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Plastic Cowboy Model Trucks April 2002 Page 4

Cover of Car Model magazine from April 1971 showing an original AMT "T500-500 California Hauler" with working lights

From the same issue, Phil Jensen, "The Tidewater Trucker" showed his California Hauler.


Line up of tractors at Peter Archibald's truck stop


Two Ford LNT's by Peter Archibald, one built when he was a teenager, the other build today.


Leo Vanderstelt's Kenworth T600 tractor.


Guenter Boenisch's Iveco.


Mike Perhach converted a 1/16th scale Peterbilt 359 into a 379


Mike's 1/16th 359 to a 379 gave me the idea to try it in smaller scale

Tim Ahlborn (your friendly Plastic Cowboy webmaster) built this AMT Peterbilt. It started as the AMT-Ertl Pete 359. I reworked the cab, hood, fenders, added spar parts from a Revell "Can-Do" wrecker kit, and came up with cosmetically similar modern 379!

With some work, the AMT kit can look like a 379, add a modern resin engine, or kit bash from an Italeri kit, and you're doing even better!