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truckabilly

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About truckabilly

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  • Location Czech Republic
  • Full Name Jaroslav Tulacek

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  1. truckabilly added a post in a topic So! Who wants to build this one????   

    HNUS!!!
    That´s "disgust" in my native language.
  2. truckabilly added a post in a topic Mack Anthem   

    Yeaaaah!!!!!!!
  3. truckabilly added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Radiator question
    I wonder what is this thing in the circle. What purpose does it serve ? I´ve also seen those little cylindres in horizontal orientation. Some radiators have one, some have two and some have none. Can someone give me info on this?

    Thanks in advance. 
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  4. truckabilly added a post in a topic AMT Kenworth W925   

    Go through this, you may find something useful.
    http://forums.aths.org/PrintTopic104703.aspx
     
     

  5. truckabilly added a post in a topic Peerless logging trailer question   

    I don´t know the precise figure either. But these pics taken from US patent web might help.


    I have made my telescopic end much longer I guess. But it doesn´t matter because the rod extens only as needed in the corner. The aluminium K&S tube is inserted in Evergreen tube onto which I glued the two square inserts to match the inside of the square channel. 




    I hope it helps, if not too late.
     
  6. truckabilly added a post in a topic Peerless logging trailer question   

    Actually, it is telescopic in front. There must by a length compensation when the truck and trailer goes through a corner.


     
     
     
     
     
  7. truckabilly added a post in a topic Peerless logging trailer and Autocar rig   

    Nice work, Kerry.
  8. truckabilly added a post in a topic Reissued Pete 359 California Hauler   

    Even though these days are pretty hot over here I managed to cool down and repaired the interior. I cut off the the floor including the firewall and spilled out the junk.

    One by one I cemented the loose parts back, changed the windshield glasses and added a fan. Then I glued the floor back and went on with another parts. Like the roof AC unit, PE windshield wipers, air filter and lubefiner. These pictures show a mock up with the cab parts sitting on the frame. The hood is still without the hinges. That´s why the alignment is not correct.





    There are some paint faults that I have yet to address. I hope everything goes on OK, with no further accidents.
     
  9. truckabilly added a post in a topic Reissued Pete 359 California Hauler   

    Even though these days are pretty hot (temperature wise) I managed to cool down and repair the cab interior. I cut off the floor icluding the firewall and spilled out the junk.

    One by one I glued all the loose parts back, changed the windshield glasses, added a fan and glued the floor back again. I also added the roof AC, PE windshield wipers, air filter and lubefiner. I stripped the chrome off the grill rim and headlights. The headlights are terribly molded, I had to cut lamp rims off and  glue them back in correct position. These are pictures of the mock up with the cab parts sitting on the frame. The hood is still without hinges. That´s why it doesn´t align to the cab very well.
     




    There are some paint problems that I have yet to address. I hope everything goes on with no further accidents.
  10. truckabilly added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    bumper question

    I wonder what is the purpose of the big bumpers like this one on the Ford wrecker. A similar bumper is in Canadian or Alaskan hauler (Revell RoG Peterbilt 359) kits. Is it just for cool looks or is there something inside? Like counterweight or something? Thanks for the info.
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  11. truckabilly added a post in a topic White Road Commander II   

    Oh, my .......
    You must be kidding! That really made my chin drop down, for good I guess. I love everything on this build! Going back and viewing the pics again and again is a must. I wish I had half of your talent. This is as amazing as it can be.
  12. truckabilly added a post in a topic Reissued Pete 359 California Hauler   

    Thanks a lot for the pics, Daniel. They sure help.
    Meanwhile I continued with the chassis. I painted the wheels and mud flaps and glued them to the frame. Just as the fuel tanks, radiator, engine and top plates. The original belts are replaced by a rubber thread.






    And, disasters do happen sometimes. I wanted to take a picture of the cab parts sitting on the frame. But the cab slipped off the desk and hit the floor hard. All the windows left their rims, the windshield pillar broke off and so did the driver´s seat. The floor remained in its place as it is glued tight. Now I have a loose seat in the closed cab shell and for the life of me I can´t figure out what to do with it. Except for smashing it for good which I was very close to do, I tell ya. This build is full of bad luck.

     Well, I hope I can fix it after I cool down a bit. Why don´t I collect them postage stamps instead?
  13. truckabilly added a post in a topic Tyrone Malone Super Boss   

    So, it is going to be like I said in the beginning of my SuperBoss thread. The build will feature parts and colors that never met on actual 1:1 truck. At least, I reposted the pictures here. But I can´t help those in someone else´s posts.
    I am trying to restore the photos in my old threads but it is time consuming and tiring. So, it is going take a while. 
  14. truckabilly added a post in a topic Tyrone Malone Super Boss   

    Thanks a lot for explanation, Håkan. It looks like I have to say good bye to my plan to build the early version of the truck. I have made a present look the dashboard and added the front brakes. But the front wheels in the kit are the small ones, aren´t they?
  15. truckabilly added a post in a topic Reissued Pete 359 California Hauler   

    Thank you Ronnie and Brian.
    I have a dumb question. If you take a look at this photo, there are sort of mounts at the lower edge of the sleeper. I wonder what should be there underneath this structure. I mean the space between the truck frame and the sleeper.. The kit has a pair of rails to connect the sleeper with the frame. But how do the real mounting points look like on the 1:1 truck? Are there just brackets of some kind or rubber blocks or even air bags? The truck has an air suspension.
    Can somebody give me info on that?