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Superpeterbilt

My in progress trucks: Kenworth S2

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For me, now this is just suggestion. The 378 mixers out here are a bit longer wheelbase. The water tank sits behind the cab, then there's a bit more room. But, all the mixers out here also run the big steerable booster lift axle. Your doin a fine job none the less Terry. Glad to see your gettin a few things done. 

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm going for the tight wheelbase with the water tank mounted on the driver side frame. The kit water tank mounts are going to be replaced. I like the configuration of the 357 mixers, but don't really want to get into modifying the hood.  The standard 378 mixer chassis looks too long to me. I don't like the empty space between the cab and the drum. I'm hoping to get this one knocked out fairly quickly without to much scratchbuilding, while I'm working on the Autocar and the Pete 359. It was good to get a few trucks finished, and I want to knock out one more before I'm back on the long term projects.

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Moving along on the Pete mixer, I ground down all of the weld reinforcements along the drum. I'm going for a modern smooth drum with light weld detail. I also ground off the ribs on the fenders, and spent a few hours sanding each smooth. 

I also made a new uncle spinney dervish on the lathe out of gray PVC rod. I just need to add bolt detail, a tank, and lines.

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One more update for tonight. I mounted the battery box, fuel tank from Can Do wrecker, made mounts for water tank, and mounted water tank.

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Excellent progress Terry, it looks great.

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Excellent progress Terry, it looks great.

Thanks Dennis. Its been fun and easy so far

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Great work Terry, cool lathe work on the mixer drive! 

These trucks look much better with the water tank mounted low

 

Looking forward to the updates

That reminds me...I should post a pic of my recently finished mixer..they seem to be popular right now

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    Terry,

           you have this one looking really good thus far ! I was going to ask where you got the mixer drive. But then read that you turned at the shop. It looks great.

 

 

    Be Well

     Gator

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Thanks Jeff and Gator. The mixer drive is not 100% accurate. I had no measurements to work from so I scaled one in a photo. It looks good enough to me. I think it was just enough to bring the old Rex into the modern age. I got some more work into tonight. The Cummins is nearly complete, and I logged in more work on the mixer chassis. I should have more pics up tomorrow.

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Tonight I added "welds" to the drum to replace the flat bar lap welds that were moulded on. I used .060 half round styrene, which scales out to a little big but it'll be ok. I also have done more work on the rear drum cradle.

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     Dayum Terry,

                      You are certainly not wasting any time on this one ! Which is cool . I like what you have going on here. The whole thing is looking pretty good.

 

 

    Be Well

     Gator

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Oh, yeah....That thing is looking pretty nice.....Great work on the drum.....Fender mods look so much better like that.....And that cradle looks great....

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Oh, yeah....That thing is looking pretty nice.....Great work on the drum.....Fender mods look so much better like that.....And that cradle looks great....

Thanks a lot JT. I'm glad you like it. I agree, these fenders can look great with a little trimming. Thanks for the kind words. When are we going to see a new Orange Rig?

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I've been trying to decide on a paint scheme for this truck. Since I started on it I was thinking of blending the grill shell into the hood like a 349. Then I found this.

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I think I found my color scheme. What do you guys think? Red cab/hood, white chassis, red drum, white fenders?

Edited by Superpeterbilt

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With the Ca Hauler having those decals, it makes it real essy. This will look great in those colors.

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With the Ca Hauler having those decals, it makes it real essy. This will look great in those colors.

That's what I was thinking. Plus, a new truck with a retro paint scheme is even better for me. Thanks Clayton.

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      Terry,
             I say go for it. I like that look and the colors and graphics work.

 

 

    Be Well

     Gator

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I agree about the decals....That should fit the bill very nicely....

Waiting on inspiration to strike me.....I just acquired quite a few new models and have yet to decide on which one to start.....Got plenty of paint, though....:D

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I like your choice of colors. That will look great!

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Thanks guys, that's what I'm gonna go with. Small update: Cab,hood,drum,chassis,and fenders have been puttied and sanded. Revell front tires swapped out with singles from Italeri dump trailer. Rear window gasket roughed in.Grill shell blended into hood. I think these tires on the front look a whole lot better than the Revell car tires. It's getting closer.

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Terry,

Looking good very nice scratch building going on. Needs a set of old school headlights.

Ken.

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Terry,

Looking good very nice scratch building going on. Needs a set of old school headlights.

Ken.

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Small update for tonight: the motor is mostly together, started on front brake lines, more work on drum, more work on cradle, added air tanks

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Lookin good Terry! I agree with the front tires, i think Italeri should sell those super singles like they do their other tires.

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