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Old 04-23-2011, 10:31 AM
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Default Kenworth Tow Truck Rotator another cookie cutter build

Here is the start of my new build, it will be an 80 ton Rotating tow truck. This will be a slow build as time and money allow. Here is a pic of the inspiration and the start of the build.



























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Old 04-23-2011, 11:45 AM
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coool!!! truck, i will be watchen
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:22 PM
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That is a Bad *** tow truck! Cant wait to see more.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:40 PM
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Hey TC,very nice build....are the tires the new Mickey Thompsons??? Thanks JohnnySr
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coool!!! truck, i will be watchen
Thanks scalepaintn I hope to gather up some of the parts for the boom this week.

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That is a Bad *** tow truck! Cant wait to see more.
Thanks Paul I will be taking my time on this one i want it to be as perfect as I can get it.

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Old 04-23-2011, 08:14 PM
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nice one will be following this build !
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Very cool idea for a build ,looks great so far.
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Nice job there so far,Mr Biddle. You have some work ahead of you on this one.
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Now thats a show stopper there....Your going to need something that big to lift up all the cookie cutter's over here...
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Awesome! Can't wait to see more progress!
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As a rc truck guy from the UK what is a cookie cutter!!!!!!!!!

Very nice full size m/c to build from.
I hope you can capture the presence of the 1;1 m/c.
Please say you will be using real hydraulics
I`ll be watchin closely

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Old 04-25-2011, 06:03 PM
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As a rc truck guy from the UK what is a cookie cutter!!!!!!!!!

Very nice full size m/c to build from.
I hope you can capture the presence of the 1;1 m/c.
Please say you will be using real hydraulics
I`ll be watchin closely

Brian.
Thanks guy's I am still in the planning stage right now buy I just couldn't resist putting the chassis together. Brian the term cookie cutter is used to reference trucks that all look alike and was used in my trucks title for a little fun. As for hyd's I am not a fan but if some one could come up with some affordable hyd's that were durable and didn't leak I would do it. I will be using linear actuators that I am having a friend of mine help me with. When the actuators are done they will look just like hyd cyl's.

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Old 04-26-2011, 06:34 AM
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i love all these kenwoth buids they always come out beautiful and stunning
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:35 AM
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Thanks for bringin me up to date with the terminology.
Would a RS-575 motor fit on the tamiya 3 speed, if so it would give this bad boy some real grunt especially if mated to a inline reduction gearbox like ive seen on some other heavies.
I looked on a robotics website and it gave this motor with around 30-40% more torque
The jerr dan unit will be a nice change of wrecker layout as opposed to the integrated units (which are still v/nice) giving seperate control of boom and underlift.
Remarkable so-far.
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This thing should look awesome when shes done, this is a very unique build idea. I've never seen a 1:1 wrecker that bad a$$ before.
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