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70s White Freightner COE, trying somthing new

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Hey guys, Started this a month ago, botched the body right out of the box. I got another one off ebay witch had a gap issue witch I did fix. I had to do away with the center seam witch looks awful. I still have to work on the left drip rails and a bit on the right side but that's not too bad, I ordered decals from model truckin.com and plan on doing like the last pic.. does anyone have a source for detail parts like wires, air hoses, springs and under cab insulation? Thanks

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Most of the wires / hoses builders add around here are sourced from places like telephone wire, small diameter wire can be purchased at craft stores usually in the jewlery making isles. Small gauge solder is a favorite of mine, very flexible and takes paint easily. Fishing line works also

Springs I just make from wrapping small diameter wire around drill bit, and cutting to desired length. I try to avoid buying the specialty stuff when possible , when most of the details can be made from common household items..

Under hood insulation - cut a shop towel..like those blue ones mechanics have rolls of and glue on w white glue or tacky glue..

Hope this helps get ya started

 

 

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Another thing to use for under cab insulation is aluminum foil.

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Thanks, fixing junk is my other hobby so I have lots of stuff like that lying around I'm sure. 

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Looking Good!!

Jeff covered it well on the parts. Use what you can find.  Aluminum drink cans are a good source for aluminum that cuts easy and is easy to work with for making parts as well. HVAC tape works for insulation too.

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Got a bit done on the engine and frame this week. Not done by no means but getting there. I'm trying to add only light weathering on this one. Still waiting on the decals before I lay down paint on the body though I did get the body work finished and a final sanding done tonight.

 

 

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Looks Good!!!

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I agree with Brian. That is looking really good !

 

 

Be Well

 Gator

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Over the weekend I got the engine mated to the frame and I had Doctors appointment this morning so I had the day off and got one side of the engine plumbed. I plan on doing brake and fuel lines as well.

 

 

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