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Western Star Twin Steer Concrete Mixers - By Jim & Jamie Groeneweg

Remember that pair of new Western Star 4900 SA Severe Duty 123"BBC twin steer cab and chassis rigs back in Photo Gallery 158? We can now tell they were on their way to be fitted with concrete mixers! Father and son team Jim and Jamie Groeneweg each finished one of these beauties! The cabs on these trucks are revised versions of the basic Itelari Western Star cab converted to a day cab. All glass is clear acetate cut to shape. Chassis was made from two Athearn units spliced together with a 72" spread twin steer, 72" tandem rear bogies, fenders constructed of Evergreen plastic sheet. Front wheels are Athearn; tires are widened to represent super singles or flotation, rears have Athearn tires on modified Herpa 6 spoke rims. The concrete mixers are from Herpa. All detail items are made from brass wire or plastic stock, colors are custom mix model paint clear-coated with automobile paint.

Posted November 9, 2003