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This all started as a local auction site find
down below, a picture of the packing, did you ever get
something packet like this?
Amazing, it all survived without much damage!
Unpacked it, quite a decent shape, even better
then i expected it to be to be honest
But, it is a used truck, had a view accidents.
The rebuild started, was hoping for a quick & dirty fix but that does not going to work
I really attract messed up Merc's by some sort of evil way.
So decided to fit a new Merc body..
Tossed the old one in the bin 'as i had a spare one laying around anyway'
I did not have one spare! , already used it on a other Mercedes.
O o... Houston, we have a problem now.
So, the rig changed body and some parts, and became a Volvo FH12 Globetrotter
As i really like the Heisterkamp and Jonker & Schut 1:1 colour theme, decided to go for a mix of those
many hours went into the paint job, and.. don't dislike the way it turned out myself.
Actually, some parts of the Mercedes remained, more for historical reasons then anything else.
The rear mudguards, gas tank & air tanks and windshield wipers are reused.
But, that is about it. Anything else is new or refurbished.
To get a bit more custom look at it,
Diamond metal plate is added around the 5th wheel section
That was quite a mission to drill correct & get it lined up proper
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Going old style