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Post by scummy on Fri 27 Apr 2012, 9:18 am


Five trucks enter , one truck leaves .

My next resto project is to make a heavy duty prime mover out of the 5 autocar wrecks i've brought of ebay , they are all complete ,the missing parts are in the tipper bodys . I'm still not sure if i should leave the front axle where it is or move it forward , the main truck i will be using is the red one with the decal on the door as it's the best constructed one . So here we go again ! Shocked

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Re: Road Train Prime Mover .

Post by RetrospectKustoms on Fri 27 Apr 2012, 9:55 am

Hey, add some weathering and your got some perfect diorama subjects right there, maybe down the back of an old quarry?

Looks like a bit of work for ya, but deep down you love it!!
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Post by scummy on Fri 27 Apr 2012, 10:03 am

I've been down to many storage areas at the back of quarries , the most interesting one was at narellan where there was some treasures there .
I'm not that good at weathering so i'll prob leave that part , and yer it sort of gives me enjoyment to restore someone else's dream model which now has fallin from grace . When i got the road boss it was already in TNT colours and in a million peices so thats the challenge to take what should really be land fill and redoing it .
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Fri 27 Apr 2012, 10:15 am

That's the way, make the dream come true for the previous owner of it. I'm just obsessed with rusty ol' junk. Weathering ain't that hard man, you get a little better every time. The key is practising-do it on a scrap body. Then practise some more!!
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Post by allan on Fri 27 Apr 2012, 10:31 am

very interesting project in the making.
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Post by scummy on Fri 27 Apr 2012, 5:12 pm

Here's a couple of photos of what i'm working towards , i think they were takin by rhyss or kevjoh ?



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Post by allan on Fri 27 Apr 2012, 6:57 pm

that will look cool
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Post by mutley on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 7:13 am

you really do need to get a job old boy, if thats what your gunna build, none of us will be around to see it finished...(had to get in before uncle Kev)

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Post by Kane on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 8:19 am

Now I understand why you would want to move the front wheels forward.
Thats a nice example, if you can reach that, it will look awesome.
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Post by scummy on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 9:56 am

Good on ya dave , now that i'm a dole bludger i can get into it , dont try and beat kev cause he gets up way before the sun and plans how to get us all !
Kane , these things are monsters and as strong as a malley bull . I could only WISH to hava steer of one of these things, the work starts on monday with the stripping down and paint stripping . I got a meeting this afternoon with a fella who can help me out with info .
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Post by mgy125 on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 10:03 am

Now that's a truck!!! So next year's NNL???...at least on the project table.
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Post by scummy on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 7:02 pm

She's a bigger truck when you stand next to her tom .
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Post by scummy on Tue 01 May 2012, 6:36 pm

Ok , we pulled it down today , the guy that built it really knew how to build . Minimal amount of glue was used but didnt scrape the chrome or paint away from the glue areas , there are no brake boosters or rear air tank so i duno how he stopped the thing . Below is how it is today and tomorrow it's paint stripper time .
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Post by allan on Tue 01 May 2012, 7:32 pm

what scale are they.1/24 or 1/25
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Post by scummy on Tue 01 May 2012, 10:06 pm

1/25th scale big al . aus
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Post by checkmate on Tue 01 May 2012, 11:41 pm

I think the grey/silver one might be local to this area? Looking forward to seeing this one debut at next years Tumut NNL.

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Re: Road Train Prime Mover .

Post by scummy on Wed 02 May 2012, 1:49 pm

Yer , would like to climb over that , i duno rob i'm lookin over the steering links and looks complicated . Gota cut off two mounts and move to right side , maybe just fabricate new ones and cut off others . All in a days work . slap
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Post by Jms52 on Wed 02 May 2012, 3:57 pm

looking forward to see this one come together it looks a mean truck

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Re: Road Train Prime Mover .

Post by scummy on Sun 06 May 2012, 5:37 pm

Well today i spent 5 hours in the back yard in the sun filing the places that had glue on them and the factory seam lines . I also looked at the steering linkages and worked out how to convert from LHD to RHD , not that hard when you dont get interupted . No photo's today as there's nuthin to see . aus
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Post by scummy on Sat 09 Mar 2013, 5:54 pm

Ok , this last couple of weeks have been busy . The chassis has been put back together and had the locating things removed and painted .

The steering has all been removed and placed onto the right hand side .


The heavy duty rear end has been rebuilt and installed .

Now , as before with the boss rebuild this truck has bigger wheels than all the other amt kits . So with this kit it has super single steer tyres so i had to grind down the outer rims so i could put the standard tyres on the steer .
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Post by allan on Sat 09 Mar 2013, 7:13 pm

lookin good so far.
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Post by mgy125 on Sun 10 Mar 2013, 4:43 am

Classy chassis!
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Post by Antwon on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 8:29 pm

Great rebuild.
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Re: Road Train Prime Mover .

Post by kevjoh on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 9:37 pm

"Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm"

At this stage, all I will say is

"There's lots of work there for----- someone -----who knows what they're doin'

So what info do ya' need? Shocked Shocked

I reckon the best person to help you out in your hour of need would be "THE DELI HARMER" he knows it all and what he doesn't know he'll make it up.

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Re: Road Train Prime Mover .

Post by scummy on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 10:02 pm

I've treaked up the back to the DELI HARMER who sits at his avery of budgies , and all he says is , " budgies are social and friendly birds , and that AUTOCARS are small box's of metal that have automatic transmitions to get us from A to B " dunno
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