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    • KW T800 150 ton traveling rotator wrecker....
      By Tom Hall · Posted
      Garden variety Cummins.
    • Peterbilt 379 RV Conversion
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
      Look Amazing! Very nice work on the cooler! Excellent work! 
    • IH 9600
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
      Thanks!
    • 1926 Mack Stake truck
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
      Looks great!
    • 1960 GMC B7000 wrecker....
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
      Now I like this! Very nice! Excellent work! 
    • KW T800 150 ton traveling rotator wrecker....
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
      Beautiful build! Excellent work!
    • Peterbilt 379 RV Conversion
      By vincen47 · Posted
      Now that we have a rolling (non-rolling) chassis, time to install the engine and add the radiator and charge air cooler.  It’s a squeeze, but she fits. There’s a lot of extra parts adding to the overall engine width, like the serpentine bracket, so I made sure to measure and test fit beforehand. To connect the driveline, I made three driveshaft carrier bearings from styrene. Onto the CAC: There’s a void in the aftermarket for a proper charge air cooler/air to air aftercooler. Italeri tried in the 378 kit, but it leaves a lot to be desired. I used the Italeri kit parts as a basis for creating an aftermarket CAC in the style of a Duralite.  I added photo etched radiator mesh and modified the side of the kit radiator. Then, adding putty to create the shape needed. The kit’s radiator coolant reservoir was added to the top at this  point, but I will replace it later with a better version.  On the front side, I added a parallel flow AC condenser unit, made with photo etched mesh. I’ll add the lines to and from it later, as well as the air intake connectors and pipes to the turbo and engine block.
    • KW T800 150 ton traveling rotator wrecker....
      By vincen47 · Posted
      It would be a great model if it was fully static, but the fact that it has a functional boom and outriggers is extra impressive. What’s under the hood?
    • KW T800 150 ton traveling rotator wrecker....
      By Brian Conn · Posted
      There's a few of those monsters running around the Kansas City area...seen them in action a few times....impressive would be a huge understatement....your build fits that description quite well. 
    • 1960 GMC B7000 wrecker....
      By Brian Conn · Posted
      ......Those Holmes 750's would tear something in half before they would quit pulling........nice build
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