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B.R.B.O. Peterbilt 352

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One of my favorite trucks! Looking forward to more! Welcome to the Build Off!

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1 hour ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

One of my favorite trucks! Looking forward to more! Welcome to the Build Off!

I love it too.  It was the very first big rig I ever built when I was a teenager (about 40 years ago).  I search my parents' house every time I get back there to try and find it again but haven't had any luck.  I built it straight out of the box -- no paint -- but I didn't care.  It was just fun to build. 

This kit has a bad case of "chrome-itis".  LOL.   Will need to restock my Easy-Off oven cleaner.

Of course it's been too long, but I don't remember the original release (same box art) having the Detroit 8V engine ?   I just don't remember.

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I have an older kit of the same truck sitting on one of my shelves, it has the 8v in it.

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Got some of the engine together this weekend, and got the frame rails and cross members cleaned up.  Also got some chrome stripping done... seriously ?  a chrome oil cooler ?  chrome headers ?

Had to really work on the cross members to get them "square" (they were actually "V" shaped).  Luckily the ejector pin marks on the frame rails were easy to get to and clean up.  I'm not crazy about the fact that there isn't a "positive alignment" with the cross members and the frame rails to make sure the frame is straight and square (i.e. bosses or pins).

Anyway...  "east bound and down, loaded up and truckin'"  :-)

 

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Plenty of COEs to go around. Love the variety.

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These Petes are one of my favorite. I especially love when they look well used.

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Looking forward to this, this build off is looking great with all the variety

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Hey guys  --  looking for some advice/help here.

I've got some holes in the spring mounts that are in an area too small to get in and sand if I tried to putty them.  What do you do with these ?

Thanks !

 

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Fill them with superglue? 

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Good idea...   medium ?  thick ?

I thought about that... just haven't tried it before.

 

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Try whatever you have on hand, build in layers if you have to, if careful enough should hide the hole/divot completely 

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Roger that, Houston.

:D

 

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Well..  spent the afternoon down at the bench.  Mostly more clean-up on this "flash monster", so not much to show for 4 hours of work I'm afraid.

Had the 1985 Valleydale Meats 500 race on to watch while I worked - so that was nice.

Next weekend the frame is going to get glued to together so hopefully will have more to show then.

 

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