1:53 SCALE MODEL TRUCK COLLECTION

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Both the tractor and trailer represent total rebuilds. All of the stainless steel components were fabricated in my shop and buffed to a chrome-like finish. The seamless fuel tanks are my own “Fatboy” design tanks with genuine stainless steel straps and chrome filler caps. The marker lights along the lower side of the trailer and the trailer tail lights are glass-like lenses, not decals. The flattop sleeper roof is my own design and the sleeper side faring was removed for a cleaner look of the truck. The truck was completely stripped of original paint and repainted with polyurethane-base automotive paint. The trailer is a 48’ Signature Series modified with a spread-axle and 24” kingpin.

Under frame service connections that actually hook and unhook from the tractor. Two gear shift levers, genuine chrome sticks and handmade knobs.
Auxiliary transmission mounted mid-frame. Interior view and the two sticks. Marker light lenses painted a deep amber to replicate the original glass lenses.
Scale size CB antennas.
Stacks and sunvisor are genuine stainless steel, hand fabricated in my shop and buffed to a chrome like finish.



GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Both the tractor and trailer represent total rebuilds. The truck follows an “Outlaw” design of today’s custom trucks, and typical of my trucks follows a clean look without a lot of extra stuff on the truck. The seamless fuel tanks are my own “Fatboy” design tanks with genuine stainless steel straps and chrome filler caps. The tail lights on the rear of the sleeper, tractor tail lights, the marker lights along the bottom sides of the trailer, and the rear tail lights on the trailer are glass-like lenses, not decals. The flattop sleeper roof is my own design and the sleeper side faring was removed for a cleaner look. The tractor cab roof was shaved and the new cab marker lights are recessed glass-like lenses. The drop sunvisor was fabricated in my shop and painted to match tractor color. The truck was completely stripped of original paint and repainted with polyurethane-base automotive paint. The trailer is a 48’ Signature Series modified with a spread-axle and 24” kingpin. The truck features under frame service lines that actually plug and unplug to the tractor.

The grille was hand-fabricated and fitted with chrome horizontal cross bars. Headlights were fitted into the bumper and turn signals added to the bottom of the mirror brackets.
The dash and steering wheel were repainted The seats were repainted, a genuine wood floor installed, and the “high stick” gearshift lever is genuine chrome with a handmade shift knob.
A more highly detailed engine from a Kenworth was hand-fitted to the Peterbilt frame, and the air intake piping fabricated by hand, along with the upper radiator piping. A single 8” grass burner exhaust was installed along with new driveline with universal joints. Finished interior view. Door panels were also repainted to match the cab interior.
Notice the clean cab roof, wood flooring extended into the sleeper, a single CB antenna, and a train horn on the frame. Minimal chrome accents were used. Notice the hand-fabricated turn signals on the mirror brackets. Tail lights on rear wall of sleeper are glass-like lenses. The truck features a painted deck plate with the train horn mounted immediately behind the sleeper.


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David A. Bontrager
T R A N S P O R T A T I O N   P H O T O G R A P H Y
R.R. 1, Box 202
Elnora, IN 47529
Phone: 812-692-5302


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