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1/87 Freightliner build

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Did some 1/87 choppin today! Converted an Athearn Consolidated Freightways, single axle sleeper cab Freightliner into a shorter single axle day cab. Chopped the cab, air dam, interior and chassis, drilled out the tiny air horn and exhaust stack, relocated the fuel tanks, added a battery box, added detail to the interior and cut out the lower half of the engine and trans so I can install a tiny Detroit straight six with a tiny Roadranger transmission. (pics are in reverse order, it won't let me change it)

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In days past I used to do HO.  You have pulled off a heck of a nice job on some tiny tiny stuff!

Consider moving the thread over to the under glass section.

Peace

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Looks good, nice work.

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Thanks guys, It's actually not finished yet. I just got a Detroit 671 engine and Fuller transmission to put in it, i'll be scratchbuilding the air start tank for behind the cab, redoing the fuel tanks to remove the seam and they'll get real metal tire chains hanging off them. The wheels will be changed to little two holes as well. Here's a pic of the Cummins HBDS-600 that I bought for another truck. (to show the size)

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That's a great little build.

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Cool build just my size truck.

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Very nice...pretty intense working on small scale like that...Looking real good!!!

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So do you have a big crane in your yard for picking up that huge penny????? Or do you just drive the truck over it to park it???? 

Lol, either way this is a great build!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!

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Who makes the engine and trans you have in the pics

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