Stretched out cabover freightliner and a cattle pot.

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This my current project, this truck was owned by kevin hardwick out of the north west. I really like these old cabovers. Ill post more pics, frame is stretched, resin full fenders over the drives, made a smooth deck plate custom cut fender mounts, more to come

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off to a great start

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Love cabovers looking forward to it..

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Clayton, Nice project, is that the truck that was painted light blue with white strips, and a stainless dry van, years ago?

Are you going to build a trailer for it too? Nice subject to build.

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this is gonna be cool! will be following this for sure.

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Yes it was the blue and white truck, unconventional, kevin got in an accident and the pickett bros rebuilt it black and green, im hand building a spread axle flatbed to put with it, im building a 389 pete from an italeri kit and building a moebius 53'er and gonna spray alclad, i dont know if you know of green thumb produce down here in cal, im gonna build the red pete they have

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very nice start

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That's gonna be a great looking rig.....Nice idea....

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Im gonna take more pics of the truck and post, i need to slow down and take more in progress pics, i already painted the frame, mounted the fenders, motor, radiator, its comin right along, thanks for awesome comments, good to know theres people who appreciate it as much as i do

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Here are some new pics

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Very nice progress. Looking great...

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Wow..that's sick! Great work

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Very cool man. Love those old cabovers!

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I had a smsll problem with the paint on the cab, me bein over zealous, never stripped paint ftom plastic, any advice?

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I use purple power to stripe paint

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I like what you have done so far, and I will be following the build as you go on.

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That's gonna be a great looking rig.....Nice idea....[/quote

Your orange cabover looks good, im glad to know im not alone in the world, i cant let things be done till its right, the shift tower deal is good know about and that would drive me up the wall it not sitting exactly how i want it

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Oh, yeah....Every time I walked by it, I shuddered....Couldn't stand it.....Sean Davis (Old Buckaroo) posted a great tip on that build.....He taped the shift tower to the floor board and worked it from there....Check with him....He might be able to shed a little light on that assembly....

And this rig looks awesome, already, by the way.....I love the stretch.....I know it totally defeats the purpose of a cabover, but I love it....Looks AWESOME....

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It is looking good

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A little fact of the progress so far, being as picky as i am, i had to get the right color for the engine, thats genuine caterpillar yellow

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A little fact of the progress so far, being as picky as i am, i had to get the right color for the engine, thats genuine caterpillar yellow

But its a Cummins engine :o

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I did not know that, oh well, next time ill paint it proper

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How should approach the shift tower situation

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My method - On step 7 where it shows parts 7, 8 & 9 dont mount them yet. Wait untill you can mount the cab. Then take Part 7 where it fits into the shift mount glue these together with a small drop of white glue. (Elmers) * reason for that it will be attached but remain flexiable* .. Make sure it is level and square. Once dry take parts 7 & 8 and using a thin strip of low tack masking tape and attach to opening in cab floor. Gently lower cab down onto its mount keeping a eye on this assembly so it does not bind or hang up. You will see part 7 does not sit flush on part 6 attached to the frame. Using a small but long paintbrush with a touch of liquid cement touch the parts 6 & 7 to cement them. Also touch parts 7 & 8 that were held with white glue. Let it cure and you have a perfect lineup. Tape can be removed from part 8 to floor with tweezers

Hope this makes sense.

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Looks good so far!

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