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DrKerry

TAT 2018- California Pete TMC Transportion livery — New pics—6/20/18

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2 minutes ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Make sure not to spray Lacquer over enamel! I also "usually" dullcoat my engines, but not always.

Right you are there!! Have a crazed mess on my hands!!!!

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Chassis is painted along with engine! Engine is in the chassis and next onto wheels and tires!!!

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Looks Excellent! That engine looks great white with the chrome valve covers!!

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 Looks good about now.

 

Be Well

 Gator

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Thought the Chrome valve covers would look good on it so I left them alone!! Shot clear on the frame but after I had the engine in it flattened out!?!? Oh well! Not pulling it apart to try another clear! I’ll use something different when I do the body panels though!

tires and wheels are done and ready to go on, body and interior are next!!!

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Ok!!! I’m bummed! Started pulling body parts out and realized this old girl doesn’t have hood hinges in it!! Of course now the frame is painted!!!??? Aye aye aye!!! 

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2 hours ago, DrKerry said:

Ok!!! I’m bummed! Started pulling body parts out and realized this old girl doesn’t have hood hinges in it!! Of course now the frame is painted!!!??? Aye aye aye!!! 

Looks great Kerry!!

I've never tried it on a Peterbilt and it wouldn't be 100% accurate, I often use doll house door hinges to mount my hoods. I mount them to the bumper and depending on how you mount them the hood can tilt 90 degrees. My LNT 9000 has these hinges as well as my Apollo 92 and my 9000 White. Most of the time AMT's hinge set up on all their big rigs don't work very well unless you mount the bumper too low.

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Thanks Brian!!!

I was thinking of trying to make some hinges for it and see how they turn out!!! LOL, we'll see?!?!?!

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Nice project Kerry, also for me the first time i seea  fifth wheel release at the rear, learning every time.

With enemal paint its good to do, just dilute it with turpentine and paint a couple of layers for the cover.

Let every single layer dry good before u put the next on the object.

I'll did it couple of times and the result looks very good, like its sprayed and no loss of details.

This is a self made engine and painted with Revell enemal paint.....

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I hope you do not mind that I post this photo in your topic, otherwise i will remove it.

Hermann.

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5 hours ago, Hermann Kersten said:

Nice project Kerry, also for me the first time i seea  fifth wheel release at the rear, learning every time.

With enemal paint its good to do, just dilute it with turpentine and paint a couple of layers for the cover.

Let every single layer dry good before u put the next on the object.

I'll did it couple of times and the result looks very good, like its sprayed and no loss of details.

This is a self made engine and painted with Revell enemal paint.....

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I hope you do not mind that I post this photo in your topic, otherwise i will remove it.

Hermann.

Looks good Hermann!!!! I don’t mind if it’s on here!! I like your work!!!!

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I will warn you, unless it was just me but when you go to set the hood in place it will not clear the chrome steering linkage part...

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On 6/10/2018 at 6:56 PM, bandit1 said:

I will warn you, unless it was just me but when you go to set the hood in place it will not clear the chrome steering linkage part...

Thanks for the heads up but it barely does clear it! I realized after paint I forgot to add the other part of the linkage. I may pop it apart and fix it so it looks right.

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Coming together nicely!! Body panels are in flat black base coat. I need to get some more metallic black for final coat though!! Interior parts are painted in Colonial Red to simulate the darker red Pete interior color.. Fuel tanks are hung, working on sanding and prepping parts for paint now! 

I have to get some more Bare Metal Foil so I can foil the Mercury sleeper that’s going on. I have a resin visor from Auslowe Resin for it too, that and a pair of forward mud shields or what ever ya call them?!?! Lol I also have a chrome tail light bar/mud flap hanger for the tail of the truck to complete it... 

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15 hours ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Looks Great!!

Thanks Brian!!!

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CHAssis is mostly done!! Working on painting body now and still need to get more BMF to do the bunk house!! 

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Decals added to mud flaps!! Kevin has another set on its way my way that will go on the doors!C1238A12-6AC6-43BE-A044-1A731DE6000F.thumb.jpeg.a3e834a95999eba15bdeebf590f7aa63.jpeg

 

Colonial Red over Black to simulate Peterbilt Oxblood Red for the interior.

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Chassis is almost done except shocks, radiator, battery box, and exhaust.

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