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DrKerry

Peerless logging trailer and Autocar rig UPDATED 12/28/17

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Kerry,

Looking good thus far !

 

 

  Be Well

   Gator

 

 

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Guess I haven’t updated this lately!!!!

truck is getting closer!!!! Worked on it this weekend and fuel tanks are on, air tanks are together and need sanding, cab mounts are on.... pulleys are on the engine... 

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I did a trade awhile ago with Jeff and about a month ago or so he contacted me as I was looking for a logging headache rack. He asked me if he could whip one up for me!!! I told him sure as the one I was trying looked pretty rough!!!! Anyway, this is what he put together!! I told him it’s kind of kool that the truck came from him and now he has a hand in it coming together!!!!

Well the pic is loading now!!! Stay tuned...

https://www.flickr.com/gp/138189577@N04/jB4Y0L 

Edited by DrKerry

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I like the Mack camel back tandem conversion, especially since this is a log truck. I saw a KW W900 in Overdrive Magazine once that pulled a dump that had been converted to Mack axles. Great work!!

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Looks good so far.  Just a question, is the photo a little off or does the front cab mount look lower than the rear mount?

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Thanks Brian!!!!! The suspension was gone from the kit when I got it and knew it was gone, I knew I had the old Junkyard Dog Mack and that had decent parts so I parted that out the rest of the way to build this...

Thank you Warren, The cab may be a bit off as it doesn't have the interior tub and glass in it to hold it up yet... Working on interior now so hoping to mount the cab in the next week or so!!!!

 

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Love the color ! Truck sure does look better than when I had it , knew you'd give a proper home ! Sorry the rack turned out slightly lopsided ..the pic really shows ..oops 

Just flatten one side tire, you'll never noTice it lol

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2 hours ago, DrKerry said:

Thanks Brian!!!!! The suspension was gone from the kit when I got it and knew it was gone, I knew I had the old Junkyard Dog Mack and that had decent parts so I parted that out the rest of the way to build this...

Thank you Warren, The cab may be a bit off as it doesn't have the interior tub and glass in it to hold it up yet... Working on interior now so hoping to mount the cab in the next week or so!!!!

 

That's fine, I was just trying to point out something you might not have noticed.  I find I get so involved in the build that I just don't see the little things, until I take photos which are brutally realistic!  I had the same thing when I rebuilt my old ACar tractor into a mixer.

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4 hours ago, Warren D said:

That's fine, I was just trying to point out something you might not have noticed.  I find I get so involved in the build that I just don't see the little things, until I take photos which are brutally realistic!  I had the same thing when I rebuilt my old ACar tractor into a mixer.

Ha I know the feeling, been there done that many times!!!! Think I have it done and good, take a bunch of pics and post them online and look at them and be like...... whoa!!! what’s that??????? That don’t look right and pick the model up and look and sure enough it ain’t right!!! Then I have to fix it!!!!!

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Getting close now!!!! Cab is mounted, hydraulic tank is on, grille just went on, stack is on, plumbing up air brakes and hydraulic tank but that’s it.... fenders are on...

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Looking good don't stop now !!! Cool touch adding the square hydraulic tank 

Again the color choice looks fantastic. .

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Thanks guys!!!! Headache rack is going on today as well as the bunk mount and then it’ll be air brakes and all the little stuff!!

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Got a lot done on it today!!!! Added exhaust stains on the headache rack!! Plumbed a good portion of brakes today but have to add the bellows on the drive axles yet!!

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I am really digging this buddy....nice work...!  Color is a great choice for it....thanks now i want to build me one too..LOL..

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Man that headache rack looks sweet on that work horse !! Definitely glad I could contribute 

Just loving how everything looks together 

I certainly should add a log hauler to the must have list , but can't find time to work on much lately ..gotta love insulation work .

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1 hour ago, gotnitro? said:

Man that headache rack looks sweet on that work horse !! Definitely glad I could contribute 

Just loving how everything looks together 

I certainly should add a log hauler to the must have list , but can't find time to work on much lately ..gotta love insulation work .

Yes it does Jeff!!!! Thanks again for building it up and it completes the circle!!!!! A rig that was once yours came to me and became a logger and now you’ve helped in putting the puzzle together by building the head ache rack!!!! Sitting here looking at it in front of me I like the way it’s coming together!!!!!!

you should try one sometime, they are fun to build!!!!! If ya mess up on something ya can just say it’s a logger, it’s supposed to have that dent or scrape there!!!!!! 

Thanks again Jeff!!!!!

Doc

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