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#1 RodneyBad

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:53 PM

A cross between Revells PeterBilt 359 and Monograms F-350
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It might go taller or lower and maybe add the sleeper.
Right now the front axle is under the leaf springs.
may swap to over the springs.
I just gotta make sure I have a 16ft flatbed.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:12 PM

What in the world are you thinking my friend? That front tire is facing the wrong way! ;) ;) Cool idea. Not 6x6 but i've been thinking of building a rollback so I'm watchin.... Again ;)

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:15 PM

Wow!
Looks really cool, Great work so far. . . ;)

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:26 PM

Right now I only have 4 tires, so far ;) ;)
The hardest part so far was figuring out if I was gonna extend the stock Frame,
Use the Ford Louisville chassis(1/25), the Revell Peterbilt 359(1/25) or
Find a 1/24 scale BigRig.
Now to decide if I use the Big Rig cummins or the stock 460 V-8.
Or.................................
Just tossing an Idea out there to be the First.
Firstees ;)

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:29 PM

<~~~~~~~~~~~~ :lol: :lol: :lol: @ "firstees"

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:11 PM

Right now the front axle is under the leaf springs.
may swap to over the springs.

NO DON'T DO THAT!! I have this 1:1 Ford F350 Dually 4X4 and the axle is under the springs.

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Not a great pic, but this is the front axle and spring:

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It's definitely not close to what you're building :lol: , but in it's former life it was a wrecker! The previous owner owned a towing company and after it's life of towing, he removed the wrecker body and put the stock dually bed on it. The only telltale signs that it didn't come from Ford this way is the "Incomplete vehicle manufactured by Ford" sticker inside the door and the 6 inch gap between the cab and bed!

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:15 PM

By the way, great idea and looking good so far. Did you think of running dual boggers on the rear axles? That would look even cooler! :lol:

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:39 AM

I can't see the pictures because I am at work, but I am saving this to look at when I get home.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:44 AM

Looks sweet!

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:15 AM

Looks cool so far it would be great to haul a rock
crawler rig to some rough area. can not wait to see
it done. Like the idea

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:38 AM

you need to add a nice 4-wheeler in the back of the CR-V & then add an off road Segway to the four-wheeler. That way, you can get progressively deeper into the wilderness.

only thing i see as an issue could be height. with a load floor between 5-6 feet, anything payload taller than 6-7 feet is asked for trouble. You don't wanna end up like this guy:
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article from NY times about above pic

He just wanted a convertible! :lol: A friend of mine that I used to work with did something similar to his trailer, didn't cause damage like that, but lost the entire fiberglass roof panel from his trailer. After he got back to the warehouse we drove for, I didn't believe he hit a bridge, I couldn't see any damage to the trailer at all. That is, until he opened the back doors and all I seen were the roof support ribs and sky! He became the inspiration for my next build:

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By the way, please DO NOT be offended by the name on the trailer, it was not meant that way! My friend is very secure with his Polish hertitage and originally only did it as an office joke while all us drivers were drinking our morning coffee, but he loved it so much he took it home! Good thing I took pics before I took it to work!

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:44 AM

P.S.: I got paid back about 6 months later with the nickname "Sparky"! I caught some electrical wires with the corner of my trailer and broke a telephone pole that landed on my trailer, along with the live wires, in addition to two other poles that broke down the street!

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 10:36 AM

Awesome work Rodney, you are giving me ideas :)

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:26 PM

Awesome work Rodney, you are giving me ideas ;)

Thanks Clay, good to have ya back..
SO far it has been the easiest Conversion.
Stock Big Rig chassis and axles with Mudder tires and a spare 4x4 front axle.
May have to upgrade the front axle, a Ford Dana 60 may not be big enough.

Thanks for the Pics Matthew, But dang is it Rustic.
If I did Duallies, I'll need another set of Boggers or maybe go Super Duper Singles. ;)
You would think if the guy thought the clearance wasn't great, he would've slowed down as
he went under.
Guess he was in a Big Hurry, well, not no more. :lol:

Thanks Michael, The bed will be 7ft wide 16ft long and the height with a crawler will be, uhmm?
Well, as long has I keep the load under 14ft, I'll be good. (in theory)


Firstees :lol: Glad I'm not the only one that watches it. :D

MrZinn, If I can find a 1/24 truck I'm gonna swap it out. ;) :D
The 1/25 truck frame looks a little underscale under it.
And it's a snap kit with a One Piece Frame, a.k.a. Major lack of details but goes
together very easy.


Back to planning.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:47 PM

Thanks for the Pics Matthew, But dang is it Rustic.



No problem, Zukiholic. After being driven for 20 years in WV, of course it would be "rustic"!! ;) And hopefully you can see the axle past all the oil drippings! :lol:

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:57 PM

No problem, Zukiholic. After being driven for 20 years in WV, of course it would be "rustic"!! ;) And hopefully you can see the axle past all the oil drippings! :lol:

Guess that helps keep it well lubed too :lol:

Plan B
Semi with the Boggers
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Plan C
Semi with Crawler tires.
With these tires, I can find enough to finish with 2 axles and Duellies.
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Or keep with plan A?
Or plan A.2 Ford with the Semis Sleeper?

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:05 PM

I'd say I like both and you need another frame, flatbed, and more tires ;)

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:18 PM

I'd say I like both and you need another frame, flatbed, and more tires :lol:

I second that motion!! ;) Plan C looks way too cool! Don't forget the heavy duty 4X4 axle someone metioned from Sourkraut's. Then more Boggers and mix Plan C and make Plan A.3-the Ford with duallies! :lol:

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:44 PM

You guys aren't helping me narrow down my choices. ;)
I need less Ideas, not more. :lol:
I mean, One idea since I only have 1 Frame, 1 truck and 4 tires.
Unless I tear down the So-Real truck I have but it has different wheels.
But if I
No
but..
If I,
Then..
But..
No,
And,
Well maybe?

New Coke?
Old Coke?

I got a headache now :blink:

:lol:

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:15 PM

Well don't tear anything apart! :lol: :lol: Thats not fair trying to guilt us into making a choice here ;)