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Photos and text on how I made or reworked pieces into something a bit different.

Tim Ahlborn
 
Peterbilt 378 Hood

Peterbilt 378 kit hood converted to a Peterbilt 379-119 standard hood for the Italeri 1/24th scale Peterbilt 378 kits.

Album was created 3 years 1 month ago and modified 2 years 6 months ago
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    Hoods and such

    Various bits and pieces from projects.

    Album was created 3 years 1 month ago and modified 2 years 5 months ago
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    379-127 hood

    Scratchbuilt 379-127 long hood for the Italeri Peterbilt 378 kits

    Album was created 3 years 1 month ago and modified 2 years 6 months ago
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    Sleepers

    Sleeper box modifications

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    359 long hood

    A quick how-to to make a long hood for the Peterbilt 359. I show an AMT hood here, but this will work for the Revell of Germany and Revell/Monogram 359s as well. You will need two hoods, the main hood and a donor.

    On top of modifying the hood length, the chassis length will need to be extended by 7.5 inches just aft of the rear front spring hanger. The lower exhaust piping, air cleaner piping, drive shaft and steering shaft will have to be lengthened also.

    Album was created 2 years 11 months ago and modified 2 years 6 months ago
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    AMT White-Western Star Hood Alignment

    The White-Western Star hood installation can be tricky. If the hood hinges aren't perfectly lined up, the hood will not line up with the cab. Here is a simple fix, a combination of information from a couple of other modelers and some things I've done on previous AMT White (Road Boss, Diamond Reo and Autocar) builds. The cab mounts also are a bit too tall and need to be cut down slightly to allow the cab to sit lower and level.

    A couple of extra steps and 10 minutes worth of work will make a tremendous difference in your build!

    Album was created 2 years 4 months ago and modified 2 years 4 months ago
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