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1970s dodge big horn aero hooker

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1970s dodge big horn aero hooker
Posted by Moparlover64 on Saturday, August 05, 2017 1:18 AM

I'm hoping tnt will post some pics for me til I get it figured out on my pc anyhow building a 70s dodge bighorn long hauler with an aerodyne conventional sleeper and a kit form services of England's Holmes 750 twin boom kit . I started out with trying to use a 600a KW. Frame. Was to short and wasn't quite right wrong suspension too socio started doing the math just wouldnt work so I open up an areodyne cab over its got what th Dr ordered air ride chrome length and a v8cat and I have a third axle too some pics of the progress to follow I hope 

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Posted by TnT on Saturday, August 05, 2017 11:48 PM

Hope this is the one.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Saturday, August 05, 2017 11:52 PM

That's the one extensive cutting fitting but this will be a hec K of a project only thing provided was resin body other than the donor kit everything else except the booms from kitservices Holmes 750 will be scratch built or modified

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 6:34 PM

Thanks Tony you're welcome to post any of those you'd like just lmk ill be happy to follow with explanations if requested

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Posted by TnT on Monday, August 07, 2017 12:56 AM

No problem. I will have to wait until i go back to work tuesday to post anymore.

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Posted by TnT on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 4:46 PM

A few more. Lots of work in this one.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 4:52 PM

I replaced the mast and head support channels with 1/4 square brass tube calls for 2 plastic 1/8 I beams for cross bracing from inner mast inside to lower mast. outside replacing with 1/8 brass channel as drum axles were replaced with brass tube brass rod and a bronze tubing cap

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Posted by TnT on Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:21 PM
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Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, August 11, 2017 7:32 AM

I've replaced the plastic adjustable stabilizers with. 1/4 and3/16 aluminum tubing .had to polish out inner tube for smooth operation.time to start the KW frame so I can extend and have a platform figured out for this combo this has been a challenge there's so many parts to. This wrecker every step is like an individual model let alone the replacement and upgraded parts and everything on the truck cab has to be scratched or salvaged from other kits then modified. So far. So good

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:00 PM

Does anyone have or can replicate a dodge ram head hood ornament or know where I can get one. Also would like to get some photoetch dodge scripts any help would greatly be appreciated I know it's a lot to ask but would like a good in business resin truck cab and accessory dealer everyone I've checked is either totally sold out or out of business there's a lot of cabs from past I'd like to get 

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:15 PM

Does any9ne know of any good resin semi co for accessories body's and kits of past present and future e very one i remember has folded or is totally out of stock or sold out

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Posted by TnT on Sunday, August 13, 2017 2:57 PM
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Posted by Moparlover64 on Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:14 PM

Pic 1 checking to see if Pappas truck ramp would work to low .pic 2 some kits I have to play with to get the right look.like maybe bumper from mixer? I have the frame in a vice for mock up as I found out all the precautions in the world sometimes don't work. As frame cross members waited for glue to set 2 moved causing farm to set crooked. Fortunately the 2 that moved are right where I have to lengthen frame.got lucky on that one. And of course first frame mock up for positioning of components stay tuned tnt is helping me out by relaying progress pics

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Posted by TnT on Monday, August 14, 2017 3:07 PM

Gonna be a monster.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Monday, August 14, 2017 4:25 PM

As seen I had to stretch the frame a bit But had to figure the axle position in relevance to the other kit frames suspension as to spacing. I could have just drilled more holes but figured since. I'm cutting the new framemight as well not drill holes too making progress on I reinforced with 1/4 inch ever green I beam and 3/16 k&s brass rectangle tube everything was expoied and clamped off to cure I even. Put it in my vices to keep alignment

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Monday, August 14, 2017 4:43 PM

I actually just rechecked I stretched it 5.3 inches thought that sounded like I wrote it down wrong but it was written right the sleeper alone was 2.4 inches of that the extra axle accounts for another 1.5 inches this is my warm up to doing my 1to1 1941 new Yorker front frame splice 

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Posted by TnT on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:41 PM
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Posted by Moparlover64 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:18 PM

Here's the basic 3rd mockup checking for axle positioning in relevance. To approximate weight distribution and main boom location. Ideally you'd think second axle belongs under the main boom mast but I woulve been wrong actually the first forward diff is correct because it keeps the short tail end of truck and booms this is positioned for leverage the cab and engine frame length all that weight counter balances the short end where  the leverage or fulcrum point is needed to advantage your boom side pulls are accomplished with stabilizer feet and Matt's or lumber that com out stabilize and the Matt's or lumber multiply your down force needed for your winches optimal weight distribution and winch capability properly set up if not aware of all those factors you'll either tip your rig over and or down an embankment or filled the booms any how gotta remove bout a half inch to get the axle inline with main mast support as in some of the tow truck I operated or rigs and equipment actual operators are hard to find drivers are a dime a dozen then I'll adjust some body panels from the 359 amt Pete I just transferred them to 1/8 inch sheet styrene made 2 basic copies of each panel ill use these to kinda create my own platform and I'm going to outfit this thing as s recovery support and I really want to make it An all wheel drive off rload capable fantasy truck out of my twisted head lol. 

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Posted by TnT on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:17 PM

Can not wait to see this one done.

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Posted by TnT on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:29 PM

Moving right along.

 

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:33 PM

Getting first primer on. steering axle ends. pre assembling t600a sleeper .

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, August 25, 2017 8:43 AM

Also decided to go with the 3408cat motor ,all wheel drive, figured it might as well be a hot rod heavy hauler this is probably the most extensive project I've attempted everything has to either be scratched or modified I'm using so Many new techniques and processes I've never done b4 and I'm enjoying it immensely 

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Posted by TnT on Sunday, August 27, 2017 5:37 PM

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Sunday, August 27, 2017 7:11 PM

Here's mockup 5 with t600a sleeper and 1 completed triple drive side template there quite a few more in progress pics but tnt is dodging work board and his better half and he's managed to get which pics he can on I'm forever indebted for his help in this project thanks for the gel and foil wwas almost out of gel you'll enjoy your box very much when it gets there inside you will find everything you need except elbow grease to build that Buick skyview now on with the build

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Posted by TnT on Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:33 PM

Nice work bro. Glad to help. 

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Posted by TnT on Thursday, September 07, 2017 4:45 PM

Good eyes and fingers for this stuff.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Thursday, September 07, 2017 5:02 PM

This task is proving to. Be both tedious difficult each pulley consist of 3 very small brass discs multiple brackets drilling etc etc and you also have to fabricate the pins pin keepers and boom joining brackets keeping. In mind everything must pivot rotate or roll or twist and be strong enough to with stand deck twist n flex and not give way debond or buckle towing a fellow model trucking co trucker in distress ' this is also a long distance truck and equipment recovery unit

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Thursday, September 07, 2017 5:05 PM

Stay tuned more to come as the bighorn hooker swings its twin boom hooks into believable existance

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Posted by TnT on Friday, September 08, 2017 9:21 PM

Some boom pics.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, September 08, 2017 9:28 PM

48 hrs to get this far with mods

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