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Toy costruction #32: Truck cab and back axial

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Blog entry by htl posted 04-03-2016 12:16 AM 892 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 31: More body work Part 32 of Toy costruction series Part 33: Mack Truck Steering »

Finished up the inside.

I sanded down the engine compartment top a little to much and the engine woldn’t fit so had to cut the inside top to fix.
Shopsmith to the rescue one more time.



Had to square up the side before I could glue and clamp her up.

Now the wind shield can be framed in.

Here’s how the back axial works, and it will pivot for bumps.
The axial is drilled then the dowel frame members are glued in.

The axial bracket fits into the truck frame for strength.


She’s getting closer.
I was going to add a top to the cabin but I think it will do just fine as is, what do you all think.

Next up bumper and grill.
Then air filter and mufflers

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



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#1 posted 04-03-2016 02:02 AM

Looks great. The small details look fantastic.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 04-03-2016 02:35 AM

Looking good I like it esp the wheels and tires.
D

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#3 posted 04-03-2016 05:23 AM

Steering clear of the tire/tyre debate… I’ll just call them “whils” and they look great without stealing the thunder from the cabin which look fantastic and the detail is highly commendable.

I’m guessing the axial design is yours interpretation or did you get your clues elsewhere? I’m not mechanically minded and would be lost without a blueprint to follow.

In another post you mentioned straight treads to save laminating the “whils” (quicker to spell.. if I didn’t quote it) segments. Looking at the pictures above, I am thinking that the staggered treads may look better in the long run (at the cost of more hours).

One blatant mistake I picked up… the steering whil is on the wrong side… DOH!

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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#4 posted 04-03-2016 07:18 AM

I like to see your progression. In my opinion a higher cabin fits on a long distance truck, not in combination with a drilling rig.

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#5 posted 04-03-2016 07:20 AM


One blatant mistake I picked up… the steering whil is on the wrong side… DOH!

- LittleBlackDuck

?????
Would you have put the steering wheel on the bottom?

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

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#6 posted 04-03-2016 07:25 AM



... steering wheel on the bottom?

Of course YES! After all I am down under..

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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#7 posted 04-03-2016 12:48 PM

In the first 3 photos it looks like you got a skosh too close to the edge with the upper pin on the drivers side. But in the subsequent pics of the assembled cab I dont see it. Did you re-make the drivers “door”? Or did it sand out so nicely that it cant be seen?

Oh and I really like that you added seat cushions !

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#8 posted 04-03-2016 12:50 PM

Oh and I do agree with Jan, the big wind deflector which would sit on the roof would probably not look right on an oil rig. More likely found on over-the-road semi trucks.

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#9 posted 04-03-2016 02:30 PM

Double posted???
Love all the comments!!!

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#10 posted 04-03-2016 02:40 PM

Little Ducky
The funny thing is the truck body it’s copied off the LR Mack garbage truck and is supposed to have steering wheels on both sides. lol

The axials come from the pictures that Duchy gave us when he was making his, his how to really helped me get my planing together then tried to simplify if I could.

On the tire front.
Building them the way I mentioned would give them a street tyre look while the staggered tread gives it an universal tire look.
[http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/80954 post 15]

When I used to race dirt bikes we had 3 different tire to choose from street tires universal and knobby tires. Street just for the street

universal tread for on and off road tire

Nobby tire full durt

Duchy your right on, about the higher truck for the long haulers.
My truck will be higher off the ground for ground clearance but not top heavy where a slight uneven road would cause it to fall over.
I just stuck the well digger on there for a look but will be making it to haul the excavator I think?
Will need to build a trailer for it.
My thinking is that the truck needs the tools so it can get the excavator into hard to get at locations.
Think muddier truck.

Joe about the skosh to close to the edge.
I to thought there was going to be a problem there once I sanded every thing flat on the front but??? for some reason it just went way I did nothing to fix it.
It would not have been a problem because I was planing on putting walnut bumpers on the corners any way.

I had thought at one time about the wind deflector but will not be pulling any thing high enough to be of any economic value here.
If I was going to build a full boxed trailer I would probable went with it.

About the cushions, I made way to much walk way planking for the excavator so will made cushions out of it for all my builds till I run out and then will probable make some more, it’s an easy way to make my builds just that little bit different.
I don’t think I’ve seen it done before.

Thanks for all the great comments it’s a lot of fun seeing the build from others point of view and also seeing that your finding my little buggers.
Ideas are more than welcome, always love it when a plans comes together but hate it when I see something I could have done but it’s to late now. [like putting the steering wheel on the wrong side]

Ducky it’d funny but when I first read your comment about the steering wheel I thought that may be I had put it on your side of the truck, NOW WOULD’NT THAT HAVE BE JUST WRONG!!!

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

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htl

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#11 posted 04-03-2016 04:34 PM

Joe I was just back looking at my pictures and figured out what we were seeing.
It was the glue showing that socking through and darkened the wood .
The super glue sands out clear so sanded and puff the bugger it’s gone.

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

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#12 posted 04-06-2016 11:05 PM

There is so much time, effort and skill going into this build…and one can’t but be in awe!!!

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

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htl

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#13 posted 04-06-2016 11:44 PM

Thanks Crowie I needed that!!!
I’ve been looking at all the great posts and was just about ready to quite posting and building.
Having one of those bad rainy days I guess.

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

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