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Pulled this one back on the bench while I am waiting on parts for two other builds. Nothing special, just a box build with a couple upgrades. IMG_1814.thumb.jpeg.b67c1eadff08bc2b42c1394bb2151153.jpegIMG_1815.thumb.jpeg.59dcf56e9ca46890494cb32ef80368d1.jpeg

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Moved the hood/cab back to center the front wheels. Used wide front wheels and changed the offset to narrow up the front axle. IMG_1819.thumb.jpeg.47d7d6f95225166ba3115f94464edbb8.jpegIMG_1821.thumb.jpeg.87f9a73e421f5971ecb0d120dff987a5.jpeg

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Decided I didn’t like the fuel tanks I was building so I dechromed them, glued them, filled a the seams and sink and sanded the straps off. Will rebuild from here. Got the last coat of paint on cab, second color applied to hood and painted a bunch of miscellaneous parts. IMG_1822.thumb.jpeg.b3f290804fe8c3a86bed4a0d11c7ff2b.jpegIMG_1824.thumb.jpeg.717874891000a73862e861923b29bb0f.jpegIMG_1825.thumb.jpeg.48e2e812fdc14e978bdc7da8770323e8.jpeg

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IMG_1826.thumb.jpeg.2d58d319e5fd1eb7a41a142a5522baa4.jpegWorking out the kit bugs but got some progress today. Got the chrome stripped from the grill and cleaned it up. Tomorrow finish up the tanks. 

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That's gonna be nice. The painted tanks will definitely be an upgrade. Engine and trans look great.

But what kind of engine is that? Looks like it has a turbo propelled by both banks of cylinders -- is it like an 8V-92 or something?  (Duh --not the world's biggest Detroit expert)

Johnny

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7 hours ago, Johnny M said:

That's gonna be nice. The painted tanks will definitely be an upgrade. Engine and trans look great.

But what kind of engine is that? Looks like it has a turbo propelled by both banks of cylinders -- is it like an 8V-92 or something?  (Duh --not the world's biggest Detroit expert)

Johnny

It’s the engine that came in the kit with a single turbo, pretty standard fare in the Ertl/AMT International kits. A lot of the parts don’t fit well, got to adjust a lot 

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22 hours ago, vincen47 said:

Daycab or kit sleeper?

Going day cab with headache rack to go with my fleet,,,,,,,when I get back to it. With warmer weather we are getting our garden planted under hot hoop houses and I am heading down south to see my kids/grandkids😜😉😁

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