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Custom LoneStar Day Cab- Update 9/13

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I've never had any interest in this kit, until now. What an improvement over stock.

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cool flat bed would be cool some thing you can haul a old car or truck on

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Taking a short break from this one for a bit. I'd planned to finish this, then get to work on a custom Transtar show truck, but working on this made me want to get started on the Transtar. So that's what I'll be doing. :D

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Looking nice A chrome Lindberg milk tanker would look good behind that beast.

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You're like me, Chuck. Plow along on something and then catch a glimpse of OH LOOK! SHINY! [footsteps headed off in the other direction] :D

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You're like me, Chuck. Plow along on something and then catch a glimpse of OH LOOK! SHINY! [footsteps headed off in the other direction] :D

It's actually worse than that... the whole time I was working on the cab and hood of the LoneStar, I was thinking about the Transtar...

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Hey, look! Progress...

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I used some K&S aluminum tubing to make some slash cut stacks. I wanted them to be tucked behind the cab instead of out past it, though the pipes did end up a little closer to the back wall of the cab than I'd have liked. Too late to change it now, though! I do have to go back and polish some areas where the superglue fogged the aluminum. There's no muffler- just a straight pipe off the turbo to the T on under the cab.

I also cut off the kit mudflaps and replaced them with ones made from thinner (.020") styrene. I also made new weights and decorated them with some Detail Master truck mates.

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Very cool! I really like that color combo!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey, look! Progress...

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I used some K&S aluminum tubing to make some slash cut stacks. I wanted them to be tucked behind the cab instead of out past it, though the pipes did end up a little closer to the back wall of the cab than I'd have liked. Too late to change it now, though! I do have to go back and polish some areas where the superglue fogged the aluminum. There's no muffler- just a straight pipe off the turbo to the T on under the cab.

I also cut off the kit mudflaps and replaced them with ones made from thinner (.020") styrene. I also made new weights and decorated them with some Detail Master truck mates.

is it me or is those stacks backwards? or just the pic looks like there pointing the wrong way? :blink:

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The 'slash' cuts angle upward from front to back (looking at the truck from the side), so if that's backwards, then, yeah, they're backwards. :lol: Tried them the other way and didn't like the look.

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The 'slash' cuts angle upward from front to back (looking at the truck from the side), so if that's backwards, then, yeah, they're backwards. :lol: Tried them the other way and didn't like the look.

Well, since this is a custom... Why not?! You'll be the first one. Would this prevent a proper exhaust exit in real life?

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It shouldn't. I've seen a handful of 1:1 trucks done up like that. One guy I spoke with who had his slash-cut pipes set up like this said it seemed to help a little with keeping soot off the trailer.

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Ugh... I was afraid of something like that. Oh, well. I'll wing it. She's a brand-new truck, after all. :)

I'm thinking I might use the side skirts after all, just cut down and refinished in semigloss black.

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They're both cut down now, and soaking in the chrome stripper at his moment.

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On the stacks, the reason they face the slash cuts towards the rear is so that the stack does not act as a "scoop" while driving at highway speeds. Not only would it be forcing air back against the exhaust trying to escape but it will grab a lot of rain which will fill the pipe and cause it to rust out.

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Well... I'll just cross my fingers and hope the cab visor deflects enough air upward and over the stacks for that not to be a problem. B)

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Rust in the exhaust shouldn't be much of a problem with Chuck's truck! Right Chuck?

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This build is amazing! The subtle details really set off the model. Love the bumper treatment.

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this thing is superb! love the texture treatment on the bumper and fenders, and the grille just looks dynamite, love this whole project, great looking rig.

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Man that whole setup looks awesome a 53 foot reefer would look pretty cool behind it i want mobeus to release a daycab t660 so bad because theres one thats a beige color with a reefer that looks awesome

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Oh, she's a beauty, already....I really like the color scheme you've come up with.....Very nice work....

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