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Lowlife ! !

Custom Peterbilt 359 !

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Hi guys......

Getting back into the models after a bit of a break, and joined in a build off on another forum.

Now ive no idea about trucks, never built one, just googled pics and hope for the best !

Heres the kit im starting with........

 

 

 

 

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So i wanted it long and low, most things i build are low and this was a real test !

First things first, cut up a photo copy and mess about with it for ideas..... Heres the plan !

 

 

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Found a couple of wheels and tyres in the spares box which looked okay, ultra low profiles but with horrid centres.

So i used the backs of the wheels with the original truck hubcaps modified to fit !  Still looked a little small even though the actual wheel was bigger, so i painted the rim black to blend in with the tyre !

After cutting off the front suspension and chopping up the sump ive got this, about the right height !

 

 

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Chassis cut and wheels mocked up, the rear is standard height so you can see how much its lowered  !

 

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Ive a bit more progress to show but i`ll update it again after ive moved some pictures around !

Been fiddling with this for a couple of weeks so i`ll get you up to date soon , thanks for looking !

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I like the direction your headed ! I wouldn't have thought about notching the frame , and really like how your making it in the weeds 

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11 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

I like the direction your headed ! I wouldn't have thought about notching the frame , and really like how your making it in the weeds 

X2! 

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Thans guys...

Hereis the new chassis section added from sheet plastic, engine started, and started to make up new suspension on the front,  i`ll be adding air bags later !

 

 

 

 

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Then the chassis prepped and painted, added chrome suspension and looking forward to adding all the kit chrome parts next !

Up to date now so thanks for looking, more progress soon !

 

 

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Thank you guys, I know most of the builds here are stock so I wasn't sure how this would go down...

More soon I'm just waiting for sunshine ( in the UK !! ) to finish more painting ! !

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1 hour ago, Lowlife ! ! said:

 

Thank you guys, I know most of the builds here are stock so I wasn't sure how this would go down...

More soon I'm just waiting for sunshine ( in the UK !! ) to finish more painting ! !

Anything is welcome, there are some Kustom rigs too!! Can't wait to see more of what you have going Martin!!

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Wow its been awhile, been busy building and not updating this !

Still raining, and too cold, to paint the bodywork here but the rest is almost done !

Front suspension, extended propshaft, new recovered radiator ( in chrome of course ! )  and rear end is complete. Added 49 merc tailights too, and theres a bit of gold plating going in as well !

More pics soon when i get to paint it ! 

 

 

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Almost forgot, interiors complete too ! 

Being a show truck i couldnt just paint it beige could i  ?

 

 

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Coming along quite nicely!! Still liking the orange on it!!

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Thankyou for the comments guys, truck is now finished and posted in `under glass`

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