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#1 semijoe

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:17 PM

hey guy

i hope you guys dont mind this build. the body will be a complete scratch build

but will be a fully operational fire truck, working water cannon, lights , sounds etc.

i dont know if im stepping over the line of modelling vs r/c.

so be fore i post it, let me know if its ok . thank you

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:24 PM

I'm sure its just fine. Sounds like quite a build. Going to be interesting.
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:15 AM

1st i want to say thnx for letting me join this kool lookin forum.everybodys builds look awesome

tthis is an 1/12 scale oshkosh t1500 airport fire and rescue truck.i started this truck over month ago. little by little i will bring you up to date

it will have a working roof mounted water cannon,lower doors will open and slide,engine compartment will open,lights and sounds of the deal
here i started with tirea and rims.the rims were mad from 3 different rims to get the width and style was looking for. the tires are from rc4wd
the rails i have in stock and cut them to length, i beleive i cut them to 32 inches long
the axles are of a military style duece-in-half
here the truck i want to do
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:16 AM

im useing a tamiya 3 speed, added a through and through output shaft. i have to turn tranny upside down and forward .
installed a 1:1 ratio transfer case

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:18 AM

started on the side bottom boxes
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next alum lift doors.i will make the handles later
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:40 AM

next is the rear full fenders.
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:42 AM

painted lower box and rear fenders. have to do more detailing ,will come back later for it
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time to cut out the cab
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add some window detail
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handles now
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:43 AM

picked up a brushless system

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start on the engine cover
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added some handles
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:44 AM

started to put together the cab
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started on the front box and middle floor
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:46 AM

started on the front fenders
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both fender on and outer lip too is on

tomorrow i should beable to sand and put a 1st coat of primer on it

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:49 AM

hey thnx guys!!


its not much a update, but i did get a chance to paint the rims.

tomorrow, i have a full day to work on her ;D
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i started on the cab today
drawing up where everything goes

there a panel under the bumper. its hard to tell if its hinge or not. so im going with screw on panel door.ive also added the rivets/screws
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started on the front bumper

i found a perfect match for the light buckets and lights

the bumper is 236mm wide x 26mm high x 28mm deep

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:52 AM

im still working on the front bumper. theres a lot of stuff thats involve in making this function

ive decided to make a working bumper mounted water cannon. it will turn l/r but not up/down
i needed to make a compartment that was accessible

also install pull ring and fog lights

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:54 AM

Awesome work so far!!!!!! I know the guys in the model trucks section would like to see this as well! You should post there also!

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:58 AM

had to add my plate to it. also added some kind of outlet box. not sure what its for.waiting on more pull rings to come in

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a guy from the forums works with these trucks. he sent alot of pictures :celebrat:

the front panel under the bumper has a hose and reel in it. i m going to put one in it. it will be static. but an excellent thought for the next truck

so here picture of before

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heres where i cut it out. not its time to make it
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:00 AM

ive added the compartment behind the panel, along with a reel and hose

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for now the face plate and bumper is done

still alot more to do but the basics is all done

tomorrow i will get started on the sides of the cab

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hey hey

my tank came in. i had to go with a lot bigger tank. the one i had didnt hold much water

this tank is a cook pan. lol 8x8x3 inches. it holds 110 oz. which is just under a gallon

all i have to do is drill and tap a hole at the bottom and put a seal top on it
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:02 AM

Awesome work so far!!!!!! I know the guys in the model trucks section would like to see this as well! You should post there also!



that engine in your avatar would be awesome in a truck like this

thnx man!!

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 03:45 AM

Amazing!

Just when you think you've seen just about everything there is to be seen ... somebody comes along with an idea and a project like this! WOW!!

Looking forward to seeing it through to completion.

Thanks for sharing it with us!


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 04:08 AM

Amazing!

Just when you think you've seen just about everything there is to be seen ... somebody comes along with an idea and a project like this! WOW!!

Looking forward to seeing it through to completion.

Thanks for sharing it with us!


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hey thnx man, im happy you guys welcomed this build here

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:14 AM

today is rivet day

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