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ShakyCraftsman

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    1/16,1/12, 1/8

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    Michigan
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    Ronald G. Gardner

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  1. Hey all It's been a while on this build. I did some more work on the Tri-drive Pete. I made new longer tanks out of some 3/4" (1.05" O.D.) pvc pipe and ends from some 0.08" plastic sheet. I also made a rear step to get up on the frame to hook up the air/elec. Lines. I did some more work on the engine intercooler pipes and air intake pipes. So, here are some pictures for you to look at. this view shows the intercooler and air intake pipes. I have to fix the radiator, it's crooked!!!... BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH! Oh well no big deal. view from the front of the truck showing the exhaust pipes and the fuel tank. this view shows the custom fuel tank. I put the left one on the right and the right one on the left.. duhh! Oh well it's put together just for pictures. You can see the step in this view. this view shows the paint scheme I'm going for. Dark orange frame, orange hood, cab and sleeper with black top and lower front area. Well that's it for now be back with more soon. Ron G
  2. The Renault 360 that I ordered from Italeri finally showed up yesterday so I got started with assembling the Mack E9. This is a European version and a lot of stuff had to be changed to make this correct to what I'm modeling. Ok, here we go. I have the E9 together. I had to do some modifications to it to make it more like a actual E9, not a European version. I had to move the starter from this side to the other side, also I added the chrome part to make the oil cooler. I put the rear piece from the Cummins NTC-400 with the trans cooler on the E9 transmission. closer view of the oil cooler and oil filters. this view shows the piece I removed from the Maxidyne engine from the DM800 and added to the bell housing for the starter. I also had to modify the part that goes on this side to move it forward to clear the starter. closer view of the changes made to this side. I had to remove the oil pan from the kit supplied E9 for the Renault 360 because it has a front sump and I need a rear sump, so I kit bashed one together from an old oil pan from the parts bin and the left over part of the oil pan from the kit to make the one that is on it. top view of the engine showing the turbos that I added from the parts bin because the kit ones were ass backwards and centered. I also added fuel injector tube fittings to the fuel injector pump. I also added a piece to the intake manifold cross pipe for the inter cooler pipes. I still have to add the fuel lines and the rest of the plumbing. bottom view showing the oil pan and other parts. this view shows the fan and the alternator form the DM800. I made a fan belt for this because the kits alternator was on the other side. I still need to add a fuel filter by the alternator. this view shows the turbos and the mods I had to make to get them to fit. this view shows the engine sitting in the frame and the inter cooler pipes in place. this view shows the inter cooler pipes. view from the other side showing the inter cooler pipes. I have to modify them because they sit to tall and the hood won't close. this view shows everything together. I painted the wheel centers a dark orange and Molotow chrome on the rims and details. Well that's it for now be back with more updates soon. Ron G
  3. Dark orange frame, wheel centers. Gray/blue engine and gunmetal/black transmission. Orange with black stripes. Ron G
  4. Hey all I did a little more work on the Superliner. I got the frame primed with flat black. this view shows the front air lines. hey Force, this view shows the air line guards I made to protect the lines runnig along the rear ends. This was the best I could come up with. this view shows the refrigerator and two drawers I added opposite of the closet. another view of the refrigerator cabinet. view from the top. I added reinforcements to the hood. this view shows the hood that I copied. Ron G l
  5. Hey Force I thought of that right after I finished them, I will look into rerouting them. Ron G
  6. Hey guys I did some more work on the Superliner II. I added a third air tank (supply tank). I think I have all of the air lines, at least for the rear done. I still need to plumb the front brakes. this view shows the whole thing temporarily together. same view, but with the hood closed. I think I'm going to remake all of the fuel tanks, these are to small of diameter there like 20", yuckk! Going to make them 25.0" diameter, out of some PVC pipe. this view shows the air lines running from the supply tank to the air dryer then to the air compressor. Also the yellow line is for the rear end air shifters. This will eventually go to the floor and up to the shifter. this view shows the supply tank and lines. this view shows the air dryer and lines. this view shows some of the air lines and primary air tank. You can see the bottom of the air dryer by the fuel tank. this view shows the secondary air tank and air lines. To the left is the supply tank. this view shows the air shift lines to the two rear axles. I also added some bolts to the radiator supports. I also added a line from the power steering reservoir to the power steering pump on the engine. Well that's it for now be back with more updates soon. Don't forget to leave some comments, please. Ron G
  7. Hey Vettegasser Thanks, I believe the grey sleeve is from an old phone cord. I just stripped it back a little then pulled the wires out, then you take razer blade and slice off as many as you need. I have enough to last me 2 life times...lol Ron G
  8. Hey guys Did some more work on the Superliner II. I started doing all the plumbing, air lines, power steering lines, fuel lines, etc. This is a real pain in the a$$! It's almost getting to the point I can't see this small detail, even with readers and opti-visor! But I'm plugging along...lol this view shows the rear brake chambers. this view shows the diagram I'm using to plumb the Mack. this view shows the front brake chambers. this view shows the air lines running along the frame rails. Little hard to see. closer view of the air lines at the rear. this view shows the air lines at the front and the LH primary air tank. I scratch built the rear area of the tank, it came as a open hole in the kit..dahh! this view shows the air lines running along the other frame rail. this view shows some of the scratch built air fittings and lines. this view shows the air lines and the small wire looms I made. this view shows the wire/line looms I made from a piece of 4 wire insulation cut to size. this view shows the front brake chambers and air lines. Also the power steering lines. this view shows the radiator braces I scratch built from plasti rod. Well that's it for now be back with more updates soon. Come on guys, leave some comments. I would really like to know what you guys think. Ron G
  9. Hey all Small update. I have the hood pivots mounted to the frame. I also temporarily mounted the bull bar (Roo bar). here's a overall of the truck. this view shows the Roo bar temporarily mounted to the bumper. closer view from the front of the Roo bar. this view shows the hood in the up position. I think this is my final version of the mural for the back of the sleeper. Please, leave comments so I know what you guys think. Ron G
  10. Hey all I kinda redid the mural for the back of the sleeper. What do you think? I tried to make him look a little more like "UnderDog", except as a bulldog. I did some work on the sleeper. I made a close closet with a lower drawer out of some 0.04 plastic sheet. I also made a lower support for the bed. this view shows the bed and the closet. this top down view shows the bed and the closet. There will be a refrigerator and cabinet on the opposite side. view looking through the sleeper at the closet and bed. Ron G
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