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semijoe
10-02-15, 08:59 AM
long time guys , 1st wanted to say hi!

recently moved, im back up and running again

this is a cross between kit and scatch build . im using parts from different Tamiya truck kits , but I am scratch building the tow mech and the knuckle boom

the chassis , I cut , drilled and painted the rails, ive added stock parts from the truck kits . made some mods here and there

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/35.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/rarearcher001/SANY5575.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/35.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/rarearcher001/SANY5575.jpg.html)

made the main beam from styrene with a metal stock insert, added a winch from rc4wd
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/36.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5523.jpg.html)

started on the rear 1st knuckle
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/37.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5542_1.jpg.html)

semijoe
10-02-15, 09:07 AM
next I start making the low arm, plastic out side , metal inside
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/38.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5545.jpg.html)

I painted the main
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/39.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5548.jpg.html)

prefitted the knuckle
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/40.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5558.jpg.html)

made a valve body and add some plumbing
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/41.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5561.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/42.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5562.jpg.html)

made a junction box for under the winch
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/43.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5563.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/44.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5586.jpg.html)

add rear bumper and lights
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/45.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5587.jpg.html)

made some tool boxes with hinged lids from styrene
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/46.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5590.jpg.html)

semijoe
10-02-15, 09:09 AM
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/47.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5591.jpg.html)

primered and painted the tool boxes
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/48.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5594.jpg.html)

made the out riggers and added more plumbing
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/49.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5595.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/50.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5596.jpg.html)

semijoe
10-02-15, 04:47 PM
today i made the 1nd and 3rd extension arms, i want show you how far it extends and how the whole unit drops and locks

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/60.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5598.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/61.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5599.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/62.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5600.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/63.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5601.jpg.html)

BrassBuilder
10-02-15, 04:56 PM
I was wondering what the heck happened to you. I always liked your builds. But I shouldn't talk....my workshop has been closed down for almost a year now because we lifted our house and had a new basement built. I'm just about ready to move things back in.

I'm looking forward to this build.

Mike

semijoe
10-03-15, 03:18 PM
it sucks when the shop is done , to much time to think about how to build something with out doing it . im so happy to get started again. thanks man

semijoe
10-03-15, 03:19 PM
ive started on the next arm

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/82.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5602.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/83.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5603.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/84.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5604.jpg.html)

semijoe
10-04-15, 10:22 AM
today i made an adjustable t-bar. reminder that everything works, everything comes apart, slides, moves, does what has too
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/105.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5605.jpg.html)

semijoe
10-07-15, 09:16 AM
making the parts is on this section, painting started


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/197.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5611.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/198.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5612.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/199.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5613.jpg.html)

semijoe
10-17-15, 11:08 AM
all finished
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/581.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5614.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/582.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5615.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/583.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5616.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/584.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5617.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/585.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5618.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/586.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5619.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/587.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5620.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/588.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5624.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/589.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5625.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/590.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5661.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/591.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5662.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/592.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202015/SANY5663.jpg.html)

Egon
10-18-15, 09:55 AM
Ready for the highway through hell 1thumbup1