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1973 White Road Commander Aerodyne Mayflower

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    July, 2015
1973 White Road Commander Aerodyne Mayflower
Posted by DRIPTROIT 71 on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:46 PM

This one began with an old fiberglass cab and an old Overdrive magazine article. I wanted to build an owner operator rig with that back yard project or as I call it the "Johnny Cash" look. I used parts from many kits. AMT kits were: 352 Pete, 359 Pete, Mack R, Super Boss KW, GMC General, K123 KW, Road Boss, and Diamond Reo. Revell of Germany kits were: W900 Kw and 359 Pete. The Revell snap kits were the 359 Pete and W900 KW. Ertl kits were: 4200 IH, 4300 IH and the 4070B Transtar II IH.

The chassis is Pete 352, engine is an 8v-71 Detroit with a turbo added to make it a 8v-71T. Rear axle is a tag. Yes the stack is angled back on purpose. After a tree took out the stack on a trip it was replaced, but the muffler never straightened.

There's a Johnny Cass 8-track on the dash if anyone wants to hear "One piece at a Time."

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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:37 PM

Loving the detail. East bound and down. Great build.

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 7:15 PM
Very cool piece, nicely done!
  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 7:45 PM

Wow! The engine and interior look so real!  

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:53 AM

Fresh idea great detail love it

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  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:36 AM

Looks like the real semi ! Awesome work thanks for sharing , inspired me to try a cab over one day ! 

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