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So I'm gonna pick up a MPC reissue of the DM600, but I want to make it a steel nose (to imitate a DM800 which I absolutely cannot afford) and I was curious if someone makes a conversion set to take a normal DM600 to a steel nose like this;

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and if so, who. 
I'm also curious as to what the mechanical differences (if any) there were between the steel and normal hoods (engines, transmissions, etc.) that I'd have to compensate for.

Thanks.

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Gary's email is still the same, he only takes orders and payments through snail mail though so check or money order only.

Thanks for the info on that, he just emailed me back. Probably gonna go with his kit considering that it's significantly cheaper.

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It was pointed out when.I purchased mine from gary , the need to add a thin strip of styrene alone the edge of the grill she'll due to some resin shrinkage. he said it was minimal, adding .015 "would be good. mine didn't need the addition , but a few did.

The parts are beautifully cast and really makes the truck look more aggressive 

 

Jeff

 

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It was pointed out when.I purchased mine from gary , the need to add a thin strip of styrene alone the edge of the grill she'll due to some resin shrinkage. he said it was minimal, adding .015 "would be good. mine didn't need the addition , but a few did.

The parts are beautifully cast and really makes the truck look more aggressive 

 

Jeff

 

as in along the left and right side of the grille? 
Dennis, how long did it take you to get your parts in from Gary? 

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Here's the page that lists the DM600 steel hood. The list is about a year old, so I can't guaranty that the price is accurate...

 

I emailed him a couple days ago and he emailed me back, those prices are still accurate. I just need to get some more modeling money.

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It was pointed out when.I purchased mine from gary , the need to add a thin strip of styrene alone the edge of the grill she'll due to some resin shrinkage. he said it was minimal, adding .015 "would be good. mine didn't need the addition , but a few did.

The parts are beautifully cast and really makes the truck look more aggressive 

 

Jeff

 

Now that I have modeling money again and I'm gonna be building this one over the year, I think I'm gonna order one of these kits. I just can't see how they go together by looking at the parts. Is there a set of instructions or anything to help with assembly that comes with it?

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So I'm gonna pick up a MPC reissue of the DM600, but I want to make it a steel nose (to imitate a DM800 which I absolutely cannot afford) and I was curious if someone makes a conversion set to take a normal DM600 to a steel nose like this;

1__29804.1427558519.1280.1280.JPG?c=2

and if so, who. 
I'm also curious as to what the mechanical differences (if any) there were between the steel and normal hoods (engines, transmissions, etc.) that I'd have to compensate for.

Thanks.

Here is a DM 600 with steel hood.

dm_steel_hood_5014.jpg

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