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Fully Functional HEAVY DUTY Tow Truck

Discussion in 'Cranes & Lifters' started by LOSIASSOC, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. DionJay

    DionJay The Engineer/Fabricator
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    I hope to get better at my skills so I can attempt to build something as amazing as this!!! You have raised the bar my friend. Great job!!!
     
  2. LOSIASSOC

    LOSIASSOC Studio Forums Elite
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    Thanks bud.

    I also want to add a lit teaser,

    I have a few other forums asking what color.

    Heres a hint

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    Greg
     
  3. DionJay

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    Awesome!!! I know my son is going to love that theme and color scheme:want:

    Have you had a chance to check out my current build?
     
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  4. bumpin

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    This thing is awesome! I cant wait to see a vid of it in action!!
     
  5. LOSIASSOC

    LOSIASSOC Studio Forums Elite
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    Thanks bud

    I will keep everyone posted due to $$$$ needed to buy other stuff this is why its a slow build.

    Greg
     
  6. mlang1321

    mlang1321 RIP Dad I'll always love you.
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    [MENTION=4197]LOSIASSOC[/MENTION]
    Your builds are amazing and I wanted to say thanks for sharing them with us . I've got a question for you. I've just finished building a Axial SCX10 dingo and loved it. But the Scale RC bug has bit me, I want to attempt building a 3 axel truck with a 24' reefer box. I used to drive one before my health problems and want to build one. What do you use for your frames, and where do you get them. I'm assuming that they are bigger then the SCX10 rails and also should be straight. Also what thickness of styrene do to recommend using for parts.
     
  7. LOSIASSOC

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    Thanks for the comments.
    The frame rails I get from a ebay member called semijoes_truck_shop he has other goodies as well.
    The styrene I use depends on the area.I use .060 and .080 on the bodies to modify them and .125 on my tow truck bodies.

    Greg
     
  8. mlang1321

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    Could you answer a question for me. I'm trying to build a topper for my Axial SCX10 dingo and need to have two 90° bends. Are they best if cut and glued or can you bend using heat. I'm using a (.100)Styrene 12 x 24 sheet.

    Thanks for any help you can offer me I've never used or worked with styrene before.
     
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  9. louie707

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    Wow....just wow awesome build
     
  10. LOSIASSOC

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    Thank you bud

    Greg
     
  11. rcman219

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    How's its coming along?
     
  12. LOSIASSOC

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    Hey rcman

    its on hold right now due to a secret build I'm doing and I need to recoup some money to continue.

    Greg
     
  13. rcman219

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    ok good, I just wanted to make sure it didnt die and loose interest. I am curious as to where you got the screw drives for your first tow truck build, and also if you made a thread for it id love a link to it.
     
  14. LOSIASSOC

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    Hey Bud

    Yea its not going to die out.

    The screw drives on the first one I had made but lasted a couple times so I made all my others and improved the original design.

    Heres a build thread but its on another forum.

    New project HD Tow Truck(VIDEO'S) - Scale 4x4 R/C Forums

    enjoy

    Greg
     
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    Just found this (some how I missed it but I don't know how!) and this thing is awesome! Great job man, I'm subbing for sure!
     
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  16. Y2daT

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    I subbed as well this is a epic build for sure. ..not a average tow truck. more like what they call a rotator. defantly a extreme recovery vehicle. great work.
     
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  17. brent.gifford12

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    That's fantastic!
     
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  18. LOSIASSOC

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    thanks everyone

    Greg
     
  19. ScaleBuilder

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    Hey was this featured in RCsparks youtube channel recently? looks just like it!
     
  20. Mdude101MJC

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    When are you starting work on this again, I can't wait to see more!!!
     

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