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In Topic: 56 Chevy Sedan Delivery

23 April 2015 - 05:18 PM


if you're interested, shave the emblem off the rear lift gate as well - I'll bring you better one - the chome trunk emblem from Monogram's '55 Chevy Badman. let me know.

 - or add the V below the molded in emblem.

Good to see your progress on this - you're building the model I want to build.


Chevy had two styles of emblems for 1955, 1956, and 1957 passenger cars - front and rear

The 6 cylinder cars had a large crest - about 14" long

The V-8 cars had a smaller crest above a large V

The body you have has the smaller 8 cylinder crest without the V - probably to make it look more like a standard 6 cylinder car with the 235 six which would be common in a stock sedan delivery.

In Topic: Mack R with lift axle

21 April 2015 - 05:22 AM


great looking truck - the lift axle really adds to it - good work

In Topic: Lift axles

16 April 2015 - 04:26 PM

I kind of generalized and simplified a bit...  However, given the shorter wheelbase, which puts the lift axle closer to the steer (front) axle, the steerable lift axle is appropriate to reduce tire scrub - better steering control and longer tire life. It could be non-steerable, but the driver would have to lift the axle to make a tight turn.


BTW that's a great looking truck.


Let's add someting about fifthwheel position - The fifthwheel position needs to be forward of the center of the drive axles to ditribute weight forward onto the lfit axle. 

In Topic: Lift axles

14 April 2015 - 02:50 PM

steerable  - yes and no...

The example in the picture steers by just tracking where the rubber meets the road and is not connected to the steering gear or the front axle.  A steerable lift axle is generally located about midway in the wheelbase.  The steerable function helps with tire wear and allows the truck to turn easier.


not steerable - If the lift axle is located just ahead of the drive axles it would be a pusher axle - they are not steerable -   X_______LDD

same deal, not steerable if it's a tag axle aft of the drive axles -    X_______DDL

yes, steerable - If the lift axle is located further forward, about midway in the wheelbase - X____L____DD  - this would be a steerable lfit axle

In Topic: What hemi would work in 1/24 Superbird?

13 April 2015 - 02:39 PM

just brainstorming -


may take a lttle work to adapt or modify back into street engines...

The Mongoose rear engine dragster has a decent supercharged hemi for it't time

The later funny car kits have a very good 1/24 hemi - Keith Black engine block.

The snake/Mongoose funny cars have a hemi with a torqueflite