1940 Willys Cabover Slideshow 1
Getting started. Taking a 1992 Dodge 1 ton extended cab pickup. Lengthing
and widening front fenders. Building a new 3 inch wider nose piece. Cutting
body in half front to rear and widening it 4 inches. Lifting it on to dodge
truck frame and getting it set where it will stay.
1963 GMC Tank Van Tadem Axle Dromedary of Coles Express
Here is a short video going over the features of Maine based trucking
carrier Coles Express unique invention, the Tank-Van. It was a 1963 GMC
COE tractor with front tandem axle and a dromedary tank. It allowed Coles
Express to haul fuel oil from Bangor Maine and haul Potatoes back on the
This unit is the last of four and the only one now known to exist. The end
of the video shows a few vintage movie clips of the truck. Tank-vans can
also been seen in my other video "Coles Express - The Uncommon Carrier".
This truck is now on permanent display at the Cole Land Transportation
Museum in Bangor, Maine.
1959 GMC DETROIT DIESEL SHIFTING
1959 GMC CANNONBALL. DETROIT 6 CYLINDER INLINE 2 CYCLE DIESEL ENGINE. THE
TRANSMISSION IS A 10 SPEED ROADRANGER. TOP SPEED OF THE TRUCK IS 65 MPH. I
TRIED TO DO A MIX OF LOW RANGE TO HIGH RANGE AND BACK TO LOW , SOME DOUBLE
CLUTCH , SOME NO CLUTCH , JAKE SHIFTING . UPSHIFT AND DOWN SHIFT. SOME
HIGHWAY DRIVING AT 50 MPH AND AT THE END CLIMBING A GRAVEL DRIVE ON A 15 %
GRADE. THE TRUCK HAS 9000 MILES ON A FRAME OFF RESTORATION. IT IS NOT
COMMERCIAL AND DOES NOT SMOKE OR LEAK. IT JUST GOES TO SHOWS , PARADES AND
EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS IN ITS WELL DESERVED RETIREMENT. THANKS FOR LOOKING !
V12 Detriot Diesel 525HP
Setting the engine up and breaking it in.Remember this engine is just being
started after a rebuild so that's why it's smoking from the assembly lube
and the rack will be set-up to stop the hunting etc etc. Then the oil is
changed and the engine painted. These engine's go into Euclid mining rock
trucks,and they were in many other equipment/vehicles.The engine has
rebuild heads,turbo's, blower, water
pump,all internal parts and the air compressor All done in the great north
http://HowToMakeADiorama.com - How to make a diorama - diorama ideas -
diorama supplies - diorama tips, tricks and techniques including video and
pdf format for your diecast, model or scale replica collection to enhance
it. Also accessories including signs, road signs, boxes and fan belt
sleeves. Help with scale sizes including scale rulers, scale charts and
understanding scale sizing to help in your builds.
Custom COE's make great car haulers, show trucks and cool diecast and scale
models/replicas to enhance any diorama. This video has many different
makes, models and styles to give you ideas how to customize your diecast
and scale model/replicas to enhance any diorama scene.
The video has 2 diecast 1947 Ford COE's that I did a mild customize to.
There are also a couple of COE's that belonged to my brother in the video.
We love these things so enjoy the video and I hope you come away with ideas
to customize your own COE.