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  1. I missed the memo where there's a time limit on editing now, so I couldn't figure out why I couldn't edit the original post. Found the answer though so here's an update on things. Hardhat Hauler - Traded Agajanian Special - Traded I have some other deals pending and will post them as well when those items are gone. I have some more stuff that I'll be posting up soon so if something you like is gone, there will be more and maybe you'll see something else. I've already made some trades with some great folks and I'm confident we can keep that going. Thank you everyone for you
  2. Just made great trades with Ken Krawiec, known as BIGTRUCK around these parts and Jack Lira, Screenname Jack L. Thank you fellas!
  3. Thanks for the tip. Based on that and a quick search, it appears to be the Revell 1/24 Chapparal Coupe. I don't believe it is complete but those baggies of parts go with it. I can look into it and PM you some additional pictures.
  4. Here's some more stuff I'd like to move. This isn't nearly as good or interesting as above, but again, I'll offer it up here first. I understand if nobody wants to swap any kits for this stuff, so I'd take parts for these. Related to my hot rodding theme, mostly looking for the hot rod Flathead engines from various AMT and Revell Kits, miscellaneous hotrodding parts, or other Ford engines. If nobody wants anyof this stuff, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised ? Lindberg small scale kits. 1934 Ford is unbuilt and complete. Jaguar is built and has all the garage pieces. I'll split t
  5. Afternoon everyone, I recently came into a whole lot of model related stuff thanks to a friend of mine who's currently going through his father's estate. He recently got what, in my personal opinion, should've been his all along now that his father's wife has decided to hand it off to him. He's keeping what means the most to him and the model kits are not among those things. This is what I've come up with that I'm ready to part ways with after purchasing the entire lot. Some more may be up for grabs later, but this is the stuff I have no interest in keeping. I'm offering it up here to my
  6. Based on the information above, the instruction sheet, and personal experience, the rear diff is correct but definitely looks weird. Most of this will be hidden under the fifth wheel, deck plates, and behind the wheels so I'm not too concerned. Plus plans call for a bit of weathering so hopefully that'll distract from some of it's shortcomings. I'm going to reiterate that the part location marks and age and engineering of this kit probably added to it looking funky. Thanks for the input everyone!
  7. Good morning all, here's my slightly productive but short March update! Got started with the first step of any new build, digging into the box. I picked up this original AMT Kenworth kit some time ago, just before the reissue was announced. I didn't pay a small fortune for it like they were bringing for a while, and it's got the Torsion Bar suspension which I needed anyway. Open, sealed contents, and inventoried complete. Basic chassis assembly was up first, and like many on here have mentioned, the rear suspension is quite fiddly to put together. I think it could've been
  8. You are correct. The old F-Super Duty from the late 80s/early 90s (up to 1997) had 10 lug wheels, a beam axle up front and were only available in 4x2, although companies like Quigley and Marmon-Herrington offered aftermarket 4x4 conversions. Today's 4x2 F-450 and larger also use a solid front axle, but it's a tube that allows use of the same suspension as a 4x4 truck, where the 4x2 F-250 and F-350 are still getting by with the Twin I-Beam. There was a period of time in the early/mid 2000s where Ford F-450 and F-550 had what's commonly called a "wide 8" pattern. 8 lug wheels, but bigger lug nut
  9. As promised, I'd like to elaborate on my build choice. I had mentioned in the official BRBO thread that this past year was eventful. I bought my first house, did some remodeling, and moved in. I've been putting together a new workspace in my basement that's finally coming along. That said, onto my story. As I mentioned above, my Dad bought the 1974 KW sometime around 1982, after he and my mom got married. As some of you may already know, my Dad passed away suddenly, and the 10th anniversary of that is coming up in March. Unfortunately for me and my family, my Mom has also departed this Ea
  10. Excellent work as usual, KJ. I followed along in the build thread, and I do have one question out of curiosity. Why start with the K100 Aerodyne instead of the already flat top K123?
