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Western Star 4900SX Truck Tractor & 53' Reefer Trailer - By Jamie Groeneweg

This is a resin kit cab and hood with an Itelari Western Star 70" condo style sleeper mounted on a modified Herpa Ford chassis. Other modified items include Herpa half fenders and tool boxes, scratchbuilt items are battery boxes, air breathers, exhaust stacks, bug deflector, tail light bar, fifth wheel carrier, mirrors and Texas style front bumper. A-Line provided the steer axle wheels and Dennis Aust the drives! Chrome is Alclad and Bare-Metal-Foil; paint is R-M custom mix base/clear coat.

The trailer is a 53' A-Line Utility with the same colors and paint system. Spare tire rack was scratchbuilt and the suspension was modified to a 72" slider, rear doors were given the famous Utility quilt treatment. Wheels and tires are Dennis Aust trailer hubs and the decals are both from A-Line and Pen-Bay.

Posted February 23, 2004