Ford F-350 6x6

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A cross between Revells PeterBilt 359 and Monograms F-350

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It might go taller or lower and maybe add the sleeper.

Right now the front axle is under the leaf springs.

may swap to over the springs.

I just gotta make sure I have a 16ft flatbed.

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What in the world are you thinking my friend? That front tire is facing the wrong way! ;);) Cool idea. Not 6x6 but i've been thinking of building a rollback so I'm watchin.... Again ;)

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Wow!

Looks really cool, Great work so far. . . ;)

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Right now I only have 4 tires, so far ;) ;)

The hardest part so far was figuring out if I was gonna extend the stock Frame,

Use the Ford Louisville chassis(1/25), the Revell Peterbilt 359(1/25) or

Find a 1/24 scale BigRig.

Now to decide if I use the Big Rig cummins or the stock 460 V-8.

Or.................................

Just tossing an Idea out there to be the First.

Firstees ;)

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<~~~~~~~~~~~~ :lol::lol::lol: @ "firstees"

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Right now the front axle is under the leaf springs.

may swap to over the springs.

NO DON'T DO THAT!! I have this 1:1 Ford F350 Dually 4X4 and the axle is under the springs.

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Not a great pic, but this is the front axle and spring:

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It's definitely not close to what you're building :lol: , but in it's former life it was a wrecker! The previous owner owned a towing company and after it's life of towing, he removed the wrecker body and put the stock dually bed on it. The only telltale signs that it didn't come from Ford this way is the "Incomplete vehicle manufactured by Ford" sticker inside the door and the 6 inch gap between the cab and bed!

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By the way, great idea and looking good so far. Did you think of running dual boggers on the rear axles? That would look even cooler! :lol:

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I can't see the pictures because I am at work, but I am saving this to look at when I get home.

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Looks sweet!

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Looks cool so far it would be great to haul a rock

crawler rig to some rough area. can not wait to see

it done. Like the idea

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you need to add a nice 4-wheeler in the back of the CR-V & then add an off road Segway to the four-wheeler. That way, you can get progressively deeper into the wilderness.

only thing i see as an issue could be height. with a load floor between 5-6 feet, anything payload taller than 6-7 feet is asked for trouble. You don't wanna end up like this guy:

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article from NY times about above pic

He just wanted a convertible! :lol: A friend of mine that I used to work with did something similar to his trailer, didn't cause damage like that, but lost the entire fiberglass roof panel from his trailer. After he got back to the warehouse we drove for, I didn't believe he hit a bridge, I couldn't see any damage to the trailer at all. That is, until he opened the back doors and all I seen were the roof support ribs and sky! He became the inspiration for my next build:

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By the way, please DO NOT be offended by the name on the trailer, it was not meant that way! My friend is very secure with his Polish hertitage and originally only did it as an office joke while all us drivers were drinking our morning coffee, but he loved it so much he took it home! Good thing I took pics before I took it to work!

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P.S.: I got paid back about 6 months later with the nickname "Sparky"! I caught some electrical wires with the corner of my trailer and broke a telephone pole that landed on my trailer, along with the live wires, in addition to two other poles that broke down the street!

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Awesome work Rodney, you are giving me ideas :)

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Awesome work Rodney, you are giving me ideas ;)

Thanks Clay, good to have ya back..

SO far it has been the easiest Conversion.

Stock Big Rig chassis and axles with Mudder tires and a spare 4x4 front axle.

May have to upgrade the front axle, a Ford Dana 60 may not be big enough.

Thanks for the Pics Matthew, But dang is it Rustic.

If I did Duallies, I'll need another set of Boggers or maybe go Super Duper Singles. ;)

You would think if the guy thought the clearance wasn't great, he would've slowed down as

he went under.

Guess he was in a Big Hurry, well, not no more. :lol:

Thanks Michael, The bed will be 7ft wide 16ft long and the height with a crawler will be, uhmm?

Well, as long has I keep the load under 14ft, I'll be good. (in theory)

Firstees :lol: Glad I'm not the only one that watches it. :D

MrZinn, If I can find a 1/24 truck I'm gonna swap it out. ;):D

The 1/25 truck frame looks a little underscale under it.

And it's a snap kit with a One Piece Frame, a.k.a. Major lack of details but goes

together very easy.

Back to planning.

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Thanks for the Pics Matthew, But dang is it Rustic.

No problem, Zukiholic. After being driven for 20 years in WV, of course it would be "rustic"!! ;) And hopefully you can see the axle past all the oil drippings! :lol:

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No problem, Zukiholic. After being driven for 20 years in WV, of course it would be "rustic"!! ;) And hopefully you can see the axle past all the oil drippings! :lol:

Guess that helps keep it well lubed too :lol:

Plan B

Semi with the Boggers

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Plan C

Semi with Crawler tires.

With these tires, I can find enough to finish with 2 axles and Duellies.

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Or keep with plan A?

Or plan A.2 Ford with the Semis Sleeper?

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I'd say I like both and you need another frame, flatbed, and more tires ;)

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I'd say I like both and you need another frame, flatbed, and more tires :lol:

I second that motion!! ;) Plan C looks way too cool! Don't forget the heavy duty 4X4 axle someone metioned from Sourkraut's. Then more Boggers and mix Plan C and make Plan A.3-the Ford with duallies! :lol:

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You guys aren't helping me narrow down my choices. ;)

I need less Ideas, not more. :lol:

I mean, One idea since I only have 1 Frame, 1 truck and 4 tires.

Unless I tear down the So-Real truck I have but it has different wheels.

But if I

No

but..

If I,

Then..

But..

No,

And,

Well maybe?

New Coke?

Old Coke?

I got a headache now :blink:

:lol:

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Well don't tear anything apart! :lol::lol: Thats not fair trying to guilt us into making a choice here ;)

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Okay, Just for now.

I'm gonna build the Peterbilt engine and see how it fits under the Ford.

I'll have to make the Suspension adjustable to make sure all 6 (at least) tires touch

the ground at the same time.

Guess I'll have to do some Research to figure out what engine is in the Peterbilt

and what it's suppose to look like.

Anybody?

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Guess I'll have to do some Research to figure out what engine is in the Peterbilt

and what it's suppose to look like.

Anybody?

Don't get a worse headache researching the engine! ;) It is a Cat 3406. I'm not sure if it is a 3406 B or 3406 E, but here's some quick pics I found on the web.

3406 B:

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3406 E:

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Hope these help you some!! :D

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So basically, put it together and paint it all Cat Yellow?

Sounds easy.

Thanks..

Now where did I put that piece of paper that tells ya how

to put it together? ;)

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty :D

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DUDE ur the man looks great i mean were in the world you come with these ideas????

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DUDE ur the man looks great i mean were in the world you come with these ideas????

I try and think of what everybody has done and do something else Crazier :rolleyes:

I'm sure I've seen a Built Semi 6x6 Monster truck some where now that I think about it.

Sooo. No Semi Cab.

But.

This will be the plan this,

but....

With or without the sleeper?

use it has a toolbox or has a sleeper?

If I use the sleeper, I'll extend the wheelbase 3ft (1 1/2 inches) to center the 2 axles

under the load.

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The tires came from a John Deere Toy from WalMart.

http://stoneandstemle.net/5monstertreadsassortment.aspx

BTW: all 6 tires set level. ;)

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