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FATJACK'S PERSONAL 1:64 SCALE CUSTOM BUILT COLLECTION - BUILT BY DAVID BONTRAGER FOR HIS OWN COLLECTION

THIS COLLECTION NOT FOR SALE

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BONTRAGER RANCH COMPANY
     
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1:64 Scale - FJLC-1184

W900L Kenworth Flattop Sleeper Long Wheelbase 40’ Chrome Reefer

TRACTOR FEATURES:

  • Tractor is mostly stock.
  • A full length deck plate added.
  • Pogo stick and coiled service lines added mid-frame.

TRAILER FEATURES:

  • Tandem moved all the way to the rear.
  • Side rails and roof painted silver to match the prototype.
  • Thermo-King and battery boxes painted blue to match the prototype.
  • Marker lights added to front, upper and lower sides, and the rear.
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FJLC-1174

Bontrager Ranch Co.

  • IH Transtar II
  • Wilson Grain Hopper
  • Tractor Features:
  • Stretched frame
  • Scratchbuilt flat drom with real wood decking and tiedown ratchets
  • Single polished stainless steel muffler topper stack
  • Frame mounted toolbox on right side of frame
  • Scale size CB antennas
  • New quarter fenders
  • Scratchbuilt coiled service lines
  • Lettered for BTS
  • Trailer is stock except for the lettering
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FJLC-1169

DCP 1:64 Scale

W900L Kenworth with 36” sleeper

  • Full length deck plate added
  • Pogo stick and service lines added to deck plate
  • Custom lettered for Bontrager Ranch Co.
  • Rear of trailer features my laughing jackass icon
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FJLC-1223

DCP 1:64 Scale

This truck is so cool.  I stretched the frame and made a full length deck plate and added a round driveshaft cover.  An airbox was added to the deck plate.  Again, the stacks are scale 7” diameter.  The truck also features Fatjack’s turned aluminum fuel tanks with chrome straps and chrome filler caps.  The trailer is stock.

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FJLC-1153

  • 1:64 Scale DCP
  • W900L Kenworth Long Wheelbase Studio Sleeper
  • Black and Green with Spread-Axle Flatbed with Hay Load
  • Tractor custom lettered BTS (Bontrager Truck Service)
  • The tractor is from a factory blemish set. Original lettering was removed and relettered with decals.
  • BTS is the house carrier for Bontrager Ranch Co.
 
BONTRAGER'S RANGE BULLS
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FJLC-1210 - 1:64 Scale DCP

  • W900L Kenworth with Jones hood
  • Wilson Spread-Axle Livestock Trailer
Tractor Features:
  • Fatjack’s custom turned aluminum fuel tanks with chrome straps and filler caps
  • Filler caps to the inside so outside of fuel tanks are smooth
  • Fatjack’s custom turned aluminum smooth air cleaners
  • Fatjack’s scale-size CB antennas
  • Fatjack’s custom round air horns
  • Tubular driveshaft cover
  • Custom deck plate with Fatjack’s custom airbox
  • Light bar in front of rear fenders
Trailer features polished stainless steel frame panel between the axles
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FJLC-1219

DCP 1:64 Scale

This truck features Fatjack’s turned aluminum air cleaners and turned aluminum fuel tanks with chrome filler caps and straps.  It also has round air horns, custom half fenders, and Fatjack’s frame-mounted airbox.  The trailer is lettered for Bontrager along with my laughing jackass icon.

It’s extremely rare for me to sell a truck that I built for my personal collection, but I sold this truck.

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FJLC-1220

DCP 1:64 Scale

One thing very unique with this truck is stacks that scale out to 7” diameter, which matches the size of many real trucks.  I used aluminum tubing to do this, and then buffed them out to a high luster finish.  The fuel tanks are Fatjack’s turned aluminum with wide chrome straps.  I also added round air horns and a full length deck plate, and it has a modified sun visor.  I also lettered the trailer.

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FJLC-1224

DCP 1:64 Scale

I love this truck as is, so I didn’t make any modifications to it.  I lettered the trailer and called the project done

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FJLC-1173

DCP 1:64 Scale

W900L Kenworth Daycab

  • Tractor was rebuilt from a factory defect
  • Full length deck plate added
  • Pogo stick and service lines added to deck plate
  • Scale size CB antennas
  • The spread-axle trailer was lowered
  • Custom lettered for Bontrager Ranch Co.
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FJLC-1183

1:64 Scale

Bontrager Ranch Co.

2-Tone blue W900L Kenworth long wheelbase flattop sleeper

Spread-axle bull wagon

Trailer features winter weather guards

Axles have been lowered

Lettered for BTS and Bontrager Ranch Co.

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FJLC-1182

1:64 Scale

Bontrager Ranch Co.

 White and purple Kenworth with tri-axle bull wagon

Trailer features winter weather guards

Axles have been lowered

Lettered for BTS and Bontrager Ranch Co.

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FJLC - 1160

1:64 Scale DCP

W900L Kenworth Long Wheelbase Studio Sleeper

White and Red with Bull Wagon

The tractor is from a factory blemish set and lettered with custom decals for BTS (Bontrager Truck Service)

Trailer was custom lettered for Bontrager Ranch Co.

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FJLC-1156

1:64 Scale DCP

Custom-Built by Fatjack's LargeCars

W900L Kenworth Long Wheelbase Flattop Sleeper -Red with Bull Wagon

Custom lettered BTS (Bontrager Truck Service)

The new tractor upgrades:

  • Large stainless steel visor
  • Full length stainless steel deck plate with airbox
  • Scale size single CB antenna mounted on rear of sleeper

Plus the standard details:

  • Hood tilts with detailed engine
  • Front tires steer
  • Detailed under carriage
  • Angle cut straight stacks

Trailer was custom lettered for Bontrager Ranch Co.

