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Toy Construction #31: More body work

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Blog entry by htl posted 04-01-2016 12:12 AM 1233 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 30: Building the body and motor Part 31 of Toy Construction series Part 32: Truck cab and back axial »

Working from scratch this is taking quite a bit longer to get er done.
Here’s my progress today.
Wheel wells engine box radiator and seats and sand sand sand.
The truck has a flip up cab so you can get to the engine.
Really adds to the work and should I say fun? ya! fun!!!
I just thought to note that the sides are not glued at this point so able to make any changes needed.


Adding the lower step and floor.

Glue in radiator so can line up partitions and set base.

Able to place wheel wells now.


Engine still not glued in may have to make changes to oil pan so axial will work but that’s down the road a bit.

Add seats and made engine cover but we’ll see that tomorrow maybe.

The truck is supposed to have a in line diesel but it’s looking more like one mean v8 or v10 to me.
That’s all for today.

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#1 posted 04-01-2016 06:35 AM

I like the flip over and how the motor is mounted. Keep going on.

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#2 posted 04-01-2016 11:38 AM

Dutchy I’m on new ground here never built like this before so hope it works out.
I can always hide it in the closet. lol

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#3 posted 04-01-2016 01:01 PM

The flip-front cab is going to be an interesting twist !

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#4 posted 04-01-2016 02:24 PM

Joe ain’t this the way the big rigs are supposed to be with the flip top?

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#5 posted 04-01-2016 11:06 PM



Joe ain t this the way the big rigs are supposed to be with the flip top?

- htl

Yes, the “Cab-over” styles do that. I was referencing that I had not seen anyone build a model of a tilt-cab.

I worked in a big truck shop when I was younger and more than once I saw the mechanics tilt a cab up without bothering to check for “loose items” in the cab. But they never cared, it was the owner’s problem to clean up the mess.
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#6 posted 04-02-2016 05:13 AM

Joe I’m glad you said something about that cause I had been wondering about it. LOL

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#7 posted 04-02-2016 07:36 AM

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#8 posted 04-02-2016 09:45 AM

Very impressive…you’ll be able to service this model easily…

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#9 posted 04-02-2016 12:40 PM



- Dutchy

That’s funny Jan. I spent about 10 minutes looking thru Google images before I found a photo that clearly showed the tilt-cab. I dont think I even noticed what was on the wall (except for “Kenworth” ) :-)

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