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About redneckrigger

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 09/18/1954

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  • Scale I Build
    1/25, 1/35

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  • Location
    Readsboro, VT, USA
  • Full Name
    Tom Decker

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  1. GMC 9500 Rollback Equipment Hauler

    Chassis and body all done. Just have to finish the tires and mount them and then attack the cab and the engine intake and exhaust systems. Am awaiting dremel bits to cut the glass channels for the windshield and rear window. This thing looks like a bowl full of black spaghetti underneath with all the hydraulic lines, exactly like my old truck. Am going to paint the cab red with silver/gray sides, in the factory two tone style. Am also going to try my hand at mild weathering instead of a paint shop fresh build.
  2. GMC 9500 Rollback Equipment Hauler

    Got the air tanks and fairlead installed and the load tie down d-rings. Installed the brakes. Installed all of the air, fuel and hydraulic lines and got paint on the chassis and rollback body. I mixed up a batch of Detroit green and painted the engine as well.
  3. 1950 Ford F6 Tow Truck

    Very nice work on that! Looks like a museum piece!
  4. GMC 9500 Rollback Equipment Hauler

    Added the rest of the underbody cross members, and built the headache rack. Still have to make a roller fairlead for the winch. Attached the fuel tanks, hydraulic tank, battery boxes and the tool boxes. Need to detail the mounts with hex nuts yet.
  5. Scale Motor Cars Forum

    I have been trying to join a site on Johnson rifles for almost two weeks. Am having the same issue, it never offers the security challenge. Gotta love this high tech age we live in, no?
  6. How do you display your rigs??

    I have two barrister cases that have three sections each with glass fronts, as well as an old gun cabinet that I added glass shelves in. I also have an old china cabinet, with glass doors, and all of these work very well, keeping the models dust free and protected.
  7. post just your cabovers here

    That one was from Moluminum with a double turbo modification made to it. Gary Wallace, AITM, and a few others offer what is essentially the same engine, all VERY nicely made. I've made them from 1 1/2 8V71 engines as well when i could not find a resin kit.
  8. White 4000

    Very nice work...........................can't wait to see it in person!
  9. post just your cabovers here

  10. Very nice paint....................and black is VERY unforgiving! Just picked up one of these kits.............can't wait to do something with it.
  11. GMC 9500 Rollback Equipment Hauler

    Made up a three bank hydraulic valve and attached it to the left rear of the frame. Put some levers on it, and just need to add the knobs and piping. Also added the mounting bolts for the hydraulic winch. NOW, on to the rest of the truck.......................
  12. GMC 9500 Rollback Equipment Hauler

    I finished up the lift cylinder mounting supports and the attachment for the cylinder rods to the subframe. The lift system is done, and now it's time to make up a hydraulic valve to run it all and get it all piped. Left the pivot pins removable for the meantime and will final install them after paint. Threw together a winch very similar to the homebuilt one that was on my truck, made from a double reudction gearbox and a hydraulic motor. That thing had LOTS of power! The only issue with it was that with all of the reduction ratio, it was necessary to rev the truck quite high to get any speed out of the winch. Time to move on to the piping, brakes and air lines as well as getting the rest of the frame done with the fuel tanks, air and hydraulic tanks and the engine and cab...............so much to do, so little time!
  13. Over The Creek.

    Great details on every aspect! NICE!
  14. Ford Model T 1/16 scale by Revell

    Very nice replication work!
  15. International PAYSTAR 5000 & Gravel Trailer

    The detail work you do is incredible! Keep updates coming! THANKS!