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Mid 60'S Narrow Nose Peterbilt

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Hi all:

It's been a while since I've posted anything. I go through phases where I build trucks and then work on my N scale model railroad. I finished this Pete a few months ago. It's based on a real truck in a picture on the web. I used the AMT original California Hauler and narrowed the nose on it. I cast all the wheels and added a headache rack from an AMT Alaskan Hauler KW. The green is Tamiya racing green spray paint over flat white. I made most of the decals. I still need to build the trailer that goes behind it sometime in the future. The on;y thing i should have done with it was lengthen the frame about an inch but I got lazy. It's close enough:)

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Very very nice and well built. I like it better with a shorter frame, but that's just me . . .

What paint did you use on the front wheels and grille shroud. Very real looking . . .

Congrats,

Wayne

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Thanks guys:

The chassis is the first issue AMT KW cab over with the torsion bar suspension. It's going to be a 70's Murphy Lumber Co. truck. It will have a red frame and dark green cab with white stripe.

Cheers:

Bill

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Superb job, cracking paint job, haven't built a truck in age's, you've just got my interest back with this one !

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Bill,

Superb! I love the colour scheme it really looks well. The tyres you have used look right to. I don't like the small tyres that come with the AMT Pete 359 kit.

The frame next to the Pete looks like an early K100 Kenworth with the torsion bar rear suspension.

Excellent work!

Dave

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VERY nice!!! as the owner of a restored 65 narrow nose i must say bravo on the detail!!!

Scott

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