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    More progress. Got some detail done on the trans and started the part I was dreading. Shaping the bottom plate to contour with the trans. Can't believe it turned out the way I imagined it in my head. It's going to be a manual transmission so there's going to be a shifter coming through the floor When I mocked it in the truck it seems the shifter location is actually in the right spot.

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    https://youtu.be/zWrwQ7R9Tv8
    Test run of the motor. IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIVE!!!

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    Niiice !!! Looks so good that engine
    I DRIVE, HE GUIDE ME

    -FOOTBALL +RACES

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    Quote Originally Posted by FREEDOM83 View Post
    Niiice !!! Looks so good that engine
    Thanks

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    Very little progress. Fabbed up some simple motor mounts. Then I decided to try to install the electronics to get this thing moving. Not so lucky. Couldn't get the throttle to work correctly. Kept starting and stopping. The steering servo worked good .Too good. It had so much torque it broke the welds on the leaf spring mounts. Quick fix tho. Reinforced them with a brass plate and screws.

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    Changes are coming...........

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    Update:

    Realized the thin brass chassis was too weak so..................

    I made a new chassis from steel!

    I'll let the pics do the talking.

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    More pics...

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    Have to shorten the bed...

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    Progress update:

    Added a crossmember at the rear shackle mounts for added strength.

    Fabricated a engine mount crossmember for the Cummins to rest. Still might add some more bracing for strength AND still need to build a rear crossmember for the trans.

    Removed the carrier bearing from the rear of that trans and attracted the trans shaft straight to the transfer case. Just like most 1:1.

    Cummins diesel looks right at home between the new frame rails doesn't it?

    Now I'm at the point where I was before I decided to make the new chassis. Everything from here on is real progress.

    Till next time. Thanks for looking......


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    Rebuild:

    After staring at the engine mount crossmember for a while, I just wasn't feeling it. The wasn't beefy enough compared to the rest of the frame. So I rebuilt it. Bigger. Stronger.

    I'm extremely proud of how the crossmember turned out. Now the Cummins sits in between the frame rails under it's own weight for the first time.

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    Update:

    Got the bed cut to fit the truck. Think I like this shorter version better.

    Found these scale hubs in my parts bin. Forgot I had them. Thought they would look good on Bruticus.

    Whatcha think?

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    Love it!!! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by throttlewideopen View Post
    Love it!!! Great job!

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    Thanks. Glad you like it.

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    Update:

    I know most of you liked what I did with the axles but for months I've been debating whether I was going to keep it or not.

    Decided it has to go.......

    Shout out to Quiksteel for making an awesome product. When they say permenant bond they mean it. I actually had to chisel this stuff off the axle it was so strong. Took me, it seem, hours to get the axle all cleaned up.

    I used the same Quiksteel on the axle housing cover to round the cover to look like a military axle housing cover. Might use it to make the axle tubes square also. (like in the first pic)

    Still have ti compete the same process on the rear axle. Uhhh!

    Watcha think? Thanks for looking


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    Update:

    Have had a lot of build time lately. Figured out how to flip the front wheels around like I wanted to without the tires rubbing.

    Found some longer wheel studs for the hub. Then cut some brake line tubing to use as spacers between the wheel and hub. Worked perfectly.

    Also was searching Google for inspiration and finally came across a 1:1 Chevy crew cab that kinda shows the image I have in my mind of what I want Bruticus to look like. A square body Chevy - deuce and a half love child. I'm even debating on scratch building a military bed for it.

    That's all for my not so update. Til next time. Thanks for looking.

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    Really like the direction you're headed with the next round of "Quicksteel". I say definitely keep going and square up the housings, knock that one out of the park! Good job on making the rims work the way you want. Changed up the look of the front end a little and not hitting the fender every time is a good thing

    Keep at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25aniv View Post
    Really like the direction you're headed with the next round of "Quicksteel". I say definitely keep going and square up the housings, knock that one out of the park! Good job on making the rims work the way you want. Changed up the look of the front end a little and not hitting the fender every time is a good thing

    Keep at it!
    Thanks friend.I am really happy with the wheels turned out. Don't now if putting the Quiksteel on so thinly just to square the axe tubes will work (durability), but I'm going to give it a try.

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    Redo:

    Notice how I really never showed a pic of the back of the cab. This is why. It looked like crap. The rear cab was made of two thinner styrene panels glued together to make a thick one. The heat from the glue ended up warping and distorting the whole panel, but I said it was going to be covered by the bed so I went with it. Day after day of looking at the ugly it just had to go. So I made a new panel using one thick piece this time and carefully glued a thin piece to it to create the stamped look.

    Still looks like crap but at least it smells a lot better lol.

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    Update:

    One 3.25mm sheet of styrene. The first piece to Bruticus's new bed.....

    A M101 military trailer turned truck bed.

    Lots more to come......


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