Stuntman Mike Posted December 3, 2015 Share Posted December 3, 2015 Hi Big Riggers After finishing the Blue Mule, I couldn´t help myself and got my California Hauler out of the stash. It´s going to be converted into the big ol´ dirty Pete from the movie "Duel". I have started assembling a few parts and cut a wedge out of the hood to make it line up with the narrower grille that is seen on the movie truck. Lots of scratchbuilding is to be expected and I hope to profit from the massive knowledge of you guys. It´s only my second semi build and I pretty much know nothing about trucks. Alrighty then...let the mess evolve... Here´s the cab on the frame. The hood was modified so that the sides are in line with the doors on the cab. The grille from the kit will be modified as soon as the hood is done. The truck will be powered by an 8V-71 Detroit Diesel engine. Don´t know if it´s the correct engine, but I like the idea to install a V8 instead of an inline six. Posable steering is a nice little addition. Brings a bit more life to the finished build. I loaded myself with work on this project. It´s not only the truck that I´m doing. The tanker trailer will be built from scratch and for the past four years I have been occasionally doing massive bodywork on the combination of a Dodge Dart from Revell and a Plymouth Duster from AMT. It´s been a PITA to convert this abomination into a Valiant....but somehow it proved to be successful. Still lots of work to be done, but it already looks the part. That´s all for now. Hope to have an update soon. Thanks for looking. Cheers Kevin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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