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1/25 BJ & the Bear WIP update 1st Oct 2012


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#1 Yahshu

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:16 AM

This is what i'm currently working on, AMT rig, shortened the frame, a friend taught me some lathe basic's & i machined up the fuel tanks & caps (got to drill the holes to fit the caps yet) & put on aluminum straps. The trailer is an Italeri 48 footer cut back to 40 feet. I made a mold & cast one of the rear doors then cut it to fit on the side. Made the king pin on the lathe. The 2 hole Budds are from Jamie aka 73gmc454 (Thanks). I,m trying to find wiring diagrams for truck & trailer & Aluminum wheels for the truck. The original inspiration came from Missing in Action's Bj rig (thanks). Feel free to comment, good or bad, tips useful.
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#2 Drago

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:21 AM

I'm going to follow this topic for sure!!!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

Your off and running....i'll be watching

#4 Yahshu

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:35 AM

Ok, here's a bit more, my friend made the air cleaner for me & showed me how to use the mill to drill the holes for the fuel tank caps. I made the air tank for the trailer out of some scrap plastic rod my friend had laying around his workshop, just got to build the legs for it, the tank next to it is a resin peice i bought from the US (you can see why I remade it). The exhaust was bought from GR decals, just have to shorten the stacks. The truck frame was shortened by 65mm.
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#5 camaro68

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:26 AM

This looks like a great start to a very nice truck your doing a great job i,ll keep watch on this one for sure :D

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:42 PM

Neato!

#7 CharlieBravo

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

Nice stuff!!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:46 AM

Really looking great so far Phil!!!!!!!!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:46 AM

That trailer sure looks better than how it comes out of the box.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

N ice work!

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:35 AM

very nice

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:34 PM

Phil, we need more pics!!!!! I'm really liking this one!!!!!!

#13 Yahshu

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:19 AM

Sorry , this has been going a bit slow, works busy & I've had to build a new spray booth as the old one was way to small. any way this is what progress I've made so far. Wheels 1st, Jim Littiken rims, Ben Wicker hubs (sorry to keep you waiting) & RB Motion stud nuts, they look real good all together (the hubs will be painted), Working steering made from brass & sewing pins (a 1st for me), Got the air tank finished, Scratch built the refrigeration unit. Fixed the 5th wheel to look more accurate. Enjoy.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:13 AM

Love it !! Very nice work :D

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:15 AM

Steering looks really nice.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:38 AM

WoW!!!! That is looking great. I will be checking this out as you go along.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

Looks good, i really like these cabovers.
The wheels are beautiful but the tires i don't like very much, can't you put revell tyres on it?
Gr. Christiaan

#18 Mr mopar

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

Look'in good just don't forget to put louvers on the hole AMT forget to do on the front passenger side.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

Any movement on this nice build Yahshu?



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Do you have any A-body 8 3/4 rearends?