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Old 09-22-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Peterbilt 379 DayCab Semi Truck (Tamiya King Hauler)...

Started a new build, its a Tamiya King Hauler. I will be starting off with a stretched "Joe's Custom Truck Shop" frame.



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Old 09-22-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
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Got the new frame swapped in, I will paint it later after everything is mocked up. Stock frame was 22 3/4", new "Joes" frame is 28".



And the flex shot.
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Looks good. Looks to have good flex to lol
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:40 PM   #4
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Thanks man! Yes, super flex.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:54 AM   #5
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i want one of these scale rigs, they are pretty cool

keep on trucking brother
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:32 PM   #6
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i want one of these scale rigs, they are pretty cool

keep on trucking brother
Yeah, I can't wait to get it running.

Ordered up a flatbed today. :thumbsup:
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:34 AM   #7
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Updates...

-Got some parts in the mail, this rig was missing a lot of pieces when I got it.
-Installed the trans and found a old silvercan in my toolbox I tossed in.
-Bolted the cab floor pan in and dremeled a space for the motor. (I will be making a center console to cover the motor later)
-Made a styrene sleeper pan that is bolted to the trans. All the tronics will go in the sleeper.




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Old 09-28-2010, 08:20 PM   #8
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Got some parts in the mail from gardentrucking.com.
-LED Fender Lights
-LED Roof Lamps
-Bull pipes

Oh yeah, got my Tamiya Flatbed in the mail too. And I will be lowering the body to get that pimp look this week.




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Old 09-29-2010, 10:49 AM   #9
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Here is a little trailer test video.
I didn't know that there was a mechanism that closed the tractor trailer support legs while you hitched it up, its pretty cool. :cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymUHsxzcc1w
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I love my Knight Hauler. Problem I see is the scale size difference. The Semi looks too small for that big a$$ scaler on it. IMO.

Keep the build going. Love the trucks!
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I love my Knight Hauler. Problem I see is the scale size difference. The Semi looks too small for that big a$$ scaler on it. IMO.

Keep the build going. Love the trucks!
The size difference held me back for a while, but I said ..."ah fawk it! build it!".

BTW, post a build thread of your rig, would love to check it out!
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Updates...
-Got a CAT 512, now to hinge the hood. BTW, it weight just over a pound.
-Trailer is getting close to being done. After I get the tractor done I will convert the trailer to a lowboy.







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Whoops...ummmm....forgot I had this on the shelf.

Updates...
-Shaved bottomed sides of the CAT engine to get it to fit in the frame rails.
-Alum bell crank and steering done, still needs a bit of tweaking.
-65t motor with a 9t (32p) pinon.
-Got another sleeper box, I will be combine them to make one big one.
-Teking FXR and Hitec 645 servo.





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Gonna be sick when finished. I've wanted to do one of these as a tribute rig to my old mans truck, been thinking of a way to mock his airbags in front with a servo, he could dump the air and sit the battery box on the ground,it was sick
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Nice build you have going on. I have 4 of the tamiya big rigs soon it will 5. I'll be following your build keep up the goog work.
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Dude, how many builds do you have going on right now?!? This rig is looking great!
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I've been dying to get one of these for so long, I just have no clue what I would do with one. Can you get some sort of sound box for these? I think a jake sound clip would make me buy one like NOW. I've been building a 1:25 of most likely what I would do with one of these for a few years (to many projects) heres a couple pics.



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Dude, how many builds do you have going on right now?!? This rig is looking great!
Thanks Tommy! Ummm, yes, too many builds.

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Nice build you have going on. I have 4 of the tamiya big rigs soon it will 5. I'll be following your build keep up the goog work.
Thanks! I am really holding back buying a Globeliner.

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Thanks!
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:13 AM   #19
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Here is another video I made test pulling my yota scaler.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7-JlIiW42o
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Wow! That is nice!
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