Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Recommended Posts

Thanks Guys!!

3 hours ago, Jim B said:

Great looking engine.  I really like the details.  What yellow do you use for the Caterpillar Yellow?

Thanks Jim. The paint is 8-22962-8 Caterpillar Yellow in a spray can by "Majic Tractor, Truck & Implement Spray." I think that I picked it up at Tractor Supply.

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, SpreadAxle said:

Cool project.

Thanks!!

3 hours ago, leafsprings said:

Details are fantastic.  How's the clearance for the turbo?

Thanks!! I noticed in my reference pictures that the turbo was mounted lower on the engine when compared to the timing cover than the kit engine. One of the modifications I made to the snap engine was lowering the turbo and making a new intake pipe. With that done, clearance is good.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, Brian, the engine looks absolutely fantastic. The detail is impressive.

Is this the engine from the box or do you use a different one?

I definitely will follow this thread.

Take care, Juergen

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/9/2018 at 9:04 PM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Thanks for the comments guys! I haven't been able to put much time in this one lately. I almost have the engine ready to in stall. I made a couple of modifications to the snap engine.

40637542574_b15aaf6aff_k.jpgIMG_7856 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

41351026751_c2aaef53a8_k.jpgIMG_7859 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

40455981095_51ef419c89_k.jpgIMG_7860 by Brian Smith, on Flick 

Kool cat!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I actually accomplished a little on this one over the past few days. I very pleased with these tanks from Auslowe, and the tires from Double Take are pretty awesome. Tanks are mounted and engine is mounted. I also upgraded the radiator for the 3406 and the 9000 has a larger one than the 8000 in all the pictures that I can find.

 

26722942797_902c4f517f_b.jpgIMG_E8210 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

26722960537_f5851b8631_k.jpgIMG_8230 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

40880025444_aac439a1ad_k.jpgIMG_8231 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

40699088275_496879839b_k.jpgIMG_8232 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

27721121968_a2081bab1c_k.jpgIMG_8233 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

41550647082_f3fe5a1d4a_k.jpgIMG_8235 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

Edited by DRIPTROIT 71
Link to post
Share on other sites

 You nailed the look of a heavy duty linehaul fleet rig. What kit came with those heavy duty 6 spokes? They look exactly like the front wheels on this dump. A 9000 could have been ordered with the lighter 34K tandem, but, IMO, should get the beefier 38K , 40K or 44k rears. Notice size of rear hubs on this 9000 dump.

IMG_5512.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Guys!!

On 4/22/2018 at 6:09 PM, leafsprings said:

 You nailed the look of a heavy duty linehaul fleet rig. What kit came with those heavy duty 6 spokes? They look exactly like the front wheels on this dump. A 9000 could have been ordered with the lighter 34K tandem, but, IMO, should get the beefier 38K , 40K or 44k rears. Notice size of rear hubs on this 9000 dump.

IMG_5512.JPG

Those wheels came from Auslowe.

Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Thanks! The blue paint is Dupli-Color Bahama blue metallic BGM0533.

Ok thanks --  I was hoping it was a bottle brush paint, but rattle can works too.

Is the CAT yellow dupli-color too ?   And did you clear it with some kind of dullcote?

 

Edited by Goodwrench3
Added question
Link to post
Share on other sites

I must say this really reminds me of several long gone Fords from my area , especially Motorways who ran a lot of these back in the day!This build is looking fabulous Brian , if you can do tell me how to post pictures from Flickr, I am new to this technology stuff and I want to post pictures of my truck builds that I have going! 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...