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semijoe
06-24-11, 07:04 PM
last few weeks ive been putting together some ideas on my next build
im pretty sure i have most of it figured out how to do
only difference between what im going to is that will have aworking water cannon on top the cab. other then that i think i can pretty much come close to it.
the truck will be full functional
i have the scale at 1/11.5
rails are 843mm long
this will have full detailed interior
opening doors
sounds lights etc
i know its a little early to show you guys, because i really cant start for awhile. but i can do alittle here and there .once i get the t3000 done ,then i can go full throttle on it
in the mean time , ive ordered parts for the chassis,tire, rims and axles
heres a picture of the 1:1. i will paint it the same scheme

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/2.png

kmeaders@q.com
06-24-11, 08:14 PM
Go for it Joe. Man that is one heavy duty truck, boss.

spinellid82
06-24-11, 10:22 PM
I have not seen your T3000, nor do i have any idea of what one looks like but guessing how your T1500 turned out I am sure this one will be equally as awesome!

semijoe
06-25-11, 07:23 AM
I have not seen your T3000, nor do i have any idea of what one looks like but guessing how your T1500 turned out I am sure this one will be equally as awesome!

hey the t-1500 turned into the t-3000

Herman
06-25-11, 01:05 PM
hmmm, we only have these at the moment. driving around in the street where i work a lot of times:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/438.jpg

semijoe
06-25-11, 09:14 PM
ive started on the rails. have to say im going to be working on the rails for awhile as there a huge amount of work that needs to be done with them.
i have a couple of pictures showing some of what im doing. the rails and crossmembers has a lot of parts that need to be added,before going on to the suspension
the 1st picture is the front
the front chassis rails get cut on a angle and the pull ring mounts from the inside of the rails
the 2nd picture is of the rear chassis. same thing on the pull rings
sense im going with a bigger scale, the standard rail (62mm) are to small. the chassis width is now 70mm
there about 20 more screws i need to add to the rails and a couple more supports
im also going to be adding cab supports and couple others before priming
i dont have a mill so i have to make do with what i have far as suspension goes
it wil be kool though. boy! i cant wait to get some color on this chassis but, right now im focusing on the oshhosh arff but devoting one a day or so a week on this project
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/445.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/446.jpg

spinellid82
06-26-11, 10:24 AM
Hey Joe, I checked out the T1500 again. Really sorry about your luck on that but then again, I applaud you for your resourcefulness in turning lemons into lemonade! The T3000 looks great and I am even more sure now that this truck will rock!

I have never built a truck before but then until recently I could say that about anything in 1:8 scale. Maybe I should start planning an 1:8 scale semi tractor and auto transporter to show off my big cars like I have for some of my 1:24 scale cars.

I am gonna need a bigger house!

semijoe
06-26-11, 01:40 PM
Hey Joe, I checked out the T1500 again. Really sorry about your luck on that but then again, I applaud you for your resourcefulness in turning lemons into lemonade! The T3000 looks great and I am even more sure now that this truck will rock!

I have never built a truck before but then until recently I could say that about anything in 1:8 scale. Maybe I should start planning an 1:8 scale semi tractor and auto transporter to show off my big cars like I have for some of my 1:24 scale cars.

I am gonna need a bigger house!


man i would love to see a 1:8 scale big rig.

BrassBuilder
06-26-11, 09:02 PM
Joe,
Where did you get those jack stands?
Mike

semijoe
06-27-11, 07:07 AM
Joe,
Where did you get those jack stands?
Mike



ebay, type in jack stands 1/10. they wer like 20.00

BrassBuilder
06-27-11, 09:51 AM
ebay, type in jack stands 1/10. they wer like 20.00

