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Old 03-30-2008, 10:16 PM   #371
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Somebody stop me before I scavenge again!



It's rough, but I got it for $200,-. Said to be 1984 or -5. Now I just have to find a buyer for the hood! Short Peterbilt aluminum hood, cheap!
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After removing a few rivets and bolts:



I may need to shorten it a tad. Or the bumper. Or maybe a few inches off each.
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:09 PM   #374
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I like your front storage idea, but it will look kinda funky!
Well, now. Look at the second photo again. The hood is going to recycling. Only the grille is going on Millicent, and will stick out only something like three inches beyond the bumper. Then I'll shim the bumper out four inches, and it should look perfect. (And not exceed 40 feet overall by more than an inch or two, which I can probably get away with.)
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Geezer #2 here, I love the tribute grille,But it should really be 'Elliot and Peterbuilt'...
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Whymcycle... sounds familiar... ... PETER!

Fancy meeting you here!

Hey folks, Peter is my Chief Assistant on The Millicent Project. You've seen him many times in the pictures. Stand by for occasional wicked critisisms and other wise cracks, now that he is here on the forum. If he can find time in between baby feedings, that is.

We could call Millicent a "Peterbird", but I think we really ought to have a name plate that says... Millicent. That would eliminate the need to paint "Millicent" anywhere else.

To clear up any confusion -- or create some -- the truck brand Peterbilt was founded by a Mr. Peterman who owned lumbermills. He needed better trucks to haul his logs and lumber out of the rugged woods, so he started his own truck factory. The Peterbilt brand was since sold, but I just saw a lumberyard with Mr. Peterman's name on it down in Southern California.
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Here is the Peterbilt emblem:



What we need is a similar one that says Millicent. The same style of script would work nicely.


Here is what will make this grill thing work:



Thatís Millicentís REAR bumper, mounted on the front, about six or eight inches ahead of the original. It wraps along the side about a foot, to where it meets the body, making it look like itís supposed to be there. The overall length will be something like six inches over 40 feet, but I bet I can get away with that. The brackets sort-of lined up, using a pair of angle brackets I salvaged from my first bus.

The open corners of the bumper will be covered with deck plate, making a perfect place to stand on when cleaning the windshield.
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Re: The Millicent Chronicles; two foot roof raise, big tailgate

Something like this?




I've got an art student from the local college who works as an intern here at the school (whom I'm trying to convert to kinetic lunacy). Want me to turn her loose on turning this into reality?
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I've got an art student from the local college who works as an intern here at the school (whom I'm trying to convert to kinetic lunacy). Want me to turn her loose on turning this into reality?
Yes, yes, yes!
I don't know what medium would be realistic. The original is a hefty chunk of metal, with red plastic. But a good quality vinyl sticker, like a bumper sticker, would be perfectly fine. In fact, temporarily, I'll print out your sample, enlarged, on some sort of adhesive label paper. The original measures 8" x 3 3/8". Woohoo!
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I was thinking plastic as an easy medium for the raised letters, and some type of enamel/epoxy for the coloring in the back. Imagine doing it in wax, with a mold made from that, and then either resin poured into it, or (my favorite) melting and "casting" the plastic into it. If it looks good, perhaps I can do something to pour some type of metal into the mold. I'm not up to working it in steel directly (no water jet equipment).

I'll see Camas once she gets back from spring break and see if she is interested. I can usually get her attention by promising her shop time.... I'm an evil man preying on they young like that. If she is not up for it, I'll do it myself.
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