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 Moving right along and looking good in the process !

 

 

  Be Well

   Gator

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Thanks Gator

Trial fit up of transporter #1& #3. Next will be to run all the hydraulic lines for both transporters. I’m going to make up the elevation difference between the two in the rigging supporting the vessel. 

Thanks for everyone’s comments. 
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Very well done  ! See ya have a degree in plumbing and pneumatics lol

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Thanks Jeff , Close but I had 20 years as a piping field engineer. 

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Posted (edited)

The things you are plumbing now looks like air brake chambers to me, there is one for each wheel pair.
The shock absorber looking thingy further inside the knee of the suspension arms is the hydraulic ram for hight adjustments and leveling.

Here are a couple of pictures to show what I mean, first the hydraulic ram.

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And here you can see the air brake chambers between the wheels, there are no spring brakes on these, only a single air chambercompatible-with-goldhofer.jpg.422cbf1a21d7e11568d81c94f96a6112.jpg

Edited by Force

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Thanks Havana for the reference pictures and correcting me on the air lines. 

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Man this thing is SICK!!!! Very good progress on this build Dan!! Looking forward to more. How in the world are you going to transport something like this to a show?? 

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Thanks Joe, I think I’m going to have to make a special Custom box for it to be able to transport all of it to shows. That is when ever Model show’s are allowed again. 

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I’ve finished transporter #1 and getting close on transporter #3. 
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More work on transporter #3 with getting the air and hydraulic lines hooked up on the wheel assemblies. Still have more to install on the steering rods. 
 

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Beatiful and impressive work Dan!  These transporter look sturdy and all the work on hydraulic lines is very convincing.  Well done sir!!!

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More progress on transporter #3 finished plumbing on the wheel assemblies still have to run the interconnection lines between the transporters. Installed lights and the hold down rings. Here’s my update pictures. 
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Excellent work and lovely detailing with the pipe work, its going to be some outfit!  how are you off for shelf space?

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Posted (edited)
On 6/15/2020 at 9:35 AM, Mopar - D said:

Thanks for your comments Jeff. I’ve got the shelf space covered with my new model room wall of shelf’s. 
 

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Geoffrey I’ve got it covered with my new model room. 

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I’ve been able to finish transporter #3 still have transporter #2 & #4 to start. Plus finish the vessel and the Mack. I have the transporters loaded up for shipment to the port where the vessel would arrive. 

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I’ve started on the tow truck that’s the Mack DM 800. Started with putting together the frame and test fixing the wheels from AITM. I’m now checking to see which transporter fits best with the heights of the Mack it looks like transporter #3 the taller one will connect the best. Here’s the mock up with the up graded wheels. Next I will have a mock-up of the goose neck and transporter attached to the Mack. I appreciate everyone’s comments. 
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Thanks Vince. It needs to be a beast to be able to pull the +/- 400 ton Vessel. 

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Wow Dan, This is certainly a great looking beast and the Mack DM 800 seems to be appropriate for such a load. I'm excited to see the whole thing finished.

May I ask whether the blue tractor with the trailer loaded with two transporters is a Dodge Bighorn? Can you please tell me where did you get the hood adornment or did you do it yourself?

Looking forward to your next update.

Thanks, Juergen

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Thanks Juergen,  Yes it’s the Dodge short noise Big Horn that never made it to production only 2 were ever built. Frontier resin sells them and the hood adornment comes with it. I did a WIP when I built it about 5 years ago. 

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