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White Road Boss (Almost done, new pics)

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Just picked one up today at my local HS. Can't wait to get started on this although I know I probably won't for a month or more. Haven't decided on a theme yet but at least I have time to think about it.

Ron

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be prepared that not much of that kit fits OOB. i thought the White Freightliner was bad, until i started to build the Road Boss

What do you want? Easy or a challenge? :lol:

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Ah, AMT. Maybe they should change ther name to DQF (Doesn't Quite Fit). Of course if they did, they probably woudn't sell too many models! But hey, it's a 40 year old mold.

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With the 122" BBC, the chassis looks more suited for a daycab. What is the wheelbase of the kit? I think the Diamond Reo has the same issue.

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To be fair, the 1-1 doesn't look like it quite fits either. :D

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Lots of good pics there Aaron, but that's a newer bodystyle.

The hood has never seemed to fit on this body style, but it's the same with the 1:1. I plan to use the diamond reo hood if I can find one, and no sleeper.

Ron

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Well, started on the kit today. Got most of the chassis done and got the hood hacked up a bit. Need to get the motor put together so I can measure out the hole for the interior.

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Ron

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Please remember these kits are 40 years old and were state of the art back then I'm still glad Round 2 is bringing them out.

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Ok, so I thought I would post some pics of it mocked up on the chassis. I think she's coming along nicely here.

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I keep thinking the wheelbase is still a little too long, but we'll see after I put a sleeper on it.

Ron

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Hey ! that looks magic , i like the short bonnet . B) What engine you useing ??????

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Looks good Ron. What's your opinion of that cordless rotary tool? Do you find it powerful enough and the battery life sufficient?

Bryan

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I think the wheelbase is just about right for a daycab tractor. If your going to put a sleeper on it you might need to add a little more length.

The hood came out really nice. Did you have any issues with the firewall?

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Hey ! that looks magic , i like the short bonnet . B) What engine you useing ??????

Just have the stock road boss engine in it right now minus the turbo. WIll have to fab a naturally aspirated intake and exhaust because the turbo was in the passengers footwell while installed.

Ron

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Looks good Ron. What's your opinion of that cordless rotary tool? Do you find it powerful enough and the battery life sufficient?

Bryan

It works good for modeling, the battery seems a little weak at times, but it sat uncharged for about 6 months so I may have messed it up my self.

Ron

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I think the wheelbase is just about right for a daycab tractor. If your going to put a sleeper on it you might need to add a little more length.

The hood came out really nice. Did you have any issues with the firewall?

Dad's truck was originally a day cab single axle so I'm thinking after looking at it today that the wheelbase just might be right.

Here's a shot of where I'm going with this.

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Ron

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Nice looking truck. Is that a Diamond Reo?

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Yes it is, 1973 Diamond Reo Apollo 90. Using the road boss for practice due to cheaper prices. At least until the DR is reissued.

Ron

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I guess I forgot to mention that I am going to recreate dads diamond reo and I am using this road boss as practice. I have the trans star sleeper and the astro bumper (Thanks again to R nagle). So all I need is a Diamond Reo hood (which is coming from a forum member on another forum). Once they reissue the Diamond Reo I'll probably end up buying about 10 kits to cut up and play around with to make different versions of my dad's truck.

Ron

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Just have the stock road boss engine in it right now minus the turbo. WIll have to fab a naturally aspirated intake and exhaust because the turbo was in the passengers footwell while installed.

Ron

What about the motor from the autocar ? It's a natural breather .

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Ron, How much did you cut off the hood? and do you need the autocar motor. Please let me know Thank you dennis

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Don't need the motor right now, just practicing with this one, probably not even going to put a motor in it for now. As far as how much I cut off, I couldn't tell you, just eyed this one up.

Crappy cell phone pic, but here's where I'm at

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Ron

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Ron it's looking good,and if I can help out let me know.. Looking forward to more pics. Thanks Dennis

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Shot some paint on it a couple days ago, I think I'm going to tape up the hood a little bit and get the top painted blue to match the cab a little more.

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Ron

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l'm as far as I'm going with this practice build. Looking good so far, need some better masking tape as the paint bled through. The pearl white looks silver on top of the gray primer. I think she looks pretty good so far though. Now to get me a DR and start working on it.

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Ron

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Looking pretty good. Nice job on the hood.

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