Robert W Martel
I bought one of these at the local Longs Drugs sometime around 2004-5. I don't remember exactly, but seems to me it was about $20+. I foolishly sold it (and some others I now wish I hadn't) a few years ago when I was doing woodworking. I think I sold it for $30? Since I got back into modeling about 4 years ago I've been wanting to replace it.
BUT, GEEEEZE the price has gone way up !! I see them go for $75, 80, 100 + all the time and I just wasn't wanting to pay that much. Well this one popped up on ebay with a BIN for $40+$13 s/h. The seller said "seems all there to me". For $40 bucks I had to take the chance. WELL,,,,, unfortunately there are parts missing the most important ones too. Part #s 236-242, the tow cradle parts, and barrel ends and some mounts. So, it's not going to be much of a TOW truck !! Otherwise it's just another Peterbilt 359, and I already have one. And no decals either!
I do see some decals for $10,,,,, hoping someone, sometime will be selling the parts I need for it.
Maybe someone here on scalemates might have these parts???
Oh well, it was worth the risk, I'll keep searching for spare parts. I did get lucky recently with parts for a kit I had. A 63 Imperial kit was missing the stock taillights. I just found a pair for $14. Sounds expensive I know, but I paid $100 for the kit a couple of years ago and the seller refunded me $25, so I guess I didn't make out too bad!
Anyway,,, another one I might get to someday. I have so many I've lost track anymore !! LOL
15. April 2018, 03:22