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#41 dmk

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

Nice scratch building on this one!  I don't know how I've missed this build.

 

 BTW, have you looked at B-N-L resins?  They have some great Dana axles and transfer cases, so you don't have to rob your kits for parts if you don't want to.  I've got the Dana 44 and Dana 60 center sections from them and they are nice. Shipping isn't bad either.

 

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

Some nice stuff there. I hadn't seen it before. Fortunately, the Ramcharger kit will be getting a nice build wth a bunch of parts box 4x4 stuff I've got lying around. I may pick up a few pieces from BNL to spruce it up.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 07:46 PM

Tiny update. I finally got back at it.

 

I built the tire carrier-

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I started in on the transmission crossmember. I cut the kit piece out, flipped it around and moved it forward. Then I built the transfer case support. I still need to trim it up and add the skid plate. I sort of fudged the location of both the crossmembers since my kitbashed engine/trans isn't the right length, but it looks close enough-

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I also opened up the front fenders and added some locating blocks in preparation to mount the front suspension-

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The engine is also progressing. I've ended up having to build the entire belt drive since I couldn't find a good kit piece anywhere that matched close enough.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:09 AM

looking good



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:56 AM

Good to see some progres on your build! Keep it coming!



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:32 AM

Skidplate done and front axle on-

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Teaser-

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Now to build the control arms.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:25 AM

Nice stance i relly like it!



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:38 PM

Chassis and truck are looking good.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:24 AM

Any update Cahili? I be mising your amaizing building tips and tecniques!

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:57 PM

You beat me to it. :lol:  I had planned to do an update this week.

 

I've finished up the control arms. They didn't work exactly as planned, but they will do. Just a bit more tweaking of the brackets and they'll be ok-

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I've had some fitment issues with the engine/trans. I needed to make a few adjustments to get it in the right place and still look convincing with the skidplate, etc.

 

I've also started piecing together the steering and sway bar. Literally, just pieces, pulled from several parts bins. I also stole the visor off a Revell Ford pickup and made a transfer case lever from a NASCAR shifter-

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I've also spent hours editing photos of the graphics on the side of the truck, the license plates, and all the other exterior stickers. I have a backlog of decals I need to print not only for this, but for some other models I've got going. I prefer to fit as many as I can on each sheet of decal paper instead of wasting it. The start of my latest sheet. It will include about 5 models (the Ram graphics aren't on it yet)-

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:08 AM

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:23 AM

Looking very cool so far!



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:22 AM

I like your adaptation on the tranny bro. I just started resin casting a 5.9l 1st gen cummins turbo diesel that has a 47re tranny that comes with it. I also started working on a ford powerstroke diesel based off the 7.3 gas block from the f350 dually kit

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

Wow this is some awesome scratch work. Keep it up.

It is amazing that i never explore the other sections of mcm till i start a build there. im always like wow. I got to go back. Be it a drag car, big rig, or other.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:20 PM

I like your adaptation on the tranny bro. I just started resin casting a 5.9l 1st gen cummins turbo diesel that has a 47re tranny that comes with it. I also started working on a ford powerstroke diesel based off the 7.3 gas block from the f350 dually kit

 

Nice stuff. Yours is probably a bit more accurate than mine. I eyeballed everything from pictures when I did it. Recently I've been considering using the 7.3 as a base for some bigger engines. Even if it isn't true to scale, it will still play the part.



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:19 AM

Any updates James? This is a great project that really inspire me to do more things...



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 11:46 AM

really liking the mock up with the ride height and tires. Ill be looking back into this one



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:19 AM

What a job!! Very Nice!!!



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:36 AM

Any update James?



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 07:22 AM

There is to much time withou any notice from this cool project, any updates?