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DRIPTROIT 71

1955 IH RDTC 405

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Wow, that´s awesome! I like what I see here.

Thanks for the kind words!!!

A little more progress. Most of the plumbing done (air, fuel, etc.), battery box made and installed

24618890228_8870225c39_k.jpgIMG_6432 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

24618894958_bc3ce617a9_k.jpgIMG_6431 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

37604019715_8a4af7710c_k.jpgIMG_6429 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

37604028335_4eebeff807_k.jpgIMG_6427 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

38459132872_c898eebe88_k.jpgIMG_6426 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

26715191249_a3934b9732_k.jpgIMG_6424 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

38435267876_af55cfbc9f_k.jpgIMG_6434 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

37603995125_c6a4c599ba_k.jpgIMG_6436 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

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If I didn't live so far, I'd come over for some plumbing lessons.

I don't know if you could learn much from me, but I'm sure I could learn a lot at your engine building shop.:D

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If I didn't live so far, I'd come over for some plumbing lessons.

Pat, where did you get the hinges for your CNT Dodge fenders? These fenders hinge in a similar way. I've considered just making them removable instead of hinging them, but we'll see.

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England I think. I'll look it up when I get home.We're away babysitting our grandchildren. Should be back home tomorrow

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England I think. I'll look it up when I get home.We're away babysitting our grandchildren. Should be back home tomorrow

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Thanks Pat! I went ahead and tried my luck at scratch building some hinges. They're not perfect, but they'll do:

37853250484_d114e58f6c_k.jpgIMG_6475 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

37853256484_2b89e2de14_k.jpgIMG_6476 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

38538446572_16cefa68cc_k.jpgIMG_6500 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

37681909995_f3dac5095e_k.jpgIMG_6502 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

38538500972_3178672e69_k.jpgIMG_6505 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

38513712356_af7150a0dd_k.jpgIMG_6506 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

I also made a new air filter assembly. The one that came with the cab was a little large for my taste. There were many styles used these trucks, so I went with a smaller style.

 

37853343504_5afd1b96eb_k.jpgIMG_6514 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

38570146741_ce50ded2a2_k.jpgIMG_6515 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

38570152631_5ecb44207c_k.jpgIMG_6516 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

 

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Very nice work Brian,...your air lines look great, I like the brackets you made up to mount on the diff housing.......your fender hinges worked out perfect also....the "home stretch" is getting a lot closer !

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Thanks Guys!!! I hope that I am on the home stretch!

The back windows were two different sizes and a little large in the casting. I redid them. They are not perfect, but I think they look better. I was able to get some paint on today. I'm really happy with the paint. It looks like a truck now. Some window glass, interior work and a few more details and this one will be done.

37927419534_bfdc8c1f82_k.jpgIMG_6624 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

37927427664_b09d1499a2_k.jpgIMG_6627 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

38612581402_451b283e56_k.jpgIMG_6630 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

24772466518_7be277f755_k.jpgIMG_6640 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

37757549955_9836032373_k.jpgIMG_6639 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

38644967621_9ec3a4cb10_k.jpgIMG_6638 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

38612621242_013cc0121b_k.jpgIMG_6636 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

24772523098_d1d59e07f5_k.jpgIMG_6634 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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That is a superb build, Brian, and not one seen very often, which makes it all that much more interesting! Is the engine a DAN Models resin?

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1 hour ago, redneckrigger said:

That is a superb build, Brian, and not one seen very often, which makes it all that much more interesting! Is the engine a DAN Models resin?

Thanks Tom! That is one of Dan's engines.

Thanks to everyone who commented!!

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Thanks for the kind words everyone!!! I'm wanting to put this one behind me. My decals were old and totally fell apart in water, so I have some coming from Jerry. I finished the interior today.

I decided to cast some Tac-o-graphs/ Speed-o-graphs since I seem to be using them and I don't know of a source for them.

26937813859_40bb0849d2_k.jpgIMG_6679 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

Here's the dash:

26937819579_83d3dbe7ca_k.jpgIMG_6680 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

Her's the dash of the reference truck:

31937818311_7a5fb7b64d_h.jpgIMG_1788 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

31907670792_0d3a41a0c8_h.jpgIMG_1780 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

37995998124_cfca33170b_k.jpgIMG_6681 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Brian,

       i just went through the whole build thread . You've done some really nice work on this project !

 

 

  Be Well

   Gator

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18 hours ago, gatorincebu said:

Brian,

       i just went through the whole build thread . You've done some really nice work on this project !

 

 

  Be Well

   Gator

Thanks Gator!!!

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Well this one is finally finished! I'm pretty happy with everything except the windshield, but I've learned from my mistakes. I'll post some pictures under glass when weather permits.

38811012502_786f4c8651_k.jpgIMG_6763 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

27065393699_f7639b52e3_k.jpgIMG_6762 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

38811019252_c7ca78436c_k.jpgIMG_6764 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

38126018724_6166d8cda2_k.jpgIMG_6765 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

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