SpreadAxle

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About SpreadAxle

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  • Birthday 01/10/1978

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location Danville, PA
  • Full Name Ray DeJesus

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  1. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Post your GMCs   

    I think only the early Astros had these, as they don't seem to appear on later models. They were very small and I would imagine not as easy to use for seeing to the rear. I used these because they are rare. I also prefer the larger mirrors. 
  2. SpreadAxle added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Post your GMCs
    Let's see those GMC trucks.
    My '72 Astro.
     


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  3. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Transtar and Wilson pot.   

    Pretty nice.
  4. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic GMC Astro and 40 ft Trailmobile   

    Thanks.
  5. SpreadAxle added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    GMC Astro and 40 ft Trailmobile
    Finished at last. Here is my Astro and the 40 ft Trailmobile van I built for it. It was made using 2 of the 27' Trailmobile double trailers. Aside from lengthening it, I made a tandem axle suspension, added the big crossmember ahead of the suspension that Trailmobiles had on their older 40 footers, added air hoses, and a few other small details. I weathered it as best I could and added the soot stain on the upper right that used to be common on van trailers of that era. Now that it's complete, I can get back to my White Freightliner and others.  Thanks for looking.
     
     




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  6. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic 1953 Mack W-71 Integral Sleeper (AITM Cab) & Canvas Top Trailer (Scratch Built)   

    This is an outstanding build. Very nice work on the trailer as well.
  7. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Autocar DC9964B Dumper   

    Very nice detail work.
  8. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Trailmobile 40 footer   

    It's almost done, so I wanted to update and share a few pix. Just some detail painting and other minor things remain.




  9. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Peterbilt 379 and Timpte Super Hopper   

    Outstanding!
  10. SpreadAxle added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Trailmobile 40 footer
    For my GMC Astro daycab I'm building a 40 ft trailer. I made it using 2 of amt's 27 ft Trailmobile trailers. The kits used are the amt Trailmobile doubles and the amt Trailmobile 27 ft van which has the Metro Freight System markings on the box. If you can find this kit, it has only one trailer in the box and the dolly.
     
     The springs I used are the springs meant for the converter dolly. I used those because they match the length of other tandem axle springs. The center spring hanger comes from a junked amt Wilson livestock trailer suspension. The wheels come from an amt Trailmobile moving van. I started detailing the suspension. Still ahead is painting the body and making the signs for the side walls. I'm going with the roll up door from the kit.



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  11. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic My pair of Peterbilt 377s   

    Very nice.
  12. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic "Old Blue" restored   

    Weight savings was the main reason for the shorter bumpers. Every pound of weight counts on a truck. Also, for some fleets, When the bumper got damaged on either end, their shop would cut off the end.
  13. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic "Old Blue" restored   

    Thanks everyone.
  14. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic AMT Peterbilt 359 California Hauler Wrecker   

    That really looks nice. The matching oil drum is a nice touch.
  15. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic All K-Woppers, let's see them K- Dubs   

    My K121. There's some great builds here on this thread.