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MachinistMark

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  1. Drew up some tank mounting brackets to go along with the tanks im building. .078 wall 1 " of al tubing with .125 " thick machined end caps not sure yet if I will tig weld them on or just super glue them and polish the seams. I'll try and post some pictures later.
  2. Guess I'll start them Monday at work haha. Here is the start of the tanks. I'll.machine end caps for them and tig weld them on them machine the welds off and finish polishing them. I'll also make filler necks for them and then cut the tanks radius into the end for a perfect fit.
  3. This is the start to some scratch built fuel tanks for it I'll machine some end caps for it from bar stock to for inside the tubing and tig weld them on them machine the welds off smooth and polish them. I'll laser cut some .020 stainless straps for them and machine some filler necks from bar stock as well.
  4. Did a little detail painting on the 3408 tonight. Also swapped out the kit seats which had no backs for ones from rhe 41 willys street rod kit.. Nearly identical in height and width and a little more "custom" looking which is what im going for. Working show truck haha
  5. Hoping someone sees this before I leave work for the day need the over all length of the revall gemany kw w900 wrecker. Or whatever size tank would be typical for a truck of that type. I am not a "truck" moddeler by any stretch just a car guy looking for a change of scenery haha. Scratch building new tanks out of aluminum tubing and round bar for the end caps and rig weld the caps on. Just need the length to cut the tubing
  6. Did a little detail painting on the 3408 tonight. Also swapped out the kit seats which had no backs for ones from rhe 41 willys street rod kit.. Nearly identical in height and width and a little more "custom" looking which is what im going for. Working show truck haha
  7. Thanks all. I hope to get a litlle more done tonight and snap some pics. I dont have my own schedule anymore ...not with an 11month old
  8. No pictures tonight but a small update, made some headway stripping my previous attempt at a paintjob so thats encouraging. I may not need that new cab/hood afterall. Also started plumbimg the engine. Got a few of the injector lines bent and mounted. Started polishing the tubing for the stacks and front bumper as well.
  9. Just something i threw together in cad and bent using a jig i threw together. (small bessy clamp and rpund bar) not sure if itll fit or not but if it doesnt ill add or take a little of the length or fine tune the radiuses onnthe ends till it matches the hood/fenders
  10. Yeah, currently im running a 5x10 foot cnc laser table. 3500 watt. Got a texas style bumper in the work out of .040" aluminum that ill roll the ends of to match the contour of the front fenders.With holes for tow hooks
  11. This is my first real attempt at a heavy truck model so be gentle. I actually started this kit over a 3 years ago but due to some paint snafu's it got boxed up till this week, Thanks to the phenomenal customer service from revell ill have a new cab/hood on the way soon so i started tackling the wrecker body. As my username may suggest im a machinist by trade so ill be making some goodies for it. Going to see how good i can machine a set of hydraulic cylinders for the boom, otherwise ill use the kit ones. Heres a few pictures of my very limited progress so far.
  12. Hello all, first time heavy truck modeler here. Im in need of some good reference pics of the frame and brake setups to see where all the air and hyd lines go cause i dont know didly about big trucks. Good pictures of a 3408 cat would be great as well. Looking for a kenworth specifically but i suppose any make would do as all line routing would be more or less the same? Thanks.
  13. For the metalheads... Getting big...3 months!
  14. You laugh.. Have a buddy who got gassed up and had cold feet and well.. You can guess.
  15. Some more.. My great grandfather slept in that cradle as a baby in 1908. And Charlie the cat is thinking "this town ain't big enough..."
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