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Transtar 4300 Alaskan Hauler. (Northern Truck)

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I started this earlier in the year. I was inspired by the many excellent Transtars that had been built since the re-release of kit. I started a KW Alaskan Hauler and wondered how the Transtar woiuld look in the guise of an Alaskan Hauler for Hill and Hill. The concept grew on me so I decided to have a go. If you check the photo albumn I give a descrition of the progress. Some brief overview. The engine is a Cummins KTA 600. Transmission is a Spicer married 6 x 4. The rear suspension all works except of course the springs don't move, the front axle is the KFS metal one. This is shorter than the kit one and allows the wheels and tyres to sit under the fenders properly. To get the engine in I had to extend the extended hood. The BBC is scale 127" I added the chain binders and the tyre chains.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking..

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Very nice. I like what you've done with the Transtar. And that's a really long nosed Transtar! Did they even come that big from the factory?

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i had thought about doing something similar with the Paystar 5000 kit and converting it.

Same here, and in a simliar color. Nice job on this one, it's gorgeous! I've still got a couple of these in my stash I hope will turn out as well.

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