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The Center hub will be a modified Peterbilt hub

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5 hours ago, PettyKW43 said:

I love those wheels but for my Movin’ On builds I am using the Freightliner kit wheels front and rear with the Kenworth hub and drum and making the the fronts with a couple of inner rears and adding the bolt detail to get the correct look . Tires are the issue, 10:00 x 22s? Not sure yet which way to go on this , MPC tooled 11:00x 20 pressed onto the 22 in rim will give the right diameter but it will still say 11:00x22.

 

5 hours ago, PettyKW43 said:

The Center hub will be a modified Peterbilt hub

It doesn't look like the real TV-series trucks had any front brakes as you see daylight through the holes in the front wheels in several scenes, and that was not unusual at the time, you would not see much daylight if there was a front drum brake behind the wheel.
If you are going to use the Freightliner wheels why don't you use the 11.00-22 tires from the kit too?
But the MPC/ERTL 11.00-20 tires are not that bad of a fit on the AMT Freightliner wheels (I just tried myself) and 11.00 is supposed to be the tread width and 1 inch in 1:25th scale is just under 1 millimeter so it's not that much difference between a 10.00 and a 11.00 tire, and the tire markings on the MPC/ERTL tires are so small that you almost have to have a magnifying glass to see what it says...so I'm sure it will work just fine.
If you compare the different AMT and MPC/ERTL tires you will see that the AMT 10.00-20 is a lot smaller in diameter than the MPC/ERTL 11.00-20 and the Freightliner tires, the MPC/Ertl 11.00-20 tire are the widest in over all width and the AMT 10.00-20 tire is the narrowest, the tread width is nearly the same on the AMT 10.00-20 and the AMT 11.00-22 and slightly wider on the MPC/ERTL 11.00-22, so the scales on these tires are probably slightly off.
 

Edited by Force

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No , the trucks didn’t have any front brakes and that’s why I will be modifying a Peterbilt front hub . As for the tires I guess I am being too fussy . The MPC tooled tires do look good on the Freightliner wheels, so I probably will go that route on the front however I still need to think about the rears , if one looks at the trucks sitting still you can see a rather aggressive  tire lug, I haven’t seen the ERTL tires on the Paystar kits yet to know whether they would be what I would want to use. Paystars are probably the only kits I have never had yet , but I will at some point.

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Yes the tread on the drive tires are aggressive on the season 1 trucks...they are probably quite noisy on the highway. :rolleyes:

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The drive tires on the ERTL Paystar...looks more like military tires and are a bit too aggressive and rounded if you ask me.

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Here is one version of Double Take Replicas drive tires (drive tire #1), they are very close to the ones used on the TV truck (picture borrowed from the Double Take website).

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The fronts on the season 1 trucks, the tread on the MPC/ERTL 11.00-20 tires are very similar to these.

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The drive tires on the trucks in season 2 has a smoother tread (the best picture I could find of them).

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Thanks Force for posting the pictures of the tires , I agree the Paystar tires look like military issues and I don’t think I would use them even on the Paystar . And since I like to use what’s on hand (probably 250kits) so a wide variety to pull from, I think I will stick with the MPC 11:00x20.

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