AMT Autocar A64B

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Impressive work.

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Added Plumbing to the Cat.

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Wow!!!!!! That is one great looking truck.

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Cool project.

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There is a ton of inspiration there. I really like your excellent weathering.

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Added Plumbing to the Cat.

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Will you look at the plumbing on this thing! It hurts just to think you have to "mess it up" with rust and dirt!! You sir have a lot of guts to do this! Great work. Edited by BigBad

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I wouldn't feel right if it was clean.

Pretty much done with the engine for now.

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That is amazing mate - well done. I really like the before and after photo's on the engine. I for one (as a recent convert from aircraft to trucks) am really looking forward to your tutorial.

Cheers

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Great weathering.

Tim

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That engine looks fantastic!

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That brillient im watching this one fab weathering what paint are you useing

Doobie

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I'm just using standard Lifecolour acrylic.

Batteries are pretty much done.

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Not much has happened to this thing in over a year, but I dusted it off today to give it some attention.

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this thing is out of control, holy cow it's amazing!

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Remarkable work...Awesome weathering and fabrication....

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One of the most amazing jobs I have seen. Surely you have done many military trucks and tanks. I have never seen a "civilian" truck model beat up like this...only military models. Absolutely amazing blend of both worlds.

And the idea of "salvaging" a prebuilt model always worried me for the very reasons you have overcome. I had been toying with it but you have inspired me to go this route next time.

Thank you so much for sharing.

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From a distressed model truck to a model of a distressed truck!

An amazing transformation.

I'm glad to see this one back on the board.

David G.

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Very nice weathering

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That's awesome!

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Never thought I'd like an old rusted out truck... Impressive job, mate!

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Not much has happened to this thing in over a year, but I dusted it off today to give it some attention.

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Maybe that's why it's rusting out...

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I swear this build takes a new turn and heads in an almost completely different direction every time I sit down to it.
Here's where it sits right now.
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As you can see, I made a decision in regards to my walkways. I raised both of them so they're flush with the tops of the frame rails. On the driver's side I took a bit of inspiration from Muleskinner's Sterling and integrated a toolbox/catch all onto the underside of the walkway. For the passenger side I took the two air tanks I had hung one on top of the other and rotated them so they now sit side by side under the walkway. I previously had a standard Autocar fuel tank from the kit tacked on, but I was never really happy with it. Did a bit of spare parts diving, and came across the longer fuel tank from the Road Boss kit which was just the right length to fit the width of the cab nicely. Pretty sure it's not common practice for loggers, but I know back in the day some Kenworth's had "high mount fuel tanks." I built a rack for it, and tacked a step on the rail in the spot the old fuel tank was. With the fuel tank behind the cab I moved the kit cab guard back to make space. I then remember the old Howell and Sons tractor, and the old full cab guard they'd built for it. So, that big, unpainted L-shaped elbow hanging off the frame is the beginning of a cab guard along the lines of this:
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With that said, whenever I finally get the chance I'll be adding the Mack 65k rears and 12x24s from AITM and a driven front axle from KFS. I'll also be rebuilding my stinger, because I'm not too satisfied with it either, and I want to add a bit more length to the frame.

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I would love to have your skill at weathering!!!!!!....Awesome truck!!!....looks just like an old workhorse should nothing but business and brute force power.

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