William, This is a cool how to that you are doing! Me thinks I need several logging trailers to take west with me!! lol I hope to find some of the logging operations over there and to take some photos!
Gator. A friend of mine, now passed, tore down several mills in Washington and Oregon and shipped them to the Phillipines and re-built them so there is logging going on. Bruce has been dead for several years now but he used to tell me that he and his wife had to live in a guarded compound for safety as there was so much un-rest in the forest areas. RIP Bruce. Mike
Post by Muleskinner on Jun 12, 2012 11:53:04 GMT -8
Well this conversion is progressing along fine with no major snags. The Peterbilt (Peter-national) is in the final stages of completion and just needs a few minor details added to it. Then I will make the decals for the doors. See Below.
Over all views of the rig.
Stinger showing the wiring of the light bar and tail lights.
Electrical line going to frame on on the truck so the trailer lights can be plugged in when in the Carry back position. A lot of units here did this so the were very visible at night from the rear.
Miller type box air filter which I added as they were very prevalent on most rigs of the era this truck is built. Here too can be seen the mirror heater wires and coax for the CB wind whippers on the mirror mounts.
Spare tire hanger on the curb side of the rig. Also standard on most rigs of the era.
William W Bitner II
Scratch building is the art of taking some plastic, wood, metal, ect., and a few tools to create reality on a small scale.
Post by Muleskinner on Jun 12, 2012 11:56:56 GMT -8
One thing I forgot to add is the reach looks more believable in the above shots of the trailer on the rig. Notice how the reach fits a lot better in the pocket of the Headache rack and dosen't seem to small. This trailer conversion makes for a whole lot better looking and more believable model over all, than the box stock build.
As soon as this model is finished I will get some outside shots of it which will show the details better. That is as soon as it stops raining!!
Post by Ryan Rønning on Jun 15, 2012 4:07:44 GMT -8
I did not know that they were different either. I got my Evergreen parts in the mail yesterday so I am ready for when I start my next rig which is in the planning stages right now. I am fealing an Autocar build this time, possibly based off of a Bill Signs rolling chassis I have.