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So, I guess I have too much time on my hands. I started this build on Friday and finished it today, 5 days later. I got this Autocar Dump for my birthday back in October and was not sure what to do with it as it really is an ugly truck. I just could not do this up as a clean show truck. So I decided to take advantage of the ugly and make it a dirty beat up used work truck. 

The story with this one is that the owner really likes this old truck as it is one tough old truck, so he keeps it going and even upgraded the engine recently to the Turbo Cummins. While the bed is really beat up, the cab is not to bad other than surface rust and dirt. He has been able to keep it DOT legal by replacing lights and things as they have gone over the years. So, it is a bit rough around the edges, but still makes him money. 

The bed was heated and dented out from all the rocks, then lined with Aluminum tape before paint. Then after paint it was sanded and scraped to show wear from the loads. The cab is painted in Rustoleum Forest Green over a base of Red Oxide primer. A little salt treatment, light sanding and some other weathering gives the cab that well used look. The steps on the bed are solder so they could be bent and not break. Custom intake and exhaust were made to mate with the turbo and the whole thing was weathered using various techniques. All finished with some "Selah Soil" to dirty it up. 

Enjoy.  

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That is one beautiful dump truck! I love the dented body, looks perfect. And THAT is one reason why this forum is so valuable.............................for offering the ability to learn new techniques from fellow members! Awesome job!

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Looks nice and beat.  Impressive that you built it in less than a week.  It usually takes me 3 or more months to build a truck.  I really like the inside the body treatment.  Nice job.

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Awesome, really awesome, the dents in the bed look very real and make it more alive and realistic.

The weathering  techniques make it look like the real deal.😎

 

Hermann.

 

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I can't believe how unbelievably believable that truck is.  Your story on the build time would be more believable if you said 15 days though.

Still trying to determine if the setting is a diorama or not.  I'm pretty sure the truck is a model. I have a secret way to tell.

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Boy, you really nailed the look! What a fantastic looking build. 
 

If I may add one suggestion, a little dust on the windshield with some wiper streaks would totally sell this as a real truck.

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Man, this is one beautiful model... Great photography, too... Looks so good out in the sunshine, 😎and it looks just like the real thing...

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24 minutes ago, kilrathy10 said:

Man, this is one beautiful model... Great photography, too... Looks so good out in the sunshine, 😎and it looks just like the real thing...

😎😎😎

Ditto!!!

DJ

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Thank you all for the comments. It was a fun build and kept me sane for a few days longer. 

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Sanity is overrated Scott. 😄

Nonetheless,  you cranked out an awesome truck in record time. Hats off !

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