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Casey

Freightliner COE Resto-mod

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I finally finished it...for now...  I may go back and touch up a few thing. 

I built this truck for an online contest over at The Unfinished Big Rig Model Truck Club on Facebook.  I didn't fair as well in the voting as I hoped it would.  Maybe I'll do better next time.  Regardless, it was a great learning experience. 

The concept was to create a resto-mod COE Freightliner. I started with a fresh AMT COE Freightliner Kit. All other lifted parts were salvaged from the parts box.
Chassis: Frame stretch using the rails from an AMT Peterbilt. Air ride suspension from an Italeri FLD 120
Engine: Cummins engine from an Italeri FLD 120 modified into an N14 (new heads, valve covers, fuel pump, etc.). Air to air setup was added to the radiator. Plumbing and hoses were built from the parts box and misc. wire. Clamps chrome sticker.
Cab: Scratch built visor. Snap Pete mirrors.
Rear fenders: Scratch built.
Fifth wheel: ROG Peterbilt.
Deck plates and rear light panel: scratch built from styrene
Cab Steps: Scratch built.
Fuel tanks: Stretched using like tanks from parts box.
Air cleaners: ROG Peterbilt. Scratch built piping and parts box plumbing.
Stack tops: Tubing wrapped in chrome sticker.
Air Lines: Earl Miller.
Wheels and tires: Mobius.

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2 hours ago, AutocarJones said:

Very nice work. It turned out to be a very clean build. These FL kits can look so different with just a lil bit of imagineering. Fine job

Thanks!!

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definitely a killer build ! when I came across this site and saw the pics of this truck , it inspired me to join up

now maybe get some mojo back and start working on unfinished projects again !

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On ‎7‎/‎23‎/‎2016 at 8:14 PM, trucker said:

definitely a killer build ! when I came across this site and saw the pics of this truck , it inspired me to join up

now maybe get some mojo back and start working on unfinished projects again !

Thanks for the kind words.  I can't wait to see your future builds.

-Casey

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The main question is, how nervous were you setting it on a ledge, 15 feet in the air, no wider the the model? As I was setting it down I would have rethought it and said, Nope.

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