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1969 Dodge L700

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Ok, so it's been a year since I've completed a model. I picked up the Lindberg Dodge L700 last Spring thinking it would be a quick build. Well, it probably would have if life hadn't interviened, and if i could have decided on how to paint the cab! Anyway, here it is.

I don't know if Transcon Lines ever used Dodge L700 tractors or not, but my Dodge is based loosly (very loosly) on a Kenworth Bullnose I found on Hank's Truck Pictures.

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The build is box-stock, except for the Transcon door logos & the ICC info on the side of the cab. Which I got from Model Express. Incidently, those decals were in the IMC issue of the L700, so I guess it's still box-stock! It's not perfect, but I like it.

Enjoy!

01Curbside.jpg

02Front.jpg

03RoadSide.jpg

04Rear.jpg

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Jim it looks good in that color. I dunno bout this truck bein a quick build at all lol Yours might of been better than mine. Mine was a pain in the butt to get together Instructions sucked cab was warped. I glued my passenger door inand left the driver open that was fine til the first time I closed the door .... Hope no one needs in that truck lol its stuck now. I also had to leave the pieces that hinged the cab off and just let the frame pins float... everything kept binding up when they were in. Boy I sure picked a heck of a first truck lol

Looking at yours makes me think I need logos lol

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Nice & clean build!!!

I love the color, now you should go for the trailer.

Kostas,

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Thanks.

Kostas, I'vet tought about a trailer, but I'm not totally sure yet.

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Jim; cool little truck.....nice to see you getting one done.....matt

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Wow, that is a nice truck! And this coming from someone who's never built a tractor trailer.

Actually, I've got several of these kits over the years, from a pristine kit to the new reissue, to a couple glue bombs.

For someone not into trucks, for some reason this particular one seems irresistible!

Hmmm..............wonder how that would look with a stone stock 426 Hemi?? ;)

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Thanks. It's no contect winner, but it looks good on my shelf.

Bill, if you ever do decide to build one of these; keep in mind that the doors & mirrors are a real PITA! Here's one that someone did "custom", like a little show truck:

Custom Dodge L-700

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I like the color you picked on your truck. A very nice clean looking build. I still have the first one I built when these first came out. The doors and cab still open and tilt just fine. Mine is pretty dirty now after all these years. No way to clean it with out it coming apart.

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Nice dodge tractor I love that color paint.....

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Ferry nice.

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I don't know if Transcon Lines ever used Dodge L700 tractors or not, but my Dodge is based loosly (very loosly) on a Kenworth Bullnose I found on Hank's Truck Pictures.

You know what. I don't know if they ever used the Dodge either but looking at your model makes me think that I saw one in real life. Very nice job!

Mike

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Great job, this is a neat little tractor. One or two of those 28' doubles would probably look nice behind it.

I have two of these, the one with the flat bed and the tractor alone. I've looked at them several times but hearing all the horror stories I always find something else to build.

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Thanks. Glad you guys liked it.

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Could you take a picture of the engine, or is the cab glued?

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The cab isn't glued down, but there really isn't anything special about the engine. It's just the engine that come in the kit painted red. The transmission is Tamiya Gunmetal. I'll see if I can get a shot of the engine for you (there are better detailed engines on the Forum).

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Wow! I really like how it looks in that color!!!!!!!!!!! I just bought the original issue of this kit, still sealed off Ebay. Love that old box art!

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Thanks, Ben.

I'm kind of suprised that this one has popped up again. I only finished it 3 years ago!

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Thanks, Ben.

I'm kind of suprised that this one has popped up again. I only finished it 3 years ago!

LOL, I didn't even see the date! I thought you just finished it!

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Yeah, I did some gravedigging, but I saw the builder was still online, so I thought it might be worth a try. Talking about other builders of the sets, are there any photo-etched grilles or custom made decals (DODGE - front, Dodge - doors and "700") for this car? I couldn't find any.

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Nicely done !

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Thanks, Tim.

Jan, as far as I know, there is no P/E set available to this truck. In fact, detail information is a little scarce, too. I did find that http://olddodges.com/ had some good information as does http://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/truck_brochures/dodge/

For the "700" logo on the side of the cab, I used some Bare Metal Foil & some black paint.

Good luck with your project, and I'm looking forward to some progress pictures.

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