Dodge Big Horn Dumper

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This is a Frontier resion design Dodge Big Horn that I'm using with a Revell KW dumper kit. I've changed out the Catapiller for a cummins and picked up a pair of front floatation tires on eBay. Just finished with the clear coat next will be installing the windshield finish the interior and will need to build supports for the cab. Here are my work in progress pictures so far. Looking for ward to comments.

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Also the kit came with quad head lights that I changed out to singles.

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Nice to see a Big Horn !

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very cool truck !!

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Actually Dodge only made the Big Horn from 1972 to 1975 and only 261 built durn that time. There is a picture of a Big Horn that was customized with the quad lights but it would not of been a 1980's .

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Here's a picture of the engine.

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That is gonna look nice....Very nice....Can't wait to see more of this....I like the yellow, too....

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Very nice , going to be a good looking dump truck.

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Looking good. I'm looking out for you making the windscreen. I do have this resin model and wonder how to make it with these curved edges. If you have a good solution I might contact you to make me one as well.

Hessel

the Netherlands

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Nice truck and should look great when done. Maybe it is me but for some reason that cab looks out of scale compared to the rest of truck, seems somewhat small compared to the hood and dump body.

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Could be. The resin model is scale 1:25 and the dump box is a 1:24 Revell. The models of these different scales look good next to each other but when you combine parts it may look a little off.

Hessel

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I thought the Revell of Germany Kenworth was 1/25? That's what the box says.

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The Revell KW box says 1/25 scale and the KW and the Dodge cabs are both the same size. I only have the cab sitting on the frame as when I finish it the cab will sit higher and not look as small to the dump body.

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Nice to see something built out of the main stream. Kind of what could have been.

Mike

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The window section of the cab looks off, like it is chopped down and not proportioned in scale.

I like the idea of something different and there definitely wasn't a lot of these on the road!

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The front of on these rigs are big and make the cab look small.

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Here are some more updates not much still just test fitting i think i now have the correct cab higth just need to build the supports looking to get more bench time over the coming up holiday.

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Window glass installed.

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Nice looking rig.

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I love the big horn your doing a great job

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Thanks for all the comments I think that I will be able to finish it up by Monday if I don't run into any problems.

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Here is today's progress still need to set the stacks and attach the front bumper.

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Some morning progress shots. Still need to finish the stacks and set the dump body on.

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Thanks for looking and comments and recommendations always welcome.

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Very nice looking dump truck. Always like the big horn.

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