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Peter B

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I contacted John last night to see if the Peterbilt 337 had any pulse in it after the misfortune accident late last year. Unfortunately the Peterbilt could not be revived. So with John's blessing I thought I might gather my saw dust and piece together what I hope will be close to John's Peterbilt creation from the forum photos. As John's concept was to have the Peterbilt as base for multiple additions to the chassis I decided to build a dual rear axle. My hope is to recreate what the toymaking master has shown us. Fingers crossed, maybe not cause will be difficult to work that way.

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Peter, are you going to continue with this project?
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Yep, and hoping i get it right
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This is wonderful. I love this and am charged up this morning to get to work at the design board. I spent a lot of time on the plan set manuscript and prototyping and was pretty discouraged when a computer crash lost it all. I had not backed up my work on this one. Now I am encouraged to face making the plan set manuscript again. Thanks Peter B!
Peter B

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Some progress this morning and hoping for more this afternoon

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Peter B

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Bumper, doors, grille
As you may notice there is no headlight cutout as i thought as is my first the next will get cutouts.
The vertical bars for the grille will be inserted later
Front bumper is qaud cut on one side and doesn't look quite right, so will work out how to follow the curve of the guard
Overall this one is 3" wide and 11-1/2" long
My roof line is higher than John's but as it is the first i am happy with it
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Rod T

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Looks pretty close to the original.
Well done for working it out from the pictures and no plans.

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Axle glued, now fuel tanks and cargo box
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May have gone slightly larger than needed for the cargo box, thankfully i haven't glued it on

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