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Workhorse bought out GM's P series chassis line, phased it out and started building their own chassis. We are a warranty dealer for them. Most likely that is a Workhorse chassis with a body built by another company.

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The one that Chuck posted looks like the one that we service on an IH chassis. The body is built by Morgan-Olsen. IIRC the trucks are classed as 500's, 750's, and 1000's. It has to do with the size of the truck.

Also according to UPS they are not trucks, they are "package cars"

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Most of the fleet in my area are the Ford chassis versions with the 300 six and 6 hole budds that tom is building now. Very rarely do I see the smaller workhorse

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Here's the overall look so far. There are more than 1000 rivets so far.

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Here's the interior. East to add details because it's so easy to work around. The partition between the cab and cargo area comes later.

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Another look at the front end. There will be a roll up rear door and sliding side doors.

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These began life as wheels on a New Ray 1/32 scale Peterbilt. I drilled out the toy wheel centers and added resin centers. The toy tires have real nice tread detail. These tires are smaller than an AMT big rig tire, but larger than my usual one ton tires. They are perfect for this application.

I will post more as I progress!

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Are you the same guy who put all those rivets on a U-Haul truck?

Yes, I am. Hopefully the next subject will be all welded!

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Simply amazing. Just amazing, you have some extraordinary patience my friend. It's looking great so far!

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Simply amazing. Just amazing, you have some extraordinary patience my friend. It's looking great so far!

And a great eye for the details! Stunning work Tom and can't wait to see this masterpiece done!

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Good grief, it looks like a professionally made kit! Beautiful work!

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Workhorse bought out GM's P series chassis line, phased it out and started building their own chassis. We are a warranty dealer for them. Most likely that is a Workhorse chassis with a body built by another company.

I belive Utilimaster took over the body from Grumman. By the way, it looks fantastic.

Edited by Coned Tony

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Amazing work!!!

The bodies are now made by Morgan-Olson.

I can get you some interior shots if you need them, and, as an fyi....the upper sides have a textured vinyl decal on them so that they don't scratch as easy.

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Amazing work!!!

The bodies are now made by Morgan-Olson.

I can get you some interior shots if you need them, and, as an fyi....the upper sides have a textured vinyl decal on them so that they don't scratch as easy.

Any help is appreciated. I've learned from my Clark station project just how helpful this board can be. There's a lot of knowledge out there!

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Ok Tom I went back inti my memory ofvwhen I worked at ups years ago. The p80 that u are modeling had a fiberglass hood along with the roof being white fiberglass for daytime lighting as well as the roof cone above the driver. Pretty much everything above the top pf the drivers door line was fiber with the top body long stringer being the joint line. The vinyl dave mentioned on the p80 and its smaller sister the p50 protected the fiberglass at the top from trees and such. Most had vinyl on the backs as well, not sure if it was for looks or protection from scrapes as drivers are in and out pf thebtruck so often. Most p80 and p50 models were gmc powered. I will see if I can find any old photos when I get home if I can find any ill copy them and mark off what im talking about and I should know the status of the paint this week as well.

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I can't help out on this one Tom, as I am standing on my tongue!!!

Makes your Clark project simple!!

WELL DONE!!...Please take up Harry on his offer!

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The Dupont code for UPS fleet brown is 744412A. They used single stage Centari on all of their repaint/repairs. You should be able to give that code to your local auto paint supplier, and they should be able to mix it for you.

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UPSupdate1.jpg

More progress, it's been slow going!

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Sorry about the dust everywhere, it's going to get worse before it gets better...

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