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Mr. Moparman

TV and movie rigs that could be made from existing kits

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On my to build list is "LIL" POGO's truck off an episode from B+J and the Bear. Her truck was in the epsiode where Hammer (NO ......NOT MC " HAMMERTIME" HAMMER) was racing her in the mountains. B+J rounded a blind corner swerved to miss them and 1/3 of his cab went off the road teetering off a cliff looking into a canyon. Her truck was a 352 Pete either black or a dark dark blue w/ a white stripe. The AMT 352 Pacemaker could work for this.

Funny how I remember worthless details like this from back in the day but manage to misplace my keys about every other day. GEEEEZE !!!

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Ray, I thought I was the only one to remember the "Yellow Bird"! I've got you one better, though, here's a pic of her, I found the movie online and downloaded it. This is a screenshot from the movie.

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Matt that's one of my favorite movies, love the El Camino that Tom wopat drove.

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Wow, I didn't even know some of these movies existed! And I considered myself to be "in the know" when it came to truck related movies! I just watched Moonfire and part of Deadhead Miles. Weird but lots of cool truck footage from the 70's! Thanks for posting those links!!!

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Wow, I didn't even know some of these movies existed! And I considered myself to be "in the know" when it came to truck related movies! I just watched Moonfire and part of Deadhead Miles. Weird but lots of cool truck footage from the 70's! Thanks for posting those links!!!

I thought the same thing myself. Several I posted were movies I've never seen or heard of. I've still never seen Moonfire.

Here's the KW cabover from Breaker! Breaker!

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_40293-Kenworth-K-100-1972.html

..and I forgot about Hijack. I've seen a model of this one, it's a Freightliner cabover.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_40296-White-Freightliner-WFT-6364-1974.html

The white and blue KW W900 from last of the Cowboys:

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_40305-Kenworth-W-900-1976.html

Here's the Pete from Smokey and the Bandit 3. Scroll down and you can see good side shots showing the stripes.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_14478-Peterbilt-359-1982.html

If you want an obscure one from a movie, here's the Ford LTL 9000 from Naked Gun. Easy paintjob, it's plain white, but nice.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_10799-Ford-LTL-9000.html

The silver Western Star from Trucks

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_30572-Western-Star-4964-1992.html

Edited by FlatbedKW

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What about Mack from "Cars"? He's supposed to be a 1985 Mack Superliner, and I think the hardest part would be the Rust-eze logos.

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Some good subjects here

http://www.imcdb.org/movie.php?id=77679

Pretty sure all of this movie was filmed in the toronto area.

The freightliner is a sharp truck,I remember the fleet well.

Here's a closer pic

white freightliner prime mover

Edited by mistermodel

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lol is it just me or does it look like the left rear outside trailer tire on the breaker breaker! truck is flat? all these movie trucks is enouph to keep a guy busy biulding for a couple years. i really like that smokey and the bandit 3 truck, movie bombed but what a goodlookin 359!

dennis

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AH, good choice mistermodel. I forgot all about High Ballin. I really liked Duke's KW and that Western Star wrecker.

Here's the KW.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_40295-Kenworth-K-100.html

I saw that wrecker in person,many years ago at there shop somewhere in the niagra region,real nice.It was also an overdrive wrecker of the month.If memory serves me right the owner was larrys truck service.The owner at that time also had a 359 trailer toter,with 2 double bunks,the second one had hydraulic arms to set it on the ground,so a harley could be driven into it,then raised back on to the frame.That was about 30 years ago,that 359 was probibly the first of its kind in ontario.

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I don't think anyone mentioned it (though I could be blind) :D ........

How about the Pete from "Breakdown". The Italeri Pete 377 A/E kit would be perfect for that.

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I don't think anyone mentioned it (though I could be blind) ;) ........

How about the Pete from "Breakdown". The Italeri Pete 377 A/E kit would be perfect for that.

Get out of my head!!! :) I was thinking about that one, I just couldn't remember the name of the movie!

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Took me a couple minutes to remember it too. ;)

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While we're on the subject of Ford COEs, how about "The Blue Mule" from "White Line Fever"? That was a 1974 Ford WT9000, and SourKraut offers a conversion cab. Of course, someone else is making a conversion cab, too. :D

WHO, WHO, WHO??? That's my owl impersonation! :blink:

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I saw that wrecker in person,many years ago at there shop somewhere in the niagra region,real nice.It was also an overdrive wrecker of the month.If memory serves me right the owner was larrys truck service.The owner at that time also had a 359 trailer toter,with 2 double bunks,the second one had hydraulic arms to set it on the ground,so a harley could be driven into it,then raised back on to the frame.That was about 30 years ago,that 359 was probibly the first of its kind in ontario.

