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FreddyGearDrive 03-23-2011 10:05 AM

Time to rework Ole-Yeller.
Built this baby about 3 years ago,she's a articulated 6x6,w/a lift tailgate,& v-blade snow plow.

This is what she looks like now.

I really hate to take this thing apart,it is really a slick truck.But the only time I break this out is when it's snowing.

Might as well make it something I use year round.

So I guess an off rd dump here we come.

Down to the bones she goes.

This is what I'm thinkin.

Thanks for lookin!


hawgfanman 03-23-2011 11:11 AM

That's crazy! Can't wait to see more progress.

LOSIASSOCIATED 03-23-2011 01:27 PM

Holy Crap Freddy that thing is sweet!!!!!!!


CrunchBar 03-23-2011 02:10 PM

That truck is so sweet! Can't wait to see what you come up with. I like the yellow, very nice choice.

venom*one 03-23-2011 03:58 PM

sweet truck freddy... thats got to be a high torque servo for the steering... can we get a better look at how you did that???

Tamiya Cowboy 03-23-2011 06:57 PM

This truck is a must see in person and it weighted a ton in its former state.. Freddy I cant wait to see how this comes out you have a killer Idea here.

sickcivic95 03-23-2011 09:42 PM

Well If it has not been said earlier I dont know what to say other than


RCJEEPBUILDER 03-24-2011 05:59 AM

Good plan Fred! what axle do you have in the front? I cant figure out how you have those tires under that cab with all that offset???

The_Stuff 03-24-2011 02:16 PM

it better be good! that was a real nice truck!!

BRICKNICK 03-24-2011 03:20 PM

Nice job as usual Freddy...

FreddyGearDrive 03-25-2011 05:45 AM

Venom,I think if I put a socket on this servo,It would break lug nuts loose.
Had real problems at first w/supplying enough power to reciever to run this monster.Finally got the bec w/enough hair for the job. This is the servo.

You know it has some hair,when there's coolin finns on er.
This is how it used to be hooked up.

Had to totally change it around for dump box.So this is what I did.

Awhile back,I purchased a bunch of gear reduced motors,assumed they would have the balls for my screwdrives.Well they work for the 10"& 14" boxes & that's it.Been waiting for the right ones to show from Germany.
Well got sick of waiting so decided to freddy one for this build. This is what I did.

Now she should have the hair for this 18" box. I hope!
She fit perfect where it belongs.

Stuff,you ain't shyt-en it better be good.That was just what I was thinkin,before it went in to surgery. Also,I can't believe I'm rippin apart a truck that works & looks perfect.Even the tailgate worked perfect.
RCJB,that's the reason it's articulated,I have a rear axle in the front,so I could tuck the tires under it.
Guys! Thanks for the comments & complements! I'll try to not let you boys down w/the finished build.
For you guys that haven't seen this short vid of ole-yeller,here's what she used to do.

Thanks for lookin!

LOSIASSOCIATED 03-25-2011 06:56 AM

Hey Freddy,
I was wondering dont the servo horn twist and flex or is that a metel one?
I like this truck its def a monster.


footprint 03-28-2011 03:31 AM

Very cool truck you have there, thanks for the pics of the articulated me inspired to to an ADT

Tamiya Cowboy 03-28-2011 06:02 AM

Hey Freddy how about a update you worked on it all weekend..

FreddyGearDrive 03-28-2011 02:25 PM

Thanks Guys!
Lossi,she don't flex at all.It;s make out of some high perf go fast plastic.
Cowboy,got a little done.
Made up a dog house for the motor,

Also mounted some nifty rotating lights & dual exhaust.

Then tore it down for paint. But before the booth,figured best make a drive shaft skid plate.

Here's a quick vid of the steering working for you gents that asked about it.

Thanks for lookin!
Oh! & Cossett,Thanks for the lights! Can't wait to put a set on my highway plow truck. :nice:

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