Found them! Thanks! 1thumbup1 Got two sets coming.
Mike

semijoe
06-27-11, 07:25 PM
well the 1st set of rails are trashed. i drill them for a didnt suspension set up
im looking to go more toward the 1:1
rails are cut,drilled and ready for the cab mounts
13 holes will have regular screws for go and the other 46 will be for show
i ordered hex head styrene for the show bolts
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/482.jpg

semijoe
06-28-11, 10:36 AM
i worked alittle on the body mounts for the cab and fender aera. also came up with the leaf springs
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/494.jpg

semijoe
06-28-11, 06:42 PM
had some time today to work alittle on this
the basic frame is made and 90% holes are drilled
ive added the leafs too. i need to make crossmember still has the chassis is at 69mm.
i need 77mm
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/506.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/507.jpg

semijoe
06-29-11, 06:22 PM
all the crossmembers are made
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/535.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/536.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/537.jpg

semijoe
06-30-11, 08:53 AM
next inline was mounting the transfer case. rc4wd makes a perfect size transfer cse for this truck. i made some spacers and installed it
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/544.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/06/545.jpg

BrassBuilder
06-30-11, 11:36 PM
What are the rails, crossmembers, and the transfer case made out of? Looks like aluminum to me.

BTW...got my jack stands today! Pretty cool looking. Glad I got them.

Mike

semijoe
07-01-11, 07:03 AM
What are the rails, crossmembers, and the transfer case made out of? Looks like aluminum to me.

BTW...got my jack stands today! Pretty cool looking. Glad I got them.

Mike

rails and tranfer case is alum and crossmember are plastic

if you doing large scale ,the stands are great to have .

semijoe
07-01-11, 11:37 AM
i made the cab mounts useing .080 styrene
doesnt look strong but once you have it all together, the mounts feel really strong
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/07/20.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/07/21.jpg

semijoe
07-01-11, 02:55 PM
not much an update. but was excite about the styrene i received in. i had some hex rod come in. im useing it to look like bolts
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/07/26.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/07/27.jpg

semijoe
07-05-11, 05:02 PM
i started on the cab floor, center and backer
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/07/104.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/07/105.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/07/106.jpg

semijoe
07-06-11, 05:13 PM
sense the truck is going to be non military, why put military seat.
i want to not newr type seats but something that i can remember from my 69 camaro
the seats and interior is going to be black and orange. so i made seat today, wanted you guys imput. they do fold done. i made it out od 3x .125 styrene,.040 for the side straps and rubber legs for the seat cushion.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/07/130.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/07/131.jpg

semijoe
07-07-11, 12:09 PM
added the basic dash and some other stuff
hoping motor comes today.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/07/152.jpg

semijoe
08-09-11, 07:29 PM
i made some lower bars for the rocker suspension. skocks , tires and rims are here .
it takes 2x tires to make one (thnx stu) and 2x rims to make one. so lots of modding to do.
still havent thought of which motor to put in it

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/08/270.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/08/271.jpg

semijoe
08-10-11, 04:14 PM
worked on the mechs for the suspension and axles. i think i have it right ,unless somebody sees something wrong. let me know
ive add some simulated airbags and drainage screw for the pumpkin
shocks also came in
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/08/277.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/08/278.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/08/279.jpg

semijoe
08-25-11, 03:18 PM
hey hey im back on the one for aliitle while
i had some tire made from stu, he took a single tire and made them double wide
so i had to order 2x the tires and rims also
ive installed the shocks,tires, rims and a bar to keep the axle from tilting
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/08/404.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/08/405.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/08/406.jpg

semijoe
08-26-11, 05:58 PM
i have the front suspension done, waiting on alum steering knuckles now
for those who havent seen my race truck. here it is in the back ground
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/08/408.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/08/409.jpg

hmaia
08-29-11, 10:46 PM
Hello Joe,
This project will have us drooling. What I see of the frame is very impressive. Beautiful work.1clap1

kmeaders@q.com
08-30-11, 07:18 AM
Joe, again, you do amazing work!

