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This is an original AMT 1973 issue White Freightliner SD. The chassis was warped when I got it, the 43 year old tires were rock hard and most of the pieces had come off their sprues, but after much patience and test fit after test fit I think it came out pretty good.
Everything here is as it came from AMT (I didn't replace or customize anything). Paint is from Testors with a couple coats of clear, and there is some some BMF attached.
It was a great old kit to build, definitely look forward to getting my hands on another couple of these when they are re-released soon. There was really no major issues worth mentioning, just spend plenty of time test fitting and you'll do ok.
Hope you all like it...

 

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nice work !  nice clean build !  two things if I may, on the rear of the cab your cab lock handles are upside down,

and make sure the interior tub is all the way up as far as it can go.

it hits the top of the radiator and won't let the cab sit level. looks like yours is up off the rear cab mounts .

can't wait for the reissue to be released, have a couple of builds in mind .

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awesome build..and don't worrier about rivet counters..always build your way..

 

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Well done, this has always been a tricky build. I can't wait for the release of the repop version later this month!!!!

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    That looks good ! I like it. I would put a two axle lowboy behind it, with the JD 310 on it.

 

 

 

      Be Well

         Gator

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Nice looking truck. I looked at the instructions and that's the way they show to put the cab release  handles you did a great job on it. 

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Such a cute little truck! Your build is quite clean, I like the color, it makes the truck stand out! Very nice! Now when are these kits coming out, I want to build this!

Edited by BigBad

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And another nice truck! I gradually work my way through the pages and feel like electrified by the many great models. Very very nice!

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Very nice indeed. Quite a chunky little beast! 

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