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Just been thinking.

Sometimes that gets me in trouble!! :lol::lol:

Your plans look good so far. You hit the wheellift perfectly!

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Well I did a bit more, as a side note the wheels are on there only temporarily. and I changed my mind about the lights, can't figure a way to hide all that junk.

mocked it up (sits pretty high right)

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Started on the bed, scratchbuilt some hinges so the storage compartments will open, I'll put tools and some other stuff in them.

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Scratchbuilt a working wheel lift, still need to build the mount and the hydraulics, but when done it'll raise and lower, it'll pivot, and it'll extend and retract.

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Of course there not finished products, they still need cleaned up and smoothed.

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Hey guys, these builds are all looking great, Nick, you got my brain workin over time with that tow rig, I'm looking forward to seeing it finished, well I hope to get some pics soon camera won't co-operate with me, but I have been working on this

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and the amt coe freightliner

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I'll have to post some pics later, but here's a small update for me. On the Paystar the dump bed is complete and shot in aluminum metalizer and then rubbed out and shot with a dull coat to make it look like it's been outside for some time and lost it's shine. I did a test on a spoon before I painted the bed and it looked pretty realistic to me.

I saw two pics of the V800 engine in both IH red or a blue metallic paint. So, I did mine in IH red. IT must have something to do with the year model or options as to that engine color. I never could find that out. I added some oil lines to the engine that are the same color as the block. It appears the engine was painted after these lines were installed. I used some outdoor phone wire that was pretty close in color since the engine was already painted at this point.

At this time the Diamond Reo has been stripped and cleaned up. Just need to strip the tanks and paint and polish them and then I can begin on the truck.

Waiting on a big order from Krauts that should be here by end of the week. Still need to order some more stuff from them so I can fix all three trucks.

Still trying to get all my parts rounded up for my Movin On KW.

I'll post some pics as soon as I can.

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Those are both looking nice so far, Rick.

Your Kenworth is the AMT kit with the long frame, right? I figured out the long frame in that kit was from the older issues of the race truck haulers, and AMT just reissued them without the hauler body.

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Matt, thank you for the kind words, the kw is the Revell of Germany re-issue, the frame is a goof on my part, I went too far, sooo I will fix it by putting a drom box on it and it will get the van trailer when it is released, the flat bed is scratch built, it will have real wood decking,

thank you for looking--and starting this cbp, this was just the "kick" I needed to get back to killing plastic

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Matt, thank you for the kind words, the kw is the Revell of Germany re-issue, the frame is a goof on my part, I went too far, sooo I will fix it by putting a drom box on it and it will get the van trailer when it is released, the flat bed is scratch built, it will have real wood decking,

thank you for looking--and starting this cbp, this was just the "kick" I needed to get back to killing plastic

You're welcome, Rick, and sometimes those little goofs turn out for the better in the long run! B) I'm looking forward to the flatbed, too, I've been throwing around the idea of scratchbuilding a 48' spread axle for a while now.

You're also quite welcome for the CBP, that was my goal from the start, just to get some trucks out of the box and on the road, and for us to have fun doing it! :)

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Hey Nick that is a great lookin wrecker! My dad owned a 77 that was exactly like the revell kit! Towing unit and box were exactly the same! I wish i had pics of the truck!

Thanks the kit has a Holmes 1100 Power wrecker on it.

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Well Here she is so far, I have to put on a few decals and finish painting a few things. I am going to put on a headache rack and once I find a trailer I will add air lines. I am also going to buy better rims and tires once I find a good set.

Getting closer to being done!!

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Well Here she is so far, I have to put on a few decals and finish painting a few things. I am going to put on a headache rack and once I find a trailer I will add air lines. I am also going to buy better rims and tires once I find a good set.

Getting closer to being done!!

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Matt, I sure am glad that this build goes till the end of next year. At this rate I think BigErn here could add several more units to indulge us with. I say keep on building Ern. Although your making me look bad with my progress.......... :lol: but, keep on building. The more the merrier!

Barry

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