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Thread: Ugly? Ugly! Another full metal scratch build of an unusual wrecker.

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    .....

    really strange to built were the headlight covers.

    copper sheets cut with a jewellers hand jigsaw soldered with a high temperatur tin.





    all electronics should be placed under the bonnet. sounds as an easy job, but 6 escs, receiver, light-module and a little 2200 lipo fills the room quickly.
    I hope, I must never fix a problem in this cable mess





    The utility box has to be a cover for the outriggers and winches and a rolling cages too.
    To assume the angular shape of the cabin I made a frame from 2mm aluminium. spaces with some round bars.
    outer hull is 0,3mm aluminium. The sides are fixed clamped to the frame, front and rear are hold with magnets. The aluminium made magnetic with glued shim-discs.
    The great front and rear sheets are strengthen a bit with some beads.










    The original cabin roof are in miltarystyle with gun carriages etc. But I need a lightbar andsome working lights. Therefore I take away the military roof and build my own. Assuming the angles of the cabin i made a frame of aluminium. the leds shine bottom-up. In the aluminium I milled slots and polished them to works like a reflector.
    (pic form an early testrun)



    All things were powder coated at home. (only some items I've forgoten to powder before mounting I've blackend with eddings and black tape)

    Main joining techniques are screws and sikaflex 221.


    Any questions about the rig? Ask.

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    i think that your skills are amazing to create something so ugly to look so great. Maybe one question: When will be running video?

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    Filming was planned today but it's raining

    Let's start with the recovery crane.

    The flatbed is only fixed with four screws on the base frame. Electric connection goes over a sub-d connector.
    the 12v connection wasn't use on the flatbed but maybe on the crane.

    First thing today was to cut off a bit of the base frame. so the crane can end closer to the rear axle.





    considering the open utitlity box I've changed the support winches. the older are to weak and to quick.
    new flanges made and the new, normally hidden, winch arrangement



    all winches in action you can see in this little instagram clip
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B0dsHByhJwS

    parallel I've made a key feature of the train: the big double hook beam with his jigs.
    massiv brass beam with adjustable steel jigs. the little joints are two 6x10 brass pipes. hardsoldered.
    i'm very pleased that just the first attempts has correct 90 angles




    Stay tuned for more happy metal

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    Brilliant attention to detail, and I like your ingenuity. A very fun build to watch!
    SBG OWNER YOUTUBE AXIAL AMBASSADOR GCM TEAM DRIVER VANQUISH KNIGHT CUSTOMS TEAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatguy View Post
    Brilliant attention to detail, and I like your ingenuity. A very fun build to watch!
    Thank you


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    Today cranes baseframe was built. Not very impressive and most if his time hidden but useful and very stable. Overall length in this configuration is 72 cm.

    I know my and my pals driving arts, so all my backplates are really massive :)




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    Hi,

    the backplate is ready machined.

    Some drilling for lights, slotting for additional anchor points, a bit shaping and, for me, a well done surface making it ready for powder coating


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    Some driving inpressions.


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    Hi,

    the Build of the second payload begins. A mechanical recovery crane.
    Cranes have many pulleys. So I have to make some of these silly things. After a bit gugeling etc I know, I need a formtool. So I go to my storage and found some 10mm silversteel

    After milling the rough shape...



    ... I gave him the needed clearence angles with jewellers files.
    A first try with the unhardened and unsharpened formtool



    Looks principally good. Ergo: it's the right way to do this.




    Stay tuned for more happy metal

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    Quote Originally Posted by raven62 View Post
    Some driving inpressions.

    it is long as year :-D

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    Hi,

    two, later quite unremarkable, pieces are done. Unremarkable but important and not easy to done.

    The in two axis rotable pulleys for the main hook rope.

    After roundabout 15 Hours of planning and machining they're done

    In action: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1OoMb-B..._web_copy_link


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