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Thread: Hc4 Tonka Big Tow

  1. #11
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    To combat the sag I started today with the standard lawnmower recoil spring.

    I made a replacement main leaf, then added a second main leaf with a double eye.


    Itís flatter but stiffer. The ride height isnít changed.


    I also got started on some bed boxes for the chain and ropes and tools.

    I even got it out and drove it around a little. This thing is awesome!







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    Whoa! Excellent job with the metal body.
    smallfactorystudio on instagram / lone wolf / doer of many things

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    Looks great! And RED!

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    Thanks!
    Definitely red. I actually screwed up and grabbed from the wrong pile when doing the headlights. They were supposed to be white. But I think the red is growing on me. Maybe some angry eyelids


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    Iíve been tossing around the name of Dirty Hooker



    The small winch fits inside the boom so I ordered one that looked like it. Turns out itís 8th scale.


    So it now lives on the front and two smaller winches are on order for the rear.


    Then I threw some round stock in the lathe


    And made some oxy-acetylene bottles for the bed.


    Splash


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    Still waiting for parts to get off the slow boat but getting a few accessories in. More to come.


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    Winches came in, got them installed on the booms. Took it for another little drive.









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    And whatís a wrecker without some outriggers.
    Copying a manual set from the m816

    Showed up and inside a box beam

    this whole thing slides out and then unscrews at the collar near the joint.


    And mine in the stowed position


    And out and down


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    Little more progress


    Whipped up a towbar for vehicle recovery


    Used the hc4 bed with homemade frame and axle and some BuddyL wheels to make a m105 trailer.


    Also added a bench vise to the front bumper


    A Jerry Can in the stock front step location


    And a Hobart motor welder in the bed.


    The Hobart is hiding an air pump which will get its own esc and run the smoke unit Iím working on.


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    Nice work so far and really great ideas on Details

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