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#1 Tyson

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:24 AM

Well, with a rudimentary bit of reference (me eyeing things) I decided to go ahead and get started.

First thing was to shorten the frame. Dropped it down to 226". Here it is with a box stock Autocar rail.

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And here's where I'm at with the cab and bonnet. It still looks kind of off at the moment, but all the measurements are correct if the correct length from tip of the nose to back of the cab is 90", which I believe it is.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:05 AM

Nice work! A major conversion to be sure. Looking forward to seeing Bertha on the road.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:07 AM

I've wanted to build one of these - it never dawned on me to use the Autocar radiator shell. Good plan.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

Keeping an eye on this one very nice so far. I have a soft spot for old Whites.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:44 AM

Looking great !! Looking forward to more pictures !!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:38 PM

Thanks guy.

Does anyone know what this kind of suspension is? I know it's Hendrickson, but it looks to be one solid piece in lieu of leaf springs.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:01 AM

I believe it's called a walking beam.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:35 AM

yep its awalking beam

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:12 AM

isnt that the suspension in the paystar 5000 kit? awesome project.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:41 AM

Now that I'm not sure of, but Plaskit does offer them in Resin in several different spreads.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:52 AM

I just double checked and the paystar ddoes have the walking beam suspension in it.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

looks like a Hendrickson beam suspension.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:02 AM

Carved out the doors and piecing together the radiator housing.

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And here is the best I could do with the available reference for the frame brackets. Still some more to do, but most of it is guess work, and I'm certain it's not 100% accurate.

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Still not 100%. Sprayed some parts black to see any imperfections, and there are still plenty.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:54 AM

nice work thats going to look great

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:51 AM

Reminds me of that wrecker in Maximum Overdrive that tries to kill Curtis!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:33 AM

This going to be good.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

that is going to be a nice looking truck

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:29 PM

Reminds me of that wrecker in Maximum Overdrive that tries to kill Curtis!


Good. Means I'm on the right track, since that's exactly what it's gonna be.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

LOL, Great minds think alike! Are you going to "weather" it with the blood stains and all? Can't wait to see it finished!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:28 PM

Good. Means I'm on the right track, since that's exactly what it's gonna be.

This one?
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