1/48 GMC cckw Tanker Truck with Fruehauf Tank Trailer

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After completing the GMC cckw Dump truck thought I would go ahead and start on this build I’ve been wanting to do for a while. It’s a 1/48 Tamiya GMC cckw soft top with a tanker body a Don Mills converter dolly and a old Revell Fruehauf tanker trailer
 

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Here’s some update pics still lots of clean up work and filling and sanding. I took about a 1/2in out I used tape for a straight line when I cut it in half this should bring the tank down from a 6000 to a 4000 gallon I hope. I think I’m going to stick with this type of tanker instead of the one in the picture I like it better.
 

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Done some more work on this. Finally got done OD on it
 

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I got the converter dolly and wheels from Don Mills. I’m not happy with the wheels at all very chunky and shallow detail I will be changing these
 

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Lee

Totally missed this one. Looks like you are beating it into submission. Hopefully the new set of wheels will do the job for you

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Thanks Steve
I’m going to use the Tamiya cargo truck ones that way they all match
 

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Lee , found you .:thumb2:
Wow mate that's some alterations your doing , most impressed with cutting down the tanker. Will sit near Steve as he's got the biscuits .
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Lee.
Bet you were both pleased and relived when it was completed . You can't see that it's been done.
Jelly , nice now we need icecream .
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Is grape OK? Looking fine indeed. Hope both are empty as that trailer would far exceed old deuce'n'ahalf's towing capacity. PaulE
 

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Grape is fine it’s for Steve. Well Paul I’m going to try it figured just putting around the airfield filling bombers up it probably could handle it if I tell them not to fill to the brim.
 

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Worked on the tanker trailer this evening. Painted the Tamiya tires and wheels took the suspension off and drill holes added some round styrene stock for the axles. Enjoy the pics.
 

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Hi Lee
Sorry I'm late in. Simply just missed it :sad: A lot going on and I still can't get my head around all the forum sections.
Anyway this is a great idea. Well thought out too. I'm with John with cutting a chunk out of the trailer - can't see the join.
Jim
 
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