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Gary Chase

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  1. Gary Chase

    International 5300

    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.
  2. Gary Chase

    International 5300

    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😜😉😁
  3. Gary Chase

    Peterbilt 379 RV Conversion

    Wow, nicely done, love the front suspension and details
  4. Gary Chase

    International 5300

    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
  5. Gary Chase

    International 5300

    Working 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.
  6. Gary Chase

    International 5300

    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.
  7. Gary Chase

    T800 Kenworth Logging truck

    Will do, I will go over it before I do anything to it.
  8. Wasn’t sure where this build was going but after some thought and accumulated parts. Well a newer style log truck is the build…….so far. The red Kenworth is the neighbors truck and is the inspiration. They run the single wide tires all the way around, air lift axles everywhere. I got a bunch of reference pictures and measurements. The beds are 26 ft long. got the beds roughed out. getting to work on the trailer.
  9. Gary Chase

    International 5300

    Moved the hood/cab back to center the front wheels. Used wide front wheels and changed the offset to narrow up the front axle.
  10. Gary Chase

    T800 Kenworth Logging truck

    They do in pictures, I will post up how the fit, quality and adjustments when I get them.
  11. Gary Chase

    T800 Kenworth Logging truck

    Been looking for the late model cab, bought a couple to find they are just not very good quality. This week Global Model Trucks came out with two hood versions and I ordered both. See how these work out.
  12. Gary Chase

    Alaskan Hauler(ish)

    Nice work, looking good
  13. Gary Chase

    Alaskan Hauler(ish)

    Wow that looks good
  14. Gary Chase

    AMT Ford C 900/Garwood LP 900 refuse truck

    That is some great info and explanation, going to print this out. Question: I have seen an air tank for each rear axle, 2axles, 2tanks, 4 axles, 4 tanks. As I understand these where for air brakes and air suspension?
  15. Gary Chase

    T800 Kenworth Logging truck

    Yup, I just got enough, the newer logging trucks run singles all around, a couple years ago, just the lift axles where wide singles, prior to that they ran duals on all axles except steering.
  16. Gary Chase

    T800 Kenworth Logging truck

    Doing a little research last night on the T800. I didn’t realize that Kenworth still offers the T800 in a flat windshield (like the W900) and a curved windshield (like the T600, one piece glass and two piece glass). It was offer in a long hood, short hood and wide hood. Also noticed that you could get it with the newer doors (no vent window and step down window) as well as the standard door with vent window. By picking up a T800 hood from ST Supply you could build several versions of new Kenworth trucks, being that non of the molded makers are producing much of the newer trucks.
  17. Gary Chase

    Alaskan Hauler(ish)

    Just picked up this kit, will be watching what you do with your build.
  18. Gary Chase

    T800 Kenworth Logging truck

    The newer loggers have a second steering axle, older ones had a non-steering lift axle. Most of these trucks are twin screw, very rare to see a tri-drive up here. They have an air lift in front and behind the drive axles. When I talk to the guys, the conversation is always about a lighter truck to carry more pay load and who is getting the most decked out new truck.
  19. Don’t post here much, but thought I would put this build on here. Started building about a month ago, although I had been planning and collecting parts for some time. mock up decided to stretch the frame and scratch build gas tanks and battery boxes
  20. Gary Chase

    IH 9600

    Excellent build, great detail and weathering
  21. Gary Chase

    Kenworth T600, 40ft trailer and load

    Thank you very much
  22. Took a year to complete and my fleet is growing.
  23. Gary Chase

    Kenworth T600, 40ft trailer and load

    Thank you
  24. Gary Chase

    5600 International heavy hauler

    Thank you
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