semijoe
09-07-11, 09:10 AM
finally received in some parts
the alum steering knuckles came in. i was also able to install the steering bell cranks. these were also alum made
so the front suspension is done. but still need to install steering servo.
you can see that i started on the engine compartment floor. this will be removable
next im modding the rims for the doulbe wide tires
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/49.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/50.jpg

kmeaders@q.com
09-07-11, 10:20 AM
Joe; I love building suspensions, models or real ones. I sometimes think that mine turn out really cool; until I see what you build. Holy Cow, you are in a class all of your own. Absolutely incredible!!!1nworthy11nworthy1

semijoe
09-07-11, 06:43 PM
Joe; I love building suspensions, models or real ones. I sometimes think that mine turn out really cool; until I see what you build. Holy Cow, you are in a class all of your own. Absolutely incredible!!!1nworthy11nworthy1

hey man, i really appreciate that. thank you

semijoe
09-09-11, 09:02 AM
floor is mounted, made the spare rim for the tire. prefitted the cab
so far so good. still not quite sure on an engine
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/60.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/61.jpg

semijoe
09-09-11, 05:31 PM
ive installed the steering servo. high torque
i was able to tuck in between the rails. worked perfect. out of site
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/64.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/65.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/66.jpg

semijoe
09-11-11, 01:30 PM
frame rails are painted and done
rims and tires are done
next is some painting on the axles

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/78.jpg

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg126/rarearcher/hidden truck pictures/SANY0417-1.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg126/rarearcher/hidden truck pictures/SANY0418-1.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg126/rarearcher/hidden truck pictures/SANY0419-1.jpg

semijoe
09-16-11, 07:03 AM
ok, brackets, straps and tanks are made
tanks are removable with just a pull of a pin
next is to prefit on chassis, sand, paint and mount
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/175.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/176.jpg

semijoe
09-16-11, 07:03 AM
everything is prefitted now for primer
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/177.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/178.jpg

semijoe
09-16-11, 07:04 AM
one tank is done , waiting on other to dry. i ran out of blue paint. :(
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/179.jpg

semijoe
09-16-11, 07:05 AM
ive drop the reara and started to paint them. they came out pretty kool
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/180.jpg

semijoe
09-16-11, 07:06 AM
i believe the rear is done. :)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/181.jpg

semijoe
09-16-11, 07:07 AM
shes back together.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/182.jpg

semijoe
09-20-11, 07:08 PM
a couple of small update

made the saftey chain hanger and rear light housings

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/194.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/195.jpg

semijoe
09-22-11, 11:07 AM
under the tank is a sub frame. mounted to this will be the tank but also the floor to the electrinics
here you will see the 1/35 scale of the subframe
you can also see i had to make them longer and move a couple of things arround.due to making an r/c
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/202.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/203.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/204.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/205.jpg

CTDavies
09-22-11, 05:40 PM
Wow! Really Neat!

semijoe
09-29-11, 05:36 PM
i did alot work lately on the hemtt
the sud frame i mounted mounting brackets and added alittle more detail to it, but i think its ready for primer
the engine compartment. i received in the 65 turn motor and 16-1 planetary trans. this should give it plenty low in torque
the motor and trans will be mounted where i have to build the resin motor arround it.
ive also finished painting the fron axles and suspension. really happy with this weeks progress
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/273.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/274.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/275.jpg

semijoe
09-30-11, 05:34 PM
reason why i didnt use a v-8 because i figure big big truck use big big engine
for the trans to fit right i had to cut it off and lower it 3/4 of inch
then i hav to remake it to look some what of an original part.
still need to paint the motor under the allison engine so you dont see it.
the engine block is together and painted a coral blue
also made engine mounts and ainted them matt black, there alot of work to go in this engine bay
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/279.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/09/280.jpg

semijoe
10-07-11, 04:58 PM
today i had some time to work on my baby
ive add the diamond plate on the fenders,the rest of the area will be inclosed, i started on the skeleton of the engine compartment.
the front compartment will be for the radiator and fans. it will have removable side panels
the rear part will have opening top and side panels
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/25.jpg

