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Peterbilt 379 Semi (roughly 1:16 scale)

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Project by ccanderson102 posted 03-09-2012 02:33 PM 2942 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking for a good idea for my brothers 39th birthday and since he said this was the last one he was planning on celebrating (apparently scared of the 40’s) I figured it had better be a good present. He has everything that we wants so I figured I should give him something that he needs.

Using photos of my brother’s truck, rough measurements from my father, and some online documentation from Peterbilt I made this interpretation of a Peterbilt 379 in 1:16th scale. I took some liberties with a few of the dimensions considering the tools I have available and the desire to use as much material as possible from the home improvement store. Everything is pine except for the 1/2 dowel and no metal was used.

This project would not have been possible without a new band saw my father gave to me as an early birthday present. 6 months early. Thanks dad

Here are some of the details.

Smoke stacks: 1/2” and 5/16” dowels
Fuel tank: 1-1/2” closet rod
Battery box: 1” x 1”
Frame: 3/4” x 1/2” screen stock
Air cleaners: 1” dowel
Wheels: center from 2-1/2” hole saw
Cab and Sleeper: glued 1×6 clear pine
Air tanks: 1/2” dowel





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#1 posted 03-09-2012 05:47 PM

SWEET !!! ( as my son would say!)

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#2 posted 03-09-2012 06:32 PM

That came up very nice. Your brother will love it for sure. What, no chrome?

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#3 posted 03-09-2012 06:48 PM

That’s Cool! How about for his next Birthday you can put Chicken Lights all over it?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 05-20-2012 08:37 AM

As my Grandsons would say COOL!

-- arnies

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#5 posted 02-02-2013 06:56 AM

That’s one super truck and from reading your notes, no plans” makes it even more special.
Great present for a bloke in his 40th year…...
Cheers, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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