White western star

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Here's the start to my new project, it's an amt white western star kit. Ill be purchasing a 72 inch Hendrickson rear suspension setup from Dan at plaskit, and thinking about buying a kta600 as well, will be built as a daycab too

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Will look great as a day cab...

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Thinking of using a set of the float tires found in the pay star kits. Keeping the spoked wheel theme but using bigger rubber

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As with the other AMT kits in the White/Autocar/Western Star/Diamond Reo line - the cab fit/hood fit is tricky. I like the temporarily install the hood without the radiator in place - and align the cab - gluing it in place, then installing the radiator. If you follow the instructions and install the cab first, you'll fight with the fit and hingles. It's easier to adjust the cab than the hood.

Tim

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Okay I'll take that in consideration than when I continue on with it tonight! Ill glue the hood brackets on first because there going black anyway like the frame

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off to a good start.be cool with the kta 600.

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Well got a bit more done, rear suspension is left as is, but using the spoked wheels off the amt Chevy Titan, they look more aggressive, if I can't score a kta soon ill settle for a 3408 cat v8 as I have one already.

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Here's pictures of a parts box 3408 sitting in it. I have a new one still on the tree that ill use for it tho

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Man, that's looking pretty good, Chris....Looking pretty good....

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Looks great so far.... glad your going with the daycab

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Nice start,and do you have a paint color pick out yet?

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I'm thinking ford toreador red by duplicolor!

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Keep it coming.

Kostas.

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Anybody have pictures of a star they built with dual breathers?

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Think I'm going to add double square headlights instead of the kits round ones, it might update the styling a little bit as well, like the headlights from the amt kenworth t600

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Here's my new headlights from Dan at plaskit! Great peice

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I have always liked the old school look of this kit...old trucks that were nothing but brute workhorses.

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I like the V-8 Cat. That came in the kit??

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No an old school 250 cummins did, which is cool in one way but every star I seen had one so I figured change it up some

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No an old school 250 cummins did, which is cool in one way but every star I seen had one so I figured change it up some

Nice Let her scream :lol:

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No an old school 250 cummins did, which is cool in one way but every star I seen had one so I figured change it up some

Actually a small cam 350

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yea couldnt tell the difference. either way it wasnt going to cut it haha

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Here an update on my western star, started scratch building an exhaust and a dual external air breather system.

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This is going to be cool.

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Well got a little more done tonight on the star, made up my own floatation wheels. Using the bill signs rubber. Rear wheels are amt chevy Titan spoked painted flat black with chrome centre caps and silver trim ring. Used my new Dremel to trim the hood up were I made the dual breathers. The picture with the new square headlights are just sitting there. I find it gives it a completely different look!!

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