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#21 truckabilly

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:02 PM

Nice work on the details and plumbing. I like the hinges too.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:29 AM

Absolutely love the frame work, real nice job

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:49 AM

Nice work Ray, Love the info on the hinges, The plumbing is also nice, I MEAN VERY VERY NICE :unsure:

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:50 PM

Just trying to get some opinions on which wheel and tire combo to go with. Thanks
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:00 PM

I prefer the second one.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:29 PM

like the first rim and tire

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:25 PM

Me to i like the first one :huh:

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:29 PM

The second set looks killer! But the first 2 hole looks real good too! That is going to be one mean lookin' mother!

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:34 AM

I prefer the looks of the first one...but since it has the drive axle up front, you gotta go with the second choice....either way....nice job, one bad A$$ looking truck.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:47 AM

I like the second choice. They suit the style better. Although, they won't exactly match the level and quality of detail you incorporate into your builds without some cleanup of the sidewalls and replacing the less than crisp lug nuts. I never cared for the first ones, they just don't look right on anything in my opinion.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:27 PM

Your right Les they do need alot of detailing that I will have to do. I wish I had some tires that I could use with the two hole wheels. I never cared for them tires either.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:32 PM

Will the budds not fit in the second set of tires or is the second set one solid casting? Even if they were, I'd take a dremel to it, and pop them in there. I do like the second tires, but I much prefer the budds.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:36 AM

Will the budds not fit in the second set of tires or is the second set one solid casting? Even if they were, I'd take a dremel to it, and pop them in there. I do like the second tires, but I much prefer the budds.

The budds are to big for the resin tires.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:26 AM

I have an idea for tires I would like to make a master for, but, it would require work I don't have the means to do. Removing treads from existing tires, cutting and splicing, making slug for tread to mount to, casting that, cleaning up gaps, etc., recasting final tire. A lot of work. I have removed some of the tread. Cutting, splicing I shouldn't have a problem with. The slug I may be able to manage, at least try. The casting is the part I can't do. No materials or experience doing that and don't want to waste the money practicing it. Maybe someday.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

Hey, where did you get the good year tire and wheel set on the front? Could use a set for my 6x6 Mack B61 or if you do the set above I will buy some.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:56 PM

Hey, where did you get the good year tire and wheel set on the front? Could use a set for my 6x6 Mack B61 or if you do the set above I will buy some.

I'm going to end up using them but I don't remember where they came from.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:35 PM

Wow. Just.... wow!

Is that telephone wire for the chassis plumbing?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

Oh, and I vote for the second set of front wheels/tires shown. They just seem to fit the overall theme and 'attitude' of the truck better.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:10 AM

Wow. Just.... wow!

Is that telephone wire for the chassis plumbing?

Yes I'm in Telecommunications so I have tons of different gauges to choose from.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:41 PM

Check AITM... those aggressive tires look like something Dave casts. I love the amazing detail work you've done to this truck. One Question though, where did the cab come from?