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semijoe
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 09:21 AM UTC
roof is on and sanded

semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 08:16 AM UTC
started on the hatches,



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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 09:14 AM UTC
I put the inner panels on the hatches and made some handles



next I put some angles under the windows



I made some rear antenna mount


semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:54 AM UTC
made some rear light mounts and use the knight hauler light buckets, perfect size

semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 07:05 AM UTC
I started on the rear ladder, here i used hollow plastic tubing, solid metal rod for shaping and a threaded rod for mounting


upper and lower ladder is made, hinged and mounted, here it is pictured up


pictured down , now i need to sand and add diamond plate for steps


heres the 1:1



semijoe
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 - 10:20 AM UTC
made the mirror mounts, added the diamond plate on steps and add couple things here and there



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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 11:14 AM UTC
I made the next part for the mirrors, its the outer casing, next is the inner mirror


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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 05:55 AM UTC
inner mirror holder is done, I will attach mirror when I dine painting it


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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 05:59 AM UTC
the truck has a crank, pully set up for the tire lift , its a 2 part system




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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 11:52 AM UTC
added some stuff

semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 08:14 AM UTC
VIDEO

today I started on the sound and rear lights

Hisham
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 10:38 AM UTC
I loved seeing your work with the fire truck and the HEMMT.. and this Buffalo is just crazy!! Maybe you'll have a video showing it while running around?

Hisham
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2013 - 11:59 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I loved seeing your work with the fire truck and the HEMMT.. and this Buffalo is just crazy!! Maybe you'll have a video showing it while running around?

Hisham



I will will do video after im finished, thanks man


today I made the fender light buckets and installed the lights, they work great


semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 09:59 AM UTC
today I started on the roof mounted search lights, basically all scratch . im using .040, .060 styrene and clear .010 styrene , the light bucket is from the rear bumper of a king hauler . the driver will be able to rotate the search light from the inside. I will add lights later



semijoe
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2013 - 09:00 AM UTC
today ive added some aerial antennas


semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 10:11 AM UTC
cant wait for paint and the round styrene to come in so I can finish the roof, should be here Thursday

so in the mean time, I will get started on the bumper,i was able to mod the king hauler front bumper mount for this part



next I using a solid 1/4 x 3/4 inch alum bar for the main support


next I made the hydraulic arm support



here I start wrapping the alum with styrene



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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 12:13 PM UTC
basic bumper is built

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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:52 AM UTC
1st I notice the bumper was sitting 8mm to low , so I had fix that will quick. ive added some side orange refecters , a ladder and started on some kind of unit that mounted on the top bumper, im thinking its some kind of hydraulic block



semijoe
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 10:44 AM UTC
today I started on box that's mount on top / center bumper, not sure what the function is, so I was thing maybe hydraulics or electrical . any way here it is. also made the right head light with working door



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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 04:04 AM UTC
both light buckets almost done

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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:45 AM UTC
time to catch up on some painting


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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:28 PM UTC
started on the interior



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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 06:02 AM UTC
a lot of painting to do and a lot of reassembling



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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 01:38 AM UTC
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY !!
semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 07:49 AM UTC
break is over, time to get back on this beast

motor is mounted, wires add, the base is in closed and 1st arm is prefitted, inside base is metal and out side casing is plastic. motor is 600:1, plenty torque