ScaleMotorcars
10-07-11, 09:45 PM
Wow, now this puts things in perspective. The TDR V12 is a monster but in that rig it looks tiny. How long is this this thing???

semijoe
10-08-11, 09:36 AM
Wow, now this puts things in perspective. The TDR V12 is a monster but in that rig it looks tiny. How long is this this thing???

the truck about 38 icnhes. the v-12 is a 1/12 scale . at 1st i didnt think it would be ok. but now after i started to inclose it. i think it looks the part

semijoe
10-12-11, 09:17 AM
today i had some time to work on the engine
theres alot more parts than i thought. tdr made a very detail engine. really happy with it.
the engine is about half way done, i still need to come up with different engine mount. not to happy with these. any suggestions would be much appreciated
also notice after i paint the exhaust ,thats there tabs that i need to sand off.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/36.jpg

semijoe
10-13-11, 07:20 PM
worked on the radiator today
i made it from .060, .125 flat styrene , .010 ridged styrene and round tube
i should have the radiator pinted tomorrow
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/38.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/39.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/40.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/41.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/42.jpg

semijoe
10-16-11, 09:47 AM
today i made a carrier bar. im assuming that what it is
also paint the floor/fenders
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/46.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/47.jpg

semijoe
10-16-11, 05:19 PM
radiator is painted, next is the plumbing
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/48.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/49.jpg

semijoe
10-17-11, 03:45 PM
had a early day from work so i jumped right on this
ive install the esc / speed controller for the motor
also made an air cleaning and filter for the carb
plumbing is installed and painted
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/61.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/62.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/63.jpg

semijoe
10-19-11, 05:14 PM
i was looking at some pictures of the driver side and noticed a steering box. my steering is on the other side
so for more detail, i made one today. the mount is alum and the steering box is round styrene
without any measurements in front of me, i guessed the size. but i think i have it right
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/90.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/91.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/92.jpg

semijoe
10-20-11, 09:39 AM
i paint the steering box and the rear sub frame
also made 4 pull rings , there is one located in between each wheel on the chassis
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/94.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/95.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/96.jpg

hot ford coupe
10-20-11, 04:45 PM
Outstanding work.

semijoe
10-27-11, 07:02 PM
i started on the roll cage for the engine compartment. i went aliitle way on this part
also made a small utility box next to the fuel tank.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/131.jpg

comp1839
10-27-11, 08:04 PM
simply amazing!

semijoe
10-28-11, 02:11 PM
simply amazing!

i appreciate that ,thank you

semijoe
10-28-11, 02:17 PM
on the passenger side is a spare tire and mini boom
i made one from styrene, everything on it works. both pullies, crank and the boom turns outward
i need find some kind of string for it with a hook. next is a stand for the tire
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/145.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/146.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/147.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/148.jpg

semijoe
10-28-11, 06:00 PM
made the tire rack out of alum.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/152.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/153.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/10/154.jpg

semijoe
11-02-11, 07:11 PM
on the driver side top fender, is something that looks like a oil reserve, not sure
any way, i made the base for it that mounts to the fender and seperately the tank
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/50.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/51.jpg

semijoe
11-03-11, 07:36 PM
trans cover is in
the oil reserves done. i move it to the front of the fender due to the engine exhaust, dont need an explosion
also made a tool box
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/82.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/83.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/84.jpg

semijoe
11-04-11, 05:08 PM
the tank has a weird shape to it. so what i did was buy some 4 inch pvc piping,cut in half and added 90mm to the center part
450mm long x 210mm wide and 112mm high
i figure i show you what i have to do to build this part
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/93.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/94.jpg

semijoe
11-05-11, 10:48 AM
the basic tank is built, hoping to have some primer on by the weekend
if any body has a picture of the rear end and top , please post the picture
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/97.jpg

semijoe
11-09-11, 04:01 PM
worked on the tank today
i started to make top side lights, brackets and bucket are on and the tubing is where i will run the wiring
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/150.jpg

semijoe
11-10-11, 11:08 AM
woe ! there was alot of sanding, throw some primer on it so i can see it better
the a couple of different ways i can continue on the tank. basically you can do any mods to it you want.
i think going with the fenders, hoses and a pump box
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/166.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/167.jpg

spinellid82
11-19-11, 06:31 PM
It is truly awesome and inspiring to watch your build progress! I am put into my place every time I think I am doing something really cool and then come in and look at your stuff!

