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After a year of dormancy, three days of blurred activity netted me this...

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I started with the AMT/Ertl Paystar 5000 dump truck, and made it into a crew cab by grafting on a cab from a second kit. I used the bed from an F-350 (yes, the same F-350 which coughed up its chassis for my '26 Mack).

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I made up a pair of smokestacks from polished K&S aluminum tubing, and scrtachbuilt a tonneau and rear bumper. I also foil-copied an International nameplate for the tailgate.

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The cab and bed are both hinged, and I used a bunch of chrome doodads under the hood from a Transtar kit. Eventually, I'm going to add batteries, air tanks, and fuel filler caps underneath the tilt bed, so it's not 100% done, but hey... are they ever?

NOTE:For behind-the-scenes bonus footage of this build click-

http://public.fotki.com/ChuckMost/big-rigs...national-payst/

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After a year of dormancy, three days of blurred activity netted me this...

I started with the AMT/Ertl Paystar 5000 dump truck, and made it into a crew cab by grafting on a cab from a second kit. I used the bed from an F-350 (yes, the same F-350 which coughed up its chassis for my '26 Mack).

I made up a pair of smokestacks from polished K&S aluminum tubing, and scrtachbuilt a tonneau and rear bumper. I also foil-copied an International nameplate for the tailgate.

The cab and bed are both hinged, and I used a bunch of chrome doodads under the hood from a Transtar kit. Eventually, I'm going to add batteries, air tanks, and fuel filler caps underneath the tilt bed, so it's not 100% done, but hey... are they ever?

NOTE:For behind-the-scenes bonus footage of this build click-

I like it Chuck.

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Chuck, this BAD BOY is just TOOOO COOOL!!!! I LIKES IT!!! Only thing though, HOW MUCH gas does this thing take? 500 Gallons???? GREAT BUILD, GREAT IDEA!!!! You got that nutty kinda flair that just makes sense to me! i even like the little doodle bug you got in your sig!!! GREAT lookin rig!!!!

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Wicked. Absolutely wicked. Not the kind of thing I'd want to see in the mirror when I'm driving my Sprite :lol: .

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Chuck, this BAD BOY is just TOOOO COOOL!!!! I LIKES IT!!! Only thing though, HOW MUCH gas does this thing take? 500 Gallons???? GREAT BUILD, GREAT IDEA!!!! You got that nutty kinda flair that just makes sense to me! i even like the little doodle bug you got in your sig!!! GREAT lookin rig!!!!

No gas, just diesel.

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Wicked. Absolutely wicked. Not the kind of thing I'd want to see in the mirror when I'm driving my Sprite :) .

1:1, you'd have to hose Sprites out of the grille at least two or three times a week! :lol: Maybe I need to make up a few accessories for it now, like a 'Prius Scraper'. :lol:

And George, yeah- she's a diesel, but to answer your question- with those 'broadside of a barn' aerodynamics and an almost 800-cube V8 turbodiesel... I really wouldn't want to know how much fuel she uses! :D

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Looks like it's a huge model. I've seen real trucks similar to it on the roads around here. I like your version.

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Hey Chuck, maybe you and Henry should get together an see wat you guys can come up with! With both yer crazy imaginations I'm SURE it would be SOMETHING wild!!! These trucks are just TOO cool, and I'm NOT EVEN a truck guy! But I DO know a GREAT model when I see one! :D;)

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Well, as my teenage son said when he saw this: "Aw, that's beast!" That is the new saying nowadays, and he translates that as "Awesome!". I agree!

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The last one I saw of those was in Roanoke Va 4 years ago was about $60,000.00 and only got 10 MPG

A guy I spoke with once who had a Paystar said it got a (somewhat creepy) 6.66 MPG. That figure would seem very appropriate on a 1:1 version of my model!

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But I THOUGHT Diesels got GOOD milage????? :lol:

When you're talking about, say, a VW Bluemotion or something like that, yes. But not on a truck! Still, this IH V8 is almost 800 c.i.- if it were a gas engine, you'd be talking 'galllons per mile', not 'miles per gallon'!

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