asked...if he does the correct ones I will for sure buy a set as the decals from my kit were useless and the build halted...that was around 30 years ago and it's still not done because of the decal issue. I also see he does decals for Bandag Bandit now and I have to order a set of them too for my kit as I don't trust old decals.
  5. Nice start Alan, but you know there were two sets of decals for the Super Boss don't you. AMT did two versions of the Super Boss, Tyrone Malone had Thermo King as main sponsor early on and the first version of the model kit from 1978-80 had "Thermo King Diesel Racing Team" decals on the doors, and I see that's the decal you have. Later Malone landed Bandag Retreads as main sponsor and when the Papa Truck, Hideout Truck and Bandag Bandit was released in 1981 AMT changed the decals for the Super Boss to the version with "Bandag Diesel Racing Team" decals on the doors to match the others as all Tyrone Malone trucks had them at that time, so the Bandag version decals are slightly different with of course the Bandag decals for the doors and some others that aren't on the earlier Thermo King decal sheet. Unfortunately the only decals I know of that are reproduced (by Modeltruckin', and earlier a couple others also did them) are the Thermo King version and they are not entirely correct if you like to pair the Super Boss up with the Papa Truck wich only were released with Bandag decals.
  6. The White-Freightliner kits has larger wheels and tires, and I think the Diamond Reo has the same, they are Uniroyal 11.00-22 and are quite a bit larger than the Good Year and Firestone 10.00-20 and 11.00-20 from most of the other AMT and Ertl kits.
  7. Yes, the Aerodyne top fits on the flat top Revell AG K-100 as it's also a 108 inch cab...but both are kind of hard to find for decent money right now as it was sometime since they were out last.
  8. I use all the links I listed as they are useful for most forums and Instant Messaging. Especially the Direct link wich I use here and together with the < img src =........> code on the Spotlight Hobbies Message Board. And I use the "Img code" links on most other forums.
  9. The AMT KW K-123 has a Hendrickson Walking Beam suspension, same as the AMT KW W-925 (wich in fact is a 923, a 925 had torsion bar suspension and the AMT W-925 kit had that in the beginning but was later changed to a Walking Beam). ​Otherwise the scale is the same but the cab for the K-123 is a bit shorter than the K-100 Aerodyne cabs, most of the K-100 Aerodyne cabs were built on the V.I.T. cab and are equivalent to 108 inches on a real truck and the K-123 cab is equivalent to 86 inches...so the AMT K-123 cab is 22 scale inches shorter than the AMT and Revell K-100 Aerodyne...and that'll be around 22 millimeters in 1:25 scale (about 7/8").
  10. I ordered some stuff from him 4 years ago and got...exactly nothing for my $62.00...lesson learned the hard way.
  11. Since PB did the last major upgrade of the site quite some time ago you have to do some settings at your account for it to work like it did before. So you probably don't have the box for "Turn on easy linking mode" checked in your settings for your account, on the page before this I gave a description on how you to fix it and what links you need to show. But I'll take it again: "Log on to your PB account, click on your user name and choose "user settings", click on "Albums" on the next page. Under "Links" on the "Album" page check the squares for "Email & IM", "Direct link", "HTML code" and "IMG code" Go down to "Easy Linking Mode" on the same page and check the square to "Turn On Easy Linking Mode" And finally click on save at the bottom. Now the links will appear under the thumbnails in your albums as they did before and that's how I have my settings at my Photobucket account."
  12. I use both IE 11 and Google Chrome and both works. But I had to go and redo the settings my PB account after they did the last big upgrade about a year ago to get it to work as it did before...and after that it has worked fine.
  13. I thought the sleepers in the Diamond REO and White Road Boss were Mercury sleeper boxes, and they are shorter than 60 inches...more like 36 or something like that. But AITM has a 60 inch Mercury sleeper if you want a larger one.
  14. I don't have any problems at all, I use Photobucket for almost every picture I post and it works for me. It can be some settings either on your own computer or on your Photobucket account thats not working or aren't correctly set. Have you tried to click on the direct link so it gets marked (mine gets blue), then hold down the Ctrl button and c at the same time to copy the link, go over here and klick on the img icon and klick in the url box so the cursor appears and hold down the Ctrl button and v to paste the link in the box and click ok. By the way, have you done any setups under your Personal Settings at Photobucket lately? If not, click on your user name, click on "Albums" and under "Links" check the squares for "Email & IM", "Direct link", "HTML code" and "IMG code", go down to "Easy Linking Mode" and check the square to "Turn On Easy Linking Mode" and click on save. Now the links will appear under the thumbnails in your albums as they did before and that's how I have my settings at my Photobucket account. I just going to try myself to see if it works. Test passed.
  15. Photobucket changed that quite some time ago. Choose the direct link line and mark the complete url, right click and copy, go here click on the img icon and paste in the url in the box.
  16. I knew I had seen this setup somewhere, it's from the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454, so your friends were off by a couple of years. Images are from the Drastic Plastic Fotki site.
  17. Here is one picture I found of a Metro 50 ton sliding rotator when I did a quick google search. It looks like the crane base slides on beams/rails and there must be horizontal hydraulic ram/rams operating the slide. Here is a forum about towtrucks with lots of pictures, have a look around and you might be helped more. http://tow411.yuku.com/directory#.UyUGm_l5Npv
  18. The time for the race isn't much to do about as it's in Australia, but the rerun could be at a better time. It's not that bad for us, the race is at 6:30 am and the channel they show it on over here reruns the entire race at 2:00 pm and 9:30 pm.
  19. It's not just the valve cover gasket seating rail that's missing on the FE heads, the pushrods also goes through holes in the intake manifold and the gasket seating rail is behind that on a FE, that and the fact that the intake ports on most Ford engines are evenly spaced...as are the exhaust ports...so the kit setup is pure fantasy as it isn't possible on a real FE engine.
  20. Yes I suspected that. Those wheels are very nice, the Fujimi wheels and tires looks a bit too shallow for the 68-69 Gulf cars as you say.
  21. Yes, the AMT 68-69 Plymouth Road Runner/GTX - 70 Dodge Coronet are probably the best B-body chassis out there and will fit the Jo-Han body quite well.
  22. I think the small window-Detroit Diesel version of the California Hauler had kit # T-500 and came with two boxarts. This one wich is the one I have... and this The version after that with new cab and Cummins engine wich replaced the small window kit had kit #T-501 and had the boxart the truck you're building has, and that's the 359 still with us today. Here is the #T-522 wrecker version of the small window-Detroit Diesel kit and that was also replaced with the later cab and Cummins engine kit. One thing to be sure if you have the small window cab or the later cab is if there is a small oval window on the passenger door, the later version doesn't have that but the small window kit does.
  23. Didn't I just say that? I agree on the Fujimi kits, they are the best injection molded kits out there shape wise, Fujimi has done several versions of the Mk I with different front hood, rear deck and wheels to do the cars from different years. The Mk II from Fujimi and the reboxed Revell kit are all the same except for decals to do different versions. Ford used the Prototype GT 1964. The Mk I was used 1965, 66, 68 and 69 at Le Mans and several other races, The Mk II were used 1966 and 67 at Le Mans, and were used at other races as Daytona, Sebring and others. The Mk IV were used 1967 at Le Mans (4 cars, the other 8 Ford cars entered at Le Mans that year were Mk II's and Mirage's) and model kits of the Mk IV are done by IMC/Testors and MPC.
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