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Tamiya and Wedico Tractor trailers!
Tamiya and other brand R/C Tanks and Tracked vehicles. And any vehicle with more than 2 axles; 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, etc!


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Old 03-25-2019, 07:19 PM
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Go hardcore? Man I think your well past that already!
eheh...thanks!

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You're doing amazing work here! Is it an engine or full electrical cutoff switch on the real thing?
good question.I've never found a photo of how it looks on the inside. Did a better research and this it's a external handle for the fire extinguisher...




well,it's not like it's ruined but damm
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The tracks, being plastic look odd. Stock, look too clean and being all black,don't seem scale. So i tried to weather them to look metallic and worn







this is the first one, used a rust red, and 2 different grays



because the red was too "red" for rust, on the second track applied a bit of dark brown and seems better








Stock and weathered:
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Cool, this build is really making tracks now!

(Haha.. had to be said... What do you mean it didn't? Yes it did... Well *nnyerrr* I said it anyway so there... *smugly sips 17th cup of coffee for the day*) hehehe
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Atleast you are keeping track of them
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I'm on track for my new high score hehe
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I'm on track for my new high score hehe

I can't keep up with your puns, please tread lightly
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It's just so hard to keep track of things... What can I say? So many puns, so little time..
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It's just so hard to keep track of things... What can I say? So many puns, so little time..


The most difficult part now:the suspension

I thought a lot on how to make the suspension system. It needs to be compact, cheap, provide independent movement on all the 10 road wheels, both positive and negative travel. It needs to be adjustable in height and stiffness. Also should be soft to allow the truck pivot when accelerating and braking

Too many demands?


The real m548 uses torsion bars as suspension system with additional shocks on the first and last wheel




Not a m548 but you get the idea


On a m113


the torsion bars rely on long rods that are fixed in one end and can twist to provide suspension. Many small cars still use that as rear axle.


Keep tuned to see how I tackle this
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Heh, he needs shafts.

Music wire would probably be able to work for making the torsion rods
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Heh, he needs shafts.
You said Shaft?






Did a rough prototype using 1.5mm spring steel wire


Seems to work, let's see on the truck
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I reckon that'll work... Now time to spring into action
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Small update. Working on the suspension arms. The are steel bar with one washer welded at each end to add that 3d look and help to round the ends. Machined a bit on the center to make it thinner. Then, filed all the edges to look a cast piece. On the holes at the ends, will be a axle for the wheel and on the other, the suspension pivot





In the end, they'll be almost invisible. Half-hidden by the wheels and the tracks

What do you think?
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Looks like it was made for the job.... Umm Hmmmm hehe. Nice job, seems like they will stand up to a lot of hard work.
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Today i don't have much to show but is something

Had a break so i finished all the arms for the road wheels. Axles next to assemble the suspension on the hull and then figure out the tension wheel system





Doesn't show much...


Note the wheel hub to hide the axle nut
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Because the metalwork has to be done at the workplace, there's stuff I can do at home

I let the sewing for a professional. Only choose the fabric and what I've wanted





About the random wiring and unused holes,the hooks don't have even spacing between them so i add a couple more holes for keep them even spaced. The eyelets are 3m and had to modify the plier to that small size. The canvas it's not green but i've seen them this color on some photos.

There's also a removable tarp for the hatch in the roof






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