Autocar Sleeper Cab

68 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Here is my Autocar I have been working on.It's slow going but at least it's going.I wanted to have it done for NNL East but it never happen, I couldn't have gone even if it was finished.I stretched the frame added a lift axle,scratch built the front and rear bumpers reworked the grille and opened the doors plus lots of resin items.

28rgw7m.jpg

23uo4fa.jpg

143ia0m.jpg

a57rj8.jpg

2r3e8hs.jpg

3522746.jpg

2yobn28.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Nice job Ray, lots of neat stuff to look at. Congrats on getting the MCG PE hinges to work. lets see more pics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Very impressive! That truck has ATTITUDE!!! You have a very clean style of building and a good eye for detail! I really look forward to seeing more of this one!

Edited by Wagoneer81

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Tough truck! Looks good.

Tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Nice job Ray, lots of neat stuff to look at. Congrats on getting the MCG PE hinges to work. lets see more pics.

They're not PE hinges it's just aluminum tube and brass rod.

nr12f9.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

OOOOH Now I'm impressed !! You got my attention!!!! More info , How too. I'm begging you, pretty please with sugar and sprinkles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Here is what you need to made these hinges.I use plastic cement and crazy glue to put it together.

301d9av.jpg

For materials I use 1/16th aluminum tube, .032(.81mm) brass rod and thin sheet styrene.All cut to the same length.

i55h6d.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Now score the aluminum tube with and x-acto knife to simulate a piano hinge, leave the brass rod in the tube when scoring.Then cut into three pieces.Use a small drill bit to clean out the tube after cutting. I leave the center section alittle larger.

1zp0g08.jpg

vy07fd.jpg

262mv6g.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Now cut plastic strip to same length as the tube pieces and crazy glue to the edge of the strip.Then insert brass rod.

osbgjo.jpg

zwda8i.jpg

2rcsy9l.jpg

With the hinge together glue the two ends onto one side of your project with plastic glue.

nyeclg.jpg

a2x8xh.jpg

And the center section to the other side.

14mq0n.jpg

This is what you end up with a hinge that can easily come apart for painting.

qn77kx.jpg

nr12f9.jpg

Hope this helps. Any questions just ask.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Great looking Autocar! It sure is a brute. Nice job in the hinges. What's going under the hood?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Great looking Autocar! It sure is a brute. Nice job in the hinges. What's going under the hood?

I'm not sure.Trying to figure out what would be a good choice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nice, I like heavy duty trucks like this. Great tip on creating piano hinges too :)

Aaron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Got to go Cummins, man!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Looking Great !! What color or colors are you going with?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Looking Great !! What color or colors are you going with?

I think the cab will be green and the frame will be red but that can always change. Thanks for the compliments.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Ray....looking good so far...

Nice tutorial on the hinges....How are you doing since the accident??

Take care, Kurt

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Nice lookin' rig. Looking forward to seeing her finished. Thanks for the piano hinge how-to, the idea of making them this way is pure genius.

Gary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I got a little done today, made a bracket for the air dryer and steps for the toolboxes. I also hinged the hood

16c8l82.jpg

21log7c.jpg

2nhop55.jpg

2ahz315.jpg

zn331c.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Impressive work like the doors and the hood

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I got alot of plumbing done today.It made me realize that I really need some glasses, I can't see any of the holes I drill.Still have lots left to do.

34j95qd.jpg

2cijo2c.jpg

352m103.jpg

wujt45.jpg

ofbjia.jpg

2vwa7nq.jpg

sg4x8n.jpg

27ytnd5.jpg

2d2ejk6.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Nice work on the details and plumbing. I like the hinges too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Absolutely love the frame work, real nice job

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Nice work Ray, Love the info on the hinges, The plumbing is also nice, I MEAN VERY VERY NICE :unsure:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Just trying to get some opinions on which wheel and tire combo to go with. Thanks

wrmlnc.jpg

35m40eo.jpg

2qbhkcj.jpg

124vkvc.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I prefer the second one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now