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1974 Dodge Bighorn - The home stretch

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I think I'm ready for another truck. I have a Big Horn waiting. I think it is a Frontier Resins piece.

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 I posted three photos of where  I could go with it;

-Working rig, I have a KFS crane which would go well with that.

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-Road tractor with daycab.

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-Fully gussied up road tractor with sleeper and plenty of bling.

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This will be good!! I built one of these a couple of years ago, but mine was from RMR. Looking forward to seeing mores of this one.

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Gonna be nice no matter the style!!!!

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I like the daycab. The Tackaberry's always do a nice job with their trucks

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Incorporating the KFS crane would be nice! Whichever way you choose, I know it will look great.

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I like the daycab. The Tackaberry's always do a nice job with their trucks

Is the type of toolbox on the Tackaberry truck available on the aftermarket? I suppose it could be scratch built easy enough. What is it called?

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Is the type of toolbox on the Tackaberry truck available on the aftermarket? I suppose it could be scratch built easy enough. What is it called?

AITM calls it a Step Tool Box. He has 5 sizes from 12 inch up to 36 inch. STB1 thru STB5.

http://www.aitruckmodels.com/pages/kitsparts.html Scroll down to Tool Boxes & Step boxes. The Moebius Lonestar kit also has one thats plated.

 

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Pat another great model subject to build and any of your 3 types will look good. This a Frontier resin cab I built mine as a dump truck a couple years ago. I used the Chevy Titan head lights instead of the 4 that are on the cast. Looking forward to see where you go with this one. 

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AITM calls it a Step Tool Box. He has 5 sizes from 12 inch up to 36 inch. STB1 thru STB5.

http://www.aitruckmodels.com/pages/kitsparts.html Scroll down to Tool Boxes & Step boxes. The Moebius Lonestar kit also has one thats plated.

 

Thank you sir. Never even thought of looking there.

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wil be a nice one

see not much these dodge

one of these day,s i order one from frontier

have just a ford 59-60 arrived from him

lookin how you go with this one

jacobus

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Nice truck in the planning stage !!

Can't wait to see this build under way

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More for the sounding board. While it looks like they ran mostly 250 Cummins I thought I'd go a different route.

I have :

CAT 3406, NTC 475 (twin turbo), CAT 1160, Detroit Series 60, 12V71T and two Mercedes engines which would nod to the brief Daimler-Chrysler association which occurred many years later.

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Pat that hood is long enough for a V16 Hemi.  Going to be cool. 

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If I were you, I would have gotten 3 and did all of them!

nice start!

havent seen many of these resin kits around.

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If I were you, I would have gotten 3 and did all of them!

nice start!

havent seen many of these resin kits around.

I would need some financial backup. :P

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Pat,

      I like the resin cab.  For me it is a toss up between .The daycab , and the flatbed with the crane !

 

 

  Be Well

  Gator

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More for the sounding board. While it looks like they ran mostly 250 Cummins I thought I'd go a different route.

I have :

CAT 3406, NTC 475 (twin turbo), CAT 1160, Detroit Series 60, 12V71T and two Mercedes engines which would nod to the brief Daimler-Chrysler association which occurred many years later.

 

The 3406 can be a real nice looking motor when it's detailed but the 12V71T sounds nice too

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Pat that hood is long enough for a V16 Hemi.  Going to be cool. 

I do have a V16, will have to check that too.

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With your talent at scratch building engines you may consider a "Big Allis".

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With your talent at scratch building engines you may consider a "Big Allis".

It sure is pretty,purple and everything.

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A rare truck like that calls for a rare motor, my vote is for the Big Al. I also vote for the daycab. 

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While all this is going on the cab is mounted in the "Straightenerupper" to alleviate a body twist.

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Here's what Terry and Brian are talking about.

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And it HAS been done

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very nice and really like your "shop". 

Just to throw one more power plant oddity, keeping in the bloodlines of Mopar, and seeing your obvious talents, how about a Chrysler "eggbeater" tank engine?

Peace

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very nice and really like your "shop". 

Just to throw one more power plant oddity, keeping in the bloodlines of Mopar, and seeing your obvious talents, how about a Chrysler "eggbeater" tank engine?

Peace

While we're into tank engines, how about this one?

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