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#1 M0par Jim

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:18 PM

Hi you all, I can't remember what the name of the other thread in here was that I had going (I looked back quite afew pages an couldn't find it).. so I'm starting a new one for this project.

Let me give alittle info about the model project here please, I'm helping a friend that is like a brother to me out by building this model for him. He is the one that had track down most of the parts for on it really, Alittle thanks goes out to Romel (a follow board member we all know) as well for the info on some things too. This project means alot to my brother you can say as his uncle loose to drive truck too before he past away over 6 years ago. My brother stop building models when his uncle past. He doesn't have the patantice to build models you can say.. so he came to me an asked me if I would build a semi truck model for him back in 2009. Something that he really wanted but he didn't have patantice to build a model though as he has a family an things going on. I asked him quite afew things about what he had in mind. I'm not going to say to much yet about the project to leave the cat out of the bag (LOL). But he wanted something that was special to him an remind him of his uncle that was like father to him. The project is alittle tricky I might say (LOL) even to me. He wanted the model to have working things an lights as well an asked me if I could do it.. I told him I could give it my best shot.

The sleeper when he got it was a issue right off. The sleeper he ordered was not really in the correct size so I had to chop it two times an get it into the correct size. The cab was a story in itself also (LOL). Talk about weak plastic. The frame of the chassis was also a slight issue that I took care of. I have built rig models before but nothing like this kit though on it's kit parts. The kit he got was an Italeri one.. he pick the kit out.. not me. He's a big Mack fan an loves the Mack's. But the model I'm working on building for him is a Australian model but being built as an U.S mack version though meaning instead of it being right hand drive like Australian is (I guess) , it's U.S. style on the Left side.

Anyways, here is afew photos of the progress so far.


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Now here is the dash an floor area
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Edited by M0par Jim, 20 May 2013 - 09:44 AM.


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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:27 PM

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:31 PM

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:36 PM

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:39 PM

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:56 PM

Making of the pedals, that will really work. This here is the brake pedal.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:57 PM

Making the Gas pedal.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:59 PM

Started to stain the flooring.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:02 PM

A fast mock up to see how things looks :lol: . An yes each one of the notches in the wood was haand done. :lol:
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:05 PM

Here I varnished the floor, it was still wet yet.
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Here is the pedals, well one, the brake predal. Being finish off almost.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:07 PM

Some mock ups
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The other pedal, clutch.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:09 PM

Now the fun part, starting the wiring up to make things work.. like on a real vehicle.. :lol:

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Yes, the brake pedal do really function an make the light work when the pedal is press down.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:11 PM

Another mock up.

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Here is the dash. The dash will have gauges an things when finish.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:13 PM

An yes the ash tray does really open an close.
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Now here I took an chopped the vent out an turnt it around an inside out :lol:
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:15 PM

The seats will get some re-ranging
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:28 PM

Thats looking great, well done. I like what you did with the working brake lights.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:33 PM

I am Floored..Working pedals. this is insane.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:18 PM

Thanks you all for the comments, to be honest when my brother seen the stuff yesterday himself an seen the working brake pedal he also said I was insane too :lol: for that move.

Here is a making of the rear leafs in metal form an not plastic. I'm using the plastic as a shaper an jig :lol:
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Here is the headlight bezel an light glass future shined into place with the LED only held into place for a mock up to see how it will look.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:19 PM

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Last one for the night.