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Jet powered truck!
Posted by mini man on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 11:52 AM

I am going to start something a little different,a jet powered truck!

Using either of these..

 

Or this,I have about 15 rigs to choose from depending on spec/wheelbase!

 

 

Using an engine from a Harrier,it will be a slow build so dont hold your breath - comments and tips are more than welcome.

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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  • From: edmonton, AB Canada
Posted by drift samurai on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 11:57 AM

Thats a prity cool idea. Cant wait to see the build !

DRIFTING My anti drug

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 10:20 AM

drift samurai

Thats a prity cool idea. Cant wait to see the build !

 

Cheers and here it is...

Got the basic engine assembled,there is more to add but give it time,

 

The  chassis is partly assembled too,I have decided that it is  four wheeler and therefore the rear axle has been moved to the very back of the chassis.I might cut the jet down at the red line and have a single large 'exhaust port thingy- very technnical here....'

 

Not sure on the cab yet so this is just a mock up....

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, December 29, 2016 10:47 AM

It is a Mobius kit repopped by Revell,more on the cab later..

 

The engine has had it's rear vents cut away and am doing the fronts,but....my arthritis kicked in and my hand was just cramping and dammed useless....

 

Back to the cab,the sleeper portion had been lopped off and the front glued on - no need for engine access here....

Thinking about styling perhaps the rear axle could come forward a degree?

 

Wheelwise I have a set of genuine alloy rims from  Hiroboy,going to see if the kit wheels can be adapted to use them..

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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  • From: edmonton, AB Canada
Posted by drift samurai on Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:28 AM

Looks cool so far,  you should make dishes to put over the rims.  Make it look more streamline 

DRIFTING My anti drug

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:44 AM

First of all here are the rest of the engine components.

 

Here are the wheel parts,the wheel centres have  been sprayed with black primer.

 

She is on her wheels for the first time,found some checker plate that may be used....

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, January 01, 2017 10:13 AM

Started on the engine mounts/cradle,it is sprayed flat black because it is red plastic and I dont want it to bleed through!

 

Working on the engine too,doing a few electric bits and pipework plus adding a couple of mini thrusters from I think....a DC9.

 

The business end of the engine...

 

The kit that the engines were half inched from,it was a thing from last year that went wrong decal and paintwise...

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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Posted by mini man on Monday, January 02, 2017 11:23 AM

Got the engine sprayed today,a combination of magnesium,light burnt metal,jet exhaust with the turbine blades in stainless steel.Made a tail pipe and added two extra mini motors to it.

 

 

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 9:59 AM

Starting on the bodywork as I want it to be streamlined.

 

Going to have a bit of ''whatiffery'' here,so the cab and bodywork are fibreglass and tilt up hotrod style! It is only a mockup here so we shall see..

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 10:35 AM

Got the checker plate trimmed to suite.

 

Looking more like it!

 

I had to section the floor in order to fit the side skirts,just a case of plating it to refit.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 4:25 PM

Been thinking about this re colours and am thinking jag puple/ or corvette yellllaghhhhhhhhh or both.. instead....
Lots of zero paint colours to choose from..

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Thursday, January 05, 2017 11:20 AM

Decided on the wheel colour and it is Ford daytona yellow,my dad has a mk3 Cortina in his colour and it was rather nice.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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Posted by mini man on Friday, January 06, 2017 11:09 AM

Someone mentioned to me wheelie bars,well my take on his is a h-d slide plate.

 

Will probably fit a pair of hydraulic dampers here to keep the plate downwards in use..

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Saturday, January 07, 2017 10:33 AM

Finished the skid plate.

 

And got the chassis painted.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Sunday, January 08, 2017 11:06 AM

The axles and mudguards have been done in gloss black.

 

 

 

The wheels have been redone to match the chassis too.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:55 AM

Got the wheel centres fitted to the alloy rims - just a dab of c.a.

 

They are now secured to the chassis.

 

Been working on the air intake for the engine,it is a duct from a Supermarine Spitfire. (1:24)

 

It will take a bit of work but hey-ho!

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:34 AM

Been working in the air intake,the cab roof has had a duct let into it and the cab top has had a roof fitted too.

 

The air intake has been somewhat cut down.

 

How it looks now..

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: Cleveland Ohio
Posted by Fordman on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:57 PM

Hello Mini man i see you have started your build of your jet powered truck looks like it's going to be one wild ride kinda reminds me of (The King of Quake) Bob Motz's jet powered Kenworth or Kent Shockley's Shockwave Peterbuilt. i was just wondering if thats where you got your idea's from?. i also have one question why only one tire on the rear? i think you would need two to support the weight of that engine (just saying) i'll be watching your progress on this one looking good so far Thumbs Up.                            Jim                       

Jim    so many kits so little time  Sigh

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:49 AM

Thanks Jim.

Re the single wheel it is light enough to take the load,the engine is around  ton in weight,shockwave did spring to mind.

Fitted the headlight lenses,they will be panted over as even Mr Magoo will see and hear this coming.

 

Finished the air intake/roof.

 

How it looks temp fitted...

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by PurpleCamshaft on Friday, March 17, 2017 6:54 PM

Sweet!!! Keep it up it's pretty cool man 

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Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, March 18, 2017 2:21 PM

Oh Boy !

 You better finish dis .  O.C.G.

gjgeracci

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