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White Freightliner COE Single Drive

Post by Leonidas on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 9:05 am

This is an original AMT 1973 issue White Freightliner SD. The chassis was warped when I got it, the 43 year old tires were rock hard and most of the pieces had come off their sprues, but after much patience and test fit after test fit I think it came out pretty good.
Everything here is as it came from AMT (I didn't replace or customize anything). Paint is from Testors with a couple coats of clear, and there is some some BMF attached.
It was a great old kit to build, definitely look forward to getting my hands on another couple of these when they are re-released soon. There was really no major issues worth mentioning, just spend plenty of time test fitting and you'll do ok.
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Re: White Freightliner COE Single Drive

Post by dv8v8 on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 9:56 am

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Re: White Freightliner COE Single Drive

Post by allan on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 10:17 am

That's cool, have get one.
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Post by Deaf as on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 4:09 pm

The old girl came up a treat, well done!!
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Re: White Freightliner COE Single Drive

Post by scummy on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 5:16 pm

Came out well mate , what happened to the tilting cab ?
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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 5:30 pm

Very nice Truck mate!... And welcome to this forum.
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Re: White Freightliner COE Single Drive

Post by clea on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 6:58 pm

Nice one Leith;
Get right back into it old son, enjoy watching what you do.
Remember the "Ozzie" flag comment on the Peterbilt; a ex pat should go R/Hand drive...??
If you're still stuck with your drive for the Steyr; drop me a email.
Cheers.
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Post by Cols56 on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 9:05 pm

That's looking pretty good there Leith Cheers.

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Re: White Freightliner COE Single Drive

Post by Antwon on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 11:01 pm

Great stuff Mate, nice to see one built OOB. Shows that these old things have plenty of potential without throwing $s in AM parts and mega hours modifying bits.
Like your work.
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Re: White Freightliner COE Single Drive

Post by Leonidas on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 11:23 pm

Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments. As far as the tilting cab goes, it looked fine when I did the test fit, but it seems the interior tub didn't go far enough up into the cab. The air scoop that sits on the radiator just touches the bottom of the interior tub. I shaved it down some, but I guess not enough. Looks worse on camera that it does in person...at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Wink

As far as a RHD dash conversion goes, I just assumed there would be nothing out there for a kit this old. I have a few of the current issue Freightliner (the same truck basically with an extra drive wheel and sleeper) kits so I'll have to investigate my options.


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