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Matt to the rescue again!! :D

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Matt to the rescue again!! B)

Just call me "Technical Advisor"!!!! :lol::lol::lol:

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Just to add to this. A wrecker will be subject to Hours Of Service regulations so the sleeper will give the company and flexibility on non emergency calls. If you have to tow something a long distance or if the job is taking a long time the driver can get the required time off in the bunk and stay legal. If they get hired for a repo job or moving a damaged truck back to a dealer that is a distance away they will be able to do it.

The build is looking good I drive a tanker all day and it's coming together nice.

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Looks good! Will you put long-distance fuel tanks on it like the log trucks in Alaska use?

Edited by philo426

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Just to add to this. A wrecker will be subject to Hours Of Service regulations so the sleeper will give the company and flexibility on non emergency calls. If you have to tow something a long distance or if the job is taking a long time the driver can get the required time off in the bunk and stay legal. If they get hired for a repo job or moving a damaged truck back to a dealer that is a distance away they will be able to do it.

Actually, Ed, you would be surprised how little HOS regs apply to the towing industry. Yes, on any tows over 100 air miles from the main terminal, all HOS regs apply just as any road truck, as well as carrying a log (comic :lol: ) book, but local most everything goes out the window. I've been on some calls, mostly wrecks, where I worked 20 hrs and went home for a few hour nap and back out the next morning. I drove almost everything from HAZ MAT to tankers and doubles. I even pulled a trailer that was put out of service by the DOT, it was out of service for being unsafe, but it was legal for me to pull it with one of our tractors.

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Hey fellas Im back with another installment of the MAD MODELLER!!!! LOL! anyway as you know Ive been working on the rear of the wrecker I opened up all the storage compartments and lined them with coragated steele and I made some doors I just have to figure out the best way to go about hinging em. And I added another 6 scale inches to the overall length of the truck body which means i have to add another 6scale inches to the chassis (thats what happens boys and girls when you dont do your math homework) well I hope you enjoy the photos....

heres one of the kit compartment doors and the doors i made on the second pic...

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here i cut all the compartment doors out....

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as you can see the doors are raised so all had to be smoothed out or sanded down....

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here I started to add the coragated steele to the boxes

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And heres a mockup for ya enjoy......

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Edited by Aftashox

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Crazy just plain crazy Romell. Cant help but watch in awe another build of yours.

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And heres a mockup for ya enjoy......

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It's looking great so far, Romell.

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WOW.....

THIS IS JUST AWWWWWWWWWSOME.... ive never built a big rig before but i have been lookin at gettin one .

i think i just might do it now....

later days my friend

Davin

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Thx Jim, Matt & Davin , You know I never thought of doin a semi either bec ause i didnt think I could do any good detailing to it but im learning now that I cant be more technical with this build than just doing cars. I guess its always good to broaden our scope of building :lol:

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Just wanted to show you this 50% mockup enjoy.............

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Edited by Aftashox

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Just wanted to show you this 50% mockup enjoy.............

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Okay Rom, I have to ask, judging by your lap top in one pohoto and now judging by this photo. How long is the rig? I say around 20inchs at least.

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Okay Rom, I have to ask, judging by your lap top in one pohoto and now judging by this photo. How long is the rig? I say around 20inchs at least.

Dang Jim! Youre pretty good the lenght is 19 inches as it sits right now, but im thinking seriously about adding a second steer axel(pictured below) which would give it 4 steer wheels and make it a little longer. thx for asking bro.

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Edited by Aftashox

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I AM LATIMORE!!!! Elf foreman of the "FUOMBE" (Federated Union of Model Building Elves) and we are sick and tired of taking a back seat while Romell gets all the glory for models we build! We hereby demand to be recongnized! Or we will no longer build his models!

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I AM LATIMORE!!!! Elf foreman of the "FUOMBE" (Federated Union of Model Building Elves) and we are sick and tired of taking a back seat while Romell gets all the glory for models we build! We hereby demand to be recongnized! Or we will no longer build his models!

Must be time for another pay raise for the workers.... I hate that they voted to go union :rolleyes:

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i have followed your chevelle build and the nova,but this is off the charts,great work romell,,,,,,,jr

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Dang Jim! Youre pretty good the lenght is 19 inches as it sits right now, but im thinking seriously about adding a second steer axel(pictured below) which would give it 4 steer wheels and make it a little longer. thx for asking bro.

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Thank you sir. I thought it was around 20 inches at least by what I compaired it to in your photos. You have a good idea about the 4 steering.. and I might ad if you do go that route your build will be the first one I have ever seen ;)

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Looks good so far. Don't forget to re-inforce the frame joints, especially as big as that thing is. B) I've had splice joints fail, and its not pretty......

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With what these wrecker companies charge to fire up a rig like this I would be surprised to see them tow farther than the nearest shop or their storage yard. I have seen trucks being towed down the interstate but more likely they are the exception and not the rule.

Sweet build going, any ideas on a color scheme yet?

having worked for a company that does cross country tows it isn't that bad, in the neighbor hood of $5 a mile, for the tow/delivery, & initial hookup fees.

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Just wanted to show you this 50% mockup enjoy.............

mockup001.jpg

You are raising the stakes! Your build is looking good!

You got me thinking about opening the doors!

My Build

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You are raising the stakes! Your build is looking good!

You got me thinking about opening the doors!

My Build

I checked out your build, which is very nicely done btw. its interesting that we started a day apartand had the same idea to change out the cabs keep up the good work. :)

Edited by Aftashox

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I checked out your build, which ia very nicely done btw. its interesting that we started a day apartand had the same idea to change out the cabs keep up the good work. :rolleyes:

Thank you! I look forward to seeing your truck "unfold" :)

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I am with you on the add an extra front steer axle would look super baller B) DO IT PLZ lol

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