txdieseldog

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About txdieseldog

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-1/25

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  • Location Merkel,TX
  • Full Name Barry Bond

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  1. txdieseldog added a post in a topic BIG RIG DOLLIES   

    Tom, I have the doubles and it came with two dollies. As JT mentioned the mail truck as well, I believe it to be a single kit with the Ford C cab but have heard that they put a dolly in it as well. Moral of the story........ 1 trailer-1 dolly......2 trailers-2 dollies. Happy hunting.
  2. txdieseldog added a post in a topic Ford Convoy Cabovers... and a few other oddball auto transporters   

    Gaute, that top one appears like a radiator is mounted behind the drivers wheel. The internet showed other pictures of a bunk down low and stated something about being mid-engined.
  3. txdieseldog added a post in a topic Cabover Kits- What's Available and Which One's the Best?   

    Thanks. The frame rails in front are from a second one I have (one is Chevy and one is GMC). It is laid there for comparison. The single axle is from the AMT LN8000 box van. I switched it to the tandem from this.
  4. txdieseldog added a post in a topic Cabover Kits- What's Available and Which One's the Best?   

    James, mine won't do you any good. I removed the DD and replaced it with the Freight Shaker Cummins and shortened the frame to drop an axle and pull the twin pups. It started with the DD going to the Shaker so I figured "Why not swap between the two."
    Pulling two of these.






  5. txdieseldog added a post in a topic Cabover Kits- What's Available and Which One's the Best?   

    If you are going box stock, the Chevy and GMC are good. If you are trying to get it as close to accurate but as easy as possible, they have issues as well. I have determined that the cabs sit too high and the tires look inaccurate in the wheel wells. I am building one now and have shifted the hinge points and lowered the rear cab mounts with out any problems. Good luck.
  6. txdieseldog added a post in a topic air brush   

    Anthony, compressor 101. The only reason that an airbrush compressor does not have many issues with water is the storage tank. A compressor produces heat as it fills the tank, that meets the cooler air of the room around it, developing condensation. Hence, water build-up. If you want the guarantee of steady pressure by using a larger compressor regulated down for airbrush use, you can get water separators and dryers to keep the water out of the system. Another trick is to run hard line piping before you connect your hoses and place a "T" in line with a pretty good drop down and a bleed valve at the bottom. The water will normally drop down the first opening it finds and a good habit would be to crack that lower valve before every use. Also, elbow up for the final hose connection. When the system sits idle, it is very difficult for the water to even reach the hoses. So, across and up, with a "T" dropping down along the way, with an easy levered ball valve works best.
  7. txdieseldog added a post in a topic Question? Need to strip a cab :(   

    Just to pipe in here..... I use Purple Power and get it very cheap at my local "Dollar General" in the gallon jug. I have had no problems with it here in TX and it has stripped some doozys for me.
  8. txdieseldog added a post in a topic Peterbilt 351 with Peerless trailer   

    Jarda, please don't think I was picking apart your setup. I think it is great!!!! It is looking awesome!! I was very confused by having never heard of water cooled brakes before. Mark, thank you very much for the clarification. Keep up the good work Jarda. Doing great.
  9. txdieseldog added a post in a topic Peterbilt 351 with Peerless trailer   

    I wanna know what in the world you are talking about with WATER LINES? Did no know such a thing was part of the peerless logging trailer. I have one. Explain please?
  10. txdieseldog added a post in a topic Amt White-Freightliner   

    Mark, I have not converted this cab to stirrups, but you might like the direction it's headed. I have a WIP that got stored and is now in the repair pile. Also North American Van lines. It has a DROM box added and a DD swapped into it on a frame stretch. Just thought you might get a kick out of it.






    Good luck when you get yours going. I'll be watching it.
  11. txdieseldog added a post in a topic Old Build (thought was already here)   

    I appreciate the comments. If I didn't have the master bath in full redo, I'd work on some of my other stuff as well. It feels good to get some pics out there. I should probably get some of my WIP's posted or updated as well. I tend to get behind on those posts. Thanks again for the comments.
  12. txdieseldog added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Old Build (thought was already here)
    Hey all, I had thought that I had posted pics of this truck, but I can't find it anywhere in my content....so, I'll just have to start from scratch. This was from the contest that some of you have read about that I was doing- "Top the Cop". but unfortunately my program has been put on hiatus due to a change in the logistics of my position for the campuses they have me cover. This was the latest one we ran. Was approx. 2.5 yrs ago, I think.
    The truck is Revell W900. I have filled in the slots in the back for the interior mounts and the side slots for cab mounting. Cut off the blinkers from the headlights and put them on the fenders. And I built a visor for it. The color is an homage to the state I grew up in. (New Mexico) Turquoise base with the yellow and red from the flag colors.

    Enjoy!!





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  13. txdieseldog added a post in a topic GMC cracker box wrecker   

    I would like it! But, same as Chuck, a bit far coming from TX. If I ever win the lottery, you guys will see some restored pics!
  14. txdieseldog added a post in a topic need some help   

    I have noticed that the front mount is still used for the garbage trucks in our city too.
  15. txdieseldog added a post in a topic In A Pickle-Need Input   

    I tried finding any connections for Trumepeter, no luck at all. If anyone else would know how to get ahold of them..............I'm for that as well.