Peterbilt 379 with D.T.U.

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With the sun in the sky on Sunday I took the outdoor pictures of my finished Peterbilt 379-119 Long Hauler with detachable towing unit. Those of you who watched the progress in "On the Workbench" know that the model underwent some modifications, like stretching the frame, reshaping the hood, changing the front springs, rearranging the firewall, adding the ultra roof, and some other things.

Not only have I changed the truck but I also scratch-built the detachable towing unit (D.T.U.) and the headache rack. The unit is inspired by Holmes Miller unit. But with no dimensions available I canĀ“t guarantee the dimensional and proportional accuracy. The unit is fully operable with the excetpion of the winch. The front supports can be extended and dropped. The desired position can be fixed with the pins, just like the real deal.

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Making this build would not be possible without the help from a few people. Thanks Pavel for getting me the hub covers and new set of decals, Tony for getting me the winch line, guys from CTM for making awesome PE parts, Tim for sharing his knowledge of Peterbilt trucks and all of you for your interest and support.

Thanks a lot, guys.

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Wow! That's something to be proud of!!!

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Jarda, this is something Collosall! Another great big rig from you! Paul.

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Amazing work you hit it out of the park

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your model is a dream !!!!

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Amazing build. Fantastic detail.

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Very nice, this is some top- notch modeling.

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Jarda you make me want through my work in the garbage, you take it to the next level, your detail is awesome , you do your homework. Your bill signs truck was beautiful. I'm saving pictures of your work. To learn from. Can you send me some picks of your bill signs truck? A BIG KUDOS GOS OUT TO YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER!!!! :)

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I'm glad you finally got this one done....I watched the progress and wondered how anyone has the patience to stick with a model of this caliber for so long....Excellent work, and your skills are top notch....This thing is very well done....Very well done....Awesome....

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Great built!

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Wow! Most excellent!

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FANTASTIC build Jarda, excellent attention to detail!! :D

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great job u did ,and the detail is super..

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Great work. Love the wire detail.

Ben

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This thing looks so real! Amazing job!

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Great looking build , lots of terrific detail , real nice work on this.

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I taught they were reference pics from the real thing until the 3rd one!! AMAZING!!!

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Man that is amazing work. The detail on the engine is very good!

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's some great work

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Remarkable work of scracht built.I am very impressed by your work you have a great attention to detail and respect for the scale and I love ca.I like the look of the realist.All my congratulations cettre work of art.

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Excellent build !!!

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I am in love with that truck! That's what I call talent!

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agree with everyone else, fantastic build!

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