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#61 Romell R

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:43 AM

Just wanted to show you this 50% mockup enjoy.............
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#62 M0par Jim

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:46 AM

Just wanted to show you this 50% mockup enjoy.............
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Okay Rom, I have to ask, judging by your lap top in one pohoto and now judging by this photo. How long is the rig? I say around 20inchs at least.

#63 Romell R

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:54 AM

Okay Rom, I have to ask, judging by your lap top in one pohoto and now judging by this photo. How long is the rig? I say around 20inchs at least.

Dang Jim! Youre pretty good the lenght is 19 inches as it sits right now, but im thinking seriously about adding a second steer axel(pictured below) which would give it 4 steer wheels and make it a little longer. thx for asking bro.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:58 AM

I AM LATIMORE!!!! Elf foreman of the "FUOMBE" (Federated Union of Model Building Elves) and we are sick and tired of taking a back seat while Romell gets all the glory for models we build! We hereby demand to be recongnized! Or we will no longer build his models!

#65 Romell R

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:26 AM

I AM LATIMORE!!!! Elf foreman of the "FUOMBE" (Federated Union of Model Building Elves) and we are sick and tired of taking a back seat while Romell gets all the glory for models we build! We hereby demand to be recongnized! Or we will no longer build his models!

Must be time for another pay raise for the workers.... I hate that they voted to go union :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:44 AM

Very nice work, Rommell.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:06 PM

i have followed your chevelle build and the nova,but this is off the charts,great work romell,,,,,,,jr

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:48 PM

Dang Jim! Youre pretty good the lenght is 19 inches as it sits right now, but im thinking seriously about adding a second steer axel(pictured below) which would give it 4 steer wheels and make it a little longer. thx for asking bro.

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Thank you sir. I thought it was around 20 inches at least by what I compaired it to in your photos. You have a good idea about the 4 steering.. and I might ad if you do go that route your build will be the first one I have ever seen ;)

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:58 PM

Looks good so far. Don't forget to re-inforce the frame joints, especially as big as that thing is. B) I've had splice joints fail, and its not pretty......

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:09 PM

With what these wrecker companies charge to fire up a rig like this I would be surprised to see them tow farther than the nearest shop or their storage yard. I have seen trucks being towed down the interstate but more likely they are the exception and not the rule.

Sweet build going, any ideas on a color scheme yet?

having worked for a company that does cross country tows it isn't that bad, in the neighbor hood of $5 a mile, for the tow/delivery, & initial hookup fees.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 03:27 PM

Just wanted to show you this 50% mockup enjoy.............
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You are raising the stakes! Your build is looking good!

You got me thinking about opening the doors!

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#72 Romell R

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:52 PM

You are raising the stakes! Your build is looking good!

You got me thinking about opening the doors!

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I checked out your build, which is very nicely done btw. its interesting that we started a day apartand had the same idea to change out the cabs keep up the good work. :)

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:13 PM

I checked out your build, which ia very nicely done btw. its interesting that we started a day apartand had the same idea to change out the cabs keep up the good work. :rolleyes:


Thank you! I look forward to seeing your truck "unfold" :)

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:31 PM

Very, very cool.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:59 PM

I am with you on the add an extra front steer axle would look super baller B) DO IT PLZ lol

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 02:28 PM

Well i decieded i was gonna go ahead and add another steer axel to the project so while im waitin on supplys I figured I'd try to get the wrecker body done. I added side pieces to build up the sides and make it look a lil closer to the truck I was modeling it after. In the process I fixed any pits or dents or just bad sctrach building LOL! Its in primer now but I still have few small things to do before I can put it on the done list.

here I have added the side pieces and putty to fill any gaps....
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I was also able to complete the compartment just forward of the wheel wells...
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In primer so i can see where I need to work next.....
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Please stay tuned for more to come.
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 03:21 PM

Your rig looks good keep it going . Among other projects on my bench I am working out the bit for a tri steer Merc 1854 ls with tandem drive. Will have to scrach build a componit or two for it have on almost finished now.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:11 PM

You're going to have to scratchbuild a case for that hoss too! LOL!

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:32 PM

Case he%%, he's gonna need a garage!

Keep it comin' bro, that puppy's just great.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:35 PM

Thx fellas for those great compliments :unsure: