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Day & Ross Freightliner FLD120 & 53' Great Dane

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Hi guys, this is my annual build, an Italeri FLD120 with a Moebius 53 foot Great Dane roll up door dry van. I have seen these D&R rigs go up and down the highways since I was a kid. In the early 90's I was struck by the styling of the FLD as being a breakthrough at the time, being very good looking for a fleet truck. So, since I'm familiar with the Day & Ross "Ship The Big Orange" paint scheme and still liking the FLD so much, I decided to make one of my own! So here is the breakdown, I started with the Italeri kit that has the silver truck box art with the cab side exhausts. The truck is box stock except for shortened rear hubs, "baby moon" button hub covers, Michelin drive tires from SIA A&N and a replaced the roof air deflector with a unit from a Revell of G Pete 359. Air brake hoses are on the truck and trailer too. The Moebius smoothside is also almost bone stock, except for the scratch built wheel hubs and KFS 1/24 scale wheels and Italeri tires to match. All wheels roll on the rig, that's just something I have to keep. No I don't play with them, it's just that I need to keep the "functionality" on all my builds. The decals are from Jerry at Modeltruckin'. I still have to go through some last details like the connecting hoses and wires to get the whole package finished though. Here are the pictures...

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Wow!! That is one sharp looking truck!! You did one excellent job on both the tractor and trailer!! I really like the paint scheme! I looks like the real thing!

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Great looking combination.  The details on the Freighliner & trailer are spot-on.  Very well done.

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    Great looking model. Black and orange always seem to work well together. And you mad ir look better with your separation lines.

 

 

    Be Well

     Gator

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Man.....This is beautiful....Just beautiful.....I, too, remember when these trucks first came out.....I was thinking the same thing....."Total Breakthrough"....Always liked these rigs.....I don't think I've ever seen a "Day and Ross" truck down in these parts, but it sure does look good in that orange.....Love it, love it, love it.....Just too cool....I think I'll have to do a little more research on this company.....As you may know, I'm a big fan of the orange..... :o I know....Big shocker, huh.....Anyways....I'm totally diggin' this model.....SWEET !!!!!!!

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I don't think I've ever seen a "Day and Ross" truck down in these parts, but it sure does look good in that orange

i don't know if the run down to Texas, but they do run the East Coast.

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I see Day & Ross rigs quite often and you really nailed the look! Two stunning builds!

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