custom international transtar

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this is my custom international, this is my idea of what i would want this truck to look like for a show truck not a work or OTR truck. although it is a work in progress still i have done tons of work to alter the look of this truck...

removed rivits and mold lines primer with 3 in stretch on the frame

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Wood grain dash

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57 chevy fender mach up

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cab and fender drop

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also you can hardly see and i will get more pics when i get the frame painted but i channeled the cab and dropped the front of frame to lower the hood mounts

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thats my progress so far, thank you for looking plz no nasty comments, justin

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painted frame

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chrome frame cover

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cab and front clip needs more paint work done but here is an idea of what itl look like

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Your project is looking sweet. is those 55 chevy fenders???

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Very nice. Where did you get the wheels? Would love to see a lonestar like this.

Ben

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Yeah the fenders are from the 55 chevy truck kit. Just kinda thought they looked better for the show look than the stock square fenders. And the rims are box stock I just used 1/32nd tires for the low profile look. Thank you both, Justin

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Man, this bad boy is really taking shape and looking good....

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looks cool

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Re-subscribing after the move. Need to follow this build! :)

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haha alright. Im trying to get some more done to it

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The idea of adding the '55 fenders is brilliant! I will definitely follow this build!!!

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Thank you. Honestly they are my favorite part of this truck. Im glad that everyone likes them. I had this on another forum and they all talked them down..haha

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i see that its going to be a daycab too

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Hey goodwin, glad to see you found a home for this thing,----- ha-ha.

regards radish

yeah i guess i did. i didn't realize that the other site was a OTR truck sight and didn't lean toward the out of the box style of thinking for show trucks. no offense, im just one of the types of builders that likes a different take on things that others haven't done. i used to go to a truck show every year held by chrome shop mafia and people there had done intense mods to their rigs and i liked it so that's why i do what i do...

i see that its going to be a daycab too

yeah i haven't done one so i thought i would give it a shot

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I'm used to the general mean, hard-ass attitude on 99% of forums out there. No matter what you say, everyone has to be a tough guy lol.

I haven't seen that demeanor on this forum at all. This is supposed to be a relaxing, enjoyable hobby. If you want to put Strawberry Shortcake stickers on your build, go for it lol!

But whether or not this build is out of the norm or whatever, looks like you've already got some fans bro! :) I personally think it's going to be sweet when done. I'm building a stock 4300 as my first build ever, and can only hope to develop the skills to scratch build or mock up custom parts as I get better at this stuff.

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I feel the same way. And thank man. As far as the custom work and detail you just have to keep at it and keep trying new things even if it doeant go well the first few times you will eventually get it

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Those 55 chevy fenders make this thing look sweet i usually dont suppord llowered semis but in your case u got all my support

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sweet..

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Thanks

Edited by goodwin3224

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Those 55 chevy fenders make this thing look sweet i usually dont suppord llowered semis but in your case u got all my support

Thank you. And I like any from the most custom and lowered ones to the most heavy hauling brick houses haha

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Thank you. And I like any from the most custom and lowered ones to the most heavy hauling brick houses haha

next you should do the fenders the same way and build a working truck in metallic blue with a sleeper and silver fenders

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that is looking great, and I too love the fender treatment. how will the interior tub be effected by the channel job? a lot or? just asking as I have no idea.

keep plugging away, looks great.

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Love the truck. VERY VERY clever!

Strawberry shortcake stickers huh? Hmmmmm.....

I used to do model trains with the rivet counter crowd. And then I made the "Pac Man" train in which I shortened every cary to about 1/3 its normal length and would run double speed. Most loved it. The rivet counters? Well.... And note the "used too".

And which do you suppose planted a seed for up and comers to enter the hobby and would "stick" with them?

The long forgotten addage "If you cant say something nice, say nothing at all" seems to still prevail here.

It IS such great place to get suggestions and encouragement instead of going before a firing squad.

Dont mean to get philosophical but more to praise those here on this forum.

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next you should do the fenders the same way and build a working truck in metallic blue with a sleeper and silver fenders

Haha should I now? :)

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that is looking great, and I too love the fender treatment. how will the interior tub be effected by the channel job? a lot or? just asking as I have no idea.

keep plugging away, looks great.

it wasnt affected to much. on the bottom of the interior floor pans were the cab mounts that set the cab roughly 1/8th off of the frame. i removed those and sat the cab 2/16ths further down and the rest is cab skirts. So with that said i only have to remove 2/16ths off of the bottom of the door panels and the panel that goes at the back of the cab. ill post pics when i get to it haha

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Love the truck. VERY VERY clever!

Strawberry shortcake stickers huh? Hmmmmm.....

I used to do model trains with the rivet counter crowd. And then I made the "Pac Man" train in which I shortened every cary to about 1/3 its normal length and would run double speed. Most loved it. The rivet counters? Well.... And note the "used too".

And which do you suppose planted a seed for up and comers to enter the hobby and would "stick" with them?

The long forgotten addage "If you cant say something nice, say nothing at all" seems to still prevail here.

It IS such great place to get suggestions and encouragement instead of going before a firing squad.

Dont mean to get philosophical but more to praise those here on this forum.

i agree and thank you

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