The Big One

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Hey fellas this is my first Semi since i was a kid the plans are to build a heavy hauler with full working lights and full details. Im starting with the Revelle of Germanys Peterbuild Wrecker, Im a Kenworth man so I bought a T-800 cab and hood conversion this will give me a more modern truck and will require me to move the front suspension back 7 scale inches(or 7mm). This will be a multimedia build I will do some modifing and some scratch building, I have also purchased some products to enhance the out come. Anyway Nuff said enjoy the pics.

I started with this....

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im outta my realm with this one so this will be the first time in 20 years that ive used the instructions (good this to cause the instruction book is 35 pages long)....

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here you see the cab that comes with the kit, and the resin cab and hood I purchased.....

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some of the goodie I bought....

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Here I have the front suspension moved back 7 scale inches

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Man! look at how long this frame is...

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This is the bracket that holds the power steering unit I had to remove it from another frame to replace the one I had to destory when moving the suspension back.

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Here you see the bracket has been removed and ready to be filed down....

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and here its been relocated.....

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AHHHH the wheels are in the right place

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these wheels require that you put the lug nuts on.....

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here a pic of the finish chassis almost ready for painting, I figured I'd put it all tigether because it all painted black

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Rommel, I can't wait to see what you put into this one after seeing your other builds. I cant wait to see the finished project. Is the Nova done yet?

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Holy jezz Rom the rims alone have got to have been pricey. good luck son thats a big project,but i know it will look good

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Also, where did you get the after market parts? I have a Semi on the back burner because the tires are warped.

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Oh boy....This will be good!

Instructions???... I thought they were used to keep the glue and paint off the wife's dinning room table?

Jeff

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Very interesting.

I'll be watching.

Charlie Larkin

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Also, where did you get the after market parts? I have a Semi on the back burner because the tires are warped.

Hey Clay the Novas not done yet,but very close just have to finish the rear end and the hidden rollcage. The aftermarket parts come from a guy named Howard in Europe his store is called KFS you can view his items on his website http://www.kitformservices.com he's got some really nice stuff check him out and tell him Romell sent ya! LOL thx for the compliments also.

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Thanks Rommel.

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Keep on Truckin' Good Buddy! I will be this one for sure.

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Oh man, he goes big on us! Now this I have to watch!

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Man Romell,

That is a big project! lol looks cool so far. Love the wheels and tires, I have seen his parts before they are nice. I saw some of the stuff you got n the pics very cool. This thing is gonna be sweeeeeet when finished and with lights WOW! I havnt built a rig in like 20yrs myself.

Manny

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Romell.......this is going to be something to watch........I bet this will be the most watched and followed model..........in history of this forum.........SHAZAM!!!!!

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I think this is going to be interesting.

Isn't it expensive to buy stuff from overseas and have it shipped to USA? All Howard's prices have that funny L in front and I don't know what it would amount to in dollars.

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Nice project so far! I love the wheels and tires. I'm following!

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Really excited to watch this one, you do some great work!

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All Howard's prices have that funny L in front and I don't know what it would amount to in dollars.

I think its something like multiply by 1 and a half to get dollars.....10 funny L would be 15 US Dollars, or pretty close.

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All Howard's prices have that funny L in front and I don't know what it would amount to in dollars.

Ah ha......here you go:

http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html

I been driving trucks for 35 years, but never got into buildin' 'em because I never liked the kit tires and wheels. These look fantastic, but at 100 bucks....whew!

This is very interesting for sure.

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Romell my friend this project is going to be amazing..It already looks outstanding with your touch of detail..("Keep On Truckin") :lol:

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I think this is going to be interesting.

Isn't it expensive to buy stuff from overseas and have it shipped to USA? All Howard's prices have that funny L in front and I don't know what it would amount to in dollars.

Its no more expensive than you would pay here in the states , they drop the 16% tax on it and the shipping is about the same. I saw these same wheels on a site based here in the states and he wanted 180 bucks for it I came out cheaper getting them from KFS. :)

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Ah, shouldn't this be down in the Truck area? That is where mine is located at.

Romell, bro, I'll be watching this one for sure man. Man, this will be fun, two guys kinda doing the same kinda of build LOL, I just hope you don't run into half the issues on yours that I did on mine though.

I also found out from Mark and to what he told me was that his stuff didn't come from the KFS place.. he did look at them though. So now I'm puzzled to where or which place his stuff came from.

I do know there is another company he IS waiting for parts from that they are taking there sweet loving time at just getting back to him about.. soon as I find out from him what place this is I will post it. I been getting on his butt the last few weeks about it.. as he been talking with them for over afew months now about ordering stuff, at first the person at the company told him they was out of the stuff he wanted then when he got ahold of them again to check up they said they had the stuff come in but didn't take inventory though yet and then the next email they told him they was moving across the street to the bigger building. That was the last he heard from them until like a week ago when they emailed him and told him the parts was in but when he emailed them back he hasn't heard anything yet. He doesn't want to order anymore stuff from anyone until he gets this order.

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Hey Clay the Novas not done yet,but very close just have to finish the rear end and the hidden rollcage. The aftermarket parts come from a guy named Howard in Europe his store is called KFS you can view his items on his website http://www.kitformservices.com he's got some really nice stuff check him out and tell him Romell sent ya! LOL thx for the compliments also.

He has some great stuff. Expensive, but great. I dont really understand how to order though.

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He has some great stuff. Expensive, but great. I dont really understand how to order though.

Hey Clay just email him with the part number you want and provide him with you CC info and mailing address and he'll do the rest. also tell him what your working on and he'll make sure you get the right parts ie.1/24th as opposed to 1/25th And he'll also let you know what your total is in USD. :lol: Dont forget that hes one day ahead of us so when you send your email it will probably be the middle of the night in Europe so exspect a reply the next day.

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Ok now knowing your detail work im gonna have to say this build is going to be....................how do i say...................crazy(no that wont work)..........................awsome(nahh not good enough)............................SICK(that sounds bad)...............................Wait i know how about crazyawsomesickness LOL im going to keep a eye out on this one bro im guessing its going to get real interesting (note pad:check...pen:check... ok im ready to take notes)

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Ok now knowing your detail work im gonna have to say this build is going to be....................how do i say...................crazy(no that wont work)..........................awsome(nahh not good enough)............................SICK(that sounds bad)...............................Wait i know how about crazyawsomesickness LOL im going to keep a eye out on this one bro im guessing its going to get real interesting (note pad:check...pen:check... ok im ready to take notes)

ROFL !!!! CRAZYAWESOMESICKNESS!!!! :lol: we have new word folks, Man i had to read this comment twice, Thx Evilone compliment duely noted! B)

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