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Thread: Kamaz Inspired Dakar Build - The Tekin K55

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyAnguish View Post
    Your Dakar builds are stupid good. Such great planning and design.
    Thank you! The plan is always changing, we have revised a few parts here and there for clearance issues or just things that didn't fit quite like they did in 3D world.
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    More progress to report! Most of the big print jobs are now finished, so I'm working on getting perfect fitment of all the parts which requires a lot of sanding, filing and test fitting. This truck has been apart and back together a bunch of times already.

    The front and rear VP Currie Antirock sways are in. The front bar I narrowed and the cab truss had to be modified so the arm would clear during suspension compression.

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    The rear sway I left full Bomber width.

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    The lower skirt frames came out nice and tie the whole lower section of the truck together all the way back to the rear fender flare.

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    Truss that holds the rear of the lower skirt frames.

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    Then we started in on the rear section of the box, the spare tire carriers and the box caps. Also got that rear duckbill piece finished up and mocked in.

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    Finally a full side profile to stare at and it really puts in perspective the size of the truck. Next up will be an electronics box for the rear area and then it's on to the side door frames. Both sides of this truck will open up completely, so access to everything will be really nice. Now back to sanding as many parts as I can tolerate, I'm starting to get excited about painting this beast!
    TEKIN, INC.

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    Wow!! Very impressive looking! Can't wait to see this ready and your nice videos!
    instagram.com/n3ruda #RatKing

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    Another week, another progress report!

    I started in on all the lighting and worked on getting all the LED strands lengthened. I want the wiring to be cleaner on this truck so everything will be tucked away pretty nicely when it's going back together after paint.

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    Got the rear cargo area finished up and the floor is in, underneath all that wiring. This is where the fuel cell electronics box will sit.

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    The box sides are all assembled and installed.

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    Oh and both sides open for complete access to everything inside.

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    Last part for the week was the AC unit up on the roof.

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    Hope to start cutting panels and painting next week!
    TEKIN, INC.

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    Man I love watching your builds come together, outstanding work!

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    Looks great! Can't wait to see the finished truck

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    your skills with 3D printing are amazing and so your work and results

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    Printer was down this week, totally my fault. A tiny little thermistor can really halt an operation but we should be back up and running on Monday. I had lots to work on anyways that didn't require the printer so I dove into cutting the lexan panels.

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    I also cut out the stainless steel mesh for the side vents and front bumper.

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    There are 10 different panel pieces including the front windshield which I haven't test fit yet.

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    There are two latches on each side door and one in the rear door to secure them shut.

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    I still need to make some struts or something to hold the doors up when open.

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    The rear door is latched and hinged as well and inside there will be some sand ladders and the "fuel cell" that will enclose all the light wiring and switches. I also drilled all 8 tail light holes and installed the Axial buckets and started punching holes for the amber marker lights that will be on the sides.

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    Everything opens like some kind of Transformer!

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    And just to put the size in perspective, here's the K-55 next to my VS4-10.

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    Hopefully (fingers crossed) printing goes well next week and we finish up the last couple jobs. Once those are done and test fit, I am tearing this truck down for paint and then the reassembly and wiring can begin!
    TEKIN, INC.

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    looks badass

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    What a monster! Really loving what you've done so far Ty. Can't wait to see the wrap.
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