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#21 Art Anderson

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:23 AM

it's all looking pretty good so far..........except the second steer axle is way too far back. that truck should have about 120" spread on the front steers and 120" between the second steer and the lift.


Actually not. John has pics, and basic drawings from NRC of this rig, with all the pertinent dimensions--the second steer axle is that far back, in fact just aft of the front wall of the wrecker body. I have been aiding John in some of the dimensions for this project--he's got it very right.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

Actually not. John has pics, and basic drawings from NRC of this rig, with all the pertinent dimensions--the second steer axle is that far back, in fact just aft of the front wall of the wrecker body. I have been aiding John in some of the dimensions for this project--he's got it very right.

Art


cool, i guess i looked at it all wrong. the pic of the one to one has the front steer on a line and the second steer on the next line and the lift on the third line.........parking spots are marked at 10ft wide which would make the spreads 120" roughly. sorry but i was just offering some advice before the build went to far, i will keep quiet now.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

Nice project, how many kits were sacrificed for wheels and tires? Seems to be a whole lot of em!

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:36 PM

cool, i guess i looked at it all wrong. the pic of the one to one has the front steer on a line and the second steer on the next line and the lift on the third line.........parking spots are marked at 10ft wide which would make the spreads 120" roughly. sorry but i was just offering some advice before the build went to far, i will keep quiet now.


Trust me. John has simplified drawings from NRC for this wrecker, with dimensions, and I've helped John confirm those dimensions. This rig is legit!

Art

#25 Mr. Can Am Garage

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:10 AM

Nice project, how many kits were sacrificed for wheels and tires? Seems to be a whole lot of em!


2 full kits have given their parts for this project plus a donation of two more steer wheels. There's a total of 14 wheels & tires on it. Eight drive wheels and the rest are steer wheels.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:12 PM

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No progress since last time but I thought you might like to see it on 8 of it's 14 wheels & tires.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:45 AM

This thing is amazing. Am I missing simething though because im only counting 12 tires.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:04 AM

This thing is amazing. Am I missing simething though because im only counting 12 tires.

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You're not missing anything. No lift axle YET so there's nothing to put those two wheels & tires on.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

is that a 4x10 or a 10x4.ten wheels ,four driven.I'll be watching for an update for sure

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:06 AM

I like it, one question though, where did you get the day cab and how much did it cost?. I am interested in getting a day cab for next build, but I'm not a fan of the great bulging roof of the sleeper. Looking forward to following this build.

Edited by raildogg, 21 July 2012 - 04:08 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:18 AM

hey richard that cab is done by dave!....correct me if im wrong but its an aitm piece right?....

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:36 PM

Dave Carey does offer a daycab for LoneStar. I can't shed any light on price.
I do have one here and it looks like an injection molded part! very nicely done!

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:49 PM

If you are interested in a day cab, drop me a pm and I can give you the details.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:08 AM

Boy, I would fire that guy that works in the shop. He seems to stand around quite a bit and you do all the work. :) Good progress though.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:07 PM

Boy, I would fire that guy that works in the shop. He seems to stand around quite a bit and you do all the work. :) Good progress though.

You mean that fat guy with the hat and glasses? You can't do that! That's Jackson, he's a truck driver for a small scale truck fleet that owns a whole fleet of Peterbilts and he's a Peterbilt addict. He usually hangs around another well known workbench. He visits other places now and then to get a feel of what's going on in the business, that's all... :P

Edited by BigBad, 14 August 2012 - 12:12 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:38 PM

You mean that fat guy with the hat and glasses? You can't do that! That's Jackson, he's a truck driver for a small scale truck fleet that owns a whole fleet of Peterbilts and he's a Peterbilt addict. He usually hangs around another well known workbench. He visits other places now and then to get a feel of what's going on in the business, that's all... :P


Jackson goes back several years now, is the resident supervisor of CanAm Garage, which is located on the Vermont/Quebec border. He's quite the traveler, and has been to that Peterbilt "addict's" shop a couple of times. he's been on just about every continent now except for Antarctica, (not very model builders down there), being hosted by modelers, who have shown him the sights--been to numerous model car contests and NNL's in the bargain.

Jackson usually hangs out over on the Spotlight Hobbies Message Board, but does visit here sometimes.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:00 PM

Jackson goes back several years now, is the resident supervisor of CanAm Garage, which is located on the Vermont/Quebec border. He's quite the traveler, and has been to that Peterbilt "addict's" shop a couple of times. he's been on just about every continent now except for Antarctica, (not very model builders down there), being hosted by modelers, who have shown him the sights--been to numerous model car contests and NNL's in the bargain.

Jackson usually hangs out over on the Spotlight Hobbies Message Board, but does visit here sometimes.

Art


I know a modeler from another board who is stationed at McMurdo Base, Antarctica, so that can be arranged!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:42 AM

Nice. That is cool. Thanks for the story, I like it.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:29 PM

any progress on this?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:48 PM

any progress on this?


No. I plan to get back to it next week. I've been finishing up a couple of car models for Classic Plastic this Sunday (Sept 16).