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Old 06-14-2017, 07:03 PM   #121
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:21 PM   #122
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Paint it!

Mardi Gras in NOLA has a parade of over 120+ large floats pulled by semis. Best part of the parade is checking out the trucks as they pass by. Best looking ones always have the rails painted to match and are usually stretched a bit.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:32 PM   #123
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Paint the chassis and the hubs
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:19 PM   #124
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Definitely paint the chassis! It would be the perfect touch to really set it off. With the beautiful paint job you already did on the cab, it would just look incomplete if you didn't. There's my two cents for ya.
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Thanks, everyone for the reassurance that I was planning to do the right thing. Now I think I'll also paint the hubs! More work, but it'll be worth it!

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Mardi Gras in NOLA has a parade of over 120+ large floats pulled by semis. Best part of the parade is checking out the trucks as they pass by. Best looking ones always have the rails painted to match and are usually stretched a bit.
Not sure if you mentioned Mardi Gras 'cause you know I'm a NOLA native, but you're absolutely right! Typically, it was only on Mardi Gras day we'd have the "truck floats" that were pulled by semis instead of regular tractors. That was my favorite!!
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:59 AM   #125
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I thought we had went back and forth before on being a Louisiana native. Yes sir, some damn nice trucks pull those floats every year.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:59 AM   #126
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I thought we had went back and forth before on being a Louisiana native. Yes sir, some damn nice trucks pull those floats every year.
We may have, but I've slept since then, so..... LOL!

I'm actually back in Baton Rouge at the moment to visit Mom. Since I'll be down here for several days, I brought my RC stuff to work on...including the Peterbilt. Going to start prepping the chassis for paint today.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:21 PM   #127
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Did you ever paint the chassis? Did you make it to that dude's ranch? D$@# it, I need to know!
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:38 AM   #128
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Well, I did end up painting it. The issue is that it was too hot that day and the finish didn't come out very good at all. I plan to reshoot it and then follow it up with some clear, but I had to reassemble the truck to make it easier to transport back to Texas. It's pretty much sat on a shelf since then. I also have a brand new, assembled SCX10.2 sitting on the shelf unfinished. Hell, I even tried selling my D110. I guess you could say my motivation to work on crawlers has subsided. That being said, while I may still consider selling my D110 I'm NOT getting rid of the Pete. It will be completed for sure. I just need to find the time and motivation to work on it again.

Right now I'm in the planning stages for some MAJOR work on my 1:1 Jeep this winter and that's been occupying all my time and money.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:22 PM   #129
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Awesome build , inspiration has set in as i wait for a chassis i scored on the interwebs, any new updates, as i am looking to make a heavy hauler myself.
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