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Old 10-26-2021, 11:07 AM
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I guess it would depend on how much it cost to remake, and how perfect you want it to be.
But with it sticking out from the front bumper like that it is in full view and your eye will go right to it ....If it were hidden or partially hidden I would probably let it go..... but it's front and center on the truck...
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Old 10-26-2021, 01:02 PM
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It looks pretty good, but I might see if it looks like you could adjust the size with a file and caliper before sending for a reprint.

Plus sometimes we have to make compromises for durability and ease of use over staying absolute purely scale. If the smaller pintle won't hold atleast the weight of truck, it's likely not worth the effort to have it redone.
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Old 10-28-2021, 03:58 PM
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The tow hitch looks fine to me! Your other cast and or printed parts look great too. You are off to a good start on making this Wedico look much better and more scale. Keep it up.
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Old 10-28-2021, 07:56 PM
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Thanks for the feedback guys. This is a comparison of what it looks like vs. the goal. It's just the slightest bit big. Might be passable but I want to do this truck right! Going to make it just the tiniest bit smaller and see where that gets us. Lots of trial and error with this truck.

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Old 11-15-2021, 02:14 PM
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Personally, I'd let er ride!
If you remake er, will the tow point be string enough to be functional?
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Old 11-15-2021, 09:36 PM
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We're going to let the front tow hook go for now. I think it will look smaller once it's painted. It's been a while since I've worked on the truck, but started some disassembly tonight. Lots and lots of wires! Glad I have all the wiring diagrams, they're going to be a big help!
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Old 11-15-2021, 10:14 PM
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What have I done!!!
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Old 12-12-2021, 04:38 PM
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Been working a lot recently, and haven't had time to work on the truck. Started test fitting the airbag suspension and realized that the leaf springs are too short. Luckily that's an easy fix.

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Old 12-12-2021, 04:40 PM
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Went ahead and did a test fit of the axle and airbags to see how it would look. I know I'm missing some pieces, but I think this rear end is going to turn out great when I'm done!

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Old 12-20-2021, 09:49 PM
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Not much progress on the truck as of recently, but did some more tinkering. Next step is going to be lowering the front end to make it more realistic. As everyone knows, the front ends of these Wedico trucks sit up way too high. It's amazing how much more modern the truck looks without the dated visor and fender turn signals. Both will be left off the truck. Now just waiting for parts!

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Old 12-20-2021, 11:00 PM
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Nice work Jesse. The trick is getting the truck to sit level once you lower the front end. Also to keep the front wheels from rubbing fenders or bumper. Remember these trucks are 359s not 379s or 389s! I kind of like them being the older 359 myself.
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Old 12-21-2021, 02:47 PM
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Nice work Jesse. The trick is getting the truck to sit level once you lower the front end. Also to keep the front wheels from rubbing fenders or bumper. Remember these trucks are 359s not 379s or 389s! I kind of like them being the older 359 myself.
Thanks Claus, I designed the rear suspension so that the truck will sit level once the front end is lowered to an acceptable height, so it should work out just fine.
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Old 01-11-2022, 06:37 PM
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Small update: little details make a big difference. Changed the mesh in the air cleaners to a photo etched round hole design instead of the woven wire mesh that came with them. I think that they look a lot better! Hoping to have some bigger updates soon.
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Nice upgrade.
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That mesh looks awesome
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Old 01-14-2022, 09:24 AM
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I just love the attention to detail you guys have..... amazing..
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Old 01-14-2022, 10:11 PM
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Where did you buy the photo etch screen for your air cans . Youre not kidding that makes a big difference.
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Old 01-18-2022, 08:00 PM
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Thanks guys! The photo etch round mesh is from amazon (link below). They have lots of different patterns and designs. I ordered a few different styles for various parts on the truck.

https://www.amazon.com/Madworks-Spir.../dp/B07MX1LWVJ
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Old 01-20-2022, 11:27 AM
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Started some work on the grille. The stock Wedico grille isn't bad, but it's not what I want. I love the OEM Peterbilt grille design with the oval pattern, and couldn't find anything off the shelf that would suffice, so just like a lot of other things on this truck, time to design my own. I printed out a mock-up of my design, and I think I'll be happy with it. Off to be laser cut!



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Old 01-20-2022, 11:31 AM
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Also got the cab disassembled, and stripped. Have a couple of modifications to the cab while it's raw.



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