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Peterbilt 353 Off-Road Dumper

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This is one of my early conversions. I built it still without the www only with a limited number of pictures from books, therefore I think the model is more than 15 years old.

I used at least three different kits from AMT, Revell and Italeri and many parts of my spares box. The dump box is scratch built.

 

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Oh man, that's one nice looking dump truck! Awesome fabrication work!

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It looks Awesome!! The color is perfect!! Excellent work on the bed too!! Top notch all around!!!

Were did you get the drive tires?

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That's sweet!  I saw a Mack B81X with a similar dump body several years ago.  Great job

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Beautiful beautiful job !!   you captured the look perfectly of a typical heavy mine/quarry/off road truck....great job on the dump body...love the tire and wheel combo you have chosen for it.

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Thank you all for your replies, much appreciated!

 

On 6.1.2018 at 12:53 AM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

It looks Awesome!! The color is perfect!! Excellent work on the bed too!! Top notch all around!!!

Were did you get the drive tires?

When I built the model some older Italeri truck kits still had styrene tires. My rear tires came from one of these old kits. I "regrooved" them to replicate off-road treads.

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Absolutely beautiful and great scratch building that dump body! Love it, that must be the picture of it before it showed up for work! LOL

 

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What they all said!  Pretty nice!  Color is outstanding and the execution of the build is first class.

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