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#1 biowear

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:31 AM

Does anyone else on here like tractor pulls because I would like to see if anyone else has ever built one. I know AMT had a kit back in the late 80's or early 90's but I still haven't got one of these yet, because they are so hard to find. So I am thinking about building one from scratch using Ross Gibson engines.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:42 AM

I love pulling stuff, I've got a few things in the works but nothing finished. You might want to contact Sean Stacey on here about engines, he was casting an Arias hemi from a pulling kit I traded him. You might also find this site helpful, http://pulling-refer...oto gallery.htm

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

There has actually been several "Tractor Pull" type models produced. There was the Blazing Bison tractor, the Tennesee Thunder funny car puller, the Pulldozer truck and the Orange Blossom Special pulling truck.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:39 AM

Wow! This topic just sent me back to the 1970's! Used to go to the tractor pulls every year at the county fairgrounds. There was a young lady I used to run around with there. I sure miss her. The tractor pulls not as much but still... :D

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

ok cool, thanks for the replies and the info

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:06 PM

Here's my only pulling truck so far. I have another in the works. Grabbing up parts.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:20 PM

Are those tires from a Hotwheels monster truck? I've considered the same thing but I'm glad someone tried it before me, the look really good.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:14 PM

Yes they are Brian. The axles I used are from an AMT monster truck. I narrowed them up some and used metal axles through them. I epoxied the hubs from the monster truck kit into the back of the tires. Worked out just fine. Now, I need to find a few more of those axles and hubs....

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:59 AM

The axles from the newer 1/32 snap monster trucks are pretty nice but you have to close the top of them with sheet plastic, they are smaller versions of the ZF axles in the tube chassis Bigfoot/Snakebite kits.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

i am a huge fan of pulling tractors, trucks, super farm ect. i have a few pics of my puller i have been working on over the last few months. i would love to find ertls 1466 IH kit but i just have a hard time paying $130+ for something im just going to cut apart. i have made several diecast 1/16 an 1/64 pulling tractors.
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:29 PM

For other ideas, pictures and videos go to www.illinanpullers.com. They are the "local" sanctioning body.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:26 AM

wow Arnold that is awesome you did a good job,.. And Aaron keep up the good work its looking pretty good so far,I want to build one sometime soon but right now im realy into prostocks.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:38 AM

I have also wanted to scratch a pulling vehicle, but, I find it impossible to find suitable tire-rim combinations. What do you builders use? Nedd suggestions were to source them.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:06 AM

Alan Raab casts the wheels and tires from the Orange Blossom Special truck, the guys above used Hotwheels Monster Jam trucks for tires.

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Here is a link to Alan's Fotki album, http://public.fotki.com/cnaind/

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:25 AM

to tell you the truth the orange blossom tires dont really look like the new duble cut pulling tires they now use. the best ones you can use is the 1/64 hot wheels monster jam trucks. i see im not the only one thats using them for there pull trucks too.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:21 AM

very true the obs truck pulled the 80's wene the super mod 2wd class trucks were the new kids at the shows

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

I built up a Pete 359 to run in the daily driven class.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

I want to build some semi pullers as well, I want to put a KTA 600 in it and a few turbos.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:59 AM

that revell truck race set would look right for a semi truck pulling team

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:54 PM

i always wanted to build the IH 4300 or the old COE IH. i haven't posted much in awhile but it was pulling season and over last winter i did a full resto of my real pulling truck so this kinda took a back seat. so i hope to get back into this project soon and finish a few others