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KW aerodyne wrecker - started cab updates

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Thanks everyone I appreciate the comments! ! How about a friday update shall we ! Mr Neil Yates ordered up some new doors for his wrecker..and in proper fashion I figured why not grind up a perfectly good  cab lol. They called them day lite windows. ..here's my interpretation 

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I'll straighten the door seals later along , but I'm really liking the look

 

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Thanks ! Sorry so few updates,  daughter started getting her back teeth and haven't had much constructive bench time . I'm becoming the local expert on mickey clubhouse and Disney Frozen..lol

20171121_193822.thumb.jpg.1ad99196ce78aftonites update was testing the wheels. I used a steerable drop axle from  gw trucks and love how it actually works !! I haven't decided if wheels down or up will be final version . 

Thanks for being patient  

Jeff

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Thanks ! Sorry so few updates,  daughter started getting her back teeth and haven't had much constructive bench time . I'm becoming the local expert on mickey clubhouse and Disney Frozen..lol

20171121_193822.thumb.jpg.1ad99196ce78aftonites update was testing the wheels. I used a steerable drop axle from  gw trucks and love how it actually works !! I haven't decided if wheels down or up will be final version . 

Thanks for being patient  

Jeff

that looks real nice can't wait to see more.

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I haven't decided if wheels down or up will be final version . 

Great progress! I did "wheels up" on mine just for an added touch.

 

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sorry..its been awhile !!  The weather around here has been crazy and kept finding excuses to avoid the bench ...anyway  I finally got around to starting the rear outrigger towers. A few angled plates of .040 thou and Meng bolts on the mounting plate finished it up ! I'll add the upper  clevis' later along

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The bottom boxes will end up housing the actual stablizers, which hold the truck level during recovery ops

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last up the side panel mounts !  gotta love those craft stick photo bombs argg

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I'll try to keep the updates more frequent now lol

stay tuned

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Jeff,

       This is a real nice project you have going on here. I like it. I need to get back to visiting this site more often.

 

 

  Be Well

  Gator

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Thanks everyone I appreciate the comments! !! It's a great motivator.

I took a few days break to set up a new work area, the old desk wasn't cutting it. Scored a workbench from work yrs ago, and always liked the size , so I drug it literally it's stupid heavy..2 inch thick top , and reset my bench. One thing I've always wanted was a place for the evergreen packs , so I hung a board with screws to hang them...cheap and priceless storage lol

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I took a while to alter / delete the outdated under lift from the pete hooker , and started scratching a newer one. I chopped 1/4ich off the top where there will be a cable way for the 22k drum winch mounted in the bed.

A few plates of 015 for details and bobs my uncle 

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Thanks for looking 

Be back soon

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On 12/10/2017 at 10:15 AM, DrKerry said:

Nice work area there!!!!!!!! 

Thanks Kerry !! Old desk was soooo cramped I couldn't ever find anything,  now I still can't find anything but it's cleaner lol

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Ok..update time !! What your all thinking it's not 2 weeks later already..lol

Starting the 22k drag winch mounted on the bed floor, I dug thru my top secret stash of armor parts and found a few items perfect  for my cornfield engineering!  A couple road wheels off a British AS-90 gave up its geared hubs,and I turned  them into the drive hubs for my winch ! Here's the pile of plastic before and during construction. Maybe the pics will inspire others to find parts in weird places .the other parts are the custom wheel backers from the 72 cutty convertible. 

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That's one side the other side I'll keep secret till tomorrow. .cause it's not finished yet lol

 

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