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a while back , and in the meantime i learned more and gt more into detail ... i build a custom truck from a italeri opel blitz kit . now i was never statisfied with it , should have been a flatbed hauler .. now a tractor .. no trailer ... wheels too big .. (tryres) so after a while i now decided to rebuild this one .. give it a complete overhaul .. the most important piece of this build is the cab .. the rest can be scrapped .. the kit what i made of it back then wheels > i either go with smal diameter wheels and tyres and go real low or a bit more truck like and bigger .. first made up some larger ones .. now i used 1/16 beetje rims with low profile tyres from yard sale toy car .. the tyres actually are pretty nice and the overall wheel diameter now is good (for large wheels) the center is temporary i would make custom hub caps if i go with these wheels i removed the headlights .. and made up some rings and drilled and sanded to make a kind of 40's ford look in the end i didnt liked it .. it needs to have headlights with a housing and bezel .. stick out .. and keep the more classic feel .. so i sanded the inserted 40's ford-ish lights smooth with the fender .. leaving the hole .. and now the headlights fit partially in that hole kind of half sunken .. i could bondo the seams so its one with the fender .. kind of cool and something i didnt see a lot cut out the original grille , will make a custom grille and the front bumper will get a addition and become lower to the ground (same as the running boards now i'm in doubt .. will i when its time to ... paint it gloss or weather it a bit ... ... i kind of like the weathering idea .. more fun to do ... i always have so much fun making a weathered look ....