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I started building a cab and hood for a Freightliner Cascadia about 2 years ago. This weekend I finally decided to do something with it. I started with scratch-built frame rails using 7/16" I-beam with the flanges shaved off of one side. I used the suspension from a Moebius Lonestar kit and added nuts and bolts from Meng.

 

 

I used Moebius rims, but sprayed them with Spaz Styx to dull down the kit chrome shine a little bit. I drilled out the centers and added some resin drive hubs.

 

 

Next I painted the chassis black and added some scratch-built quarter fenders and rear mudflaps.

 

 

 

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Nice work KJ . Who made the Cascadia kit ?

Thanks Dave! Unfortunately nobody has made a Cascadia kit, so I made the cab and hood myself. I had plans of building this 2 years ago when I made the cab, but it got put on the back-burning at the time.

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you may have opened pandoras box showing that cab:P let the drooling begin. cool projectB)

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You are one brave soul, my man.....This is gonna be awesome.....What an undertaking.....I'll be watching this one, for sure....

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Could you tell us more about what went into making the cab from scratch? Did you use scale drawings from somewhere?

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All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully you will offer the cab in resin in the near future.

I second that, for obvious reasons!!!

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Could you tell us more about what went into making the cab from scratch? Did you use scale drawings from somewhere?

I drew the cab in 3D CAD and then had it 3D printed. This was by far the hardest shaped cab and hood I have ever drawn. It took me around 40 hours of drawing to get it to look right, and it is still not exactly right. I had a few known dimensions (length, width, height, etc) and I scaled everything else from pictures. Some of the complex curves on the cab are still a little off, but I am hoping that the rest of the build will mask some of the flaws.

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Good job so far, good job! Great scruchbuild skills!

Let's hope for more latest era trucks to come after the NewRay Peterbilt 579, as official model makers are not listening to us.

Kostas.

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I got a black base sprayed on the cab and hood. White will be painted over it in a couple days once this has cured.

 

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Looks awesome so far!!  if ya had plans to cast this, I can see guys here beating your door down for a copy !!

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I scratch built some side steps and DEF tank, as well as some fuel tanks. I used PVC pipe for the fuel tanks.

 

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