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Old 08-16-2010, 10:24 PM
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Default Bruder Truck-Mounted Flatbed

Had one of the Bruder lowboys collecting dust out in the garage and had given some thought to stretching it and updating with some rubber tires and new wheels but decided to go a different route instead...

The beginnings of a flatbed body is what I came up with thus far....

Oh, and I apologize for not having many pics of the first stages of this build with detailed pics of how I reinforced the center section, but rest assured she'll handle some decent weight on her back while still being on the light side with just plastic being used.







As you can see the truck on which I decided to conduct this "experiment" of a build isn't even finished yet itself....so of course you can see my priorities are in order, LOL.

But I figure it's a fun project to get the mind warmed up for some more building here and there.

More updates to come, thanks for stopping by.

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Old 08-16-2010, 10:26 PM
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Sorry to report no major progress lately, just a few odds and ends here and there.

Added some crossmembers on the underside to help distribute the load and reduce pressure points on the plastic sheets. Plus some makeshift brackets and a slightly modified King rear crossmember were put together to help hold this girl on the chassis...




Started to work on covering up that mess of a splice I attempted with some misc. styrene sheet and other pieces that were needing a place to rest...



And began playing around with some load ideas both for the fun of it and to see what kind of weight could be put on this thing seeing as it's held together with screws, glue, plastic-weld, and some hopes and dreams...




See you in another month with another update. (let's hope not anyway)

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Old 08-17-2010, 12:52 AM
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Looking good Alex!
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:17 PM
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Nice clean build!
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:22 PM
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Nice clean build!
Thanks, yeah that's sort of my goal on most everything.....although I'll admit in some areas on the underside it might seem 'cobbled' here and there...sometimes "pretty" just isn't an option when re-inforcing with styrene. But for the most part it's clean and strong because of that.

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Old 08-23-2010, 12:14 AM
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Default Re: Bruder Truck-Mounted Flatbed

It looks good.

The only time you should be concerned about the underside, is if your trucks spends most of it's time on it's side, or belly up. Lol...That's my view on it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:55 PM
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It looks good.

The only time you should be concerned about the underside, is if your trucks spends most of it's time on it's side, or belly up. Lol...That's my view on it.
Haha...good point.

I'm gonna do my best to ensure the wheels stay planted.

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Old 08-23-2010, 07:36 PM
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Hey Alex how about adding a beavertail and a dozer?
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Haha...good point.

I'm gonna do my best to ensure the wheels stay planted.

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Though I guess if you went to town on painting and detailing the chassis, because you want to park it on top of a mirror, then I guess you have an excuse. Unless you intend to make a tilt bed, or just want it detailed. Either way works. LOL

I can't wait to see it done.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:19 PM
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Hey Alex how about adding a beavertail and a dozer?
Had actually given that some serious thought Craig...maybe in the future.

I've thought about getting one of those Bruder 963 CAT track loaders....that'd look neat behind it I guess.

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Old 08-27-2010, 09:21 PM
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Though I guess if you went to town on painting and detailing the chassis, because you want to park it on top of a mirror, then I guess you have an excuse. Unless you intend to make a tilt bed, or just want it detailed. Either way works. LOL

I can't wait to see it done.
True, very true.....I was considering the option of a screw drive tilt bed and in that case I guess it would make sense to tidy up the underside. But since I'm not I guess I don't have much to worry about there.

Yes, I have to apologize for such a long delay in a finish. But the weather here is starting to cool down a bit (good thing) and we are getting away from the humidity for a while. Who knows, painting and detailing may be just around the corner.

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Looking good, glue screws, and plastic weld ! I'm building a dump trailer with it so should hold up !
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True, very true.....I was considering the option of a screw drive tilt bed and in that case I guess it would make sense to tidy up the underside. But since I'm not I guess I don't have much to worry about there.

Yes, I have to apologize for such a long delay in a finish. But the weather here is starting to cool down a bit (good thing) and we are getting away from the humidity for a while. Who knows, painting and detailing may be just around the corner.

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Alright Alex.. Stop kicking the dog around the yard and finish this already..freddy and I will have to get the whip out on yeah..
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that truck is sweet for a straight truck and a budget build. what colors are you going to paint it.
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Looking good, glue screws, and plastic weld ! I'm building a dump trailer with it so should hold up !
Thanks Donny, I'm hopin' so, LOL.

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Old 08-28-2010, 06:05 PM
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Alright Alex.. Stop kicking the dog around the yard and finish this already..freddy and I will have to get the whip out on yeah..
I didn't know you and Fred were into the whips and chains kinda thing. Each to his own I spose,

Nah man, these 10 hour Saturdays are killing me, and during the week I'm just too **** burnt out to find the motivation for the RCs.

There's always tomorrow though I spose. We'll see.

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that truck is sweet for a straight truck and a budget build. what colors are you going to paint it.
Not sure yet on color.....would love to pull off a neat yet simple two-tone job, probably a dark red almost maroon for the cab and hood with a black for the fenders.....just so many neat color combos out there it's hard to decide. Will have to do some more Googling for ideas I spose.

Oh, and thank you.

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interesting use of a bruder drop deck!
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I swear I saw a rig identical to this sitting on my workbench last week!
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Awesome! I like this....
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