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TAT 2017: 1955 IH RDFC 405

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Still haven't gotten to this one, but still in. Hopefully soon!!!

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I have officially started this project. Finally!

The AMT T600 donated some frame rails, and with a little modification to them, the frame has begun. I think that I'll start on the engine now to decide crossmember placement.

34615621014_ba70ea5e48_h.jpgIMG_3158 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

34647472963_95a6a02a81_h.jpgIMG_3159 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Very kool project Brian!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more as it comes together!!!!!!

Question on the belt drive, how reliable was that? Did the belts tend to slip if one axle had more stress on it than the other??

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Very kool project Brian!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more as it comes together!!!!!!

Question on the belt drive, how reliable was that? Did the belts tend to slip if one axle had more stress on it than the other??

Thanks Kerry!!

I'm not sure about the reliability of this set up. Before the age of computers and instant information, my grandpa always talked about trucks running belts to drive the tandems. I never really could picture what he was talking about. I even thought that he was confused about how it worked. Years later I got the opportunity to see the real thing at a truck show. I can only assume that the ability of this set up was very limited. I've never seen it done in scale, so here goes.

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Thanks Kerry!!

I'm not sure about the reliability of this set up. Before the age of computers and instant information, my grandpa always talked about trucks running belts to drive the tandems. I never really could picture what he was talking about. I even thought that he was confused about how it worked. Years later I got the opportunity to see the real thing at a truck show. I can only assume that the ability of this set up was very limited. I've never seen it done in scale, so here goes.

kool, cant wait to see it come together Brian!!!!! You'll do it justice I know!!!!!!!!

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