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New Dump Truck Project


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Based on the quality of the work, I must have built this truck when I was much younger. Pinted with a brush, no seams or mold lines sanded...well you get the picture. Rediscovered it recently and want to use it as a basis for a single axle dump truck. The other projects are stalled while I create and or wait for parts so I am getting started on this.

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Here is where I want to end up, although a much older version with a green paint finish that they used when they actually used this model year.

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Mostly dissassembled and in the stripper or freezer.

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this is interested! looking forward to seeing it progress

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I did a single axle version of the Ford, by simply using the axle setup from the short hauler version. It came out looking good.

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Thanks for the comments.

I have a couple of the short hauler kits too. Don't want to sacrifice them for just the rear suspension. Got a couple more projects in mind for the dump trucks. This one will be an older model and I have a few ideas for a kodiak and IH with the newer paint schemes. I think I can get the rear suspension from aftermarket. I believe AITM has the suspension, plow and dump box for the later projets. I plan to modfy this dump box to match the 1:1

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Good luck on the project.Please keep us posted

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Thanks for the interest and comments!

I wasn't able to get all the parts stripped last weekend, but got a good start. Parts ordered from AITM that should be here by the weekend. Hopefully some forward progress and photos this weekend.

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