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#21 BigBad

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:01 AM

Wow! You're making a meal out of this Mack! I like everything about it already. Thanks for showing the door hinges, that is going to help me on future builds. This project is going to get more and more interesting... It's ovious you have a plan for this, have you decided on colors for the cab and frame yet? Just curious! Outstanding work up to now... I have seen the start of this build before, you enlarged the sleeper cab to fit the 1:24 scale driver's cab, I think this will have real aluminum wheels from KFS also, am I mistaking?

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

Wow! You're making a meal out of this Mack! I like everything about it already. Thanks for showing the door hinges, that is going to help me on future builds. This project is going to get more and more interesting... It's ovious you have a plan for this, have you decided on colors for the cab and frame yet? Just curious! Outstanding work up to now... I have seen the start of this build before, you enlarged the sleeper cab to fit the 1:24 scale driver's cab, I think this will have real aluminum wheels from KFS also, am I mistaking?


Your welcome for me showing the door hinges. But the door hinges are alittle hard to build to be honest. The ones you see here are like my 5th set I think I made for this very project. The reason being is the cab is not really straight up an down like most cabs are. This cab is at a slant meaning the top of the door where the top hinge is fasten at is level but the bottom door area goes out wards. There for the bottom door hinge isn't fasten to the wire rod at all it just slides on it to help the door give the clearance it needs to open an clear the cab as well at the front of the door area. If the bottom was glued like top was the door wouldn't open to well at all if maybe at all. Yes your correct, the project is going to get more and more interesting from here out. My brother came up with the paint scheme he wants this model to have, that will also be interesting for me to do too I might add LOL. The frame he wanted gloss black. He is how ever letting me call some of the shots also on the project too. You are also correct about the sleeper, yes I did enlarge the sleeper to fit the 1/24 scale drivers cab (sleeper was pose to be or been a 1/24 scale one from the get go when my brother bought the sleeper). Yes this model will feature the real aluminum wheels from KFS as well. But I might have to track down new bolts an nuts for in the rims though (the ones that came with the rims rusted while in the baggy). So I been looking at Scare Hardware for that stuff to replace the bolts an nuts maybe.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:17 PM

Its really nice to see someone go the extra mile to make things actually work. I can't wait untill finished. Are you going to put a little key in it so when turned it drives away. Very nice work!!! :D

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:16 PM

Jim ALL I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!! What is he going to do next? Looking forward to the next step.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:23 AM

Thanks you all for the nice comments, I been working on the rear leafs. Making the new leaf mount an leaf as well. Got one mount almost done. I should have an update in the next few days for you all to see. I'm kinda moving around on the project here an there.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 12:33 PM

Okay, getting alittle work done on it.. will try to post afew photos soon as I can. Thank you all.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:56 PM

Okay, I been working on the interior top roof panel.. Been building the working sun visors, plus working on the interior doom light plus the two rear interior lights that will sit behind the seats. For these lights i used off road light housings that I got at my local hobby shop out in town. They seem to turn out nice for the part. The doom light lense is a tail light lense for a truck I think. i had to do some triming down on it as well.

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The visors middle support base
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The interior doom light lense, an test fitting for fitment
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:59 PM

Here is the side arm supports for the visors.
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The making of the new sun visors
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:01 PM

Here is the roof panel with the rear interior light housings just temp glued in place to see how they will look. Plus afew mock ups as well..

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:02 PM

Lot of great detail going into this one,good job man.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 05:54 PM

Love the detail work you have done so far

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:17 PM

There will be another update tonight sometime.. recharging the camera battery. To those of you that had comment, thanks. I'm at a puzzle right now (making a choice) on the interior headliner part pattern.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:04 AM

Sorry for keeping you all waiting, had afew things to do.

Anyways here is some more progress photos..

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Looking down at the driver side door. You can see I'm also working on the door jam area as well.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:09 AM

Here is the roof piece, having stuff added to it.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:12 AM

Now here is where the lights started to come into play at.

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The rear seat doom lights
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:15 AM

Mounting the light bases into the rood piece
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Another mock up
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:18 AM

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Lighting the interior up now with the driver side doom light as test run
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:23 AM

Great work! I love the lighting you are doing to it. Keep it up.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:18 AM

Good morning you all, well I was alittle busy last night an yesterday evening working on this project. Been working on the headliner an sun visors..

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Then I hit the piece with a coat of Flat Black by ColorPlace
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:21 AM

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I then broke out the fabric that had been gotten for this project an the fun begin..
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A templet was made also
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