Peterbilt logging truck

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Project by Dutchy posted 03-06-2015 12:58 PM 10214 views 10 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

They are ready!

Made this trucks from T and J plans. As always the plans of T and J are time consuming, but fun to do. Before two month ago I never had heard of Peterbilt. The models are for so far I can find of type 379. Correct me when I,m wrong! The total length is about 1 meter ( 40”)

BTW: Peterbilt is a brand of PACCAR and also DAF (DAF is a dutch truck brand) is a brand of PACCAR

I used mainly Ash, Oak and Auwora.

I made a blog from the building process and the titles are:
1 Wheels
2 Holes in axle
3 Making the cabin
4 Radiator front
5 Glueing the cabin on the frame
6 (before) Making the roof
7 Air filters mount
8 Schaft drive
9 Bumper
10 Fenders
11 Cab guard
12 Exhaust
13 Trailer
14 Rear wheel rims
15 Lights on the roof
16 Ornament
17 What went wrong and mistakes
18 What I didn,t like

Below a few more detail pictures.

Thanks for watching


36 comments so far

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#1 posted 03-06-2015 01:05 PM

very nicely done Jan. And it was fun following along with the build.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 03-06-2015 01:40 PM

They really look nice. Good job. I think you are right about the type.
Just a little history. Paccar is Pacific Car Company They made railroad cars in the Pacific Northwest and also Kenworth Trucks a competitor to Peterbilt then they acquire Peterbilt and other companies. I didn’t know About the DAF.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 03-06-2015 01:42 PM

These are super nice Jan. They look just like the real thing. Wonderful work on the build. Now, what are you planning to do with these? At 1m long they must take a lot of space. Do you have some kind of display planned or will they be given away?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-06-2015 01:43 PM

Those are beautiful Dutchy! Love the wood selection and really enjoyed following the blog. The craftsmanship and your skill is really top-notch. Thanks for sharing the build and the photos.

-- Rick -Tulsa

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#5 posted 03-06-2015 01:47 PM

They look very authentic to me and when I used to live on Northern Vancouver Island I saw them every day.
Lots of work and attention to detail, but certainly worth the time.
Well done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 03-06-2015 01:49 PM

I love these and I would love to try my hand at some of these. If I can ever get my business going maybe I can spare some time to do something like this for the pure pleasure and satisfaction of it. Unfortunately I need a going business to supplement my retirement. I’ll get there though.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 03-06-2015 02:12 PM

Those are nicer than the real ones !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#8 posted 03-06-2015 02:20 PM

Thank you all guys!


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#9 posted 03-06-2015 02:59 PM

Wow, the detail is amazing.

-- Julian

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#10 posted 03-06-2015 03:16 PM

Thanks Julian.


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#11 posted 03-06-2015 04:24 PM

Very nice job Dutchy. I’m glad to see more models on this woodworking forum. I build models of locomotives and have posted pictures here in the past. This is my number one interest after other woodworking projects.

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#12 posted 03-06-2015 04:28 PM

nice attention to detail.

reminds me of the trucks i had as a kid, although i would hate to bash these together like i did to mine.

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#13 posted 03-06-2015 04:50 PM

Excellent! Great blog and a really nice set of trucks, detail is fantastic! compliments

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#14 posted 03-06-2015 04:57 PM

You certainly did a great job.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#15 posted 03-06-2015 05:05 PM

Are great trucks.They deserve all the appreciations.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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