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semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 10:09 AM UTC

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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.





hey thanks man . trying to keep to keep reall lokking
semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 10:10 AM UTC
this sucks, i ran out of micro screws, i need about 50 more

semijoe
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 03:29 AM UTC
for the 5ich extension, i had make the front fensers longer, i nother pair of rims came in too

JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 10:29 AM UTC
she looks very smart as an 8 wheeler.
those aluminum wheels are almost too fancy tho,,,
semijoe
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 09:00 AM UTC
i worked on some more detail on the front, i think i have everything about done

semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - 10:31 AM UTC
didnt get to much done today, had to build a trailer dollie for a customer. but had time to make the railings and hand rail. was hoping to get it painted, but tomorrow is another day

semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 06:17 AM UTC
small update, my rotating light came in

im still waitng on a few things here and there

semijoe
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 02:56 AM UTC
the week from hell has began, time to wire this up with lights and sounds



semijoe
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 10:35 AM UTC
so when it came to the lights on the rear engione compartment , i was right , they all were burnt. soooooooooooooo, time to break out some new ones . i have rc4wds bruiser light kit here, perfect for what i need for running lights. i use 2 sets, 4 reds and 4 yellow, did some splicing. plugs right into the receiver , later i will add and on/off swith, the bumper lights are fine. ive also added a back up light top center


lights, lights, and more lights lol! insane
any way , while i had the radiator out , ive add some electric fans(fake)
blake_500ci
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2013 - 11:39 PM UTC
mate this thing is so impressive, best scratch building skills ive seen. ur a master, im very sorry to hear about ur electrical meltdown, any idea why it happened? keep on pressing on mate its a fantastic beast, congrats. cheers blake
semijoe
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 08:48 AM UTC
video still has a long way to go but here a tease

http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%20stuff/MVI_0302.mp4.html
semijoe
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:19 AM UTC
main boom is mounted and running, tomorrow i will work on the lights for it

http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/MVI_0306.mp4.html
semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 03:48 AM UTC
today im going to show you how im making my search lights

i start with a basic r/r light kit from china, it was about 11.00 usd

whats nice about its 1/10 scale and it plugs right into your receiver or a 4.8 battery pack



next i cut each light bucket from the main light bar, keeping the main bar as a part of the light bucket. next i cut a hollow round plastic tube for the neck, next i drilled a small hole in the tip of the tube and the light bucket , this will let the light buckets tilt



next i ran small wiring through the rod and attached the light buckets with 2 micro screws

semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 03:56 AM UTC
next i cut 3 pieces of shrink tube and cut one of the lights off the main


ok, this is how i did this end of it, now i have to make 3 more, after this i will show you how to do the other end of it



all 4 are made, next step . i drill a whole in the deck of the truck. the piece will be glued in

semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 04:21 AM UTC
next i cut another sleeve that fits over light bucket pole but is smaller then the deck sleeve . will also attach the wire tip/plug



next i flipped the deck upside down, yellow/black wires are the 4 search lights, the red/black with white tips are for extras light for boom later. the red/black wire with black tip is power for the lights



the search light are up and working



the boom lights are working also