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  1. #1
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    Default Grand Hauler

    Finally got my first semi build finished up. Just a stock Grand hauler at the moment with a few tweaks to the parts that come with the kit. I'm running a light kit from MyTrickRC, a genaric 2 channel radio and a Hobbywing ESC with the stock can motor. Trimmed the front bumper shorter and tucked it in to be even with the grill, miter cut the stacks and trimmed the visor. Made the air lines and electrical cable with some beading supplies my wife had laying around.

    Windcatcher was my dad's CB handle a long time ago.

    Light test by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

    Grand Hauler by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

    Grand Hauler by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

    Windcatcher by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr


    https://youtu.be/h34_Tld9234
    Last edited by Bluedually4x4; 03-21-2020 at 07:58 PM. Reason: add video

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    That's a real looker.

    Love the emerald green paint.
    smallfact0ry on instagram / lone wolf / doer of many things

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    Working on some custom parts now. These are guide rails for a goose neck low boy trailer.
    Heavy haul rails by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

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    Very nice!
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    Ordered some RC4WD semi tires for the snow plow put put them on the Grand Hauler to check fitment. I think the super wides will make a good pusher axle tire.
    New tires by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

    New tires by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

    New tires by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

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    Great looking truck! Did you dechrome all of the parts before dying/painting? Love the mitered smoke stacks; looks so much cleaner than the stock angled extensions.

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    If I were to attempt one of these this is what I'd do, except convert to a day cab if all of the electronics could still be hidden. Looks great. I migrated to RC after building 1:25 and 1:24 scale big rigs for many years so I have an eye for them haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkw75 View Post
    Great looking truck! Did you dechrome all of the parts before dying/painting? Love the mitered smoke stacks; looks so much cleaner than the stock angled extensions.
    Yeah, just a soak in super clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phildirt View Post
    If I were to attempt one of these this is what I'd do, except convert to a day cab if all of the electronics could still be hidden. Looks great. I migrated to RC after building 1:25 and 1:24 scale big rigs for many years so I have an eye for them haha.
    If you don't use the MFU there is plenty of room for all the electronics in the cab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedually4x4 View Post
    Yeah, just a soak in super clean.
    Great, thanks for the info.

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