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1973 White Road Commander Aerodyne


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This one began with a fiberglass cab and the sleeper from a snap kw (thanks Terry!!). I was inspired by an article in Overdrive magazine (See "On Workbench"). I wanted this build to have that backyard project (or as I call it Johnny Cash) look to it. Parts from many kits were used. the AMT kits were: 352 Pete, 359 Pete, Mack R, Super Boss KW, GMC General, K123 KW, Road Boss, and Diamond Reo. The Revell of Germany kits were: W900 KW and 359 Pete. Revell Snap kits were: 359 Pete and W900 KW. The Ertl kits were: 4200 IH, 4300 IH, and 4070B Transtar II IH. there were plenty of scratch built parts and some after market as well.

The Frame is from the 352 Pete. (thanks Terry) The engine is an 8v-71 with a turbo added to make it an 8v-71T. The rear axle is a tag. The stack is angled back on purpose. A tree took out the stack which was replaced, but the muffler never was straightened.

There's a Johnny Cash 8-track in the truck to listen to "One Piece at a Time".

 

34900924990_e1575a5317_k.jpgIMG_3110 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

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