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1976 Autocar A64B dedicated to JR

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Well it’s finaily here the A64B. I’ve had this painted for several  years and when I seen the new decal register in the kit  I knew  exactly the way I was going to build this one. Some day when if I ever repaint my real 1.1 Autocar I thought about this paint scheme. This build is dedicated  to my Dad who spent a lot of time helping me to restore my real truck. He got to see it at only one truck show in Paducah KY. after we finished it and then he passed away with cancer. The last picture in this set is of him when we was restoring it. He drove for 43yrs with No  accidents And log millions of miles. Truckers that new him around town always called him JR because that’s what he put on his trucks “J.R. Drennen”. So this ones for him enjoy the pics.

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I'd say you did the truck and your dad proud Lee.  That's a beautiful truck.

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Just thought I would give a update on the tribute. I sold my 1.1 Autocar A64b the first week of November. I was in a bad car accident In September  that didn’t help my Arthritis I’ve been fighting for years and it seems the accident has made it worse. Saying that I had to realize I can no longer crawl around the old truck and give her the attention she needs. The truck was starting to go down hill fast so instead of letting her rust and rod to death I decided to sell her. She went to a good home and the gentleman who bought her is going to restore her back to the original color and stripe I showed him on the line sheet I gave him. I plan on finishing this build this year and build one from the original line sheet.I had her 19yrs  Here’s some pics of our hay days and our last day together. 

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 What a great tribute to your Father. Autocar trucks are Beautiful looking trucks. The green color, just makes the look Awesome. Keep up the good work.     

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Thanks guys I’m putting it back on the bench tonight I’ve got a big head start on my BRBO so I will give this some attention 

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Worked on the frame last  tonight got the front half done now moving to the back 

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Great looking 1.1 a real classic! I am sure the model is going to look as good as the real thing and will be a fitting tribute to your dad, good look with the build, I will be following and looking forward to seeing more.

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Dan. Thanks for the complement going to get some more done on it tonight 
 

Geoffrey. Thanks for stopping by and the complement. I hated to sell my truck last Fall but with my physical condition I couldn’t keep it looking the way it should look so I sold to a guy who’s going to keep the old girl in shape and take her to truck shows like I did. 

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A little more work done last night now for the paint 

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Nice progress when you’re finished you will need to have a covered display for it. 

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Dan. Thanks that’s a good idea I just might  have  to do that 

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This is a beauty Lee...... matched the paint perfectly !

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Wow, I am new in the forum but, I dare say that 
I have liked Autocar since Over the top.
Very nice painting

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Jeff. Thanks for the complement it’s been a fun build. I’ll have a update on a couple days. When I bought the real truck I asked what color green was that the owner said it ford jade green I matched it with Dupicolor rattle can 
 

Enrico. Welcome to the forum and thanks for stopping by and the complement 

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Thanks for the welcome, I will stay 
tuned to this topic, to see this complete truck🙂

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