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  1. I did the same thing to a real KW W900B back in my body shop days!
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    A few thanks are in Order

    You are always welcome to advertise your stuff on my Facebook Group "Classic Truck Modeler"! Or at the Classic Truck Modeler Magazine Page!
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    Transtar II day cab

    This was a kit I got off eBay that was supposedly "slightly started". It looked like they'd used a whole tube of glue just building the chassis and engine. I ended up just cutting off the rear half of the frame and throwing it in the trash. I found a Cummins engine in the parts box, and cut the cab down to a day cab. The front axle was broken off on each side of the front springs, so I repaired it and reinforced it with a steel axle from an old AMT kit. I'm not sure what I'm going with as far as livery, but leaning toward Garrett, as I used to drive an old day cab like this that was a retired Garrett tractor. When I drove it, it had been converted to a mobile home toter. So that's another possibility.
  4. Another one of my current projects, '54 Studebaker semi tractor with a matching hog trailer. The cab is from Frontier Resins, not super accurate but it does look like a Studebaker. The frame is scratch built, engine is from the AMT '53 Studebaker. I cut off the three speed transmission and added a resin truck transmission. Rear axle is from a Revell snap Peterbilt. The wheels are resin cast by me, made up from tires from the Lindberg Dodge and wheels from a die-cast truck.
  5. Just joined up, my name is Lee Hartman. I'm writer, editor, and publisher of a new quarterly magazine called Classic Truck Modeler. The first issue has been out nearly a month, and I'm at work putting together the next issue set for April. I'm always on the lookout for outstanding and/or unique truck models to feature in the magazine, and also welcome builders that would like to write an article about a build that they have done. The magazine is taking off rather well, and the more truck modelers and great models I see every day give me confidence that the magazine is going to a worthwhile endeavor! http://classictruckmodelermag.com/
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    '54 Studebaker tractor with hog trailer.

    The trailer is from the Lindberg Dodge/'40 Ford kit. I made it up as a short single axle trailer, the cut the front of it round. I used part of a plastic drain connector for the front, and the side stakes are from the Ford C-series stake truck.
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    Snap KW W900L hood.

    It's good to see a W900L. One of my favorite trucks of all time.
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    Diamond Reo

    Looking good!
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    Lowboy Truck Frame

    Wow! Nice!
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    Transtar high cab.

    Looking good!
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    Full Fenders

    Nice looking fenders!
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    White 7400 daycab

    Lovin' it!
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    Snap KW W900L hood.

    Looks good so far. Are you going to re-do the doors on the sleeper to the newer style with the rounded corners?