BrickbyBrickTechnic

[WIP] Peterbilt 579 (PLEASE HELP)

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Hello everyone,

I'm presenting you the startout of my latest MOC: the Peterbilt 579. Here are the functions it will have:

-Drive(2 L motors)

-Steering(with servo)

-Working steering wheel(servo)

-Gearbox shifting(M motor)

-suspension(Independent on front, springless dual axle on rear)

-suspended cab

-opening doors and hood(discreet mechanism)

Here's what I have:

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You can see the drivetrain is basically complete, and the springless dual axle (don't worry, it's not the 42070 setup ;))

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There will be double wheels on the rear.

 

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Diagram of the suspension.

And that's all I have for now.

I have also started think about the grille and bodywork. Bodywork wizards, please leave a suggestion as to how I can make those because I'm drawing blanks :wacko:

Thanks for reading, updates soon!

BrickbyBrickTechnnic

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44 minutes ago, tomek9210 said:

Is it Sariel's gearbox?

Basically, but in the next update you will see that that shifter is different.

40 minutes ago, nerdsforprez said:

Looks good so far.  Very compact. 

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Paknaloid said:

Following this with interest - I love a good truck

Great, thanks!

30 minutes ago, move5 said:

A nice start!

Thanks alot!

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Not a bad start at all, but I admitt cab and front nose are from aerodinamical reasons very complicated to make from LEGO :sadnew:

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1 hour ago, I_Igor said:

Not a bad start at all, but I admitt cab and front nose are from aerodinamical reasons very complicated to make from LEGO :sadnew:

They certainly will be!

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UPDATE TIME!

Hello everyone, 

The chassis is nearly done. Front suspension with steering has been added and tests have begun. So far the drivetrain is working fine on all gears.

The gear shifter has now also been added. Here are the pictures:

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The front suspension needs to be fixed. I know how and I will fix it before the next update.

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I have started thinking about bodywork, and I have made several prototype headlights, but I just can't get any to work. If you have a suggestion on how to build the headlights, please leave for me.

As well (sidenote) here are the blueprints for the truck:

Peterbilt_579_Tractor_Truck_2012_600_lq_

So that's all for now. Leve a comment with a suggestion on how to make this project the best it can be!

BrickbyBrickTechnic

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17 hours ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

They certainly will be!

That is why I prefer classic cabovers :wink:

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Just now, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

Well, it's a challenge, and that's ok:thumbup:

I understand 

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UPDATE TIME!

So over the last 2 days, I have been designing the part I was most excited about... the cab. The hood is a whole different story right now.

Here's what I have. The next update will be mostly chassis mods and cab interior.

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As you can tell, the inside is a bit of a mess:wacko:

If you have suggestions on how I can improve this, please tell me.

That's all for now!

BrickbyBrickTechnic

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Very nice rpject and fast building! Waiting for the final result :classic:

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11 minutes ago, Aleh said:

Very nice rpject and fast building! Waiting for the final result :classic:

Thanks! I can't wait to see your Lonestar truck's final product. It is very promising!

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45 minutes ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

Thanks! I can't wait to see your Lonestar truck's final product. It is very promising!

Actually it's ready, waiting for the camera to make any HQ photos..
Sorry for the offtopic!

 

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Wow! The use of panels on the top of the cabin is so smart :thumbup:

I'm also looking forward to the nose design :sweet:

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4 hours ago, move5 said:

Wow! The use of panels on the top of the cabin is so smart :thumbup:

I'm also looking forward to the nose design :sweet:

That update should come soon! So far it's quite hard :sceptic: but that's alright. Thanks!

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4 hours ago, move5 said:

Wow! The use of panels on the top of the cabin is so smart :thumbup:

@BrickbyBrickTechnic I'd like to echo the above - the top of the cabin looks fantastic, it's an area I've previously struggled with in terms of finding a good-looking solution (the other being decent fenders/mudguards which sit quite close to the wheels, but without the use of flex axles...)

Will you be adding lights, horns etc. to the roof?  Or keeping the lines clean?

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1 hour ago, Paknaloid said:

Will you be adding lights, horns etc. to the roof?  Or keeping the lines clean?

I think it will stay clean. Lights might be added, but no horns.

UPDATE TIME!

This update is massive if anything. This is basically 2 updates in 1.

Interior

I have added an interior to the cabin. Seats, dashboard, steering wheel. That's it.

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Rear

I also started to complete the back. I added an initial mechanism for the 5th wheel which didn't work because it was super flimsy.

 

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Rear fenders added, too:

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Now after taking these pictures, I rebuilt the back almost completely. New fifth wheel mechanism, accurate lights added. Should I make the fenders white?

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Front

This part will need some criticism and tips from you, as it is not all good right now.

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The lights are fine, the grille needs some changing. I don't know how I can fit a more accurate grill into 5x7 space. HELP ME!

 

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The hood is also needing improvement. Help here too please!

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Top view... ouch.

So where I need help:

Hood and grille.

Thanks for reading! I hope you have a solution.

BrickbyBrickTechnic

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Could you maybe remove 2 of the short (5L?) red liftarms in the hood, plus the red bushes in between the red pin with bushes at front of the hood? Basically to make the top 2 studs narrower so it doesn't overhang the sides of the hood as much?

 

also it might be costly, but replacing the LbG elements of the grille for matching custom chrome pieces could be an option

 

edit forgot to say, it already looks amazing, at least to my eyes

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Have you considered making the rear frame longer? It looks odd with those two rear axles put right under that long cab.

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16 minutes ago, M_longer said:

Have you considered making the rear frame longer? It looks odd with those two rear axles put right under that long cab.

I have not, in fact. Let me see what I can do about that. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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