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B.R.B.O Pete 378

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Finally got the kit for the build off! Been trying to find a 379 hood conversion  but haven't had any luck this evening I'll keep looking for a future build. This will be 378, now to find some colors.

Ive never built this kit but have other Italeri trucks is there anything big to watch out for.

Rich

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Gary Wallace has a few different 379 conversions. You have to email him, he doesn't have a website.  GWTRUCKS@YAHOO.COM 

Great choice for the build off. Lookin forward to seeing what you do with it. I thought of building the just issued day cab 378. But decided on the FLC.

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So is it going to be a 378 or 379? Just curious. A short hood 379 would be a cool build. Cool project either way! Looking forward to more.

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I'm going to go with 378, if had the parts already I would go 379 so now I just want the parts for future use, I should have worded that better after rereading it.

Rich

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You could cheat this into a short hood 379. Basically scribe a line on the sides of the hood to resemble a multi piece, metal hood.

I'm going to go with 378, if had the parts already I would go 379 so now I just want the parts for future use, I should have worded that better after rereading it.

Rich

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You could cheat this into a short hood 379. Basically scribe a line on the sides of the hood to resemble a multi piece, metal hood.

 

I thought the 379 was a flat multi piece aluminum hood, this is a sloped 1 piece in the 378 kit??

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The 378 is a fiberglass one piece, but it's the same design as a 379 standard. The 379 extended hood is much more square.

I thought the 379 was a flat multi piece aluminum hood, this is a sloped 1 piece in the 378 kit??

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The short hood 379 has a slope similar to the 378. Tim Ahlborn shows how to convert one, either on this website or on his website. You can scribe a line, or if I remember correctly, Tim shows cutting the hood to make it actually multi-piece.

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Ok I thought the 379 standard was more square like the extended

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The cut line or scribe line, which ever you prefer to do, is just here where I marked it.

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The first 379 I ever drove was an 88, extended hood. Big power 3406, 15 speed. That was an awesome truck. The second 379 I drove was a standard hood. I almost has an anteater feel over the extended hood.

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I didn't realize there was a deference in 379 hoods, but the only two I have driven and just been around a lot were extended and the 378 we had was sloped so I assumed.... well we all know what assume does. lol

Rich

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Ok I just called my dad the one who owned the "378" he laughed and said it was a 379 standard.... my bad

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Richard it is going to be interesting to see which way you go with your 738. 

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You really want to get confused...

When Pete came out with the clean air trucks in 07, they did away with the 378, 379 standard and extended hood.

They came up with the 388, which is the standard hood and the 389, the extended hood . All built out of aluminum panels. To eliminate the confusion of the model designations...

So now, you are correct with 388 being short, the 389 being extended.

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This will be cool

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I got the frame mostly together and trying to figure out colors the white is going to stay,...but red or blue?? My head hurts.

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 Those colors look really sharp I would use all three!!!

 

 

 Be Well

 Gator

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I'm partial to blue. I think a blue roof, fenders and frame would look great with white on most of the body.

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I'm with Clayton on this one,can't go wrong with blue IMO

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I don't know gator i was leaning toward the blue and white. The wife likes the red and white now the more I look at them the more I'm trying to figure out how I want to do all three

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 I still think the red , white and blue looks great.And after seeing the paints sprayed and side by side. I feel even more incline in that  direction. It is your build.

But i think you will go with the Patriotic colors??

 

 

    Be Well

   Gator

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Well that is the I'm leanin' so gee I wonder what the theme is I'm thinking about(lol)😉

Rich

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I also like the trio of colors. You could paint the bottom half white , have two arches blue one from front and rear crossing over each other and red on the top half....

like this

Edited by Old Buckaroo

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Even more b-b's to roll around in this box car that's a pretty truck Sean

Rich

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