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Cat CT660 build 6

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On the left you can see the start of building the sub-frame to support the folding crane and the studs.Scale-Art delivers the frame for the standard trucks, but my truck is a little different,so I have to make it by myself.On the right you can see the finished frame.

14 April 2016 :

On the left you can see that I made a hole in the square tube,so that the wires for the lights can be pulled trough.On the left you can see that I made a hole in the middel of the tube on the top side,where the wires can come out.

On the left you can see the mounting of the crane to the baseplate on one side.on the right you can see the opposite side of the crane,on that side the studs are assembled to the side of the crane, so it is locked in place,but in my case the studs have to be assembled lower then the crane,so I made an extra plate to make the crane stay firmly.

On the left you can see the frame assembto the truck chassis.On the left you can see the studs and the crane assembled to the sub-chassis.

On the left you can see the hight difference between the studs and the crane, normaly the studs are mounted on top of the crane's baseplate.On the right a overview of the truck with the crane.11 May 2016:

On the left you can see the trailer coupler made in place,and also the air connectors for the brakes are put in place.On the right a close-up of the homemade electrical connector socket.

On the left you can see that the servo is put in place that activates the trailer coupler.On the right you can see the start of theconstruction of the rear bumper.

13 June 2016 :

On the left you can see that the base plate for the lights has been placed,and more covers are put in place.On the right you can see the pistenking light bus system ,they are going to sit in the middle,where the wires come out of the tube.

On the left you can see that the light units are covered with a plate,which in real life protects the hydraulics of the studs.

On the left you can see the backside of the frame,where the rear studs are going to be mounted on.On the right a view with the studs mounted on the frame.

01 June 2016 :

Above you can see the license plate holder wich I made from black pvc,with build in lights ,

On the left you can see that I made some brackets to hold the modules in place.

On the left you can see the battery powered christmas led's,wich I used for the license plate.On the right you see them lit.

On the left you can see the lenses that I'm going to use for the rear lights,I spiced them up with rings that I made from a stainless steel tube.On the right you can see the base plate that I made from black pvc,on wich the lights are going to be glued.

On the left you can see that the holes are drilled,in the middle the lights have two holes,because these are main lights and brake lights in one.On the right you can see the lights glues in place and the led's placed.

On the left you can see that i made a little pcb,to make all the connections.On the right you can see the main lights lit.

On the left you can see the brake lights lit.On the right you can see the turnsignal light and the rear drive light lit.

on the left you can see the position lights that I bought.They are from rubber made,and provided with a rubber flange to mount them,wich I fing a little to fragile,so I decided to make some holders for them.On the right you can see the soldering of the holders.

On the left you can see the position lights in place on the rear bumper.On the right a overview of the rear bumper.

On the left a video of the working lights.

To be continued.... .

On the left you can see the rotating light replaced,due to regulations the license plate was not visable enough...

Above you can see the sub-frame where the fith wheel and the fenders will be bolted on to .... .