In Loving Memory of Simone Gauthier,
August 26th, 1915 - February 18th, 2008

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The latest news, and some notes.

There is some new developments to the radio control truck project.  First and most significant change is that it will no longer be a tractor trailer, but instead a large Ford F150 style pickup.  The reason for this change is quite simple:

It was free!!

I was given this fiberglass body by someone who was commissioned to make copies of it, but the customer never made final arrangements or returned calls.  The glasser was going to toss it in the dumpster or try to get $10 for it.  I showed interest and he said I could have it.

In the picture, it is simply propped up on a hand-truck (a.k.a mover's dolly, etc.) with a couple extra wheels propped against it for the front and a floorjack to hold the handtruck level.

[Edit:]  I've been saying F150 but after accidentally finding a picture on WikiPedia, it's most definitely an F250 from around '85.  Here's the pic right from Wiki:

There are some measurement notes after the jump just for a place to keep them.  They aren't worth reading.

These are being posted here for simple lack of anywhere better to keep the notes. . .
Dimensions are in rough inches, some are self-explanatory, others are not.

47 1/2 long overall
27 long cab
13 bottom of windshield to back window

18 3/4 wide at fender openings
21 self propelled mower transaxle

7 high inside bed
9 1/2 inside hood
13 1/2 inside cab
10  hand truck from grnd

Treadmill remains 1 X 2 tubing
H 8
L 8
W @ bellhouse 6, w/ carb 8

Snapper tires 10 inch
GoCart mags front 9 1/2
        Rear 10 1/2
Toro tilter knobbies  13 1/2

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