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Autocar dump coming this summer

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Just noticed a few online retailers have this model listed for preorder in late may to July!  I'll be adding a few more to my pile for sure !

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Good news. I just found it myself. I'm stocking up while I can.B)

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I have to get me one or two.

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1 hour ago, hpiguy said:

Gotta have!  Can't wait!

That should be an interesting video.

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Glad this is making a return ! And since they have made a dump truck and a tow truck in the reissue dept , it’s time for a Mixer with a Kenworth under it!

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It would be nice...but the original issue was in 1971 and as far as I know it has never been reissued, so they have to find the tooling for the mixer and the other parts if it still exists and get licensing for it.

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On 4/11/2019 at 6:53 PM, Jim B said:

That should be an interesting video.

The AutoCar A64B I did weathered up needs a buddy! :) 

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Toss the kit tires , stick some huge resin spokes under this truck and give it the look it deserves..imho

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How huge?  Floats in the front, too?

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23 hours ago, Jim B said:

How huge?  Floats in the front, too?

Just a decent size of rubber all around , get those low rider rubber off it lol

But everyone has a look their after , I've been hanging around Chris D too long 

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14 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Just a decent size of rubber all around , get those low rider rubber off it lol

But everyone has a look their after , I've been hanging around Chris D too long 

12R24 or 14R24 tires would be great on this kit.

I'm planning on cases of this release.  This kit is a good one to build as an Autocar but also makes a great parts donor with the dump box, Rockwell 6-rod rear suspension, front float tires, HD front springs, and 6-spoke front/5-spoke rear wheels.

 

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That would be an Interesting build!  Love the Diamond tread fenders.

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I have one of the previous reissues of this, and I was thinking that since the decals are for a fictional trucking company in Ardmore, PA, I should probably build this as a coal hauler.  I know in some areas of PA you can't drive down the street without seeing a coal truck.  Kind of like logging trucks in central Louisiana.

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Guess I shoulda bought the kw mixer I saw at NNL east, that would’ve all but guaranteed it’s reissue.....

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How does the "heated body" work? What is used to heat the dump body, which, I'm assuming, is meant to prevent the load from sticking to the body below a certain temperature?

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