The Forums will be down, Friday, November 24th starting 8 AM PST for upgrade.We'll probably be down until 1PM PST, but it might be longer. I'm doing a major forum software upgrade, so I expect the forums to operate somewhat differently when we come back online. Update: I've had a medical issue come up, and this window might not get used. If it doesn't, I'll push the maintenance back to Saturday, 2 December.
This truck isn't too far from being done, but there is still plenty of work to be done. The engine and transmission are installed and are being tied into the frame with air and fuel lines. Hosted on fotki[\url]
The color of the frame is Testors Gloss Dark Blue #1211. Hosted on fotki[\url]
The sleeper, fuel tanks and front bumper have all been painted Alclad Polished Aluminum. This was sprayed over a coat of Valspar High Gloss Black Lacquer. Overall, I am pleased with the results but it is my very first time using Alclad and there are things I did learn for next time. The tanks are resin items I bought years ago from SourKraut. They were sold as long Mack R tanks. However, If you look at the pic I posted, you will see the fuel tanks are basically identical to the Mack R kit's round fuel tanks. That's why I used these. The cab and hood are being painted and will be shown in the next day or two. Thanks for looking.
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I've been pretty busy but there has been some progress on this one. I made some modifications to the frame. A new rear cross member was fabricated. Hosted on Fotki.com The Cummins NTA-370 and the transmission from a Road boss kit. Hosted on Fotki.com
On the 1:1, some versions had the air cleaner tube coming through the side of the hood while others have the air intake set up the same way as the Autocar kits. For the turbo charged Cummins, I have seen this version of the hood used, so I modified the hood and used the cowl plate from the Road Boss. Hosted on Fotki Thanks for looking and I will update again soon.
I like the color choice. Even if the masking wasn't perfect, it still came out pretty decent. I hope to eventually be able to mask good enough to be able to make curves in the tape. I'm talking about the sleeper sides. Where it curves up, I have a hard time with that. Nice job overall.