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Starting my next build.  Using 2 MPC Gravel trailer kits, an A-car A64B and AITM A-Car DK conversion.  The idea is to bob one dump kit to a dump body, put that and the DK on the A64B chassis and then add the full trailer behind.  The Gravel trailer kit has parts and instructions to build a 2 axle dolly in addition to the truck mounted dump body.  I'm planning some extras for the truck and some mods to the trailer.  Cab and chassis color hasn't been finalized yet but will likely be one of the Aztek line Pearls, maybe a custom blend.  Additional aftermarket parts might be from George Wallace, Moluninum and czech truck.  Had another color idea this morning so things might change, they usually do until I start shooting color. 

Why the A64B over the Dump kit?  I prefer the A64B chassis, the rear axles on the dump have a wider gap that looks a bit odd to me.  The A64B rear axle spacing seems to suit this build better, you'll see why as it goes along.

 

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😎😎😎

Will be following this one too!!!!   Are you using the kit engine/trans?

DJ

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6 hours ago, TECHMAN said:

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Will be following this one too!!!!   Are you using the kit engine/trans?

DJ

Probably, but I have a few engines in stock, so I'm not sure.

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One of the gravel trailers is now cut down to a dump body.  I think I'll skin the inside of the tailgate, don't care for the recesses.  I'm holding off on the supports underneath until I have a rolling chassis to be sure the spacing is right.  The dolly is coming along and I'm working on my paint mix for the chassis, dolly and cab.  Truck chassis is next, started the engine and am finding that the part numbers in the instructions aren't close to the corresponding numbers on the trees.

 

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Nice work on the dump body!

"started the engine and am finding that the part numbers in the instructions aren't close to the corresponding numbers on the trees"  Typical AMT

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