  11. I still intend to participate in the 2020 BRBO but some things have come up that have prevented me from actually starting. I will elaborate later when I actually have some pictures. I will be using an original AMT Kenworth W925 tractor for its Torsion Bar rear suspension, and I plan on using the chrome from the most recent reissue. Plans call for swapping the 5x4 trans for a 13 speed, modifying the cab for later door handles and a few other odds and ends. The build will replicate a 1974 Kenworth that my dad owned circa 1982.
  12. Gary Wallace of GW Trucks also makes a Western Star daycab panel.
  13. After the mix up with the topic in the Truck Stop that I just discovered (go look in the 53 foot trailer topic, D'oh!) I'm in too. Don't know quite with what yet but I'm thinking it'll either be a Kenworth W925 or one of the many gluebombs I have to rebuild. Leaning toward the KW.
  14. I just picked up the latest issue of the Italeri FLD120 "Special" and upon opening it up, it's got the Stabilaire as Force mentioned, but it also has the correct Freightliner Airliner. The Stabilaire is marked grey on the instructions as "parts not to be used." I don't have any other previous issues to check it against, and I haven't looked online to see if that's the case there as well.
  15. This is excellent news! With the ones still out in the wild being made of unobtanium, which is driven by the prices on that auction site, I welcome it. I've been after one for years to build as a '79 Transtar II my dad owned back in the late '80s.
  16. I was hoping these would follow suit with the Short Hauler Coke reissue. Been hunting one for a while and as everything else, eBay and swap meet prices have reached levels I'm not comfortable with.
  17. Found this browsing around online. As someone who's been looking for these (since they seem to have disappeared from hobby store shelves) I welcome it. The throwback box art is nice too, looks like the second issue of the original T500 California Hauler, which I'm just fine with.
  18. It doesn't look like it'll have any actual branding, which is no doubt to avoid licensing. But some of the features look like they belong to a Reitnouer trailer, which I've got no issues with. They're some of the finest built aluminum flatbeds out there, and their Big Bubba and Bigger Bubba are two of the more popular trailers in the heavy flatbed industry. As for it not being branded, I couldn't care less, it looks very promising. I'm already sold on it, will be getting at least one to build as a covered wagon.
  19. I'll need a couple of each for sure. I've yet to build any of the other Moebius Ford trucks straight out of the box, and these will just add to the parts-swapping pool.
  20. I don't need another '53 F-100, but the box art is very nice and it's hands down my favorite kit to build. I think I currently have 7 or 8 of them, plus pieces of others. I'm very excited to finally see the Autocar dump truck again, I'll need a couple. I do have one that I paid almost too much money for, so I can resist raiding it for parts and actually build it instead. As for the Pete wrecker, glad to see the late cab make a return. If it's like previous releases, will it include a sleeper and fifth wheel so it can also be built as a tractor? That also being said, I'm also looking forward to
  21. Nicely done. Where did you get the wheels and tires?
  22. All the spoke wheels I encountered in my wrenching days were 1 1/4" lug nuts. Number of spokes, super single or duals, it didn't matter. One truck in particular I worked on had super singles on the lift axle, with a wedge that was about 6" long. I actually prefer them to the older style Budd discs with the 2 lug per wheel setup (with LH threads on one side to boot!). They're not as much of a pain as they might appear to be to get true, and the rim and tire itself ends up being a bit lighter for throwing it around for mount and dismount of tires. That being said, Hub-Pilot was by far the best t
  23. I may have to blatantly copy this idea some time. Very cool!
  24. A nice ode to the infamous "Kecksburg Incident", Chuck. For those that don't know, the incident is also referred to as "Pennsylvania's Roswell" due to the alleged coverup of the whole thing. This sleepy little hamlet is about 30 minutes from me, and the prop used to reenact the incident for an episode of Unsolved Mysteries is mounted on a pole behind the Kecksburg VFD. Also, I had to Google the address, just to see where it was. Weather it was intentional or not, you picked the location of Norvelt Beverage, a beer distributor. For those uninitiated, PA only recently adopted the practice of bei
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