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BRBO 2020: International Paystar tractor

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So while waiting for the 4300 parts I went through the old built ups once again and picked this one out. Super clean and next to no glue or paint used. In fact, after a few hrs at the bench it was almost completely blown apart. So while I start the prep and primer stage I will be thinking of what color I want it. Hmmmm.....

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So I think I figured out what direction I am going with this finally. The dump box really wasn't working for me, so I am putting a fifth wheel on it, changing out the wheels and tires, maybe modifying the front bumper, and oh yea, it's going to be yellow. 

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 Sam, I will be watching you rebuild! The Paystar 5000 is one of my favorites!

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Hmm..that looks like Ryder truck yellow..lol

Very nice , cool part of these paystar kits is ability to convert them into just about anything..probably even a kitchen sink 

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:):):)

Good progress....  What kind of trailer are you gonna mate this up to Sam?

DJ

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23 hours ago, TECHMAN said:

:):):)

Good progress....  What kind of trailer are you gonna mate this up to Sam?

DJ

Funny you should ask...I happen to have this in a box of trailer parts, and since it's yellow, and I have never done a real wood deck....

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So with work picking up and yard work needing done now that we have dried out, I finally took some time for the bench. After gluing the 

loose spots on the frame I changed it over to saddle tanks. I also repaired the broken front axle, sorted out the wheels and tires I want to use, and painted them up. Since I could not remove the grille from the fender assembly, I stripped the chrome and put bmf under the satin black, something I have never tried before. Still lots to sort out on the chassis and clean up before paint but it felt good to sit down at the bench again.

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One of my favourite model kits. I like the color you used on the cab.

 

Be Well

 Gator

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Just two suggestions for you. 1. drill a hole in the hood where the vent goes. 2. The vent bars should go vertical.

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1 hour ago, ranma said:

Just two suggestions for you. 1. drill a hole in the hood where the vent goes. 2. The vent bars should go vertical.

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Just a round hole centered, or should I open up the whole area?

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Center but about a tad small than the circle in the picture. This is for the air cleaner , so note the hole size on the air cleaner.

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2 hours ago, ranma said:

Center but about a tad small than the circle in the picture. This is for the air cleaner , so note the hole size on the air cleaner.

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Gotcha,

Thanks!

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Cool project. As for the real wood deck, it's very easy with this trailer. I took one of the kit's "wood deck" pieces with me to Michael's since they sell wood strips by Revell. I don't have a measurement or part #, though. I just matched it up with what was there. This is how mine turned out:

 

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Nice, I like the wood you used, it makes the trailer come more to life. You have a pictures of your winch rack?

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10 hours ago, bigred63 said:

Nice, I like the wood you used, it makes the trailer come more to life. You have a pictures of your winch rack?

Here are some progress pix of the winch tower. The winch itself, and the upper section of the tower  is from an amt Pete wrecker kit. The top part is a cut down section of a ramp from a Revell of Germany car carrier trailer. The rest is just sprue.

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The beacon lights are from Auslowe.

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Ok, bumping this rebuild project to BRBO status. Still looking for the rest of the lowboy pieces. I wont be able to go to a craft store and look for wood for the decking for awhile yet but I have plenty to keep me busy in the meantime. 

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