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About Amtronic

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    Tampa Bay area, Florida
  • Full Name
    W. Robin Tice
  1. Can-Do wrecker

    Thanks for the correction!!
  2. Can-Do wrecker

    For those interested, here is the actual wrecker the kit is based on, removing a car from a sinkhole in Florida. Article -- http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2014/11/14/car_swallowed_by_sin.html Video -- http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/video.html?clip=http://static.baynews9.com/newsvideo/bn9/web_video/CARREMOVED1114.f4v&vtitle=Car%20swallowed%20by%20sinkhole%20removed
  3. Roll Over Protection Structure for any Cat bulldozer. I built this from Evergreen pieces. It sits on the bulldozer and can be moved from unit to unit.
  4. Built using a built up cat bulldozer I got off ebay. The counterweights can pivot in and out, and are filled with nuts and washers to offset whatever I put in the sling. All the pieces are pinned to the tracks so it can easily be disassembled to travel. They're never finished I just stop working on them.
  5. Built using the leftover front half of my coal hauler 6x6 tractor. This has 4 wheel steering and a water tank built from Evergreen stock.
  6. Payhauler and bottom dump coal trailer

    I don't have any photos of during construction. I was getting the Payhauler kits for less than $25 each so I bought a few of them. I just hacked off the rear of one and grafted it onto this frame here. I followed the same layout of a big rig for the shorty driveshaft from the front differential. I was inspired by a photo I saw of someone who built a dual drive Payhauler dump truck with lengthend dump bed.
  7. Mack DM600 yard goat

    That looks great!!
  8. Payhauler and bottom dump coal trailer

    Credit goes to Hanks Truck Pictures, Model Cars Magazine, and Tim Ahlborn for advice.
  9. Paystar wreck

    Credit goes to Hanks Truck Pictures, Model Cars Magazine, and Tim Ahlborn for advice.
  10. Freightliner FLL car carrier

    Credit goes to Hanks Truck Pictures, Model Cars Magazine, and Tim Ahlborn for advice.
  11. Kitbash of a tandem drive Payhauler and coal trailer. The trailer took a lot of Evergreen plastic to build. Trailer attachment moves all three directions. Bottom dump panels open, blade moves up and down. The rear tires are 1/16th(?) Mustang drag slicks!
  12. Paystar wreck

    Built this from a swap meet kit that had a broken cab. I built it as if it were a concrete mixer that had laid over and ate some guardrail while the mixer body came off in the wreck.
  13. Built this a couple of years ago. Setback front axle, lowered the cab mounts so it reflects a Freightliner FLL cab design. The upper front car rail folds up to allow the cab to tilt forward. There is a front support (unseen) that holds the front half of the car rail. Rear fenders are from the AMT Pete Turnpiker kit.
  14. Mack DM600 yard goat

    There is no way all the tires would match on a yard dog. It would have the worst of the worst tires, those that would barely hold air. Likely some taken off a trailer that had locked up an axle and flat-spotted. Recaps that had started to delaminate. Bent and damaged wheels. No mud flaps. Broken or cracked windows with BB gun damage. Maybe a dented cab from a jacknife accident, which is why it got demoted to yard dog.
  15. Snap chevy 3500, to build or not to build?

    A snap kit, has the front bumper from the USA-1 monster truck. Another snap kit, with the camper trailer made into a slide-in camper. The cab step stirrups are from the AMT KW sleeper. Snap kit kitbashed with the ramp truck body. Another kitbash with ramp truck body. z