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FJLC-1142

  • 1:64 Scale DCP
  • Custom-Built by Fatjack's LargeCars
  • W900L Kenworth Long Wheelbase Flattop Sleeper
  • White and Red with Bull Wagon
  • Custom lettered BTS (Bontrager Truck Service)

The new tractor upgrades:

  • Scale 20” wide stainless steel bumper
  • Large stainless steel visor
  • Stainless steel individual fenders over drive tires
  • Full length stainless steel deck plate with pogo stick and service lines
  • Stainless steel contoured rear frame cover with lights
  • Front fender mudflaps with KW emblem
  • Scale size CB antennas, red with black tips

Plus the standard details:

  • Hood tilts with detailed engine
  • Front tires steer
  • Detailed under carriage
  • Angle cut straight stacks

The details on this truck include much more than just gluing on parts.

  • The 20” wide stainless steel bumper is fabricated and buffed to a chrome-like finish in my shop.
  • Notice full tilting of the hood with my bumper.
  • The CB antennas are scale size.
  • The front fender mudflaps are made in my shop.
  • The special contoured rear frame cover was fabricated and buffed in my shop.
  • The single long deck plate was fabricated in my shop.

Trailer was custom lettered for Bontrager’s Range Bulls

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FJLC-1148

  • 1:64 Scale DCP
  • W900L Kenworth Long Wheelbase Studio Sleeper
  • Maroon with Stripes and with Bull Wagon
  • Tractor custom lettered BTS (Bontrager Truck Service)
  • The tractor is from a factory blemish set. Original lettering was removed and relettered with decals.
  • Trailer was custom lettered BTS and Bontrager’s Range Bulls
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FJLC-1149

  • 1:64 Scale DCP
  • W900L Kenworth Long Wheelbase Studio Sleeper
  • Light Metallic Purple with Graphic Stripes and with Bull Wagon
  • Tractor custom lettered BTS (Bontrager Truck Service)
  • The tractor is from a factory blemish set. Original lettering was removed and relettered with decals.
  • Trailer was custom lettered Bontrager’s Range Bulls.
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FJLC-1150

  • 1:64 Scale DCP
  • W900L Kenworth Long Wheelbase Studio Sleeper
  • Blue and White in Seminole Paint Scheme and with Bull Wagon
  • Tractor custom lettered BTS (Bontrager Truck Service)
  • The tractor is from a factory blemish set. Original lettering was removed and relettered with decals.
  • Trailer was custom lettered BTS on rear and a longhorn at the front.
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MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS

THE TRI-STATE COMMODITIES COLLECTION

NOTES ON THE TRI-STATE COLLECTION

  • The trucks I have modeled were in the era of the early to mid 1990s, and most were A-model Kenworths, which are not made in diecast, so I used the W900L. The trailers also had the original Tri-State lettering, which also is not available in diecast. So the models are not exact replications, but rather my efforts were to capture the essence of the prototype, which I believe I have accomplished very well.
  • I also have all of the stock Tri-State Commodities trucks in my collection.

FJLC 1214

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FJLC 1215

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A look at FJLC 1214 and 1215 together

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FJLC 1216

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FJLC 1217

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FJLC 1218

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Truly the Miscellaneous of the Miscellaneous
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FJLC-1192

Modified DCP Transtar II and 40’ Reefer

  • The tractor has numberous modifications.
  • The trailer has the spread-axles moved all the way to the rear with an accurate spread distance.
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FJLC-1170 - DCP 1:64 Scale

379 Peterbilt and Spread-Axle Reefer

Western Distributing, Denver, Colorado

  • Tractor frame was lengthened a little
  • A flattop sleeper was fitted to the tractor
  • Full length deck plate
  • Pogo stick and service lines added to the deck plate
  • The trailer was made into a spread-axle
  • Spread set all the way to the rear
  • Custom fenders added ahead of trailer tires
  • A new 24” kingpin added
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FJLC-1188

P-I-E International Transtar II With Polished Chemical Tanker

TRACTOR FEATURES:

  • Frame has been stretched.
  • A full length deck plate added.
  • Scratchbuilt pogo stick and service lines added mid-frame.

TRAILER FEATURES:

  • Trailer is stock.
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JUST A FEW OF THOSE BUILT FOR OTHER COLLECTORS

 

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FJLC-1201

Custom Built for Ronald Mack

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FJLC-1191

Custom built for Joe Zibrun

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FJLC-1195

Custom-Built for Bonnie Kaplon

 

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FJLC-1113

Custom-Built for Curt Booker

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FJLC-1118 - Custom Upgrade

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FJLC-1121 - Basic Upgrade

 

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FJLC-1096

1/64 Scale Plastic Kit by Harrison Custom Mini’s built by Fatjack's

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FJLC-1163

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FJLC-1161

 

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FJLC-1158

Custom-Built for Robert Bidwell

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FJLC-1159

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FJLC-1152

 

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FJLC-1136

Custom-Built for Curt Booker

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. FJLC-1143

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. FJLC-1144

 

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FJLC-1145

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FJLC-1146

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FJLC-1176

Custom-Built for George Kupiec

 

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FJLC-1178

Custom-Built For Marv Drawbaugh

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FJLC-1179

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FJLC-1165

 

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FJLC-1164

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FJLC-1171

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FJLC-1172

 

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FJLC-1187

Custom built for Marv Drawbaugh