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SpreadAxle

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About SpreadAxle

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 01/10/1978

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  • Scale I Build
    1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location
    Danville, PA
  • Full Name
    Ray DeJesus

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  1. 1984 GMC General

    Outstanding!
  2. 1982 Kenworth W900

    Very nice. Those handles on the battery box, did you make those?
  3. You did an outstanding job on this build.
  4. Dodge L-700

    This is the first tandem L700 I've ever seen. The monster truck is pretty cool.
  5. Peterbilt revell of Germany

    Sweet Pete
  6. BRBO International 4070B moving van

    I managed to get some time at the bench today. I'm trying an experiment to deal with Ertl's "way too wide" steer axle. Here is a stock Ertl axle laying in place. I took a GMC Astro steer axle that I had laying around and put it to use. It was already modified for "working steering" I slipped some brass tube into each end of the axle. Then, the 2 piece Ertl spindles were installed. Here it is with wheels although they are not permanently attached. You can see this new axle definitely draws the wheels in. When I get this mounted permanently I'll be better able to let everyone know if this solution works.
  7. BRBO International 4070B moving van

    I changed my mind on the trailer. I'm saving the fresh kit that started this build for another truck. When I built the suspension, I mounted the axles below the springs instead of on top of the springs per the kit instructions. I realized my mistake and then the idea hit me. I had some 15 inch trailer wheels and tires made by Mo'Luminum, so, I modified the body of an ebay built-up I bought years ago. First, I completely cut out the trailer's wheel wells. The upside-down axles help to make up for the change in ride-height resulting from the change of wheels. Scrap sheets of plastic were placed over the holes in the floor left by the wheel wells. A paper template of the wheel arches on the side walls was drawn, and filler pieces were made from 2 broken side walls that I had in my spares box. I cut the filler pieces to shape and ground the back sides thinner so they would cover the wheel arches. Here is my filler piece installed. Here it is mocked up with its new wheels .
  8. Some more Newray 579's

    When I was leased to Diamond Transportation I hauled quite a few combines and have been looking to build a truck hauling one. Finding a combine has been the hard part. We carried Case/New Holland and John Deere.
  9. Some more Newray 579's

    I love the combines. I would love to find one. Your builds are nice.
  10. That turned out very nice.
  11. "Food Lion" Brockway 457 Daycab

    That is an outstanding build.
  12. Freightliner FLB 1/25 AMT conversion

    Outstanding work so far.
  13. BRBO International 4070B moving van

    A wind fairing has been installed. I scratch built some new mounts for it.