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Toy costruction #23: Starting the planing of the future truck

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Blog entry by htl posted 03-06-2016 08:33 PM 1288 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Starting a new post for my next build which will not be the logging truck as planned but a truck that will match up with the Excavator.
I may leave the frame long at first for the well drilling rig but want a truck and trailer for the excavator.

I like the look and feel of the excavator much more than the drilling rig so we will have more fun and enjoy it more building for that.
I’m thinking of using the Mack LR as my main body type but Dutchy showed me the DAF truck from Europe which has many of the same shapes.

I know! I know!! the Mack is a garbage truck but the body is just so cool to me.
The Mack body is low for easy entry the daf is set up higher which is the way we will be going.
I may get it half built and go back to the logging truck look but I don’t think that will happen.

The Mack truck.

The DAF

The Mack has a much squarer look and would be easier to build plus I like the down low look to it.
Has that George Jetsons look of the future to me. lol

The DAF has a little bit taller more stream lined look.
I like them both and will be mixing and matching to body parts as needed.

Place you vote here. LOL

I’ve only got 4 good pictures to build the mack but the daf site has many great pictures of it’s motor placement and all other parts so most of the body motor frame and axial placements will come from the daf.

These are just my starting point thoughts so it can change at any moment.

So my thoughts are.

1-Mack style body [square looking]
have a 4 wheel drive or six wheel [off road look]
2-Off road large tread tires.
3-Use the longer body style of the DAF but not have the roof go all the way back so we can see the trans and air filter and mufflers. [like the fairings on the over body trucks]
4-have the safety cage like on the back of the log truck.
5-cherry-walnut springs for suspension.
6-walnut-cherry-sassafras-oak-mahogany these are the woods on hand but cherry and walnut will be the main I think.
7- may but just a may have the cab flip up [hinged] just like the real trucks to work on the motor.

See what I mean the DAJ has some great pictures to get every thing just right.

More ideas would be much appreciated.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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Dutchy

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#1 posted 03-06-2016 08:44 PM

I don,t have words for it so….................PUSH

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 03-06-2016 09:08 PM

There is more:

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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htl

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#3 posted 03-06-2016 09:10 PM

Now that is way cool!!!
I wish I could play an instrument.
When I was a kid I wanted to learn to play the guitar, wanted to take guitar lessons.
My cheap cheap father found me some accordion lessens, can you guess how long those lessons lasted?
This was back in 1965 or so.
Think Cream, lead zeppelin and the like, just wasn’t going to work. lol

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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crowie

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#4 posted 03-06-2016 09:23 PM

Question please Bruce….Why a Cab-Over??

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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htl

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#5 posted 03-06-2016 11:27 PM

crowie
What dutchy put up just now is what I’m talking about sorry didn’t mean to confuse any body.
I think I want the sides like those in the last picture but will leave part of the back roof open so the mufflers and air filter can stick up out the top.
What I’m trying to say is have the regular cab but have sides panels extended out the sides, with the behind the cab roof open.[spoilers]
Here’s the mack with out the spoiler cover.
It’s really busy back there, with the spoiler you could have the mufflers and air box showing out the back with out the clutter.
See the last picture of the DAF has longer sides on the cab.
You know how the sleepers have the cab then the built in sleeper with a spoiler behind.
I want the spoiler with out the sleeper.

Man DAF really has some great info on their trucks.
Dutchy
I hadn’t seen that lay out that’s really going to help.
It shows just where the motor and trans and all need to be.
That’s just what we were needing. THANKS!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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htl

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#6 posted 03-07-2016 12:03 AM

Great!
Those frame pictures show the trans coming out from under the cab.
PS Just looked at the pictures again and may need to build a small part of the motor coming out from under the cab. Up dated
All depends on how deep the cab becomes. So could easily make the trans which is in real live shaped like a box with some ribs on the sides to dress it up.
Then the drive shaft to the axial.
It would be neat to add the universal joints for detail.
It’s interesting but on the Mack trucks the drive shaft goes over the top and then has a worm gear or something down to the axial, this will make a much nicer looking and much easier to build duel axial rear end,if I go that route.

Here’s what the under neath may look like but with a frame.
Plus thinking about having u shaped frame members, instead of just the 3/8 by 3/4 frame..

And those are the wheels I have in mind but strait a crossed not slanted.
Plus see the springs have them like dutchy did his where they really look like springs.
Kind a wondering if I should keep some of these ideas to myself for awhile till I make them.
I know these are is some pretty wild ideas but that’s the fun of it for me..
Here’s where I get my joy brain storming for a build.
It’s just the way my feeble brain works so don’t go calling the shrinks on me.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#7 posted 03-07-2016 12:10 AM



Now that is way cool!!!
I wish I could play an instrument.
When I was a kid I wanted to learn to play the guitar, wanted to take guitar lessons.
My cheap cheap father found me some accordion lessens, can you guess how long those lessons lasted?
This was back in 1965 or so.
Think Cream, lead zeppelin and the like, just wasn t going to work. lol

- htl


Never to late to start guitar -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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htl

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#8 posted 03-07-2016 12:33 AM

Why Northwest but I got one some years back and music needs some one with some room left in their brain or not have a hole at the bottom where it all fall out, me thinks.
I kind a think the drums would work but the brain thing still holds true in my case. lol

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Dutchy

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#9 posted 03-07-2016 06:10 PM

There is more:

Bruce here you can download a lot of jt files. To use a jt file you need free 3D viewer software from Siemens and here is where you can find it. Before you can download this software they ask for your email and adres. It isn’t necessary that they are right. Every email and name will do. You can read more about jt files here I don’t know if there is a conversion possible to SU files. Below some pictures what you can do with the jt file viewer:

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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Dutchy

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#10 posted 03-07-2016 06:25 PM

There is more:

Here you can find by downloads a compleet PDF book called Bodybuilder guidlines 3-5. This book of more than 400 pages has a lot of information you can use.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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htl

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#11 posted 03-07-2016 08:20 PM

There’s a ton of info for your build on that site for sure.
There’s so much info I would have trouble choosing which way to go.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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jaguar1201

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#12 posted 03-08-2016 10:06 PM

Have you considered the INTERNATIONAL line of trucks by NAVISTAR? Take a look at their websites.
Enrico

-- Enrico, Stow OHIO

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htl

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#13 posted 03-09-2016 01:11 AM

Thanks jaguar will do.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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bj383ss

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#14 posted 04-12-2016 01:44 AM

I think you need to build a Scania next!

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htl

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#15 posted 04-14-2016 12:35 AM

After I finish my caboose I’m looking at your rocket ships. LOL

UP UP and away!!!

Where did you get the plans for your truck or is it scratch, ether way it’s way cool?

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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