I remember the name Larry's on the door.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_320150-White-Western-Star-4800.html

I'm looking for a good side shot. I swear it has a small sleeper on it. Sharp blue and gold paintjob. Single axle. I'm just trying to determine of that's a Holmes Wrecker. I believe it is, but from this angle, I can't tell. It's the only shot they have.

I did find 2 sweet Western Stars from La Menace. released 1977. I never heard of it, but the trucks are cool. Filmed in France and Canada.

Nice one with a mercury sleeper:

http://imcdb.org/vehicle_27387-White-Western-Star-4900.html

and...

http://imcdb.org/vehicle_27426-White-Western-Star-4900.html

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what about the movie with robert blake and a blondy, i forget her name and the name of the movie. he pulled a bullwagon i think it was a KW w925?

ok i found the name of the movie it is coast to coast with robert blake and diane cannon, but cant seam to find any pics of the truck

also the wrecker in high ballin did have a sleeper cause peter fonda put jerry ried in it when he picked him up off the side of the road when he got shot or beet up, i remember that part vagly lol.

dennis

Edited by cowboysevens

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what about the movie with robert blake and a blondy, i forget her name and the name of the movie. he pulled a bullwagon i think it was a KW w925?

ok i found the name of the movie it is coast to coast with robert blake and diane cannon, but cant seam to find any pics of the truck

also the wrecker in high ballin did have a sleeper cause peter fonda put jerry ried in it when he picked him up off the side of the road when he got shot or beet up, i remember that part vagly lol.

dennis

That's why I remember the sleeper, too, on the wrecker. The truck from Coast to Coast is a GMC General from what I've heard. It has a listing at imcdb.org, but no pix. The only one I could find is in a series of press release photos.

http://www.bonanza.com/booths/VictorianTeapot/items/Cannon_Blake_Coast_To_Coast_1980_Original_Press_Photos

Look at the pic of Robert Blake and Diane Cannon in kneeling in snow. You'll see what I strongly believe is a General from its shape in the background, and a livestock trailer. It's not a good pic, and the snow covers the lower 1/2 of it. I'll see if I find any more.

Edited by FlatbedKW

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how bout the truck from highwayman tv show

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no pun intended matt

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how bout the truck from highwayman tv show

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no pun intended matt

;) Where do you think I got my handle from! ;)

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Ah, yes, who could forget "The Blue Mule"!

Terry, is that a Mk19 mounted on the back of your pick-up?

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How about the Pete from Maximum Overdrive ?

Maybe could use the revell 359 kit ?

Believe it or not that was actually a 1970s Western Star. AMT kit with the sleeper from the AMT KW, plus some serious scratchbuiling for the goblin face on the hood.

I just watched "Maximum Overdrive" last night! I'm surprised there has not been more added in here from that movie, since most of the movie was in a truck stop. Here's just a few of them I thought about while watching it last night.

Mack Cruiseliner

Autocar tractor that was pulling the trash wagon

International Transtar cabover with the "BIC" trailer

Mack R model and tanker

There were so many during the refueling scenes, I can't remember them all! Even though it's not actually a truck, what about the Cat dozer, too?

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Nope, I think the designation is an M135 Mini-gun generally used on Blackhawks. Not actually mine but thought it was cool.

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does any one remember the name of a movie were the main character chases after a guy in a truck. who ran his son over on the shoulder and he gets in a truck and trys to track the guy down. I remember seeing it as a kid but cant remember what the heck its called

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does any one remember the name of a movie were the main character chases after a guy in a truck. who ran his son over on the shoulder and he gets in a truck and trys to track the guy down. I remember seeing it as a kid but cant remember what the heck its called

Revenge on the Highway. starring Stacy Keach(the guy from Road games). If you look in an earlier post, I mentioned the yellow KW from that movie. As for Stacy Keach's truck, it's a Pete 377 with a 63" flattop sleeper and a big wind fairing on the roof.

Here's the yellow KW.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_89881-Kenworth-W-900-1973.html

The pete 377

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_179426-Peterbilt-377-1987.html

Edited by FlatbedKW

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