Wooden Models #184: Nailing things down and front suspension

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Blog entry by htl posted 02-15-2018 12:06 AM 3051 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 183: Front and back suspension that works Part 184 of Wooden Models series Part 185: All the main parts are now mounted. »

I’ve been calling it a Mack but it looks a lot more like a Kenworth T880 Dump Truck to me so far.

Here’s some better pictures of how I did the front suspension.
I will be adding a wood spacer on top of the spring to keep it in place.
But once the wheels are in place there shouldn’t be much side ways movement.

Then screwed down the dump box frame and the cab.

Then I used some dowels to hold the wheel wells in place till I was sure it would all work out.
Got thinking about some thing else while I was drilling the holes for the dowels and drilled the wrong side, but thankfully the wheel wells are to thick so will be cutting out the bugger.

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 03:02 AM

Looking at the spring on the suspension, what’s next Air ride suspension.(Looking good)

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 04:00 AM

now you got his head humming …thinking what to use for airbags …LMAO …..YOU ARE INCREDIABLE :<))

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#3 posted 02-15-2018 05:13 AM

Reading my mind is a dangerous place to go me thinks!!!

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#4 posted 02-15-2018 07:07 AM

Innovation plus Bruce….

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#5 posted 02-15-2018 07:26 AM

With a (metal) spring! I have done this by one of my Jeeps, and it is working very well. Later I have had a lot of fantasies about making a wooden spring, but never find a solution to do it that way. If you like springs in your cars I invite you to think with me about making wooden springs. I started 2 years ago :)


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#6 posted 02-15-2018 01:30 PM

You bring the kid out in me looking at all this neat stuff. Awesome work!

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