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Reissued Pete 359 California Hauler

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Take your time Jarda. As with all of your builds, itll be worth the wait. Its already an awesome truck, even unfinished.

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I really like the paint scheme and the progress so far. Hang in there, painting and I have a love-hate relationship as well. I'm sure that you'll get it worked out.

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Jarda, I feel your pain when it comes to paint jobs. Keep working on it it only gets better.

Ken.B)

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I can see where masking off can be extremely frustrating. Like Terry said, take your time with it...

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    Jarda,

           take you time and don't fight it. I know you will be able to work through this problem with the masking. This model is really good thus far.

 

 

    Be Well

    Gator

      

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you turn out great builds and this one will be no different.  ;-))

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Hi there. I think it´s time to get this project back to life. So far it looks like my original photobucket pics are back. This time straight from my PC. Thank you, administrator for enabling this feature. It´s a great help.

 So, let me carry on with the interior. The colors were inspired by one of Tim Ahlborn´s old photos. Not exactly a true match but sort of what´s here.

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This is just a trial. If it really works I will continue. Please, let me know if you see the pics. Two or three positive replies (or negative for that matter) will do. Thanks.

 

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Jaroslav, all your models are works of Art. Just looking at your finished kits, gives us normal modelers the filling that we can better ourselves. 

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I like what your doing with this interior!! Looks great!!

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Thank you Ronnie and Brian.

I have a dumb question. If you take a look at this photo, there are sort of mounts at the lower edge of the sleeper. I wonder what should be there underneath this structure. I mean the space between the truck frame and the sleeper.. The kit has a pair of rails to connect the sleeper with the frame. But how do the real mounting points look like on the 1:1 truck? Are there just brackets of some kind or rubber blocks or even air bags? The truck has an air suspension.

Can somebody give me info on that?

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The detail on this project is outstanding!!!!! Nothing is missed here, absolute fantastic job!!!!!!!!!!

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These should help with the sleeper mounts. Excellent work! Shame on you for making me want to work on a truck model! :-)

 

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Thanks a lot for the pics, Daniel. They sure help.

Meanwhile I continued with the chassis. I painted the wheels and mud flaps and glued them to the frame. Just as the fuel tanks, radiator, engine and top plates. The original belts are replaced by a rubber thread.

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And, disasters do happen sometimes. I wanted to take a picture of the cab parts sitting on the frame. But the cab slipped off the desk and hit the floor hard. All the windows left their rims, the windshield pillar broke off and so did the driver´s seat. The floor remained in its place as it is glued tight. Now I have a loose seat in the closed cab shell and for the life of me I can´t figure out what to do with it. Except for smashing it for good which I was very close to do, I tell ya. This build is full of bad luck.

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 Well, I hope I can fix it after I cool down a bit. Why don´t I collect them postage stamps instead?

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If it's any consolation I've seen plenty of junkyard rebuilt trucks rolling down the road. And while it would mean some more weathering and a non-showroom finish, a cool build could certainly be patching the pillar with some styrene painted up as bar stock and seats that have been hacked out by junkyard pickers long ago, and replaced with seats jerry-rigged from another truck.

I'm not familiar with this kit, but there should be some way to cut the interior tub out of the cab, right?
 

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I really feel with you Jarda.
I hope you can rescue this build and be able to finish it, it was so promising.

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Jarda, your models are just Awesome. The details are just out of the world. Keep up the good work.   

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you do great work  ;)

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Fantastic work!!

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Even though these days are pretty hot (temperature wise) I managed to cool down and repair the cab interior. I cut off the floor icluding the firewall and spilled out the junk.

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One by one I glued all the loose parts back, changed the windshield glasses, added a fan and glued the floor back again. I also added the roof AC, PE windshield wipers, air filter and lubefiner. I stripped the chrome off the grill rim and headlights. The headlights are terribly molded, I had to cut lamp rims off and  glue them back in correct position. These are pictures of the mock up with the cab parts sitting on the frame. The hood is still without hinges. That´s why it doesn´t align to the cab very well.

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There are some paint problems that I have yet to address. I hope everything goes on with no further accidents.

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Even though these days are pretty hot over here I managed to cool down and repaired the interior. I cut off the the floor including the firewall and spilled out the junk.

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One by one I cemented the loose parts back, changed the windshield glasses and added a fan. Then I glued the floor back and went on with another parts. Like the roof AC unit, PE windshield wipers, air filter and lubefiner. These pictures show a mock up with the cab parts sitting on the frame. The hood is still without the hinges. That´s why the alignment is not correct.

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There are some paint faults that I have yet to address. I hope everything goes on OK, with no further accidents.

 

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Looking good so far!!!!!!!!

 

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Nice recovery Jarda.

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I admire your dedication, even when the cab falls to an almost death, you still keep truckin'! Looks amazing!

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lookin nice , and now the little thing,s to finnish him

i follow this , great work after the fall

jacobus

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 Jarda, Once again you are building an outstanding model.

 

 

 

  Be Well

   Gator

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