What model year range is this White Freightliner?

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  1. MericanMade

    MericanMade Heavy Load Member

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    I’ve always loved doing plastic models, ever since I was a kid. This is my next build. The painting instructions are non-existent. I’ll need some advice from the old-timers on here.

    The engine is a Cummins NHC-250. Paint color depended on the year. Hopefully someone can tell me how to paint it.

    Incidentally, while driving to a kitchen remodeling job last week in Pensacola, I saw a Marmon cabover and a Freightliner cabover—both pulling a box trailer—on the same morning. What are the chances of that?

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  3. MericanMade

    MericanMade Heavy Load Member

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    @“semi” retired
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    Admin, can you fix that handle for “semi” retired? Not sure why it’s not popping up.
     
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I built about 15 of those. All makes.

    That's circa 1975.
     
  5. '88K100

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    Round headlights are defining, 70’s. I drove a late ‘80’s Freightliner COE, only discernible exterior difference was square headlights IMO
     
  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Notice the fully chrome lubricator in the wheel well lol.
     
  7. truckdad

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    I’d send it back. It should have(by the looks of the dual exhaust) a 350 Detroit.
     
  8. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    I have that same kit still in the box. It is based off of an early ‘70’s per the ladder and t-handle door latches. I would paint engine beige on that one.
     
  9. SmallPackage

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    Amt had a habit of printing NH250 on the box and the engine has a turbo molded for it in the kit. 250’s were non turbo. If that kit has a aftercooler and turbo it will be a 350. If no after cooler but turbo it will be a 335. 250’s were standard with single exhaust. 335’s and 350’s duals were optional.

    Beige will still be the color regardless.
     
  10. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    Not to hijack the thread, but I've got a question for the elders here.

    Did Cummins use red as their color before beige?

    I only ask because I remember an old IH truck they had at my first job, it had a red Cummins (they claimed it was 350hp). It was an S- series, maybe an S2600?
     
  11. SmallPackage

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    IHC painted All engines red that they used. It is not uncommon on an old truck of any make to find remnnants of red on a swap in repower or replacement used oil pans or other parts. Seemed like IHC was the biggest customer of Cummins in those days.
     
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