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#41 Trucker_tim

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:30 AM

Thanks for all the input on this one guys I am along way past what I used to do as a kid but I think I will be happy with it when I get done.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:29 AM

Here are some photos of the work I choppped this down and will work on glueing the front and the back together.

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Here are some work on the wheels I made an adapter to connect the wheels to the spindles. Since I want useing stock rims I had to figure out something. The way this will work I can cut the spindels down and slid on this adapter and glue it to the rims.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:02 AM

Update to the Truck I was able to put the back and the front half together and mock up how it will look. Its a slow going project but thanks for looking.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:27 AM

Minor update and taking suggestions on how the stance looks if I should lower the end or live it as it sits

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Started off working on the roof again with some putty, I had a chnace to sand it down but didnt take a picture yet.

So do you think I should lower the end or leave it up in the air.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:02 PM

I'd lower both front and rear. That's just my opinion.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

Looking at the frame I thought I could cut it and sorta z the frame and then at least it would all be parallel.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:20 AM

what if you c notched the frame and stuck the axles on top on top of the leafs. strip the leaf to a mono leaf kinda deal. That thing looks dope so far though. I'd lower the front and rear. Wheel gap kills.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:03 PM

Okay I have some ideas I will post some changes when I get a chance to work on it. Stay tuned

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:58 AM

Okay major update on this one I have been working on the Frame and trying out a new process. Tell me what you guys think what should I change does it look good.

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I have tried to create a new frame that will allow it to drop down lower and add in some Airbags for the suspension.
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I purchased some hollow channel and begain to create the frame. At each point I put in a spline piece to give it more glueing surface.
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Mock up of the frame over the wheels.
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I started working on my airbags to see how they will look. If anybody has a spare rear end that would work here let me know I might replace the one that I have I buggered it a bit.
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Here I was trying to rig up a spot where the upper link connections will go. it wasnt untill I had finished that I realized I had done it upside down.
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Starting to put the frame together.
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Closer picture of the backend

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

Small wheels in front then notch back frame up and use bigger,wheels

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:04 PM

Kick it up right behind cab then do,straight rails all the way back

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:20 AM

I have started making my four link suspension for my Dodge L700.
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The top stub will chopped off.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:32 AM

how did you make it?

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:06 AM

I will take a few more good pictures when I do
the next ones. But I took some solid rod and drilled it out cut off the little tube. Drilled a hole in to it and inserted some solid tube. Then drilled out some hex rod and cut off a nut size. Then drilled out the solid rod again and stuck it together. When its done I will paint the rods black and the nuts gold. I will also make some nuts and bolts to mount to the brackets I will make.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:13 AM

This sounds cool. l'd like to see pics?

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

I started out with three different size rods. I would use Hex rod that is about the same size as the larger rod.
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Then I drilled out the center of the larger round rod. The trick to use, I pointed my Exacto knife in the center and made a divit to fit in the drill bit.

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I then drilled it out and cut off a section

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Next I did the same thing with the exacto knife and then drilled a hole in the side all the way through.

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Now you drill out the hex rod and then cut of a nut sized piece.

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Here is your nut

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:16 PM

Very nice work man!!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:23 PM

Very nice work man!!

.....Ditto!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:48 PM

I need to keep with this scratch building.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:54 PM

Thats crazy.. and very creative. Gonna be a nice truck for sure.