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Well, the recovery goes well, I think. The new front axle is in its place. I just left the original brake chambers because it was impossible to rip them off the line and I didn´t want to cut the line. It was short already.

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I also changed the drag link because the new axle has differently shaped steering arm.

For the first time I tried my luck with mud. I have never done that before so, it probably doesn´t look realistic very much.

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This is the hood with side panel attached. The problem is that I lost the other one and I am lazy to make it again. I hope I´ll find it some day.

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There is few more details to be added and I am working on them. Till then...

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The Peerless trailer kit includes a tray to be placed on the truck frame. But I made a simple wooden stepboard instead. Since I had no real wood at home I painted a piece of plastic sheet to imitate the wooden look. The catwalk on top of headache rack is also a wood-like plastic.

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The headlight buckets and brackets are kit parts. The lenses are CTM set for Volvo F10. The rims are made of sliced Evergreen tube.

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The air filter and exhaust pipe are finally glued to the engine and fender. The bracket is not yet in the picture as the color was still wet when I was taking the photos.

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I added chain hangers to the side of the frame. The silver jewelery chain is being painted.

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A single air horn is above the driver´s door. I will attach the door as the last item. Sorry, the horn is out of focus.

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Not much to be done on the truck, a little bit more work on the trailer though.

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I hate to say it, but the crash gave us all another view of your excellent detail work ! You turned what could have been a disaster into just another phase in the the life of a truck.

Tim

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That is amazing! You have skills I could only every dream of having.

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Much as I like to see these old workhorses built as looked when they were new or lovingly restored, seeing one that's led a long life doing what it was built for is just as cool. Even if it is only 1/25 the size of the real thing. Nice work.

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