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Peterbilt 359 Tow Truck

Post by ProBee on Wed 18 May 2011, 10:13 am

Hi guys. This one is fresh of the bench. It was a junkyarded re-released version of the old Amt Peterbilt tow truck. I extended the chassis to allow for the larger bunk, and now has a walk through cab. The truck has been lowered by three scale inches and has semi scratch built rear suspension, and scratch built aluminium front bar and drop visor. The rest of the truck is built standard as per kit, with a few add on's from my parts bin. The paint is a sore spot with me, agh but it ended up metallic purple, eventually. Sorry about the photo's, as I have only just learnt how to use the camera, but they don't show the colours well.



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Post by tezza43 on Wed 18 May 2011, 3:17 pm

Your photography is fine mate - and the truck looks fantastic. I often wonder why a tow truck would need a sleeper cab, but I suppose not all jobs are short trips?

Purple and yellow colours work well together don't they.

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Re: Peterbilt 359 Tow Truck

Post by ProBee on Wed 18 May 2011, 4:21 pm

Thanks for the kind words mate, but you can see what I mean about the camera,... the trucks is purple and orange. lol! I looks great live though. Got to redo the clear. I used pledge floor polish (which I use a lot) but this time it blistered, must have been because it was raining when I did it scratch Ahyhoo a bit of windex and try again.

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Re: Peterbilt 359 Tow Truck

Post by homers customs on Wed 18 May 2011, 5:43 pm

still looks awesome in my books mate
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Post by allan on Wed 18 May 2011, 6:38 pm

cool pete tow truck A+ badtothebone Oh purple is a hard colour to photo,I painted a porsche purple and yellow it came out yellow and dark blue Very Happy
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Re: Peterbilt 359 Tow Truck

Post by Marshie on Wed 18 May 2011, 8:16 pm

Hey Mick, stop your bloody whinging and get on with you model building please, by the way mate can i have this one back now you have finished for me LOL.
Good job buddy
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Post by mopar68 on Wed 18 May 2011, 8:39 pm

Nice truck, great job mate Cool
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Re: Peterbilt 359 Tow Truck

Post by dv8v8 on Wed 18 May 2011, 9:34 pm

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Re: Peterbilt 359 Tow Truck

Post by fat141 on Wed 18 May 2011, 10:29 pm

. I often wonder why a tow truck would need a sleeper cab, but I suppose not all jobs are short trips?

Not unusual for our big Kenny to go out on a job at two or three in the morning for a B double roll over, spend 5-6 hrs recovery and maybe take the wreck to Sydney or Brisbane (either one is about 500 kays from here ) and then maybe on the way back get half way home, then do a uie and go for another job. Sometimes gone for 2-3 days.
Certainly a good job on the model greatwork Oh yeah, see you're from Tassie too. Lot of good builders down there
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Post by ProBee on Fri 20 May 2011, 8:44 pm

Thanks for the kind words guys, appreciated.

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