W900 frame stretch an what not

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got bored of seeing my stubby w900...so i stretched the frame at 6 am....

used what looks like an amt frame, rear wheels are from the amt freighliner coe..

im also putting a visor, straigh pipes an maybe doing a flat top on it...and of course repainting it...

heres pics so far

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Thats a good stretch B)

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small update...got the axles mounted

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Edited by suzuki_cafe_racer

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Looks good. I did the exact same thing with ALL of my rm .kws . I have 0 stock kits from the snap tite series trucks.

Chad

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got more done...

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The longer wheelbase is much nicer looking.

Tim

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thanks tim...this is my first attempt of doing something other then the kit calls for on these trucks...i grew up around trucking so all the cool stuff i wanted back then i can now make

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nice stretch

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just a small teaser pic...all thats left it touch up on the truck...and of course still trying to track down 90 degree elbows so i can get the pipes on it...

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I've been having the same problem with one of my builds. I'm still searching for the 90 degree elbows too. I have the pipes all built and polished up, out of aluminum.... Looks good!!

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Sweet looking truck I like the longer look.

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I saw in another post someone useed plastic coat hanger ? :huh:

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I saw in another post someone useed plastic coat hanger ? :huh:

i cant belive i didnt thinkg about that...thanks

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No problem glad i could help :D

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I used McDonald's straws on a few of my builds once. I believe they are 7" scale if memory serves correctly. Then wrap with the cheap chrome rocker trim you get at auto zone. Honestly you really can't see the seam where the chrome overlaps on the wrap around!

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well today i decided to make a drastic change...i wanted my freightliner rear supsension back...so what else to do but make a neat old wrecker...more is to come this is just with the 2 peices combined...going to make toolboxes etc

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Edited by suzuki_cafe_racer

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yes this was the $20 wal mart one

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was this the revell one? I have been thinking about getting this one for project parts. I found out the hard way the revell peterbilt has crummy frame :(.

The frames in the both snap kits are not the greatest out there but still look good when built and can be the start of a good custom with an enclosed frame.

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well i repainted my coe...so while its drying i modified the wrecker a bit,,,makin it more of a service truck

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about finished

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Got a ??? how does one remove the tiers from the rack?

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gotta have muscles

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Isn't it a winch boom? Utilize the equipment. It will pop em outta there.

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That is sweet looking

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