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Wow Terry,you have some great stuff going on there!Love the whole concept of the transporter,the mods are awesome.I also like the look of the Pete with one fuel tank and the Mercury sleeper.Nice work!

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You're killing me with all these cool projects!! You have really came up with some great stuff. I'm looking forward to seeing more!!

I like your taste in trucks!!

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Thanks a lot guys! Its always appreciated. I test fitted some DR decals on the Pete tonight. I also added a Farr air cleaner after being inspired by Dans photo. I also made up a sun visor and test fitted that also. 

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Terry,

        Your models and projects always get my attention ! Your current projects are no exception.  Looking real good here.

 

 

 

    Be Well

    Gator

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As usual, I started a new project without completing any others(the Mack is very close though). I was looking at some KW pics and remembered that I really wanted to try to build an S2. I started with a few snap kit hoods, and after a little cutting and sectioning it was looking like something. I used a cab from the super boss kit, shortened the chassis quite a bit, removed the cab floor and moved it forward, used a KW coe grill(thanks Sam!), and threw in a Detroit. Yes, you heard that correctly, Im using a detroit. I really dont feel like scratchbuilding a Cummins 555, so this will have to be ok. Im pleased with how the hood came out. Tell me what you think.

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ur welcome Terry.....but you didnt have to use a detroit just cause the grille came frome me lol

Ha! No, I was very limited by space. I considered cutting a cummins down to a 4cyl, but I just picked up another Cali hauler and I robbed the engine.

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I got some paint work done on the S2. Im going with the Movin On theme. I got some decals from trickmymixer.

I also converted a DR to a Reo GH-733DF. I cut out the grill and added some .060 half round styrene. I also modified the DR emblems to resemble the Reo emblems. 

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 Terry ,

       You have two good looking projects going on here. I really like the old REO. That is cool.

 

 

 

    Be Well

    Gator

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Some things being worked on: I just about have the KW S2 hood ready for paint, them Movin On decals. I think Im gonna go with the Aussie style headlights, 4 big singles, even though te rest of the truck will be the US version. 

 

White Wester Star 112"BBC SBFA hood. I still need to add the strip to the top of the fenders that AMT forgot, and scribe the seperation in the fenders where it would be two pieces. Dump body that will eventually go on this glue bomb Western Star.

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That is going to make another good looking dump! Liking what I see here.

 

 

 Be Well

 Gator

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I was wondering what you've been doing...the KW looks terrific! I'm sure a lot of time was spent on bodywork and it was certainly worth the effort!

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I was wondering what you've been doing...the KW looks terrific! I'm sure a lot of time was spent on bodywork and it was certainly worth the effort!

Thanks Dennis, your right about the body work. There is a fair amount of body work in the Western Star hood also. 

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You build all of the cool stuff! Every time I get an idea you make it. I was just thinking today that it would be cool to build a Western Star with a set back front axle, and here it is.

 

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Got a first coat of laquer on the hood and mocked up the headlights. They are two sets of Mack DM800 headlights. I like this look and will go with the dual singles. I also fabbed up a chassis for a 20' dump trailer that I was playing around with. This was a total junk box build with some plastruct I-beam for the chassis. The wrecker service next to my house in the 80's had a junkyard with a bunch of antique dump trailers that were very low sides and couldnt have been much longer than 20'. 

 

Thanks for looking

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Nice 👍 Terry I like the look of those head lights to. Any chance you making it over to the Lake Charles model show this Saturday? I'm planning on making it with my Brockway. 

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I've been going through this thread for an hour now. You have one wild imagination and the talent to back it up! Lots and lots of cool projects you have going!

 

 

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