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1970s dodge big horn aero hooker

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TnT
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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Friday, September 08, 2017 11:44 PM

Waiting is killing me. Can not wait to see this beast done.

TnT
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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:53 PM

Another real stand up guy. We hashed out a trade. I got more than i bargained for.

Should be able to build my wagon from this. Someday. But after i get all i need out the rest is for paying it forward. Should have some engines and parts, maybe a few bodies, and plenty of rims.

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, September 22, 2017 3:59 PM

Update photos test fit6 coming

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TnT
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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Friday, September 22, 2017 4:38 PM

Sorry it took a bit. Here are some pics of the beast.

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, September 22, 2017 7:07 PM

Test fit6 mast n boom pulleys. Installed frame painted had to add 14/72 to deck mast stabilizer installed side stabilizers installed

Moparlover64

TnT
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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:44 AM

Getting closer. 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:51 AM

Engine built better fitment had to. Cut the sleeper fairings so the forward wall of tow deck will mesh also started fabbing firewall

Moparlover64

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 11:31 PM

Hopefully up date photos soon tnt on the mend towbody siides frontall first stage assembly once i get rear bumper and a wheel lift stinger alll scratch built then ive decided to redo 3 piece brass photoetch pulleys with ones i turn on my lathe think theyll be more realistic lookingstay tuned 

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TnT
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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 11:57 PM

Sorry bro. Here are a few more. 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Thursday, October 05, 2017 1:01 AM

The rear stinger is straight forward but making it movable from loaded to carry posiition was the trick so i made the deaw bar. Actually rotate along with telescoping tube aems the side tool cabunetry will be cool using glubomb open roadcamper original issue counters for basic box construction don mills slamlocks and treadplate starting to develope the trucks towing plarforms bodylines

Moparlover64

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, October 13, 2017 2:42 AM

We had a terrinle accident 3 days ago a parkinsons siesure and dropped the wrecker body 5ft to the tile floor needless to say bothsides destroyed in the past 2 days ive rebuilt them and advanced construction and fit even have number 8mockup tnt will post pics as soon as hes able depending on weather im taking axfew days to finish rebuilding assembling and repainting my 78 goldwing happymodeling till pics r posted

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TnT
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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Friday, October 13, 2017 7:26 PM

Here are a few.

 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, October 13, 2017 10:09 PM

Thanks Tony well 2 days after it fell from my shakey hand ive managed to recover damages more gracefully i put a vented diamond saw blade in the dremmel and. The brass angle i added to frame in the original start of project i used as a rip fence of with the affore mentioned damaged sides then i chucked in a large sanding drumdremmel brand works best but. For nasty grinding i use the harbor freight specials. Cleaned up my cutlines . reached in my plastic stock n template drawer  pulled out a spare set of the extras i cut when designing. The sides.and superglued and clamped in place. I then decided to add the. Tow bodies underside inner framework. Main drum winches with secondart cable masts forward of main masts these secondary masts are main winch cable dedicated adding more strength and capacity with the added rectangular booms and size n length that i added this should be classified as a holmes 900 heavy recovery which in my research doesnt and hasnt existed any how i also started the forward cabinents and stabilizer locker tonight i also corrected the slightly askew front wrecker body panel. Here and in the lockers and cabinents i trying something new. Several months ago in a mail pkg was a 12"x24" piece of black abs plastic sheet used as a divider within the items in the pkg this stuff is shiny slick backed but the other side was semigloss textured like linex or rhino bedliner spray.even lizard skin. So the backs and floors of equipment boxes the forward wrecker front bed panel and possibly truck cab floor looks so good i may replace sleepr floor too a little flocking job and i bet it. Looks like carpet with texture like the stuff in the 70s n 80s post shag i used to call it ant trails carpet but it camecin gold avacado or split pea green pumpkin orange and saphire blue but if it works with paint should prove to be an interesting and convincing effect. Ill send a pic of both sides and the add ons this morning happy modeling please do feel free to comment any time could use some constructive critiqueing had been along time since i built a model let alone i jumped of the deep end on this one most extensive modified build ive ever undertaken especially with the parkinsons butthis is fast becoming the best therapy for me . so far. Be nice to get some feedback

Moparlover64

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:04 AM

So sorry to hear of the drop. That must have been devastating. Glad to hear you got it back together. That is some fine scratch work, the wrecker gear is coming along very nicely. That is going to be one mean looking truck.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:11 AM

Thanks bain youve been quite busy too ive seen i dont know how yall crank out such beautiful detailed pieces in such . a short time i used to work on 4 or 5 at a time at different stages but i couldnt do it i did manage to make a few repairs on old builds though thanks for the critique though

Moparlover64

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, October 16, 2017 7:51 AM

Thanks for the kind words, but you may have mistaken me for someone else. It usually takes me 1-2 years to get a project completed. I spend a fair bit of time at the bench, but production is slow.

Looking forward to seeing the wrecker come together, but I understand it will take quite awhile. I think it will be worth the wait. Cheers

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Monday, October 16, 2017 7:19 PM

But all your works ive seen are awsome wait til tony posts next pics a serious change has occured thanks to my parkinsons we have a much better design and build on the tow body

Moparlover64

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:49 AM

Stay tuned going through a divorce am homeless at present soon as. I get my place and move this will continue my old friend whos also on here has provided me a spot on his couch several times already happy modeling

Moparlover64

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