Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Where are they now?

I was looking back through some old photos and came upon the pictures that are the subject of this post. The first is that "truck model i'd kill for", the 1972 issue of the AMT Peterbilt 359 "California Hauler". This kit was built in 1974 as my second build of the Pete 359 when I lived in Oklahoma City (Please see April 2008 post). I bought it for about $13.00 back then. It's haulin the original AMT Flatbed trailer with an original issue AMT Cat DC-8. I gave this kit away when we moved from Weedsport N.Y. to our home in Horseheads. And to think it survived a cross country move! The photos were taken about 1973.

The next photos are of another AMT kit issued around 1972. My wife bought me this kit after my appendix was removed - none too soon. Somewhere we have a picture of a younger me sitting at the kitchen table putting final touches on this model - cost in 1972, about $16.00. It too was given away when we moved here. I present the AMT Autocar Dump Truck.

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