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This began with  a new Ertl Transtar II cab and all the Transtar II specific parts that I picked up cheap. The chassis is from the latest release of the Ertl IH 4300 kit that I picked up cheap at Olies. The trailer is from an Ertl Paystar logger kit. The 6v-92T Detroit engine is from GW trucks. The truck tires are from KJ at Double Take Replicas. The trailer wheels were left overs from my last         Transtar II build. The frame extension was made using the frame sections the I cut out of my last Transtar II build along with a couple of sections cut out of an Ertl DM 800 Mack frame. I usually don't build completely clean trucks, but that is how this one came out.

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Great looking Transtar logger.  Looks like it's sitting at the International lot waiting to be picked up & put to work.

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Marvelous work! Like it a lot !

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You never fail to please. I thought your dump truck was your pinnacle build, but this has surpassed that by miles. What a gorgeous build, front to back it’s perfect. What a great build, I absolutely love this thing!

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😎😎😎

WOW!!!!   That really does look like it's "sitting on the lot just waiting to be put to work"!!!   This is one of my favorites too!!!

DJ

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On 5/28/2020 at 8:35 PM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

I usually don't build completely clean trucks, but that is how this one came out.

Completely clean or not, the result is awesome, the conversion to a day cab, the details and especially the paint job, I really love the colors.

You did a great job.....again Brian!

 

Hermann.

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Looks like it might be at home on the show truck circuit with the clean paint (the colors work well for it) and the custom visor and bumper. It would draw a crowd at the truck show if it were real. But, this model would draw a well-deserved crowd at a hobby show too.

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What else could I add that hasn't already been said about this fantastic truck?   Probably this is the sexiest log truck in existence even if the term sexy is strange for a work horse like this!  A feast for the eyes from every point of view!   Thanks for this superb build Brian!!!

 

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Super sharp build Brian! Great job!

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What great looking truck , nice job .

 

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Like all your builds,   looks like a real 1 to 1.  Especially like the stinger!

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On 5/28/2020 at 2:53 PM, biggreenponcho said:

Beautiful rig!  I especially like the muted colors

 

Thanks Doug!!

On 5/28/2020 at 3:57 PM, Bronzekeg said:

turned out great, like the colors also.

Thanks Ken!!

On 5/28/2020 at 4:54 PM, yh70 said:

awesome job

Thanks Dave!!

On 5/28/2020 at 5:21 PM, Jim B said:

Great looking Transtar logger.  Looks like it's sitting at the International lot waiting to be picked up & put to work.

Thanks Jim!!

On 5/28/2020 at 5:33 PM, Ben500 said:

Marvelous work! Like it a lot !

Thanks so much!!

On 5/28/2020 at 6:58 PM, extmcdriver said:

Outstanding work as usual Brian!!!

Thanks Rick!!

On 5/28/2020 at 8:11 PM, tbill said:

You never fail to please. I thought your dump truck was your pinnacle build, but this has surpassed that by miles. What a gorgeous build, front to back it’s perfect. What a great build, I absolutely love this thing!

Thanks for the kind words Tom!!

On 5/29/2020 at 1:14 AM, TECHMAN said:

😎😎😎

WOW!!!!   That really does look like it's "sitting on the lot just waiting to be put to work"!!!   This is one of my favorites too!!!

DJ

Thanks!!

On 5/29/2020 at 4:21 PM, Hermann Kersten said:

Completely clean or not, the result is awesome, the conversion to a day cab, the details and especially the paint job, I really love the colors.

You did a great job.....again Brian!

 

Hermann.

Thanks so much Hermann!!

On 5/29/2020 at 8:12 PM, gotnitro? said:

Beautiful work 

Thanks Jeff!!

On 5/29/2020 at 8:19 PM, vincen47 said:

Looks like it might be at home on the show truck circuit with the clean paint (the colors work well for it) and the custom visor and bumper. It would draw a crowd at the truck show if it were real. But, this model would draw a well-deserved crowd at a hobby show too.

Thanks man!! The show truck was kind of the look that I was trying to go for. Thanks again!

On 5/29/2020 at 9:16 PM, AmericanMuscleFan said:

What else could I add that hasn't already been said about this fantastic truck?   Probably this is the sexiest log truck in existence even if the term sexy is strange for a work horse like this!  A feast for the eyes from every point of view!   Thanks for this superb build Brian!!!

 

Thanks so much for the compliment!

On 5/30/2020 at 7:47 AM, Dutzie said:

Super sharp build Brian! Great job!

Thanks Brian!!

On 5/30/2020 at 8:37 AM, ChrisR said:

Looks great!!

Thanks Chris!!

On 5/31/2020 at 8:35 AM, PappyD340 said:

Another awesome build Brian, well done!

Thanks!!

On 6/4/2020 at 7:50 AM, slusher said:

Beautiful and impressive semi!!

Thanks Carl!!

On 6/4/2020 at 7:17 PM, k100 said:

What great looking truck , nice job .

 

Thanks Mark!!

On 6/4/2020 at 9:41 PM, leafsprings said:

Like all your builds,   looks like a real 1 to 1.  Especially like the stinger!

Thanks!! We don't see this kind of log truck around here so I had to use pictures and some creative license. 😀

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Great looking rig for sure!, I have the same problem as we don't do logging out here either, pretty much oil and cattle. Nice execution of spare parts. I gotta get me a bag full of those tire sets too!! Again, nice work.

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On 6/9/2020 at 9:07 AM, ReduitRetro said:

Great looking rig for sure!, I have the same problem as we don't do logging out here either, pretty much oil and cattle. Nice execution of spare parts. I gotta get me a bag full of those tire sets too!! Again, nice work.

Thanks James! There's quite a bit of logging around here, but everyone seems to use regular logging trailers. I hope to build one of those too some day, but my to-do list is much greater than my time. 😀

On 6/9/2020 at 11:37 AM, grodudulle77 said:

Nice build !!😀👍

Thanks!!

On 6/9/2020 at 12:18 PM, Warren D said:

First cab over logger I've seen.  Looks good!

Thanks Warren! The inspiration was a daycab cabover Freightliner on Youtube with this type of log bunk set up.

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  ell done . I like the details on the stinger .  Good work .

 

 Be Well

  Gator

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