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ShakyCraftsman

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  1. Thanks guys I have done some more work on the Pete. I purchased a 3D printed Cummins NTA855 big cam from a guy, Chucky's precision pullers & parts, I believe he is in Iowa. The engine is pretty nicely detailed, but it was missing some of the real engines components. So, I had to make them from scratch. They weren't really hard to make, just time consuming. I have the frame, cab, hood and sleeper assembled. this view shows the tractor temporarily assembled for pictures. this view shows the engine sitting in the frame and the front floats that are from a 1/16 Ertl d
  2. Yeah Mike, but like I said, I don't want super singles. I think I found what I was looking for on the Ertl 1/16 Peterbilt dump truck, floats and more aggressive rear tires. Waiting for it to come in the mail. Ron G
  3. Hey guys I kinda started on this, Monograms 1/16 Peterbilt 359 119" bbc with 63" flat top sleeper. I ordered some custom 3D printed Peterbilt oval hole wheels. I'd like to find some front floats and some more aggressive rear rubber. Things I'm planning on doing to this rig: 1) already did the front steering. 2) custom made Cummins NTC-400 big cam with the kit transmission. 3) 8" (1/2" actual size) custom made stacks. 4) opening doors on the cab and sleeper. 5) detailed cab and sleeper interior. 6) 3D printed chrome air cleaners. 7) custom drop v
  4. Thanks Casey, but I don't want super singles, just regular 22.5 heavy haul tractor tires, like Moluminum has in 1/25. Ron G
  5. Hey all I'm looking for information on the 1/16 scale Monogram/Revell Peterbilt and/or Kenworth tires. I need to know the outer diameter, inner diameter and width. I'm trying to find some different rear tread pattern tires, more aggressive, and possibly front floats. Also Peterbilt style wheels for them. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Ron G
  6. Hey all I'm looking for information on the 1/16 scale Monogram/Revell Peterbilt and/or Kenworth tires. I need to know the outer diameter, inner diameter and width. I'm trying to find some different rear tread pattern tires, more aggressive, and possibly front floats. Also Peterbilt style wheels for them. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Ron G
  7. Thanks guys Some more work done on the interior. I totally remade the bed. I used two of the kit mattresses glued back to back to make it thicker (this trucker, like me has a bad back...lol). You can just see the pillow that I made with a piece of foam rubber for a pillow and covered in a piece of paper towel for a pillow case. this view shows the blanket, made from blue paper shop towel, and both sheets, made from paper towel. this view shows the bed support structure and it covers the bunk heater area (that you won't see). this view shows the other side of the bed
  8. Thanks Gator Hey guys Small update, I have been working on the interior. I have the interior almost done. I added some carpet to the door panels. this view shows the Czech Model Trucks instrument panel, air knobs, glove box and gear knob installed. this view shows the detail I added to the seats, I did this with a 0.1 mm Molotow black marker and paint, a little hard to see but if you zoom in you can see it. this view shows the Czech Model Trucks 4 spoke steering wheel center I added to the kits steering wheel ring. I still have to add some clear acrylic gloss to
  9. Thanks guys I did some work on the interior. I added some very thin grey velour with adhesive backing to make the carpet. I got these off of Amazon, I got 2 sheets 8 1/2 x 11 of light grey, dark charcoal, dark brown, medium brown, light brown, beige and dark wine red. It works great for carpeting on 1/25-1/24 models, and it sticks pretty good. this view shows the arm rests I added to the inner sides of the seats, also the seat backs that I added. The velour carpeting looks kinda beige, but it is light grey. this view shows the clutch, brake and gas/fuel pedels that I added.
  10. Thanks guys I have the brake lines almost done, I ran out of the purple wire I was using for the air lines, so now I have to switch to green, but it's all going to be painted the frame color so it doesn't matter. this view shows the rear area if the truck. this view shows the rear brake modulator and the height control valve. this view shows the front brake modulator valve on the left and the rear brake anti-lockup modulator on the right. this view shows the Cummins NTC-400 and the front brake line, I used braided line for these. this view shows what this truck
  11. Hey guys I've been working on the Peterbilt 379 exhd custom. I decided to leave it stock at 246.0" W/B. I have the frame assembled and I started in on plumbing the air suspension system. The air brakes and fuel lines will come next. this view shows the scratch built rear air bag height control valve and the air lines to the rear airbags. this view shows the scratch built front airbag height control valve and air lines to the airbags. this view shows the whole rear section. this view shows the three air tanks. this view shows the main supply air tank on the bot
  12. πŸΏπŸ˜€ I'll tag along. Pretty ambitious project. Ron G
  13. Hey guys As I said yesterday I would post pictures of the 379exhd and 63" flat top sleeper, so here are some pictures. this view shows the final setup for the 1/24 Italeri Peterbilt 378 Tri-drive. rear view of the rig. front view of the rig, these are just sitting together for pictures. this view shows the Unibilt 63" large opening sleeper, 379 raised roof cab with custom made lower extensions and the 379exhd hood. view from the front. downward view. passenger side view of the 379 setup. This will be going on a stock length kit frame (maybe) with 4 sin
  14. Hey guys I've been working on the Tri-drive Pete. I recently bought another Pete, the 1/24 AMT Long hauler (repop of the Italeri kit), got it for a great price $50.00 bucks. So anyway, I started cutting it up and I now have a high roof, large opening cab to sleeper 378, I think? I also made one of the hoods into a extended hood 379. Here's some pics for you to look at. this view shows the stock 378 hood, modified cab with raised roof and modified 63" Unibilt sleeper with enlarged cab to sleeper opening. front view of the cab, you can see the interior and seats that will know
  15. My bid is for a 1/24 Peterbilt 379exhd with high cab roof and with unibilt 63" walk in sleeper with the larger sleeper opening to the cab. Most of the parts are available from the Italeri/AMT 378 kit, just needs some reworking. It also needs deep Texas bumper, drop visor, loads of chicken lights, 7 - 9 roof lights, low frame mounted air horns and Cat C15 twin turbo with 18 spd. transmission. ...hey wait a minute I'm scratch building one of these as we speak! ...lol Also a 1/24 Kenworth w900L decked out the same way.πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ Ron G
  16. Hey Gator It will be 4 large rolls of sheet steel, I have to figure out how to make them. I my try to 3D print them. Ron G
  17. Hey Wayne Nice build, l would like to get one of these Internationals to add to my collection. Check out my build "oh no I did it again" of my 1/24 379 Peterbilt and custom made 6 axle flatbed trailer. Good luck with your wrist, I know surgery and recovery can be a bitch! Ron G
  18. Hey all Some more progress on the 6 axle flatbed trailer. this view shows the whole thing. this view shows the deck boards in place on the trailer. top view of the trailer deck boards. View looking rearward of the Pete 379 and 6 axle flatbed trailer. That's it for now be back soon. Ron G
  19. Hey all Did some work on the 6 axle flatbed trailer. The wheels that I ordered from Italeri finally got here, along with some more Italeri 1/24 truck tires, so I made up some axles and temporarily installed the wheels/tires to the trailer. this view shows the whole setup and its 35 1/2" long! this view shows just the trailer and its a scale 48' long. Ron G
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