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Fresh from my workbench

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Here is a model based on a real truck that I Peterbilt Motors Co. donated to the city of New Orleans to aid in hurricane Katrina clean-up operations. I combined an Italeri Peterbilt 377, 378 and an AMT/Ertl Paystar dumptruck for this truck.

Here's the cab ready to be mounted on the frame. The mirror brackets are made from aluminum tubing bent to shape.

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The cab on the frame.

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Coming down the assembly line.. okay, my version at least

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The finished project

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The Real truck a 2006 Peterbilt 378

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Here's the Peterbilt factory crew who arranged the donation to New Orleans.

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I started this project back on September 21, 2005 arranging parts. Shortly after I modified the cab from a 377 kit so I wouldn't have the air cleaner mounts on the cab sides. I painted the cab and hood at that time.

Jump ahead to last weekend when inspiration hit to complete the truck.

Colors are Duplicolor Wimbleton White (If I recall)

Duplicolor Victory Red for the dump box.

More pics on www.timstrucks.com/tmt_june06.htm

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Looks good Tim!

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Thanks Dave!

Tim

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Dang,that looks good rollin down your assemby line Tim.

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Thanks!

Tim

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Tim,

Sorry for the delay. As a "dump" truck builder...I have to commend you on yet another fasinating build. Excelllent craftmanship. Do you have any pictures of the actual body in the "dump" position?

Kurt McLucas

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Beautiful build. You did the real truck great justice.

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Nice work, Tim. Actually all of yours are nice! I frequent your sites often, just too look around. But, I digress.

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Kurt

I don't have any photos of the dump body raised (you mean the real truck?)

Tim

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