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  1. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. I think i am going to go with a black frame, red crane and might do the cab green as the boxart is. I decided to add a coupler for normal trailers to the truck for when one of them needs moving and most heavy haulers have them anyways. This one i think is a Swedish VBG model that i got from the Volvo f12 low roof kit and not a Rockinger. The crossmember i mounted it on is a unused crossmember from the AMT ford snowplow kit. Also did the bullbar for the front and decided the location for the fueltanks so they dont interfere with the outriggers on the crane. The crane is going to be mounted on the chassie this way or else the outriggers will not be able to be retracted because they will hit the fueltanks. I have ordered the tires and a few other things i need for it from auslowe today, even without them the build can go forward and i just need to use the tires from the kit and the extra ones i have bought for it untill they are here.
  2. Got the rear fenders mounted and got the wheels on it just to test everything out. The tires are italeris trailer tires that i used to get the height of the fenders right and the tires will be replaced later with better ones. It is going to look something like this when it is done, only things missing on the exterior is the bullbar, fueltanks,rear lights and stoneguard for the windshield. Just have to decide what colors the frame, crane and cab will have.
  3. Got the crane assembled and testfitted to the truck, its big.. maybe to big for this one? Still need to paint and run the hydraulic lines for it.
  4. Got the mast for the crane done, it just need the rams in the cylinders mounted. Started on the main jib and got about halfways with it before i felt like taking a break from it.
  5. Did some work on it today and got the base done and started on the mast for the crane. I had forgot how to work with photoetch but i figured it out in the end, still alot more to go. Also just realized that i put it on backwards when i took the photos of it....
  6. It is to save wear on the kingpin on the trailer and fifthwheel. They are mostly used with heavy haul trailers that rarely gets disconnected from the truck. They have a locking mechanism that locks on to the kingpin so that it can not turn in the fifthwheel like they do in a normal fifthwheel. Instead the fifthwheel and kingpin will stay in the same position and when the truck takes a turn the ballrace turns around instead. When they turn the fifthwheel will stay in the same position as if the truck is drivning in a straight line and the ballrace is doing the turning. Edit: I just remembered that it is not the fifthwheel that locks the trailer so it can not turn. It is the trailers, they have a welded wedge behind the kingpin that fits between the toungs on the fifthwheel locking it in place so the trailer can not turn inside like they usually do. That wedge forces the ballrace to turn when the truck is turning on the road. Some of those trailers have linkages going from that point to each axle if they are steerable and that way the axles can steer in the direction the truck goes.
  7. Made som small adjustments for the aircleaner set up and made the exhaststacks ready to be mounted when it is time for them. Have to wait to do the exhaust from the engine untill the stacks are mounted to the cab as they will decide were the pipe from the engine will be placed, other then that the aircleaners and exhaust is done. The last part to do on the frame is to figure out where the fendermounts should go over the rear axles then it is ready for paint. Started to build the KFS crane for it today, but did not get very far with it. The base for it is done and roughly where it is going to sit on the truck.
  8. Started to make the aircleaner pipes, there are a few small adjustments i have to make before they look good. Pipe from the aircleaners to the engine is done. I had to modify the kit part to make it fit on the cat v8. Instead of the round airintake that was supplied with the aircleaner set up, i think i am going to use this type of ram tube instead. The fifthwheel is done and works like they should with being able to turn around.
  9. After a few hours i finally got the rear cabmounts and aircleaner pipe mounts fitted. The last pic is what i have thought that it should look like but just not with the Italeri crane, it is going to have the KFS Hiab crane just because it is a better size then the Italeri crane. The fifthwheel is a ball race fifthwheel from auslowe.
  10. Did some work on it today and it is starting to look like something now. Just a few small things left on the chassie to do before i can start on the cab.
  11. It is mostly for better weight distribution. Most of the trucks that have large cranes mounted on them have twin frontaxles to spread out the weight of the crane so the axles are not overloaded and still be within the weight specs the manufacturer recomends. Overloading can lead to the axles breaking in half and thats not good drivning down the road. The springs can also break if they are constantly overloaded.
  12. Thanks, Yes i think so to. If you build them please post them here so there will be a few more of them here on this site. Thanks. Thanks.
  13. I have finally started on this project. I made the frame for it tonight and it turned out like this.
  14. Here is another odd old German truck that i just got done with. The Krupp Titan SWL80. The engine in it is a 2 stroke diesel made out of 2 small 3 cylinder engines combined to make a 6 cylinder engine. It is just as big as my Büssing 8000 S13 is I put it beside the büssing just to see if they were the same size and they were, also did the same with my Intrenational lonestar just to show the size of a German truck from the 50's compared to a modern truck. The decals on the bed gave me some trouble as they were old and just separated from eachother when i tried to attach them so instead of sections of white diamond pattern i had to line up them one diamond by one... That took some time... I also had some other fitment issues with parts being warped probably because of the age of this kit, it was made in -98 and is not the reissue that has been out a few months now. For those that wonder what "210PS" stands for, it is just that the engine has 210hp in it.
  15. Thanks, now i need to build the F12 globetrotter i have to be able to have them standing next to eachother. Unfortunatley that is the one that suffers from a shortshot on both framerails that i must repair before i can build that kit.
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