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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) Old Busted Hotness is offline
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      Started: 02-10-09 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Okay, time for another scratchbuild.

      Started with a Tamiya 1/14 International 9400i from scratch/scraps Aeromax cab that had had the nose cut off, and some other misc. body parts.



      Frankenstein, right?



      Cut up the Aeromax headlights, flipped the turn signals side to side and upside down, converted to sealed beams and re-shaped to resemble the cornbinder's lights.



      Foam fenders, nose covered in fiberglass cloth and resin 1/14 International 9400i from scratch/scraps



      Built out the sides of the sleeper, and lots of sanding 1/14 International 9400i from scratch/scraps



      Grille emblem printed out from the internet and taped to the back of some .040 Lexan, with beveled edges.



      Lexan windows



      Picket-fence grille and sliding sleeper windows



      A little paint



      dashboard, pre-paint.

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  1. After paint



    Assembly started



    Weathered stack



    9400i emblems, from .010x.020 styrene 1/14 International 9400i from scratch/scraps strip



    CB radio and air-horn lanyard



    Hood tie-downs and IFTA decal 1/14 International 9400i from scratch/scraps



    Remind me to empty the ashtray



    Pre-pass, logbook, truck stop guide, bills on the dash. This driver is messy.



    Sleeper area with reading material and DVD player.

    Gotta pause for the cause now, I need to fund the chassis.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  2. One more:

    No cheap company truck would be complete without steel wheels...



    ...made from Easter eggs.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
    QUOTE QUOTE #3

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    Wow, what an incredible build!
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    OBH, you done it again. Looks great.
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    Love the ashtray and magazine......
    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.
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    First Rate!!! Absolutely first rate all the way. OBH, you are definitely the master of the utility vehicle. Your detail is groundbreaking.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  7. Thanks guys :)'

    Next step is to light it up with LED's. Not a 10kW chicken-light display, but the minimum legal allotment (this is after all a company truck). Head, tail, sidemarkers, clearance and a sleeper dome should be enough. Oh, and the work light on the back of the cab.

    If I can find small enough LED's I'll do the lights on the mirrors. The 1:1 1/14 International 9400i from scratch/scraps has exposed power leads so it won't be much work to hide them. Problem is finding enough room inside the mirrors.

    I have an evil plan for funding the chassis, so this build will go ahead as scheduled.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  8. Lights and convex mirrors (made from two headlight lenses glued back to back)



    Drilling the holes was the hardest part. I just knew the drill bit was going to skitter across my new paint. But it didn't.



    Slightly scurfy taillight panel. Look closely and you'll see the right-hand lamp is full of water (added a clear half-moon lens inside the lower half)



    I don't like this guy, he looks like he's up to something.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Oh man, is this great. I love the way you got it lit up. You need to put in a sound chip of an idling engine and some air brake noise. I can small the diesel from here.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  10. Some minor progress while I wait for the chassis to arrive:



    Clearance light lenses



    Sidemarker lenses



    Brass mudflaps
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Mud flaps look great OBH....but where's that little chrome plated 1/14 International 9400i from scratch/scraps reclining (stick on) babe the truckers are so fond of, or perhaps Yosemite Sam "back off" art? Then there's always "passing side"-"suicide" with the appropriate arrows.
    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.
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  12. Don, this is a company truck. The main office doesn't go for that kind of foolishness

    But my other truck has the chrome babes and a good set of chicken lights!
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Maybe we could get John, one of these days to build a dio around a real deal trucker nostalgia stop....I'm sure you get my drift.
    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.
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  14. Well, here she is, finished for now.



    Chassis is a Tamiya 1/14 International 9400i from scratch/scraps King Hauler. I had to tweak the cab mounts (no surprise there) and shorten the fuel tanks to replicate the twin 100's.



    Rear tires are from gardentrucking.com, wheels are Tamiyas modified with Easter eggs. Notice the valve stems.



    Rear light panel. I cut up some 1/32 slot car tires to make the gaskets.



    Qual-Comm dome made from Wild Willy headlights



    Sneaky concealed electronics, when the body is on the bunk covers the battery, and cabinets conceal the speedo and receiver.



    A shot with the scratchbuilt 53-footer.

    And yes, I've straightened the bumper
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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