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Here is my contribution. You all have some awesome builds. All should be proud!

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A few ive built since ive gotten back into building. Not perfect, but a good way to pass the time.

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I did not know about this thread. Here are the only two I have (so far).

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Beautiful cabovers Bill and Seth! Great work!

Juergen, I’m glad to see these builds again! I always enjoy your creations! The Unistar has a my favorite!

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I really like this thread! Of course I like cabovers! I’m really glad that this was brought back. I’ve posted some on here before, but most of them got swallowed up by the Flicker down size. Here is a few of mine.

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What an amazing collection of gorgeous trucks.  Brian, that P.I.E. IH is so cool!  I used to see their fleet on the highway all the time, especially back in the '60s, '70s.  Juergen, how about some more pictures of that LA County lowboy and dozer?  That looks amazing!

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This is the first truck model I did after getting back into the hobby, to make up for the one I butchered when I was  young 'un.    I'm happy with it.  Built box stock.016r.jpg.2d2ced1185f8079fd4e8983a614b62c3.jpg

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6 hours ago, Doug 1061 said:

This is the first truck model I did after getting back into the hobby, to make up for the one I butchered when I was  young 'un.    I'm happy with it.  Built box stock.016r.jpg.2d2ced1185f8079fd4e8983a614b62c3.jpg

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Doug that is a beautiful Peterbilt!

1 hour ago, Vettegasser said:

Here’s mine mostly in progress. Except for the Pete 

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NIce fleet! It’s hard to pick a favorite! But it is between the Peterbilt and the Transtar. 

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22 hours ago, Doug 1061 said:

This is the first truck model I did after getting back into the hobby, to make up for the one I butchered when I was  young 'un.    I'm happy with it.  Built box stock.016r.jpg.2d2ced1185f8079fd4e8983a614b62c3.jpg

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Very nice, Doug - I built this one almost 40 years ago, and its wheels were too small back then - this one looks much better (look like the former ERTL wheels)

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Yes the ERTL tires has a lager diameter and more profile than the old AMT tires...so they are beefier and fill up better, the AMT tires are 10.00-20 and the ERTL tires 11.00-20, the tires in some AMT kits like the White-Freightliner and some other kits are 11.00-22.

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On 1/29/2021 at 4:57 PM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Doug that is a beautiful Peterbilt!

NIce fleet! It’s hard to pick a favorite! But it is between the Peterbilt and the Transtar. 

Thanks Brian.   This is a bit of a tricky kit,  but I was happy with how it came out.

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13 hours ago, 1959scudetto said:

Very nice, Doug - I built this one almost 40 years ago, and its wheels were too small back then - this one looks much better (look like the former ERTL wheels)

Thanks Helmut.   If I remember right some of these AMT truck kits had 2 piece tires that were really bad.  Tires seem to be a weak link with a lot of models.

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On 1/29/2021 at 6:57 PM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Doug that is a beautiful Peterbilt!

NIce fleet! It’s hard to pick a favorite! But it is between the Peterbilt and the Transtar. 

Thanks  they’re comin along

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A couple I built a couple years back.   AMT Pete with 1 in frame stretch and tanks from a Freightliner cabover.  KW is Revell K100 the last reissue.   KW is a nice kit aside from heavy flash on every part.   Only build issue was the steer axle,  had to make king pin bushings/ pins out of brass so tires would stand up straight. Box stock except for decals from Model Truckin.

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Nice pair of Bicentennial anniversary trucks.

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 Great thread, I'm loving all these cabovers. Just recently completed my first one.

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Recently finished after 25 years hibernating in a box.

Dodge L700 with A100 monster truck load.

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Here’s my Dan Gurney cab for my current build. It’s AITM’s Dodge LNT 1000 with the AMT Frightliner as the donor and Scenes Unlimited tires. 

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