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    1. Kit: tamiya, by (VIP/Sponsor) semijoe is offline
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      Started: 10-02-15 Build Revisions: Never  
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      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 low pro tow 1/14 fifth wheel wrecker 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




      made the main beam from styrene with a metal stock insert, added a winch from rc4wd


      started on the rear 1st knuckle
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  1. semijoe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    next I start making the low arm, plastic out side , metal inside


    I painted the main


    prefitted the knuckle


    made a valve body and add some plumbing



    made a junction box for under the winch




    add rear bumper and lights


    made some tool boxes with hinged lids from styrene



    low pro tow 1/14 fifth wheel wrecker
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    primered and painted the tool boxes


    made the out riggers and added more plumbing





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    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







    low pro tow 1/14 fifth wheel wrecker
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    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
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    Feel free to look around. I have all of my projects on the website.
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    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


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    ive started on the next arm






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    today i made an adjustable t-bar. reminder that everything works, everything comes apart, slides, moves, does what has too



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    making the parts is on this section, painting started







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    all finished














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    Ready for the highway through hell
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