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stretched cando peterbilt rotator slider

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i do have memory issues...didn't I get this kit from you?  if so thanks again!

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i do have memory issues...didn't I get this kit from you?  if so thanks again!

You sure did! I am watching this one closely as I am jealous of how you are bringing this one to life! I have the newer issue of this kit, still debating if I should try building it or selling it......

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You sure did! I am watching this one closely as I am jealous of how you are bringing this one to life! I have the newer issue of this kit, still debating if I should try building it or selling it......

build it, man!!  its a great kit

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build it, man!!  its a great kit

Time is my demon. I have a bench full of started builds, some of them 10 years in the making!

I have an idea in my head for building a bunch of wreckers and flatbeds for a fictional towing company, just have to finalize the colors and trucks. I have multiples of almost every wrecker kit offered and even a couple of resin kits too!

 

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Time is my demon. I have a bench full of started builds, some of them 10 years in the making!

I have an idea in my head for building a bunch of wreckers and flatbeds for a fictional towing company, just have to finalize the colors and trucks. I have multiples of almost every wrecker kit offered and even a couple of resin kits too!

 

my record is 13 yrs to build a kit...lol.  years ago I started a fictional auto shop/race car owner group.  my big wrecker project is to make a tow haul tow truck from the paystar 5000 dump truck kit...the can do would make a great flagship truck for your fleet...the can do kit will teach you patience.

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don't you love it when you carefully research and plan a project and then realize halfway through that its not gonna work?  I realized I had the 2nd steering axle too far back which moving it forward will necessitate using the smaller fuel tanks pictured, fenders for this axle and steps for sleeper-maybe on the fender. ihad originally planned to have 2nd st axle centered under sleeper and using fuel tanks in the kit...oh well 59a6dbc43130e_111_19161.thumb.JPG.1d9549

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That's the good thing about working with plastic, you can almost always improvise. Even following the carpenter's adage mistakes can still be made. I think it'll look great any way you go about it. I remember getting frustrated more than once when I was building my 1/16 wrecker years ago but I just kept chugging away at it.

 

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That's the good thing about working with plastic, you can almost always improvise. Even following the carpenter's adage mistakes can still be made. I think it'll look great any way you go about it. I remember getting frustrated more than once when I was building my 1/16 wrecker years ago but I just kept chugging away at it.

 

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did you scratch the bed? got any pics of it completed? that looks great

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Jeff its good to see your work again, thats gonna be one great looking build when your done .Dont let the steer axle or fuel tanks get you flustered. The thing about custom builds is it your ideas ,done your way.. Keep up the great work..

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im kool with it...that's y I draw my plans in pencil

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Jeff, this is looking awesome!!!!!!!! Keep it going my friend!!!!!!!

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great looking monster wrecker your building following with interest

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thanks for the nice omments

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I did scratch build the wrecker bed and boom as well as the chassis of course. Naturally the whole thing was loosely based on the Can-Do. I don't want to hijack your thread with a bunch of pics but here are a few. The first photo is a "waiting for the chrome to come back from Chrome-Tech" shot...

 

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I did scratch build the wrecker bed and boom as well as the chassis of course. Naturally the whole thing was loosely based on the Can-Do. I don't want to hijack your thread with a bunch of pics but here are a few. The first photo is a "waiting for the chrome to come back from Chrome-Tech" shot...

 

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Precision3.jpg

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Precision9.jpg

that's awesome...feel free to post any pic u lijke

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I did scratch build the wrecker bed and boom as well as the chassis of course. Naturally the whole thing was loosely based on the Can-Do. I don't want to hijack your thread with a bunch of pics but here are a few. The first photo is a "waiting for the chrome to come back from Chrome-Tech" shot...

 

wrecker2.JPG

Precision3.jpg

Precision4.jpg

Precision9.jpgthat's also a cool build nice wreckers guy's 

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That is a great looking build

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slowly but surely progress!!  just a few odd n ends to paint...still gotta finish fuel tanks n steps...can start assembly of most components tomorrow

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had to make newsteps...finally everything is painted cept the fuel tanks...got a few other pieces done...love the Molotov chrome pen but when used it will have to be clearcoated unless you can avoid touching the area it was used on

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Looking good 

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That looks awesome, Man....Looking very good....

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Looking great! I like those steps!!

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totally digging this build! looks fantastic so far, keep at it:)

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a small update...boom is done cept for 2 small light bars n decals...chrome auto striping tapw was used for the air cleaner straps n will be used for fuel tank straps aswell...outriggers done...kinda nervous bout the big things left...namely mounting axles and bed to frame

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Nice progress.

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