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I do not think that I have posted this one here yet. This is an AMT Pete 352 that I made a few modifications to. I think it goes well with my recently finished reefer trailer.

 

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8 minutes ago, Goodwrench3 said:

Beautiful !!!   Where did you get the grille  ?

I know that isn't the one in the 352 kit.

Thanks

 

Thanks! I made the grille out of styrene half-round strips. If you but them up against each other then it looks like shutters.

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16 minutes ago, PacificEd said:

Did you use the kit 8V71 Detroit or swap it for something different?

This 352 is spot on 1970's.  The wheels and tires do a huge part to give it a period correct look.

 

Yeah, I kept the kit engine. This truck is the closest to box stock I have ever built. I changed the bumper to the California Hauler one, made some grille shutters, added a steerable front axle, and changed the rims and tires.

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22 hours ago, Roadracer said:

I second that! Very nice work on this! I love the look!

Absolutely - this rig cries "early 70's" - it looks fantastic: the grill shutters, the smaller bumper, the paint scheme etc. etc. Especially on pic 3 or 4 you hardly can tell it from a real one !

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3 hours ago, 1959scudetto said:

Absolutely - this rig cries "early 70's" - it looks fantastic: the grill shutters, the smaller bumper, the paint scheme etc. etc. Especially on pic 3 or 4 you hardly can tell it from a real one !

ditto! Very realistic, great job!

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4 minutes ago, PacificEd said:

Did you shorten the chassis? 

I need to get busy on my Peterbilt 352 Michigan Special.  Thanks for the inspiration.

Nope, the chassis is all stock.

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A flashback for me to earlier days trucking!:)

Great job!B)

Might add a little wear to the step under the door, the paint on the edge never seemed to stay very long on them!

Love the weathering on the wheel rings on the steers.

What tires did you use on this one? They look great!

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