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 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.