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Pulled an old build I started and hadn't touched in almost 20 years.

Just narrowed the wrecker  bed snd I am making faux toolboxes to fill the void under the bed using poster board.

Then need to finish the job of the narrowed hood I started on 20 years ago. Need to,make shutter flaps. Maybe a piece of a mimi blind will work for that.

Hard part is a filler between hood and fenders.

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I built this truck years ago and wouldn't have thought to narrow the body, but now that you mention it, it makes tremendous sense. The truck will look much more muscular.  

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The wrecker bed is too wide scalewise and need to be cut down 1/8th of an inch on each side.

Ohh by the way, there is no "u" in Peterbilt. ;)

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2 hours ago, Force said:

The wrecker bed is too wide scalewise and need to be cut down 1/8th of an inch on each side.

Ohh by the way, there is no "u" in Peterbilt. ;)

I do know that by the time I realized it I couldn't change it.LOL

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Thanks David! I put this on hold for way too long and finally decided good or bad to get it done this time around.

Working on all the wrecker hardware and boy is there a lot to clean up on it!LOL

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Working on the bed and accessories.

Used hemp cord from Dollar General for cable.

Trying to male the jack look more presentable. Cut along the lift arm and dished the pad a little.

 

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Looking good!  Feel good about getting it done and not about any imperfection that YOU may see.  The rest of us only see a cool truck being well built.  I'm jealous, I haven't had time to get to any of my models, and I want to build some trucks!

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3 hours ago, clayton said:

I thought aboit mini blinds on one od mine.

That was my original ides but lost the magazine that had the instruction on how to do the whole job on the hood and grill.

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Just unmasked the 1st bed side.

Took me over 2 hours to mask it. Was afraid the tape might be too thick and sticky but it came out pretty good!

Will di the other side tomorrow.

 

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