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 Watkins Motor Lines   

    Watkins had lots of white Great Danes as well. If you have the Ertl GD reefer kit, you could strip the chrome and go with the white trailer. I think the stainless trailers were starting to be replaced by white ones around '71-'72. The Fruehauf pix  I have show them to be white, but with the little vent door in the upper left corner of the nose like Ertl's Great Dane kits. Here's a white GD from the '70s with the newer graphics.
    Note the  eskimo has since rode his skis off the trailer. I think late 1970 or '71 is when he disappeared. Of all the Watkins pix I have, one thing I can't seem to find to confirm my theory is trailer wheel color. I believe the spokes are red, but not sure.



  2. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Peterbilt 352 Single Axle Sleeper   

    Really nice.
  3. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Another modfied California Hauler   

    Pretty cool.
  4. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic International 4300 Eagle   

    Nice paintwork.
  5. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Two Freightline Cabovers   

    They both look great. I love the paintjobs of both trucks.
  6. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Kenworth Daycab   

    This is a cool little KW.
  7. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Autocar   

    I like the color scheme and the minor mods you've made.
  8. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic International 4070A   

    As others have said, the opened windows are a nice touch. Cool paintjob, too.
  9. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Peterbilt 359 Day Cab..Shortened Axle   

    Nice. Definitely a lot of workmanship and effort here.
  10. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Dodge Bighorn "Shortnose"   

    Interesting project. I never knew about this truck or any being built. I only ever saw long nose Big Horns. Now I know why.
  11. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Rubber Duck Mack {AITM}   

    Sweet. I never did find mine.
  12. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. 352 Peterbilt   

    Outstanding work so far.
  13. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Rubber Duck Mack {AITM}   

    It was a treat seeing it in person. I still haven't found the pic containing the trailer's measurements but I'm still looking in case anyone wants it.
  14. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. Kenworth K825 Bullnose   

    I like what I see so far.
  15. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Watkins Motor Lines   

    You're welcome. I've been meaning to share these but kept forgetting. The pic of 3950 I just had to share because it's like a piece of history for truck modelers. The fleet pic I knew you guys would enjoy. As to the Watkins Motor Lines photo cd, well worth it. Full of project ideas. Great pix of the trailers showing the change in the graphics in the early 1970s when the eskimo was removed from the trailer. Also, you will see the change from the bare metal finish to the white trailers that happened during that period.