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    • December 7, 2017 1:42 AM EST
      • Vail, Az
         
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      I feel a bash coming on

      Idle hands ...

      Long before G, I bought this truck;

      Went online and found out it's 1:30ish and I play with 1:24. A New cab and the low side box goes ...

      18 years ago I was in On3 and bought a brass kit for a ditcher ...

      I'll have to raise the ditcher's roof and lengthen handles and the operators station, but I think it's doable; a flat deck in back ...

      The Ace's cab is too narrow and too low on the body;

      Larger panels from step to cab will balance a wider and taller cab ...

      On the Ace, the bottom of the cab is the same as the hood. The chain on the Ace??? If I motorize; new chain.

      A better looking cab ...

      It's not as if there aren't already too many 'projects' waiting my touch and there will be the Mandatory Mik Challenge in 3 weeks and bridges to build ... but there's a freeze warning hereabouts tomorrow and I already pulled the wheels!

       

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 7, 2017 4:33 AM EST
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      John Caughey said: It's not as if there aren't already too many 'projects' waiting my touch and there will be the Mandatory Mik Challenge in 3 weeks and bridges to build ... but there's a freeze warning hereabouts tomorrow and I already pulled the wheels!

       

      Go for it! Those are some nice photos of the real ones.

    • December 7, 2017 8:17 AM EST
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      That would look great.

    • December 7, 2017 11:56 AM EST

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      I like this, looking for ideas for my mack kits, so definitely gonna watch along!

    • December 7, 2017 3:06 PM EST
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      When I first read the title of the thread, by "Bash" I thought "Cool, John's either feeling like having a big party somewhere or he's talking about abusing somebody".

       

      Good idea, though. Guess they didn't have the Mack Bulldog hood ornament in those days..... 

    • December 7, 2017 4:13 PM EST
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      How about this for title of the docudrama about this project, "John Caughey, The Mad Mack Basher"

    • December 7, 2017 4:28 PM EST
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      Forrest Scott Wood said:

      How about this for title of the docudrama about this project, "John Caughey, The Mad Mack Basher"

      Somebody has too much time on his hands! 

       

      Kit bashing was a treasured deviation as I grew up in a scale world. I never, not hardly ever, that was never, I never built a kit as intended. Oh the first may have been inspired by the broken part or capillary action of some glues ... but as those fixes became lessons, my eyes began to see possibilities ...

       

      But my hero is the true visionary, I suggest exploring this site: http://4largescale.com/chris/index.htm

      This post was edited by John Caughey at December 7, 2017 10:31 PM EST
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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 7, 2017 5:15 PM EST
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      Atta boy John, looking forward to seeing your progress!

    • December 7, 2017 5:25 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      But my hero is the true visionary, I suggest exploring this site: http://4largescale.com/chris/index.htm

      Opened link in new tab and it shows is already bookmarked. Had forgotten about it.

      Then again, there are something like 12 years worth of bookmarks in this box - which includes those imported from 2 previous PCs.

    • December 10, 2017 10:51 AM EST
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       That is going to be a cool bash indeed. 

       

      The cab of that Mack really gives the truck character but it is also one of the things that to our eyes defines scale.  If you take off the cab roof you lose the fine detail but will gain a feeling of open scale.

       

      Those prototype crane trucks are really cool.

       

       

       

       

    • December 10, 2017 11:44 AM EST
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      Todd Haskins said:

       That is going to be a cool bash indeed. 

       

      The cab of that Mack really gives the truck character but it is also one of the things that to our eyes defines scale.  If you take off the cab roof you lose the fine detail but will gain a feeling of open scale.

       

      Those prototype crane trucks are really cool.

       

       

       

       

      Thanks, I got it all apart and the cab may be completely rebuilt because there is no easy way to use parts of it  ... as of yet.

      I think I can motorize it, Tamiyia makes some neat mini gear boxes for 3-6v motors.

      Micro Mark offers a chain drive, but I've not yet determined it's dimensions, can anybody advise me about that?

      I have a plan for the front axle and the wheel looks good under the fenders.

       

       

      I think the cranes are getting ready to lift a Sierra Car onto a lowboy truck. I recognize the pin stripping on the car.

      Google images is a nice open door to many  sites with local histories and unique finds. I gleaned those pics in a few hours.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 10, 2017 11:58 AM EST
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      Wow, this looks like a great project. I look forward to all your clever hacks to add detail, and motorizing it sounds like a hoot. Have fun John!

    • December 10, 2017 1:34 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:
      Todd Haskins said:

       That is going to be a cool bash indeed. 

       

      The cab of that Mack really gives the truck character but it is also one of the things that to our eyes defines scale.  If you take off the cab roof you lose the fine detail but will gain a feeling of open scale.

       

      Those prototype crane trucks are really cool.

       

       

       

       

      Thanks, I got it all apart and the cab may be completely rebuilt because there is no easy way to use parts of it  ... as of yet.

      I think I can motorize it, Tamiyia makes some neat mini gear boxes for 3-6v motors.

      Micro Mark offers a chain drive, but I've not yet determined it's dimensions, can anybody advise me about that?

      I have a plan for the front axle and the wheel looks good under the fenders.

       

       

      I think the cranes are getting ready to lift a Sierra Car onto a lowboy truck. I recognize the pin stripping on the car.

      Google images is a nice open door to many  sites with local histories and unique finds. I gleaned those pics in a few hours.

      My "issue" is when I do an image search, before I find all of the information I am looking for, I get sidetracked with other cool stuff, and that leads to some more cool stuff that ends up burning the whole evening.....and I still haven't found that one odd detail I was looking for in my original search.

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    • December 10, 2017 4:44 PM EST
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      Dave, I bring the model (problem) with me to the PC, as a reminder, sometimes for the next day, but as I said to Sis when she gave me an alarm clock, An alarm? Me?

       

      I've found a source for industrial mini sprockets and chain drives, good thing this isn't Mik's challenge, there's a $30 min. Might need as well build a fleet, Ace is lousy with the trucks!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 11, 2017 1:28 PM EST
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          I have a truck I was going to do some conversion work on. Maybe you have spurred me on to do it!

         This truck is for Desert Slim. 

         He was a "desert rat" who designed an old Ford truck that he drove around the west selling rocks to various people.

         I have Slim. I think you made him! Now I need to do my part of the project!

      This post was edited by Doug Arnold at December 11, 2017 1:31 PM EST
    • December 11, 2017 2:59 PM EST
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      Doug Arnold said:

          I have a truck I was going to do some conversion work on. Maybe you have spurred me on to do it!

         This truck is for Desert Slim. 

         He was a "desert rat" who designed an old Ford truck that he drove around the west selling rocks to various people.

         I have Slim. I think you made him! Now I need to do my part of the project!

      Nope, I didn't make your Slim, besides that tho', Whatcha waitin' fer?

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 11, 2017 4:37 PM EST
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         I wonder if he will fit into the Challenge?

    • December 11, 2017 6:57 PM EST
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      Doug; Not since you've talked about it ... Dave's pretty good at keeping a level playing field.

       

      Since this is MY lol thread...

      Did I mention On3?

      I like rail trucks .... I moved and changed scales before I could mount the motor, that's a Flea drive shaft from NWSL, a hanging down there.

      I was a tow truck driver in a previous life, does it show?

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

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