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Oh no!, I did it again I'm making a 48', 6 axle flatbed trailer

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Hey all 

  Well I did it, I started another project. I purchased some air suspensions from Shapways for the lowboy, but they were to tall, they were meant for a standard height trailer...sooo, I decided to start a new project so I could use them. I'm making a 6 axle heavy haul/steel hauler 48' flatbed trailer based off of info form the internet and kind like the AMT flatbed trailer, but different.

20210303_165104.jpghere is my drawing that I built it from.

20210303_170023.jpgside view of 6 axle flatbed trailer.

20210303_170209.jpgthis view shows the air suspensions that I'm using, they still need a lot of work. I now need 6 complete air brake setups.

20210303_182001.jpgthis view shows the Italeri Peterbilt 378 tractor that will be pulling it. I'm going to replace the Detroit diesel that comes with it with a Cummins from the Australian Western Star from Italeri. I have 4 extra rear duals from an old old kit that I did eons ago that I might use to add a pusher axle to it, don't know for sure, will see. Well that's it for now be back soon with more.

Ron G 

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Hey all 

 I did a little more work on the Peterbilt 378 Tri-drive. I'm still waiting on parts for the 6 axle trailer.

20210318_170303.jpgthis view shows the Pete with the correct cab on it. It has 385/65R22.5 tires from the Italeri trailer tyre kit on the front for floats. I put my driver figure in there for perspective.

20210318_170422.jpgthis view shows the front floats turned to the right.

20210318_170554.jpgthis view shows the Tri-drive set up. And the stretched fifth wheel plate.

20210318_170531.jpgthis view shows the valve stems I added to the inner and outer rims, I still need to do the rest of the rears and the fronts too.

20210318_171422.jpgthis view shows the front floats a little better, also the Cummins NTC-400 I'm using instead of the kit supplied Detroit series 60.

20210318_171355.jpganother view of the Cummins NTC-400.

20210318_171445.jpgthis view shows the intake air cleaner pipe in place.

20210318_171513.jpgthis view shows the modified (from the Detroit series 60) intercooler pipes. The radiator is the Cummins NTC-400 radiator from the Western Star kit. Well that's it for now be back with more soon 

Ron G 

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Hey all 

 It's been a while on this build. I did some more work on the Tri-drive Pete. I made new longer tanks out of some 3/4" (1.05" O.D.) pvc pipe and ends from some 0.08" plastic sheet. I also made a rear step to get up on the frame to hook up the air/elec. Lines. I did some more work on the engine intercooler pipes and air intake pipes. So, here are some pictures for you to look at.

20210416_175607.jpgthis view shows the intercooler and air intake pipes. I have to fix the radiator, it's crooked!!!... BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH! Oh well no big deal.

20210416_175500.jpgview from the front of the truck showing the exhaust pipes and the fuel tank.

20210416_175423.jpgthis view shows the custom fuel tank. I put the left one on the right and the right one on the left.. duhh! Oh well it's put together just for pictures. You can see the step in this view.

20210415_213501.pngthis view shows the paint scheme I'm going for. Dark orange frame, orange hood, cab and sleeper with black top and lower front area. Well that's it for now be back with more soon.

Ron G 

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  Ron ,

        I like the wholke project. The trailer is big heavyduty and just plain cool. Your Tri-drive Pete,

Well I love Tri-Drives. Your paint scheme and colors are cool . I would use that combination myself.

 

  Be Well

   Gator

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