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New build, Consolidated Freightways

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Nice! I did a build of that a few years ago, with original issue kits, lol. Had I known they were going to be reissued, I’d of waited.

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:):):)

Will be watching this one.....  Are you using the kit decals or...?

DJ

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Should be a fun build . Once you get past putting the cab together !

 

Be Well

 Gator

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That one looks good !

 

Be Well

 Gator

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What colors would the trailers be, silver or white to match the same era as the tractor?

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Very nice, I will be watching. I have this same kit on the shelf. I already did the SD version of this truck and made it into a Septic truck. I will do the DD version next. DID CF ever have a DD version?

 

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As I began separating the suspension parts, I realized that there are enough extra parts to build another trailer dolly.

If you build the SD (single axel) version of the Freightliner tractor, you will have the extra four tires required for the dolly.

The pictures shows the suspension parts divided using the trays from storebought cookies.

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Chassis painted,  single stack per CF specs.  No chrome either, a real bare bones operation.

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Moving on looking great so far. 

Extra Dollie must be for Oregon Triples lol. 

Frame also looks real good.

What red did you use.. 

 

 

Edited by NothingAsFineAsaW9

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Painted with Rustoleum 7765 Regal Red.  Trucks don't have to look showroom fresh,  especially fleet jobs.

A little rough around the edges.

Thanks to all for the compliments

 

Edited by Joe Thomas
more info

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Cheated and used Gorrilla Tape to hold the cab together.   Hey, it's not like someone's going to drive it.

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1 hour ago, Joe Thomas said:

Cheated and used Gorrilla Tape to hold the cab together.   Hey, it's not like someone's going to drive it.

 

I don't consider that cheating, it's called "using all the available tools".   I use scrap book double sided tape to hold in glass!

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On 10/20/2019 at 10:02 AM, Joe Thomas said:

Cheated and used Gorrilla Tape to hold the cab together.   Hey, it's not like someone's going to drive it.

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Joe I will be watching your build closely. Have the same kit I will be starting. Will also most likely do it as a CF unit although mine will be a dual drive tractor. Quick question  about using the Gorilla Tape. I figure it would be the black tape ( I know there’s also a clear version). After you sanded the cab meeting seams did you just use the tape on the inside roof then glue the seams or vice versa?

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JJ55,

Clear gorilla tape only.  Also used it to attach the nose of the trailer to the sides.

Even used it for the tape on the roll up door, more aggressive adhesive and slightly stronger than adhesive tape.

Are you from or in Jersey? What exit? I am originally from Newark and Jackson.   Moved to NC in May.

Good reference material here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=consolidated+freightways&client=firefox-b-1-m&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi4saf_mJzlAhXhT98KHQ-KD4gQ_AUIBygC&biw=360&bih=560#imgrc=9_SaCVqCad5foM%3A

 

 

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Joe Thomas said:

JJ55,

Clear gorilla tape only.  Also used it to attach the nose of the trailer to the sides.

Even used it for the tape on the roll up door, more aggressive adhesive and slightly stronger than adhesive tape.

Are you from or in Jersey? What exit? I am originally from Newark and Jackson.   Moved to NC in May.

Good reference material here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=consolidated+freightways&client=firefox-b-1-m&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi4saf_mJzlAhXhT98KHQ-KD4gQ_AUIBygC&biw=360&bih=560#imgrc=9_SaCVqCad5foM%3A

 

 

 

 

 

Joe thanks. I currently live in Medford just outside Cherry Hill. Moved here about 9 years ago from the Freehold/Howell area. So Exit 5 or 4 of the beautiful New Jersey Tpke.

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Cool project. I remember when these things were EVERYWHERE! I have a 1/43 KW I converted to a day cab (with a stubby bumper) and a set of doubles, for it. Most of the major conversion work is done, including the dolly. I look at it, every once in a while, but haven't worked on it in a long time.

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