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#21 Johnny1973

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:48 PM

Great paint work!



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:05 AM

I made it back home and have had some bench time here is what I've progressed on so far. Painted the frame and have the rear axels in place. Test fit the the chrome side flares.

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These direction take a lot of studying and test fitting

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:26 PM

very nice job on the paint, good choice of colours too, , I particularly like the lighter blue, not sure about those drive s.s.,, though, great project

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

very nice job on the paint, good choice of colours too, , I particularly like the lighter blue, not sure about those drive s.s.,, though, great project

In real life, the super singles are not as wide as dual tires. You surely have also noticed, the rims obviuously aren't the same either as they have to accomodate the wide tires and  the face of the wheel isn't the same either, (not as deep and the angle of the 'cone' is shallower) . But, at this scale, for the sake of saving some parts from the actual kits, these were made to fit the kit dual wheels. In a perfect scale world, somebody would have made the tires the right width along with the correct rims to go with them. (Hint, hint resin casters...) So yes the real tires aren't as wide as these, but they still look pretty awesome in a hot roddish way... My 2 cents. 


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:53 PM

In real life, the super singles are not as wide as dual tires. You surely have also noticed, the rims obviuously aren't the same either as they have to accomodate the wide tires and  the face of the wheel isn't the same either, (not as deep and the angle of the 'cone' is shallower) . But, at this scale, for the sake of saving some parts from the actual kits, these were made to fit the kit dual wheels. In a perfect scale world, somebody would have made the tires the right width along with the correct rims to go with them. (Hint, hint resin casters...) So yes the real tires aren't as wide as these, but they still look pretty awesome in a hot roddish way... My 2 cents. 

 

Also, if you ever look under a rig with super singles, you'll see that the brake drums hang out from behind the wheel, which is because of the narrower single tire versus the wider duals. I myself hate super singles, I come from the old school where truckers driver 18 wheelers! Also, duals make it much easier to limp to the nearest exit or truck stop should a tire go BOOM! I have (unfortunately) driven a couple bobtails with super singles, and they seemed to "walk" around in the lane much more than a dual setup does. I'll stick with my true 18 wheelers!!

 

Killer flames, I might just have to get a set of those masks myself for a couple Stars I have planned in the ole brain!



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:28 PM

they have not really caught on in Europe because it reduces the permitted axle weight by using them, instead of duels, but super singles are very popular on the steer axles because of the longer tyre life, and better stability, but they do tend to get caught in the tramlines on a worn out road.
still a great model though

#27 Mopar - D

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:55 PM

Robert, Mathew and Gordon thanks for the information on the super singles I've only been able to see real ones going by on the highway or in a couple of pictures.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:15 PM

I still like a truck to have 18 wheels also,   But that is a great looking build,



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:31 AM

dan color with flames look very good

and the tyres [ single drive ] have seen on hankstruckpictures a peterbilt with a gas trailer al single drive

its a strange sight to see [ its look for my as a elephant on ballet shoes ]

but its look need

follow this beautie

jacobus



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:27 PM

Looking good, Man.....



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:48 PM



dan color with flames look very good

and the tyres [ single drive ] have seen on hankstruckpictures a peterbilt with a gas trailer al single drive

its a strange sight to see [ its look for my as a elephant on ballet shoes ]

but its look need

follow this beautie

jacobus

 

Thanks for reminding me of this pic I have!!

 

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It's a little hard to see, but if you look closely at the rear tandem of the trailer, you can see the brake drum sticking out like I described a few days ago.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

Made some progress on the engine today.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:13 AM

Been able to get some progress done on the interior and clear coats on the body on the holiday weekend.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:00 PM

Today's updates I sprayed a second coat of clear and installed the fuel tanks and more items to the frame. If the clear coat drys this week ill get her finished next week end and then get started on the tanker.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:19 AM

It would be too dangerous to hook a tanker so close to those flames. lol

I realy like those singles to the drives.

 

Keep it coming.

 

Kostas.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:47 AM

Thanks for all the comments here is my Beall tracker to go with the LoneStar. I'm going with singles on the trailer as well but this time I'm using tires that are not as wide I think they are close to the real size used. Your comments and suggestions are always appreached

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:09 PM

Man, this thing looks better all the time....I like the choice of the Bealle tanker for this truck...And the super singles are pretty awesome, too...I totally agree on your take on them, too.....I think the real ones should be this width, anyway....It just looks better.....And it's amazing....You see a lot of tankers with those, too...Nice work, Man...


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:45 AM

The super singles on the truck might a little wide, but man they're killer! I'd like to see some'a those in 1:1! It's a custom job with lotsa chrome, the extra width can be forgiven, no?



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:48 PM

wow, that looks fantastic. very well done!



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:04 PM

Super singles size are 445/50R22.5 or 24.5 I have not seen many 24.5's