semijoe
11-21-11, 02:20 PM
i start on the fenders and mounts , the basic fender is alum but the out skin is styrene diamond plate
man the rear of this look awesome
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/335.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/336.jpg

semijoe
11-22-11, 07:03 PM
made a few more parts
the water hose will work
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/353.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/11/354.jpg

semijoe
06-28-12, 05:01 PM
ok ,im all fired up agin, working with plastic

i started on the cab

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/06/271.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/06/272.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/06/273.jpg

semijoe
06-29-12, 04:24 PM
ive installed the steering wheel and left/right cab sides and door jams

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/06/283.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/06/284.jpg

hot ford coupe
06-30-12, 10:17 AM
Absolutely beautiful and without a doubt, first rate all the way. I love the way you used the PVC pipe to make the tank portion. 1clap11clap11clap1

Brizio
06-30-12, 10:46 PM
Fantastic!

semijoe
07-01-12, 03:13 PM
Absolutely beautiful and without a doubt, first rate all the way. I love the way you used the PVC pipe to make the tank portion. 1clap11clap11clap1

thnx man, still alittle stumped on how to finish it. i was looking at some newer hemtts.

semijoe
07-06-12, 05:48 PM
ive added the front plate, ct the all the holes out, drill the holes for the rivots, made the mounting for the plate to be removable, added the light out buckets . theres alot more going on with this face then you would think

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/72.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/73.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/74.jpg

semijoe
07-16-12, 06:10 PM
today ive added the top top skin and drilled all the rivot hole. also added the door hinges and head light buckets
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/122.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/123.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/124.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/125.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/126.jpg

spinellid82
07-16-12, 09:00 PM
Looks great Joe! Want to build me a 1:8 Frieghtlner Conventional?

semijoe
07-17-12, 07:36 AM
Looks great Joe! Want to build me a 1:8 Frieghtlner Conventional?


send me a picture

semijoe
07-17-12, 06:40 PM
i made the grill cover, added the screne , neaxt is the face plate and rivots
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/128.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/129.jpg

ewaskew
07-18-12, 06:23 PM
Very nice build all the way around looking real good
Earl

hot ford coupe
07-19-12, 06:05 AM
I love this thing. Great job on the grill.

semijoe
07-19-12, 04:02 PM
today i made the turn signals, oshkosh badge,added the trim on the grill and drilled the holes for the trim

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/131.jpg

semijoe
07-20-12, 08:14 AM
had to make some changes to the engine compartment. the cage has to be 21mm shorter, the exhaust has to be changed and i went with black for the cage

at 1st i want to be an open engine compartment but i seen some pictures of a newer type hemtt. the exhaust has to come out of the rear of the compartment. so i cut the old one off and added some long pipes to it. later i will make the exhaust stacks.

heres a before and after picture

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/135.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/136.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/137.jpg

semijoe
07-20-12, 08:22 AM
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/138.jpg

semijoe
07-20-12, 12:34 PM
i was going to do a single exhaust, but i want this to look meaner, so i had some tractor exhaust here, so i cut them in half and made into like a stubby stack.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2012/07/139.jpg

dhamilton
07-28-12, 01:35 AM
Hey Joe,
Your work is beautiful. I like how you systematically approach a complex and large project. I'm going to get some PVC pipe tomorrow for a project I've been struggling with. Great idea. I really like the Allison engine. The finished truck will be a masterpiece. Thanks for the providing the detailed photos.
Doug.