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#41 baloney

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:49 PM

the more i see it,the more i want to build it..and i'll grab that prostar too!

Edited by baloney, 26 February 2012 - 03:50 PM.


#42 Dave Metzner

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

The rear suspension does include Surelok it does not have all the actuator linkage detail which is pretty small but the locking pedestals themselves which are pretty prominent are included..

Edited by Dave Metzner, 26 February 2012 - 03:53 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:41 PM

I see the support arms you mentioned, Scott. I was wondering what those were! Never seen that before. The suspension in the pics you posted is exactly the same as Clint Freeman's standard height trailer air ride.
What pieces are missing from the system? I'm sure it would be simple to make a little resin "kit" to finish it.



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If I still worked for Swift I could get you pics but I don't. Now I'm at JB Hunt most of the trailers I see have Meritor air rides that are completely different than the Hendrickson that this upcoming kit has in it.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:46 PM

The rear suspension does include Surelok it does not have all the actuator linkage detail which is pretty small but the locking pedestals themselves which are pretty prominent are included..


That was the first thing I looked to see was how much detail was put into this. Don't get me wrong I'm in no way discrediting whats been done just wanted to point that out in the event that could be incorperated. But like I mentioned no big deal those details can be taken care of w/ donor parts and scratchbuilding.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

As for the model, I like it a lot!! I'm happy to hear it will have Erb markings, I'll have to make sure to get some pics while I'm out and about!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:58 PM

The rear suspension does include Surelok it does not have all the actuator linkage detail which is pretty small but the locking pedestals themselves which are pretty prominent are included..


Wow, talk about minutia! Dave, I don't want to appear to be a rivet counter, but will there be rivet detail on the front bulkhead?

BTW, does the suspension clearance between the van body bottom and the tires appear accurate? The gap appears excessive to me.

Edited by chuckyr, 27 February 2012 - 12:13 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:34 AM

Great job! Everyone is soo happy with the fine detail of everything but I am just happy to see air ride suspension on it!! Haha!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

Wow, talk about minutia! Dave, I don't want to appear to be a rivet counter, but will there be rivet detail on the front bulkhead?

BTW, does the suspension clearance between the van body bottom and the tires appear accurate? The gap appears excessive to me.


Please dont start nit picking this trailer apart

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:24 PM

Please dont start nit picking this trailer apart


Just asking questions. This is the time before final production, then the real complaining by some will begin!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:11 PM

So, Dave. Are there any plans for any more trailers? Maybe dry bulk, tankers, flatbeds? Lowboys?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:01 PM

That would be nice some different trailers

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

Just asking questions. This is the time before final production, then the real complaining by some will begin!


I agree, but that can easily lead to nit picking, and thats the last thing we need, or least do it in away that comes off as trying to be helpful, thats all

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:05 AM

Well I put my pre-order in at Tower... :D

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

Nothing to report regarding future plans for more trailer kits. There are a couple things we'd like to do. We'll make more solid plans after we get this one done and on the store shelves.
as to gap between trailer and top of tractor frame - When it's on the LoneStar is just clear the tops of the rubber flaps on the 1/4 fenders.
I don't think that you'd want it to sit too much lower.
No rivets on the front wall once you have the reefer unit on it ther's not much left to see.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:57 PM

Thanks for the reply. You mentioned that it could be built as a dry van and the front bulkhead would be exposed at that point.

Edited by Casey, 02 October 2012 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for the response, Dave. I'm really looking foward to buying several of the Prostars and the trailers.

RYAN.

#57 Dave Metzner

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

Here are some shots of a second test shot of the Moebius Great Dane 53 ft reefer. This is pretty much what the finished model will look like.
there are only minor adjustments to be made in areas of the model that are unseen when everything is stuck together

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:24 AM

Dave, thanks for the test shots, the trailer is looking very good, cant wait to get one

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:25 AM

Dude - what color is that on the tractor?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:45 AM

Very nice! I look forward to buidling SEVERAL of these! Trailer and truck each!