Project LongStar July 15/12 Update

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This. This being a NRC Industries Heavy Incident Manager or HIM for short. This one is mounted on a KW while mine will be mounted on a LoneStar.

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Kinda like this. This is also a NRC wrecker but just a straight wrecker as opposed to the HIM which is a 80/65 Sliding Rotator (SR).

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.This is courtesy of NRC and I'll be going to visit the NRC plant this coming Wednesday with Mr. Plaskit (Dan Gailloux) who has known them for years..

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Thus, I present to you Project LongStar.

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Two kits were required just to lengthen the frame rails.

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Is this BIG or what? ;)

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The front most steer axle is on for good while the MaxxForce is in mostly for fun.

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Now it gets interesting with the second steer axle in the approximate position and roughly the same deal for the two drive axles. I haven't touched the lift axle yet.

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The LoneStar's kit sleeper interior has been shortened to fit the resin day cab and thus mocked up just because.

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What has two steer axles, a lift axle, two drive axles and 14 tires?

My mother-in-law?

This looks really cool, I've never wanted to build a Lonestar until I saw the white wrecker above.

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John,

Look forward to following this one! Instead of "HIM", I would just call him "SIR"(LOL) :D

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Ah ouais....Quand même ! :blink: Impressive !! King of the Wrecker Truck !

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Great project!

Tim

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OH ME OH MY! :o

I wonder for a 377...mmmmmm..... B) sounds like i got another build in my head! :wub:

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OK EMD locomotive works needs to get involved, or john chandler from the bigfoot, you have a huge project going love to follow it, I can't wait until its done!!!!!

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I'm glad you all are liking my build.

Here's the most recent progress.

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The drive axles are on and I've built up the second steer axle and it's in the approximate position it should be on the finished build.

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The LongStar has been moved to my familiar Garage and the second steer axle is on for good. Next up will be it's shocks and the actual steering gear.

Why so little progress? Aside from life getting in the way, I spent a couple of hours today walking around the Industries NRC facility today. Sure wish cameras were allowed but they weren't. I do have a better idea on how certain parts are constructed on the 1:1s and that will help in scale.

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Keeps getting better.

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Got the shocks on the second steer axle and then I decided that I wanted to play tires. All 14 of 'em are mounted on their wheels.

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That's a pretty impressive project you have going!

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Looking good.

Hey, how did Jackson get to Can-Am Garage?

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That is going to be very nice.

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This thing is going to be a beast. Nice job so far!

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it's all looking pretty good so far..........except the second steer axle is way too far back. that truck should have about 120" spread on the front steers and 120" between the second steer and the lift.

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This is going to be an awesome build. Looking forward to the updates

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CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS FINISHED!!

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it's all looking pretty good so far..........except the second steer axle is way too far back. that truck should have about 120" spread on the front steers and 120" between the second steer and the lift.

Actually not. John has pics, and basic drawings from NRC of this rig, with all the pertinent dimensions--the second steer axle is that far back, in fact just aft of the front wall of the wrecker body. I have been aiding John in some of the dimensions for this project--he's got it very right.

Art

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Actually not. John has pics, and basic drawings from NRC of this rig, with all the pertinent dimensions--the second steer axle is that far back, in fact just aft of the front wall of the wrecker body. I have been aiding John in some of the dimensions for this project--he's got it very right.

Art

cool, i guess i looked at it all wrong. the pic of the one to one has the front steer on a line and the second steer on the next line and the lift on the third line.........parking spots are marked at 10ft wide which would make the spreads 120" roughly. sorry but i was just offering some advice before the build went to far, i will keep quiet now.

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Nice project, how many kits were sacrificed for wheels and tires? Seems to be a whole lot of em!

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cool, i guess i looked at it all wrong. the pic of the one to one has the front steer on a line and the second steer on the next line and the lift on the third line.........parking spots are marked at 10ft wide which would make the spreads 120" roughly. sorry but i was just offering some advice before the build went to far, i will keep quiet now.

Trust me. John has simplified drawings from NRC for this wrecker, with dimensions, and I've helped John confirm those dimensions. This rig is legit!

Art

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Nice project, how many kits were sacrificed for wheels and tires? Seems to be a whole lot of em!

2 full kits have given their parts for this project plus a donation of two more steer wheels. There's a total of 14 wheels & tires on it. Eight drive wheels and the rest are steer wheels.

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