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Old 01-21-2012, 07:35 PM
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Hi Guys,
i have been checking out your builds and decided to give it a go, so i purchased a second hand Aeromax off fleabay. i'm after a dump truck so that's hopefully what this will turn out to be.
first step, cut off the sleeper and styrene the back of it.
next, cut off the tabs on top of the body, just to give it a cleaner look.
then, the frame was too long so i cut 7cm off it.
now as this is going to be 6x6, i had to re-drill and tap the rear suspension mounts/shock mounts lower, and the front suspension higher.
next issue i had was attaching the new front leaf springs to the new TLT front diff (thanks to Joe for supplying the bits!). i had to grind off the center thing that holds the leafs together, and then could screw the leafs to the diff housing.

now for a heart and lung transplant!
i wanted to bring the truck back to a more scale speed, so i got a 55 turn motor and R2 transmission.
mounting this was real easy (thanks again to Joe for the bits and bracket)
and i have used the rear drive shaft to connect the R2 to the front diff.

the body has been remounted slightly higher and the multi function control unit (in the tanks on the side) has been added back on. i have used the inside rear rims for the front wheels and will replace them when i get more bits. also, the colour will be changed but i need to get all the modifications sorted out first.

thats it so far, please your ideas and comments are appreciated.
Thanks guys
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Thanks guys,
i'm after all the info i can find on screw drive dump bodies and their construction, i have been looking at Freddy Gear Drives constructions and they look great. Does anyone have any other info or posts that might help? i have been searching this site for a while and still have a few pieces missing.
i have attached a pic of the dump box i'm looking at doing.
again, any info would be great
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Hi Guys,

i have started the screw drive for the dump body, but have a question for you all. what turn motor would be best for running the screw drive? i have used the original truck motor for the mock up, and tested it, it is way too quick. i was thinking perhaps 55 turn motor? but would this also be too quick? any thoughts?
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Thanks Guys.

been a while but i finally got it finished.
pictures attached, let me know what you think. like all projects, i could keep improving on it for ever, but needed to use it!
it ended up as a 6x6 and i bluetacked the diffs for lsd operation. works well with the 55 turn motor.
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