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  • Birthday 02/04/1976

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  • Location Talentless Hack University at Wheelman's Warehouse
  • Full Name Matthew Brownlee, card carrying member of the Donnie Boger fan club

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  1. highway added a post in a topic Ford F350 Dually & Auto Hauler   

    Come on JT, get to work!!!  I want to see how this looks as a dually, I've been thinking of getting the dually conversion for at least one of mine. 
  2. highway added a post in a topic AMT Super Boss 2016   

  3. highway added a post in a topic AMT 1976 Capri II Ghia for trade   

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  4. highway added a post in a topic If 18 wheels are good, 30 is better   

    Nice start Terry, just don't let the DOT look at the second trailer axle!  I don't know if you just haven't gotten them on yet, but there are a couple suspension pieces missing. 
  5. highway added a post in a topic Looking to Trade   

    Would you possibly be interested in this one? 

    I have 2, tractors will NOT be included, they are the only reason I bought the kits to begin with! 
  6. highway added a post in a topic Looking for info on 1/32 scale 5 slot/5 hole Semi rims   

    Dan, I don't know if this would work or not, and they are only four hole wheels and not 5 hole like you are looking for, but maybe the wheels in the Monogram F350 dually might work?  This is a pic of my 1:1, but it has the same wheels as the kit does. 

    I know I have used 1/32 semi wheels for 1/24th and 1/25th duallys and they look right, so it might be something to think about.
  7. highway added a post in a topic Truck Kits You've Scored Recently   

    Cool, I didn't hear about that. I might have to track another one down.
  8. highway added a post in a topic Truck Kits You've Scored Recently   

    I have one of the General's too, and my plan has always been using it as a load. Was this reissued??
  9. highway added a post in a topic WILL THEY MATCH OK   

    As Angel said, not noticeable at all, and here is the pic he was referring to from me in the other thread. 

    Also, here are a couple pics I took for a thread about the differences between 1/24 and 1/25 scales. The tires in the pics are on a 1/24 scale tractor, and the blue trailer is a 1/24 scale Italeri container and the silver colored trailer is AMT's 1/25 scale livestock trailer. 

    As you can see, there is not a very noticeable difference. Even over the length of trailers, I don't get all "Scale Nazi" over trailers, I was going to use the livestock trailer on this build, and now it has the Moebius 53' on it.

    When I measured the tractor's frame in scale, it measured out to 38 feet in 1/24 scale, but it was as long as the 1/25 scale trailer, so there was actually 2 feet difference between the two scales, but it still "looks" right.  
  10. highway added a post in a topic B.R.B.O BJ and The Bear Custom   

    I spent a little more bench time tonight on hopefully my last day of an unwanted "vacation" thanks to the upper respiratory infection I've been fighting for a week now, and got all the little bits finished to finally get the frame into a roller form and almost ready for primer and paint. 

    I think I'm going to build some custom stack mounts, I'm not really happy with the kit pieces, and I'm going to see about getting another set that are longer and with elbows from Rhino's Custom Truck Parts so I don't have to piece these together with anything, but the size will stay 8" to let the big 16V71 Detroit breathe. 

    A mock up of the complete unit, without the reefer unit yet. The nose and doors will remain chrome, and the reefer unit, landing legs, and suspension will be all the same red I'm going to use for the cab and trailer body. 

    I couldn't resist taking a couple pics with this sitting alongside of its big brother. 

    I think if the KW had a hood, it would be as long as the Ford!

  11. highway added a post in a topic B.R.B.O BJ and The Bear Custom   

    Thanks Dennis, I'm pretty sure that was what I used on the bullrack my custom Ford was originally going to pull, and had the same issues. The gloves are a good suggestion for the fingerprints, but the other reason I'm looking for something I can clear for a more durable finish is for dusting, especially while this and the Ford are still in progress. Anything I've tried to clean the roof for either trailer has destroyed the shine. It may be my only choice is wait until everything else on both trailers are finished and paint the roof and floor of both just before final assembly, and then quickly get a case built for both.  
  12. highway added a post in a topic 1/4 scale big rig   

    Personally I would like to have this. 
  13. highway added a post in a topic Truck Kits You've Scored Recently   

    If you are talking about the F Series stepside "Ranger", it may be possible, but you would be looking at a needing to modify the frame and floorboards that are molded into the frame pieces as well if you are looking to build a regular cab dually. I have one of the duallys I'm converting to be my 1:1 1990 regular cab, and if it is just a regular cab you want, it's not that difficult to shorten the kit's cab. Here are some of the "surgery" pics from my conversion. 

    This and the pic above shows what I removed from the molded in floors from the frame, but you have to cut around the crossmember and fuel tank in the middle section. 

    This was the result of all the surgery, and the gap in between the bed and the cab is intentional. My truck was born as a chassis cab, and it has a 6 inch gap between the bed and the cab as a result of the previous owner putting the stock dually bed on it. 

    It all came out to look like the 1:1, and once I drag it off the back burner, the 4x4 conversion will begin. 

  14. highway added a post in a topic Help wanted with engine ID   

    If you look closely at the instructions above, the detached engine is also from the C1500 kits, it is the standard small block for the non 454SS trucks. As for the antilock brake box and shorter air intake hose, those are also for the 454SS. Everything in the opening post's pics are for AMT's Chevy C1500 trucks, the manual transmission equipped engine is the 350 and the automatic equipped is the 454, and the small sprue in the second pic with the 350 are actually all parts for the 454SS version.
  15. highway added a post in a topic Revell Muscle Series cars   

    Here's a few to add from a quick ebay search under "Revell Muscle" in models and kits:
    87 Buick Grand National
    69 Chevy Camaro ZL-1
    66 Chevy Chevelle station wagon
    70 Ford Mustang Boss 429
    68 Pontiac Firebird 400 Ram Air
    66 Ford Mustang GT-350H
    65 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback
    69 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible 
    69 Chevy Camaro Z-28
    69 Chevy Camaro Z-28 RS
    67 Chevy Chevelle Pro Street
    69 Pontiac GTO Judge
    65 Chevy Chevelle SS396 Z-16
    64 Pontiac GTO 
    71 Plymouth GTX
    69 Chevy Camaro Yenko SC 427
    69 Chevy Camaro SS/RS convertible
    64 1/2 Ford Mustang convertible
    2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
    2006 Ford Mustang GT
    91 Pontiac Firebird 
    98 Pontiac Firebird (Trans AM) Ram Air
    2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8
    70 Ford Mustang Boss 302
    69 Dodge Charger Daytona
    69 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    2002 Chevy Camaro
    67 Chevy Camaro "Nickey" RS/SS 427
    That is just in the 5 pages of the results that came up under that search that showed box art that had either "Motor City Muscle" or "Revell Muscle" printed on the box.