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TAT 2017: 1955 IH RDFC 405

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I'm probably not going to start this one until I'm done with the 7400. The plan as of now is Cummins Iron lung power (NHRS I'm thinking), Tag tandem with belt drive, and P.I.E. paint.

A special thanks to Wayne Crane over on Hank's Truck Forum for some excellent reference material.

Here is the inspiration truck though not a P.I.E. truck.

IMG_1659 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

Here's an old retired P.I.E. veteran:

IMG_1791 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

IMG_1778 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Another one that will be fun to watch, always enjoy your builds.

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     I remember those trucks well. When I was a kid they were one of my favorites ! But then most trucks were.lol

Will be interested to see how you build this one

 

 

   Be Well

   Gator

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Can't wait to see this one! Youve had a good run of cabovers lately

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This one ought to be pretty cool.....

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I really like your choice of truck and with a belt drive no less! Is this the belt setup you plan on using?

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Thanks guys!

I really like your choice of truck and with a belt drive no less! Is this the belt setup you plan on using?

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That's the one Dennis. The P.I.E. trucks that I've seen had the tag in front of the drive. I've seen pictures with the tag running singles (maybe because the belts were off?), but I think that I'm going to run duals on both axles. I may not fully detail the pulleys since they will be hid.

These are the pulleys off of my reference truck lying in the cab:

IMG_1783 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

Here is the suspension that I'm going to attempt to replicate along with the fifth wheel that will slide for a mile:

IMG_1803 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

Here is another style of suspension with the tag in back, with belts installed:

IMG_1363 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

IMG_1376 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Wow belt drive no less..very interesting COE for sure ! 

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Brian,

       What are you going to use for the belt drive pulleys ? I may have something that would work .

 

 

 

  Be Well

  Gator

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Brian,

       What are you going to use for the belt drive pulleys ? I may have something that would work .

 

 

 

  Be Well

  Gator

I'm not sure Gator. It will depend on whatever wheels that I settle on. I'm going for more of a restored tribute truck on the 7400. I haven't decided whether I am going to build this one as an original period truck or a restored tribute truck. If I build it as an original, most of the 5 hole split rears are made like the old Ertl style wheels, where I think I could just take channel and make a place for the belt to ride between the duals and the tires will be close enough that it will look okay. If I make it a restored truck, I may use tubeless wheels and then I will have to make complete pulleys.

With all of that being said, does anyone know where I could find 5 hole split rims that would be made as individuals on the rear like the real thing? (Like the tubeless wheels from Double Take or Moluminum)

Thanks for the offer Gator! I'll take you up on that if I use individual rear rims. What do you have?

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This is going to be a great build Brian.

Do you have a resin cab for this or are you going to scratch build it?

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that is something a like a lot , this kind of old truck,s

lookin forward of this old icoon from the past

jacobus

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This is going to be a great build Brian.

Do you have a resin cab for this or are you going to scratch build it?

Thanks Rob, I have a cab from Illini Replicas, I'm not skilled enough to scratch build a cab. If I was to try that it may turn out looking more like a VW Bug with a fifth wheel than a International. :lol:

 

 

Thanks also to everyone that has commented!!!

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Looks like a challenging build!

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hold boys, this is gonna be a good one!B)

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It's going to be a cool looking rig .

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I'm not sure Gator. It will depend on whatever wheels that I settle on. I'm going for more of a restored tribute truck on the 7400. I haven't decided whether I am going to build this one as an original period truck or a restored tribute truck. If I build it as an original, most of the 5 hole split rears are made like the old Ertl style wheels, where I think I could just take channel and make a place for the belt to ride between the duals and the tires will be close enough that it will look okay. If I make it a restored truck, I may use tubeless wheels and then I will have to make complete pulleys.

With all of that being said, does anyone know where I could find 5 hole split rims that would be made as individuals on the rear like the real thing? (Like the tubeless wheels from Double Take or Moluminum)

Thanks for the offer Gator! I'll take you up on that if I use individual rear rims. What do you have?

             What I have are the pulley looking front and rear spacer rims for the Tamiya race cars. They come with a rubber o ring and are used to keep the cars in the center of the slotted track. I use them for sheaves on crane models . I my description makes sense to you.

 

 

   Be Well

    Gator

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I think I've seen those spacers, Marc, they sure look like they would work well. Can't wait to see more of this old 'Binder!

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What a crazy, cool, cornbinder. Which ever way you go, tribute, or restored. It is going to be a real gem. Cant wait.

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Thanks for all the comments guys!! This one is on the back burner for now, but I'm still in. I figured that I would post a picture of what I have so far:

IMG_2115 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Good start Brian. 

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I'm still in, but there is no progress yet. Been too busy to even work on the Road Commander.

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Can't wait to see more Brian, I know it will be fantastic!

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Thanks Rick!

I'm still, though nothing started yet.

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  Hmm, now that looks interesting ! I can hardly wait to see what you do on this project !

 

 

 

 Be Well

  Gator

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