I scored this on eBay with the intentions of building this for my father in law for this past Christmas........lol. Never finished it in time of course. The color of the tractor on the box artwork is Yellow. I wanted it to be black and still use the original orange flame decals. The decals were old and I found out the hard way. Luckily I tried one of the smaller decals first. I since sent the originals to Dan's at Model truck world to hopefully reproduce them for me. Thanks Dan!Here's my progress so far. I'm about 3/4 of the way done so far. First pics are of it's start wheels and frame work being started
Not bad! I like the Yellow fade into the Orange!! Nice touch. Here's my finished version (almost). They only thing left I have to add is the weights that are in front of the rear wheels. I have to fab up the crossover bar that the weights hang off from.
plus I have to add the wheel weights that are inside the actual wheel. I stripped the Chrome off them last night and will be painting them tonight. Should be all buttoned up later on tonight. I'll post the last pictures later tonight.
Here's the last pics. It's 100% done. Wheel weights added in front of the rear wheels, wheel weights on the wheels, painted Yellow to match. I even painted a goatee beard on the driver. Now it can finally sitin the display case.