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Goodwrench3

Truck-A-Thon 2018 *Official Entry List*

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Yep that's perfectly fine.

Thanks

 

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OK here it is, hope the picture uploads OK, been giving me problems since the last update.

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Well it attached so to admit some more obvious it's the 352 pacemaker.

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2 hours ago, highway said:

But the trailer is still OK to be with it, right? The finished pics will be with the trailer, not just the tractor. 

 

Not sure there. I think as long as you reiterate when you post finished pics that the build is judged as a truck only and trailer was finished prior. I don’t see a problem with it but this isn’t my doing so I can’t say for sure!!

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Here is my official entry post. I will start a thread as well. Here is the cab cab conversion for my Dodge LT1000. The frame, chassis and engine (8v-71) will be from various kits, but all new. I'm not sure if I will scratch build a wrecker bed and boom assembly or use the AMT bed. I'm leaning toward the AMT bed right now. All parts will be new though.

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Kool ol Dodge Brian!!!!

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Didn't know this was going on. Any chance I can jump in here with my Pabst Blue Ribbon Freightliner?

I'll post photos of the parts in the morning. Thankfully I haven't started on it yet.

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I've got your "Pabst" on the entry list.

Thanks

 

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17 hours ago, Goodwrench3 said:

I've got your "Pabst" on the entry list.

Thanks

 

Thanks Jeff. Didn't have a chance to get the box and parts pic today. Not started on it yet so I should be able to have it up soon.

Here you go Jeff:

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Hi all:

As discussed, today is the last day for entries to TAT 2018 !

Please get them in if you still want to participate.

Thanks !

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First things first.....................

I've got my bench cleared off and I went and bought the latest issue of this FL kit. As with most of my extensive builds I always buy two kits. In order to identify pretty much all of the fit issues I'm going to have and how I'll be negotiating them , I'll be building this newer kit up bare bones with no painting process involved. One way or the other I'll end up finishing this sucker in the best way I can. :D

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Kit acquired today

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Got the frame and suspension already assembled. The front axle is just lying on top of the leaf springs. I'll be working with this part to ensure the tires end up where they are supposed to. I'll look into that whole headlight ordeal when I get there. Dunno if I'll do anything with that or not yet. :hmm:Depends on how nasty and in depth the surgery is going to be.

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This is a great chance to discuss all of the questions around this kit !

Of particular interest are the AMT instructions around the rear axles and drive train (which are not very clear).

Here is some info from the ATHS website --  note that the driveshaft enters the forward axle on top and also the shaft between the forward axle and rear axle exits the forward toward the top (near the frame).

I had a picture of a Freightliner during assembly at the plant that showed the rather extreme angle of the shaft between the forward (upper exit) axle and the rear (lower entry) axle, but can't locate it at the moment.   Maybe some others here can clarify this.

Actually I did locate the picture of a pair of axles in the Freightliner assembly plant ready for installation.

Thanks !

 

 

 

 

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Well dang this would have been awesome.

Edited by Bartimaeus5000

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19 hours ago, Goodwrench3 said:

This is a great chance to discuss all of the questions around this kit !

Of particular interest are the AMT instructions around the rear axles and drive train (which are not very clear).

Here is some info from the ATHS website --  note that the driveshaft enters the forward axle on top and also the shaft between the forward axle and rear axle exits the forward toward the top (near the frame).

I had a picture of a Freightliner during assembly at the plant that showed the rather extreme angle of the shaft between the forward (upper exit) axle and the rear (lower entry) axle, but can't locate it at the moment.   Maybe some others here can clarify this.

Actually I did locate the picture of a pair of axles in the Freightliner assembly plant ready for installation.

Thanks !

 

 

 

 

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frtlnr_factory_2_zpspcj5yqun.jpg

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!

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Been following Tim Ahlborn's Truck Stop in the magazine but it seems to have disappeared from later issue(s). Has he stopped writing his column?

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On 5/24/2018 at 12:07 AM, Bugatti Fan said:

Been following Tim Ahlborn's Truck Stop in the magazine but it seems to have disappeared from later issue(s). Has he stopped writing his column?

I know it’s not in every issue! I don’t think they stopped it as they SAE photographers took photos at the Milwaukee NNL for an upcoming article they’re putting together on scale semi wreckers...

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