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This build will be a companion to my 1966 Peterbilt cabover. It will be a typical period west coast 2 axle narrow nose. I will be using  parts from 3 kits and several aftermarket suppliers. The  Pacemaker for the frame,  the California Hauler for the cab, and White Freightliner SD for the 250 Cummins and Rockwell R 170 with springs suspension. Narrow nose 281 conversion  from AITM, wheels  will be from Keystone and Moluminum,  tires from Double Take.  Yes,  builds start to get expensive, but, they would be impossible without the recent affordable re issues and  the aftermarket support.

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Looks like a cool project! I just realized the other day that I haven't built a Peterbilt in almost 20 years, and was considering starting a 358 project. I think you may have just inspired me to do just that. Looking forward to seeing more!

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Sounds like a kool project!! Be watching 

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Rear spring suspension from the WF SD mounts easily on Pacemaker's clean frame, the conventional frame has a molded in leafs and brackets, ugh.

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Nice looking frame & engine.

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Would like to build one in HO 1/87 scale. 

How wide is the hood at the cab and again at the radiator. 

If I may ask in scale measurements. 

As I have an ho scale ruler. 

 

Thanks and great looking build so far

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On 6/11/2020 at 8:58 PM, Vince66 said:

 

How wide is the hood at the cab and again at the radiator. 

If I may ask in scale measurements. 

 

Here are the measurements, not sure how to convert 1/25 to 1/87

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Thanks for the positive comments, here is another shot of the giant R 170 single drive rear axle ( correct for this application ), much larger than the axle found in most, if not all,  AMT tandems.

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Thanks for the measurements.

 

Looks like it's coming along great

On 6/14/2020 at 9:28 AM, leafsprings said:

Here are the measurements, not sure how to convert 1/25 to 1/87

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On 6/14/2020 at 9:29 AM, leafsprings said:

Thanks for the positive comments, here is another shot of the giant R 170 single drive rear axle ( correct for this application ), much larger than the axle found in most, if not all,  AMT tandems.

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Thanks for the measurements.

Looks like it's coming along very nicely.

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34 minutes ago, Vince66 said:

Here are the measurements, not sure how to convert 1/25 to 1/87

 

 

 

 

Multiply measurement by 25 to restore it to 1:1 measurement, then divide by 87.

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20 hours ago, Repstock said:

Multiply measurement by 25 to restore it to 1:1 measurement, then divide by 87.

Great thanks 

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Very cool looking paint colors.

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Very nice.  Great color.

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Great work so far!! love the colour scheme on this interesting build.

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The colors make it look even older great job 

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