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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 11:06 AM UTC
Are you going to make the boom fully operational too ?????

What do you use to actuate the rams on it ????

Nige
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 06:45 AM UTC

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Are you going to make the boom fully operational too ?????

What do you use to actuate the rams on it ????

Nige



this has 2 action, up and down ,which is done . and it will also exten out

i used a 210 actuator works perfect
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 06:48 AM UTC
topper is almost done, need to add side rails and skid plates.


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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 10:23 AM UTC
topper is done



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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 06:51 PM UTC
I realy like the truck SEMIJOE. It's my home town's fire truck but what navy base is it from Sea BEES or the Missile Test Center? Do you live near Ventura?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 01:25 PM UTC
I ment to ask if you had lived in Ventura?
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 01:04 AM UTC

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I ment to ask if you had lived in Ventura?



hello

i live trenton, n.j.

i was searching the web for these trucks and came arcoss this one
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 07:58 AM UTC
was to work on the rear fender today. ive added the hand rail, tool box and step pad. the 1st battery i bought for this i mess it up by keeping it plugged in. 90.00 down the drain. i hate lipo batteries but i need the power. right now its charging up.


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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 06:01 AM UTC
sorry but the delay guys, super busy lately


i have cut the extension, work on the basics of the snozzle, installed the lifting servo and ran some plumbing. this is all a mock up and alot of fine tuning to do .





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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:38 AM UTC
Wondered how you were getting on with this beast !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looking fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nige
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:35 AM UTC
what can i say,your build is great great nad great.
very very nic work dude.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 01:21 AM UTC
thank you for being pateint with this build its been about 18 months in the makings.
here another update

i started on the rear plumbing

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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 10:30 AM UTC
ive started on the other side for the plumbing . also made top cover for the lifting arm. this will let me bable to run wires and have excess to them





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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 07:09 AM UTC
thanks everybody .


the base and lower parts of the boom is done, so i started to add paint, wiring and hoses



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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 12:29 AM UTC
the blue bubble lights came in today. i prefitted them, now for the wiring. the lower lift arm has 2x light fitted too. the arm i made and paint a cover it. the wiring is also ran






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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 06:42 AM UTC
wanted to say thank you everybody


the lower arm is pretty much done.



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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 09:10 AM UTC
i painted the top arm/boom , plumbing and made removable cap for the knuckle.









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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 09:54 AM UTC
did some odds and ends. back on the shelf untill i recieve in some more parts







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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 08:10 AM UTC
hey evrybody, really sorry about leave of absense here.

i had huge mishap with the firetruck, i was installing the electronic for the boom and the electronic compartment started to have a serious melt down. bottom line was i loss i all of it . very expensive booboo. it wiped out most of the lights too. sooooo i had to tare it down and basically start over . so while i have it apart i will do some upgrades, ive paint chassis, change the tires and rims, upgraded the servos ,added anothe axle etc. ive also went from a 6x6x4 to and 8x8x6.

what was taking so long that i really had to get over the melt down. im sure we have all been there one time or another. so enough of this and let get started










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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 08:38 AM UTC
[quote author=Backfire_NL link=topic=21248.msg156094#msg156094 date=1364310170]
Must be heartbreaking to see all the works go down the drain.
Good luck with building a new one.
[/quote]

i started on the basic compartment , will add 2x doors ,



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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 06:00 AM UTC
next i started on the lid,marked it out,drilled all the holes for rivots and post,also put it in primer


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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 09:19 AM UTC
the basic box is all done , ready for paint next

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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 09:54 AM UTC
Hi Joe

Not so good to hear of your disaster !!!!!!!!!!!!!! How much were you able to save and reuse % wise of the bodywork ????????

I presume with these being of modular format that some of the bits were useable !!!!!!!!!!!

Looking forward to seeing the more beafy brother !!!!!

Will be looking in

Nige
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 04:15 AM UTC
added some color and clear,added the doors and started on the micro screws
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 09:24 AM UTC
Hi Joe, sorry to hear of your disaster with the electrics, but is a good opportunity to see the chassis and drive train all exposed. wonderful work!
The boom with the plumbing mounted is very nice too, the curved diamond plate on the knuckle is a very nice detail.