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  1. Hey all Here's a little something I've been working on in Unigraphics NX11. It is the AMT Peterbilt 359 day cab kit along with the dump box from the AMT Autocar dump truck. Here are some pictures for you to look at. Let me know what you think. front isometric view with five hole 22.5 Peterbilt wheels and tires. rear isometric view. side view with the 5 hole Peterbilt 22.5 wheels and tires. side view with 24.5 6 spoke (Mack style) wheels and tires. rear isometric view of the truck with the 24.5 wheels and tires. I know that Pete's never came with 6 spokes, but look cool.😉 Ron G
  2. Hey James If you send me a picture/drawing of a Vortex air cleaner with some dimensions I can model it in Cad and the print it. I used the air cleaners that came in the Revell 1/25 Peterbilt kit to model the ones I used on my cad model. There the same as the ones in there 1/16 scale kits, but there are two of them. Ron G
  3. HOLY BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH! ReduitRetro that thing is ASSUME! I only hope my mere 1/25 scale one will look as good. What do you plan on using for wheels and tires on this rig? If you look at my post on my Pete 359 heavy haul. I have it all modelled up on Unigraphics NX11, which means I can 3D print anything from it in 1/16 scale, like the Bridgestone tires and wheels, etc. Drop me a PM and we can discuss price's on printing stuff. Ron G
  4. Hey all Well I said I was going to design a bigger trailer and I did! It's a 3 x 3 x 3 Rogers 3 axle drop nose lowboy with 3 axle jeep and 3 axle stinger, and it is a llooonnngg beast! Here are some pictures of it. here it is with the Cat 390FL. here it is from the rear with the Cat 390FL here it is from the side with the Cat 390FL. You see what I mean by being long! here it is from the front with the Cat D11T. here it is from the rear with the Cat D11T. here it is from the sude with the Cat D11T. I know, you would have to remove the stick and bucket from the 390FL and the blade from the D11T in order to haul them. Well that's it for now be back with more soon. Ron G
  5. Hey all Here are a couple of pictures of the 359 Pete, 3 axle drop nose lowboy trailer and the Cat D8H. the Cat D8H looks great sitting on the 3 axle trailer. I have the trailer pretty close to being done. I've started doing some drawings with dimensions so I can print them off to use for building templates. Some parts I'm going to try and 3D print. Stuff like - air cylinders, air bags, suspension components, hydraulic power pack, glad hands for air connections, electrical connectors, rear lights, etc. view from the rear, I think I'm going to modify the headache rack so I can add chains and load binders to it. Well that's it for now see you soon with more updates. Ron G
  6. Hey all Here are some update photos of the D8H I'm doing on Unigraphics NX11. front isometric view. I now have the blade lift cylinders, blade tilt cylinder, air cleaner intake, batterys and battery box done. I also started on the R.O.P.S. (roll over protection system) it still needs the mounting brackets and hardware added. rear isometric view. I also added the Cat logos and lettering to the sides, front and rear. top isometric view. I have to add the wire mesh protection to the R.O.P.S. side view. front view. rear view top view. side view of the engine and transmission. left side view of the engine. right side view of the engine. This view also shows the 3 belt pulley system. That's it for now be back with more updates soon. Ron G
  7. No problem, your welcome. Any time you need something let me know, if I can help I will. Ron G
  8. Hey Reduitretro WOW! Very impressive looking engine. You did a great job on it. The details look just right, but don't forget the lines from the air compressor to the water manifolds, other then that you knocked it out of the park! Ron G
  9. Yeah I wish I had it too, this is on my wifes work laptop, because she is furloughed home because of Covid. UG NX 11 (Unigraphics) costs about $11,000.00 to $15,000.00 for a complete setup. Right now thats beyond my means, why beyond...lol Ron G
  10. Hey all Here are some updated photos of the D8H. front isometric view. Rear isometric view.this view shows the grill and all the Gazillion! holes I added to it. this view shows the operator area and some of the controls. view of the D342 Cat engine. side view of the engine and all tge bolt heads that I added to it. other side of the engine. Well that's it for now be back with more soon. Ron G
  11. Hey Marcos Did you put any kind of coating or protective covering over the Molotow chrome on the wheels? They look fzntastic! Ron G
  12. Hey OldMopar Check out my posts on my Pete 359 4 axle heavy haul tractor, my 3 axle Loadking drop nose lowboy trailer, and my 4 axle drop nose lowboy trailer with flip up rear axle. The 3 axle is a 70 ton and the 4 axle is 120 ton capacity. I plan on 3D printing some of the 3 axle and 4 axle trailer parts. The main bed/well of the trailers will be made out of Plastsruct styrene plastic "I" beams, 5/8", 1/2", 3/8" and various other plastic shapes. Right now I only have them designed on Unigraphics NX11, I haven't started them in plastic yet, but there are lots of pictures of them in the posts. The Pete 359 is being built out of an old Revell "Can Do" wrecker kit. It has a Cummins ntc-475 twin turbo, which when worked on can put out over 800 hp! I'm detailing it with all the fuel, oil, air and water lines. Check it out you my get some ideas. Ron G
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