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Old 06-28-2024, 11:16 AM
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Default Chevy K30 U-haul Maxi-mover 1973-75

Everybody does Custom & Show trucks, but in the real world i see a whole lot more stock and Fleet equipment out doing things.

Nylint 1975+ Chevrolet squarebody U-HAUL Maxi-mover. First teaser pic when i brought back a 1950 Woody wagon from Florida


I still don't see a change between any 'rounded line' square-body Chevy or Gmc truck, but people will claim there are very many differences! (The paint stores sell 57,000,000 shades of white, so sure why not?)
Chevy squarebody grilles by year
https://www.cjponyparts.com/resource...fication-guide
I guess Nylint chevy pickup uses close to a 1973-74 grille.
Then a gm 4wd truck with a 1 ton carrying frame is a K-30.
I can't find anything about uhaul actually running this cab with that box, but it looks pretty cool.


The first step of RC Conversion is buy more rolling stock???


Then might as well repaint the cab closer to the actual Uhaul livery, but do it 'Fleet style' so that every section of white is a different color. "The boss just said White paint, i dunno."

Chopped some steel square tube into a pair of C-channels to become chassis rails. Got a pile of aftermarket wpl metal crossmembers, gearmotor trans, leaf springs, and some chassis rails mocked up to start planning holes in the Loooong frame.
Pro tip: Always remember to leave your nylock hardware loose so you can drop parts into the abyss! Then you get to reorder kits and pretend your original plan was to 'millitary wrap' the main leafs before you start adding helper leafs.



WPL / JJRC running gear, axles, D12 steelies. I want to stick with open-differentials to help with turning radius so i can still fail massively with backing trailers.
Steel stretched frame under a steel body, with useable payload, it's going to need ALL of the springs.

Planning on using at least 1 frame mounted carrier bearing with the metal cvd driveshafts to reach from trans to rear differential
https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/gadg...ong-wheelbases

Trailer options?
Dollhouse furnature?
Rental Center?
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Old 06-29-2024, 11:40 PM
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Default Re: Chevy K30 U-haul Maxi-mover 1973-75

Side-quest while waiting on parts:

Back on the Farm, there's still the old Ford (nylint happy rancher) truck "with the tree growing through it".

Badly rust pitted, some areas rusted through. I'd be forever filling and sanding on it to make something new, or even nice, but on a rental those aren't pits, they're dents...

Ordered some parts & stickers, picked up a couple cans of paint...




Think that has freshened up the 1959 ford flatbed just a little, still need to get a bunch on scale lumber made up to do the stakebed parts so i can mount up the rest of the signs somewhere.

I dunno, might as well try to build up my Uhaul Rental Fleet some, especially with a truck that wasn't actually ever made.
https://www.tnttoytrucks.com/NYRent1.html
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Old 06-30-2024, 11:56 PM
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Had no idea there were classic uhaul toys. You guys find the craziest things.

Some balsa furniture would be awesome. A stack of moving boxes would be great to fill up the trucks.
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Old 07-03-2024, 02:16 PM
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Yeah Blender, its pretty wild what kinds of stuff are out there!

Once i found out there were some 'construction scale' Uhaul trucks, the search was on. A couple years back my dad suprised me with the Maxi-mover, and i've been trying to source out some of the other accessories they made. Then also sarted looking at what the company rents which wasn't made as a toy, that could/should have been...

I've been trying to decide if i should get the sticker set to redo the box orange stripe 'adventures in moving' part. Maybe look into some of the other uhaul stickers as easter-egg joke.

Probably going to put dollhouse hinges with scale hardware on the rollup door sections.
No lights, but using rinestones for the marker lights
Planning a "sound kit" so it sounds like broken glass when hitting bumps.
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Old 07-04-2024, 03:55 PM
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LOL... There you go Frizzen.... "Call em the way you see em... If you didn't see em... make it up"
Those are going to look great...
Is that the rusted up cab...it turned out really nice...
Yeah Blender, there is a big collector segment for the Nylint U-haul toys... in any condition...
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Old 07-04-2024, 04:08 PM
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If you're looking at doing easter-egg-joke stickers; I always liked the joke: What is U-Haul called in Texas? Y'all-Haul.
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Old 07-04-2024, 06:19 PM
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Now that was funny.
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Old 07-05-2024, 02:49 PM
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"A stack of moving boxes would be great to fill up the trucks." A color printer, some appropriately colored paper, and you can too can become a scale moving box supplier.
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Yeah jerry, that flatbed is the same rusted truck after it rode the wire wheel + cab roof, windows, bumper, bunch of paint, the pickup train sticker set, flipped the whitewalls around to steelies and added some extra wheels to make it a dually. Since i already Ruint it, I even left the rust-through hole in the dash. I'm not Collector enough for my fake truck to get a set of the plastic bed stakes.

Sassgrunt, part of the push for this one was watching a guy build a uhaul minitruck as a "YeeHaul". That's right, come on down to Puddins Fab Shop today, rent this rig and Yee can Haul it yourself!

Ddmckee, Dollhouse furnature and moving Boxes are absolutely on the list! I'll probably need to buy a bunch of boxes to get pics & scale them. I'm absolutely open to ideas of things to have this rig haul!!!
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A rental flatbed truck could be hauling anything. Bags of stuff, cement, sand, fertilizer. etc. They aren't hard to make. Years ago one of the administrative assistants where I work had a small Zen rock garden on her desk. As a joke I made a stack of bags of Purina Rock Chow to feed her little rocks so they could grow up big and strong.

A little CAD work, a color printer, some glue, and a scrap of foam and you get something like this.


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I got the idea for the Rock Chow bags from the Purina Lion Chow scene in "2nd Hand Lion."

The bags are about 1"x2"x1/4"-ish, and are modeled after the old style of paper bag that was sewn shut after it was filled. That leaves a little flap at the top of the bag. I printed out a few copies of my bag "blank" on one sheet of paper, cut them out, glued the seams, stuffed the foam in, then folded over the flap and glued it shut. They were so light I wound up gluing the stack of bags together - so they'd stay stacked.
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DD, thanks for reposting those pics, those look really cool. That's pretty funny, i guess the Purina Rock Chow is probably a pretty good stone meal. I should do a bunch of something like that as pallet loads for the forklift.

At least for now, i was thinking the Stakebed would just be some scenery to sit around with the trailers not being pulled, if a rental center or gas station that rents were to happen. Maybe doing some mods to freewheel the axles so it can be towed around smoothly, if a car dolly or tow truck were to happen.
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Sorry about that, I had linked to an album that I wasn't sharing. I shared the album and redid the links. I could see the stuff, but nobody else could. See if they work for you now.

Yup, like I said bags of cement, sand, fertilizer, or whatever.

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frizzen:

If you are modeling a modern pallet load you'll want to wrap the sides of the pallet with food wrap to simulate the stretch wrap used to stabilize the pallet load for transport. Cut a strip of plastic food wrap, either clear or green, about a scale 18" wide then wrap it around the pallet stretching it as you go. Overlap both the wooden pallet, and the top of the stack by a few scale inches and Bob's your uncle.... You've got an authentic stretch wrapped pallet. Slap a bar code sticker on it front and back, and it's ready for delivery to the nearest Walmart distribution center. (They're touchy about those barcode labels.)

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