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  1. WOW, that is amazing. That really captures the truck. Thanks for the info. I can see that this will be a lot of work. It won't be something I jump on right away. I know I will not be able to come close to the masterpiece you created.
  2. Due to my job I travel a lot. One thing I noticed as I travel trough the Mid-West area, Indiana, Michigan, etc. I see a lot of front discharge mixers. We do not have these on the West Coast, everything is rear discharge truck mounted. I am thinking of making a Terex FD4000 4 axle mixer. I have downloaded the pats manual and it is a wealth of info. I have narrowed it down to a 2010 due to the rear hood being more square, easier to make from styrene. The engine options are Cummins ISX or an MTU Series 1300. What is an MTU and where would I find either one? Front axles are Marmo
  3. I can’t believe this is real. I pre-ordered mine already. Even at full price with high shipping costs I still spent 1/4 of what a vintage kit would cost me. Very excited.
  4. I have never really liked the 57 Chevy and one reason was the roof. With this roof it looks great, completely changes the lines of the car. I can't wait to see this thing done. I love it.
  5. I worked for a Ford dealer back in the 80's-early 90's and I got to drive one of these that was near new. I can remember smashing the gas pedal and as it sucked me back in the seat all I could see was the long hood rising up and seeing hood and sky, nothing else. FUN CAR! While the 80's-90's was a dark era for the auto industry as a whole, there were a few good cars that came out of that era. The Thunderbird SC was one of them.
  6. It is called the Ignition Control Unit. Sometimes called the Ignition Module. It controls the Spark(timing, dwell, advance, etc) It would normally be black, but the one in your picture was replaced with an aftermarket one from a USA based parts chain called NAPA. That is why it is grey.
  7. I can't believe I missed this. I have wanted one of these for so long, but the cost of NOS or used kits were just beyond what I am willing to spend. I like to build my kits and I just have a hard time shelling out $400 for a kit and then cracking the seal to build it. I pre-ordered mine and I am beyond excited about this. This has been on my dream list for so long, it almost does not seem real that it is really going to be made. THANK YOU ROUND2!!!
  8. Yes, it might be worth it to repaint it. I’m thinking the same color as the trailer. That way they would look like they belong together.
  9. What paint did you use for the body? I think I may have painted my FLC the same color no knowing. Looks great, and I like the grey frame. It has the contrast that I am missing on mine. I guess I should have been following yours more closely.
  10. After seeing it painted, I think I may see if I can find a sleeper mounted air deflector for it. I think it would look good seeing it has a flat top sleeper.
  11. I have a color. Due to many factors, mostly time, I decided to paint it with paint I had on hand. The frame is a Rustoleum Satin Claret Red. The body is Duplicolor Burgandy, from a GM I think. They match a bit too well, I had hoped for a little more contrast between the frame and the body, but I think once I have the decals and a few details it will look better. While it does not show up well in these pictures, the paint turned out very nice.
  12. It really varies for me. I travel every week. If I fly, I get no time. If I drive to a customer, I will take something to work on. Normally I only have the weekends and I may get 1-3 hours if I am lucky. When the pandemic first hit we were grounded and I worked from home. My office is my hobby room and I didn’t have much work to do. I got a lot of bench time and completed models like a production line. It’s a good think too, once travel picked back up my bench time went away.
  13. I like it. I can see this being very useful on both large scale stuff and big trucks. As for the mass production idea, he would have to charge way more than anyone would be willing to spend just to make a few bucks on these. To pay for his time, overhead, materials, etc. the cost would be $50 a hinge at least. But a great DIY project. Thanks for sharing. I will tuck this away in my memory bank for later. Great job and again, thanks for sharing and going to the trouble of documenting it for us.
  14. Thanks. I have the trailer 95% done, just need to add the lights. the truck is waiting for paint. I am not sure if I should paint the truck the same color, or something different. Any thoughts?
  15. I made a set of these seats for an 1/8 scale T bucket out of very thin aluminum flashing from the hardware store. Very simple and I think looks decent. You could do the same for 1/24-1/25
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