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SpreadAxle

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About SpreadAxle

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    MCM Ohana
  • 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 White Freightliner   

    Really nice work. The paint job is nice and definitely fits a 1970s truck.
  2. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic White Road Commander II   

    That looks great. I wish I could get my hands on one of those.
  3. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic IH Transtar Eagle II FINISHED !!   

    That came out nice. I really like it. 
  4. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic TAT 2017 Kenworth K100 update 7/19   

    This build is looking great, I used the same Ken Smith article to do an Astro years ago. I like all the plumbing and scratch built valves you added as well. 
  5. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic 1/87 Freightliner build   

    That's a great little build.
  6. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic 1974 Dodge Bighorn - Working on the body   

    No. That builder isn't a member here. I guess yours makes only the third I've ever seen in scale.
  7. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic IH Transtar Eagle II FINISHED !!   

    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.
  8. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Autocar A64F   

    The truck in the pic is basically what I'm going for.

  9. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Autocar A64F   

    I moved my photos and cancelled Photo Bucket.I'm on Fotki now so they should be visible. What Force said about Photo Bucket is true. They did it without warning.
  10. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Autocar A64F   

    Axle-forward Autocars like this one had a narrow 18" battery box with a step. I narrowed the AutoCar kit battery box. The step is made using a step from a Revell AG Pete 359 and some plastic angle and other scrap plastic. I made a mold of my new battery box and cast some copies. The master is on the left.  
     
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  11. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic 1974 Dodge Bighorn - Working on the body   

    You did a fantastic job on that engine. I only ever saw one other modeler build one and he did it with an amt Cummins engine.
  12. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Big blue Mack, a long time coming   

    I thought this was a great truck the first time I saw it. I look forward to seeing this truck progress. 
  13. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic TAT Mack F700   

    Wouldn't the DM600 kit wheels work? The pic reminds of those wheels.  Anyway, I look forward to seeing this one progress.
  14. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic 1982 Pete 359 livestock hauler   

    Thanks guys.
  15. SpreadAxle added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Autocar A64F
    10 years ago I built this truck,
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    However, the tractor has ended up in  a very sad state. I am rebuilding the tractor and using the trailers for a different truck. Using the 1969 Autocar hood conversion from AITM, I will be converting this into an A64FT. 
    Starting with the frame, I made some modifications. Front springs from a White Road Boss were used. The notched area at the front end of the rails was reshaped. The steering brackets molded to the frame have been cut off and are being repositioned.
    I used the Road Boss radiator with the Autocar kit fan shroud added.
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    The bumper comes with the hood. It's just laying in place for the photo.
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    Here is the hood mocked up with a fresh kit cab.
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    The very heavy duty Rockwell suspension from the Autocar Dump Truck kit has been replaced. A used GMC Astro rear suspension sits in its place since this will be an on-highway truck.
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    Here is the hood and cab in their first coats of primer with my own modifications to the hood shown.
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    I shaved off the molded headlights and will be adding a set from the spares box.
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    STS used to sell these metal wheels. The one on the left is sanded and polished.I'm using these with the Autocar kit drive wheels. 
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    The overall plan for this one is that it will be a tractor with an NTA 370 Cummins engine, 5x4 main/auxiliary transmission setup and a Mercury sleeper. The paint job and the trailer are the only remaining debates going on right now, but I do have some ideas. I just have to pick one.
     
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