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Autocar A64F

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10 years ago I built this truck,

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However, the tractor has ended up in  a very sad state. I am rebuilding the tractor and using the trailers for a different truck. Using the 1969 Autocar hood conversion from AITM, I will be converting this into an A64FT. 

Starting with the frame, I made some modifications. Front springs from a White Road Boss were used. The notched area at the front end of the rails was reshaped. The steering brackets molded to the frame have been cut off and are being repositioned.

I used the Road Boss radiator with the Autocar kit fan shroud added.

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The bumper comes with the hood. It's just laying in place for the photo.

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Here is the hood mocked up with a fresh kit cab.

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The very heavy duty Rockwell suspension from the Autocar Dump Truck kit has been replaced. A used GMC Astro rear suspension sits in its place since this will be an on-highway truck.

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Here is the hood and cab in their first coats of primer with my own modifications to the hood shown.

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I shaved off the molded headlights and will be adding a set from the spares box.

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STS used to sell these metal wheels. The one on the left is sanded and polished.I'm using these with the Autocar kit drive wheels. 

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The overall plan for this one is that it will be a tractor with an NTA 370 Cummins engine, 5x4 main/auxiliary transmission setup and a Mercury sleeper. The paint job and the trailer are the only remaining debates going on right now, but I do have some ideas. I just have to pick one.

 

Edited by SpreadAxle

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Nice work, cool project

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I remember that truck, Good Luck with the re-build 

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I like this project!! Looking good so far!!

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Looked good before and looking good as it starts a new life!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more!!!!

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Looking good!

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CAN'T SEE ANY PHOTOS, JUST SAYS 3RD PARTY HOSTING USAGE

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what he said

cant see

jacobus

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Photobucket has stopped the linking service to forums and such unless you pay 40 bucks a month or 400 bucks a year.

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Axle-forward Autocars like this one had a narrow 18" battery box with a step. I narrowed the AutoCar kit battery box. The step is made using a step from a Revell AG Pete 359 and some plastic angle and other scrap plastic. I made a mold of my new battery box and cast some copies. The master is on the left.  

 

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I moved my photos and cancelled Photo Bucket.I'm on Fotki now so they should be visible. What Force said about Photo Bucket is true. They did it without warning.

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The truck in the pic is basically what I'm going for.

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The truck in the pic is basically what I'm going for.

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 nice nice nice!!!!!!!!

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I've been pretty busy but there has been some progress on this one.

I made some modifications to the frame. A new rear cross member was fabricated. 

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The Cummins NTA-370 and the transmission from a Road boss kit.

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On the 1:1, some versions had the air cleaner tube coming through the side of the hood while others have the air intake set up the same way as the Autocar kits. For the turbo charged Cummins, I have seen this version of the hood used, so I modified the hood and used the cowl plate from the Road Boss.

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Thanks for looking and I will update again soon.

 

 

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Looking good!!

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It's a beautiful projet.

 

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I used to have a buddy that hauled cattle with a 75 Autocar 

The whole truck was Oklahoma state university orange

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Nice so far!!!!

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Nice rebuild progress..!   I am a fan of the older trucks myself.

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Looks good from here Ray !Looking forward to seeing thisone finished .

 

 

be Well

 Gator

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