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  • #31
    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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    • #32
      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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      • #33
        Love it!!! Great job!

        Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

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        • #34
          Originally posted by throttlewideopen View Post
          Love it!!! Great job!

          Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
          Thanks. Glad you like it.

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          • #35
            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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            • #36
              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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              • #37
                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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                • #38
                  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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                  • #39
                    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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                    • #40
                      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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                      • #41
                        Update:

                        These just came in the mail. RC4WD 100mm scale shocks. Found these for a steal on eBay. Got all four for $20!!!

                        Just added a few drops of 3-IN-ONE oil and they're good to go.

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                        • #42
                          Much better on the cab back Looking forward to see what you can do with that trailer/box idea! Great deal on the shocks too.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by 25aniv View Post
                            Much better on the cab back Looking forward to see what you can do with that trailer/box idea! Great deal on the shocks too.
                            Thanks friend. Decided I want going to put shocks on Bruticus but once I seen the price on for them, I had to. Glad I did. I think they're gonna look real good in this rig.

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                            • #44
                              Update:

                              Started scratch building the M101 truck bed.....

                              Got the floor, bed walls, and fenders glued in place. Now all that's left is rear tailgate and details. It was actually a really simple build. All square cuts so far. I kinda think the wheel arch for the bed is too large compared to the front wheel well. Might cut it back some.

                              Also mocked up a front shock to see how it looked. I'm liking.

                              What do you think? That's all I'm gonna do for right now. Til next time Thanks for looking.

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                              • #45
                                "Got the floor, bed walls, and fenders glued in place. Now all that's left is rear tailgate and details. It was actually a really simple build. All square cuts so far. I kinda think the wheel arch for the bed is too large compared to the front wheel well. Might cut it back some."

                                Can you give us a full length side shot to see the arches in some context? Looks ok but a little hard to tell. Definite yes on the shocks.

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