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This is the 1st model ive built in about 10 years. I wanted a bad little california hay hauler. I started with a revell peterbilt 359, shortened, removed a drive axle, lowered by cutting axle pearches on steer axle, cut air bags on drive axle, enlarged holes on the rims, made a drop visor out of stainless, bought p&p resin fenders, the stacks i got off ebay, and used testors 1 coat paint for both the green and white.

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The fenders arent mounted yet in these pics, more pics to come

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nice colors! I also like what you did with the wheels

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Looks good so far. Get the mods to put this over on the / On The Workbench section of Big Rigs

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Thanks, i also removed the horns and the molded spots where theyre supposed to be, the drive shaft i lengthened with aluminum tubing, its just about done, i wanna make a different visor and bumper then its done

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Outstanding work, Man.....That is one sharp looking little rig.....Great paintwork.....

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Thanks, this was my 1st build in a quite a few years, in the middle i was startin to think i took much of leap into it but the truck turned just how i pictured, so to me it was successful

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that's one tough looking truck! love it B)

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Great job!

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Great looking truck. Real nice work on it. Could not tell you have not built in a while by looking at this one...

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Great job, especially for the first in a decade.

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Shortening the truck was the most difficult since the drive axle spring hangers are molded to the frame, then tryin to eyeball everything, the wheelbase mainly, im proud of how this came out. Cant wait to start on an old 378 i built years ago, was a best of show, last model i built actually, now a glue bomb, and make it even better than this

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Its finally done. Fenders mounted, light bar done and exhaust finished. Its been 10 years since ive had a model, " under glass ", completely. Gotta get crackin on the current projects now. This 1 is totally off the bench.

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It just shouts 'California Hay Hauler". Great custom Pete.

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Gorgeous truck man I really like it. How did you connect those bigger pipes to the old exhaust? Could you show a couple pics?

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At first i looked at it and thought , umm argh no , and then i looked it over a little longer it struck me . I love it ! This is sooooo neat mate , i think i'm going to steal your idea later on when i do some of the other projects on the bench . B)B)B)

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don't tell my wife, but I am in love :wub:

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Bobby, when i get home this weekend ill tske pics and give you some info on the exhsust.

Everyone thanks for awesome comments

Tom, dont worry, sometimes its better the wives dont know exactly what were thinkin about our models, more to the fact, how much is REALLY spent! A mans greatest fear is when he dies, that his wife sells his stuff for what he told her it cost!!!

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don't tell my wife, but I am in love :wub:

Argh !!!! The other woman !!!!

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A mans greatest fear is when he dies, that his wife sells his stuff for what he told her it cost!!!

Definitely true!!!! Lol

Thanks for taking the time out to show me the exhaust. Can't wait to see the pics

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some sage advice in this thread :D

still love it, and don't care who knows about it B)

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Gorgeous truck man I really like it. How did you connect those bigger pipes to the old exhaust? Could you show a couple pics?

I cut the elbow that comes out from the turbo, where its at 90 degrees, extended it a bit. I found that a piece of chrome tree fit perfect inside the aluminum tubing.

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Heres the pics

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I know i need help with seams and putting halves together. Future builds will be more smooth and seamless

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very nice! love the paint.

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