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I drove the big rigs for 40 years and didn't really have time for anything else but recently got into modeling after a 45 year absence. I have built a 359 Pete, Fruehauf trailer and a Peerless log trailer. Take a look.

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Cool! Welcome back.

Nice clean California Hauler and trailers.

Looks like you have a 352 in the works too?

Tim

Yes I do Tim, but I was painting the cab to box art and the red bled so I put it in the purple tank. Been busy posting pictures all summer long on my Fotki site and will return to the models soon.

I went back and looked and I have been on your site many times and know the history but how could you tell that the model behind the 359 was a 352?

Mike

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Mike

The short wheelbase and the lack of a cab crossmember told me "COE."

Tim

Yes I do Tim, but I was painting the cab to box art and the red bled so I put it in the purple tank. Been busy posting pictures all summer long on my Fotki site and will return to the models soon.

I went back and looked and I have been on your site many times and know the history but how could you tell that the model behind the 359 was a 352?

Mike

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WOW! 45 YEARS!!! Sh8t dude, ya shore ain't lost a BIT a talent!!! That Gold truck( I DON'T know my truck models) shore looks GOOD ta me!!! Hope ta see more of these rascals! As for Tim, he EATS,DRINKS,an SLEEPS model trucks! Just look at HIS stuff! My bud's know him personal like an they say he's got ROOMS full of truck models!!! :lol::D;)

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Looking good, Mike! I really like the colors on that conventional. Dan

Dan! You're everywhere. Back to work on that truck crane.

I might add that I met Dan at a model club meeting in Bend, Oregon a few years ago and he is one of people that got me re-interested in models. It just took me a while to get started again.

Mike

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It's great you've returned to building. It's a great hobby and you'll continue to get a lot out of it. This is a nice way to grow a collection of trucks. Congrats.

But I call you "V" on the other board, B&D that is.

Mike

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