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#21 Cool Hand

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:32 PM

Cool! B) ...i see now....just need to figure out how much i want to stretch mine? :blink: :lol:


:lol: I stretched mine 50mm
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Thanks Derrick.
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Here you go James,I wasnt concerned with the suspension being scale functional.
The suspension was lowered 4mm front and rear.

For the front suspension,first I cut off the block the leaf springs mount on then cut a 2mm notch in the springs.
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Havent done it yet but later on the steering track rod will need to be modified to clear the engine,and sump will need to be modified/sanded down to clear front axle.


For the rear suspension,cut the leaf spring/suspension mounting bracket off, then trimmed the mount down 4mm then reattached.
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Cut off the airbags sand down the ring on the tops,then trim the airbags 3mm
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Edited by Cool Hand, 07 September 2012 - 08:34 PM.


#22 Cool Hand

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:03 AM

Small progress update.

Opened up the hood/bonnet.
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Grille modifications.
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A new grille will be installed later using KA Models photo-etch mesh
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Made a rear light bar/bumper
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:15 AM

Thanks for the suspension tips Luke, that is going to be of some help for a lot of us later! Your snap Pete is going to be a looker for sure, I'm not too much into Hotrod trucks usually but you and Chuck Most aka Michigan Madman are helping me change my mind on this! I really like the way this is going. Good job!
By the way, are you retaining the kit engine?

Edited by BigBad, 08 September 2012 - 06:26 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:21 AM

Going good Luke, never ceases to amaze me how tidy your scratchbuilding is.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:30 AM

This looks very cool, i doing a custom pete myself based off the same kit, i will be following yours with great interest !

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:28 AM

Thank you for the suspension tip, once I see how you have completed it, I'm thinkin its not gonna be so tough afterall. Again love the progession of the truck and I will be watching this post closly.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:21 AM

I am currently working on this kit. Yours is looking awesome! I am stuck, on the interior, as I never built a semi.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for the additional comments.

No worries with the suspension tips fella's.
I actually read and learnt how to go about it on here,but I cant recall/remember the post or member that supplied the info.
So really the thanks should go out to them for the tips on how to mod the suspension.

By the way, are you retaining the kit engine?


Yeah going to use the kit engine and will be adding some extra details.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:27 PM

Here is another modification that was done to lower the front.

Cut the floor pan off the frame and remove/sand down the strip that remains on the floor pan.This mod lowers the hood/bonnet and cab/sleeper a further 2mm

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But by lowering the floor pan you will also need to relocate/lower the hood/bonnet hinges.

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Sorry I didnt get any before pics.But if you have this particular kit just compare the mods ive done to the out of the box parts and it will help to see where and what was done.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:27 AM

Like the way you cut the fame looks good.If you don't mind I like too try that some day.

"Low ri---der!!!

Edited by clayton, 11 September 2012 - 04:29 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:56 PM

Great, this will be a great endresult. Love the rearbumper.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:44 AM

what did u make ur rear fenders out of i was thinking of make somthing of the sort i just cant figure out somthing to go around the wheels like that

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:07 PM

That is one mean looking truck!!!!!! Looking forward to seeing it done.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:01 AM

Thanks again for the comments fella's.

Like the way you cut the fame looks good.If you don't mind I like too try that some day.

"Low ri---der!!!


Dont mind at all.


what did u make ur rear fenders out of i was thinking of make somthing of the sort i just cant figure out somthing to go around the wheels like that


To make the rear guards/fenders I chopped up a toothpick container for the top radius and the rest is styrene. I will try piece together a small how to,explaining and showing how they were made.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:13 AM

Very Small update.
Done a bit more work to the rear bumper/light bar.

Marked out and drilled holes for the tail lights.
Cut to length then polished some (3/16) aluminum tube for the light surrounds
Cut spacers for the lights (craft rhinestones) to mount on.
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Surrounds and spacers temporarily installed
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Temporary install on the lights
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:59 PM

You might want to look at Plano for mesh . Your model looks awesome so far.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:07 PM

Awesome idea for the lights!

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:34 PM

Thanks for the suggestion Doug.
But I have already chose and acquired the mesh that will be used,will snap a pic to show what it looks like.

Thanks Lucas.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:03 PM

Here is the p.e mesh that will be used for the grille.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:26 AM

Cool ,looking forward to the outcome .