well as promised...progress and what progress it is as you shall see.
1.tore down the axels and remade them properly
2. fixed the transfercase position to it's correct spot.
3. remodeled the drive train to be correct as seen in the ref picture
4. hooked up a second crank case for the front axel
5. modeled all the steering components for the front axel.
6.reworked the main frame for size.
7. reworked the tank staps so that they will hand off the future chicken wire that is to be made for the side of the truck.
8. reworked the chassi she is now accurate
9.prilimiary tarp is now in place over the back of the truck
10. extended the exaust pipes so that they are now at the right highet off the ground.
things left to do
1. chicken wire
2. entire cabin
3. frame support structure
4. remake the exhaust pipes as one uniform pipe leading from the engine
5. make the engine
6. make a floor of some sort
7. make the wheel drum and bake pads for the wheels
8. finish work on the tarp
9. small accented structure for the front of the truck
10. make the final shock absorbers
11. wire up EVERYTHING!
12. add small accents to the chassi
13. make small step structure for back bumper.
told you this truck is more complicated then she looks. but over all that's been a big challenge for me to over come and over come it I am. she's a RHD truck...buggy thingie. so there is that. but there really isn't much to this truck inside. it's all outside. as for the shock absorbers I cannot find any visual evidence of there being spring shock absorbers like you'd find on a mudding truck (as they call it down here in texas. you take your truck out to the muddiest places on earth and test your truck against the mud trying not to get stuck and just driving where you want to drive at high speeds. I'm told it's fun) what I can find visual evidence of is possible piston shock absorbers like you'd find on a jeep. and I just so happen to have some made for a jeep project I haven't finished yet. so I'll transfer those over asap. now the leaf springs are a whole different issue. the mountings seem off and anyone who knows about the typical mounting will say I've gone mad. but I swear to you that I have screen that show the front have two vertical lead spring mounts and the back having the ones you see on the model below. so I did it. it may not make sense but f*ck nothing about this truck does. and that's why I f*cking love it.
this truck has taught me a lot. and you know. in a way I could see this truck in road warrior. not easily but I mean hey it still fits imo. anyways onto the progress shots for tonight. hopefully by months end this truck will be done and I can move onto other models. here's what I have for you so far.
here's a look at the new side tank mountings:
wouldn't want to be on the recieving end of this truck..would you?
she's going to be a bitch to make low poly but I'll do it for the fans. then it's onto greener projects. and no that's not a clue even if I am somewhat itching to dig into the green dart car from mad max 2 the road warrior.
anyways just gotta keep moving my friends.