What model year range is this White Freightliner?

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  1. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    @MericanMade and anyone else who’s interested. One thing I like to do when I build them is use the actual engine and automotive paints if you are trying to match exact. Primer everything before you paint with Krylon or Rustoleum red oxide or gray primer. I use a lot of Duplicolor spray paints like their cast iron and cast aluminum for detail parts and their engine paints. It really makes it turn out more real looking when finished.

    I like to glue the frame and chassis together and than spray it. Same with engine block. The rest of the stuff I leave it on the trees and spray them. Just easier for me and I don’t lose parts. Brush paints are used for the fine small details.
     
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    Paccar painted them white as well. However they didn’t stay that way very long. Lol!
     
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    MericanMade Medium Load Member

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    I like to airbrush everything I can. I don’t recall ever seeing Duplicolor in non-aerosol cans. My ma’ and pa’ hobby store has hundreds of little bottles of paint, e.g., Hellcat blue and Jap zero green.
     
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    They don’t. I just spray a little into a cap and brush it or Q-Tip it on. Works very well for touch-up’s and details on the real big trucks too.

    I use that technique for details on bolt heads, screws, and little parts or when there is two different colored parts bolted together when I prepare or truck and car shows.
     
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    I normally decant the paint if a bomb can is the only option then run it through the airbrush. Especially for big truck engine colors thats what I do, that way I can buy it at the auto parts store.
     
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    They called equipping a 250 Cummins with a turbo as adding a smoke kit, got it up to 270 hp, iirc.

    A now defunct tanker company ran red on white cab overs with the Cummins.

    They had just a few new conventionals, and the newer trucks had 335s and 350s. 1975 was the year.
     
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    There is a site for model cars that can answer just about any questions you could have, there is some HIGH END work to.
     
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