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After building "The Little Big" some time ago i was obsessed with idea of building same truck with trailer in larger scale. And i built some chassis. Still not sure about end result)

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Rear tandem axles suspension is similar with LEGO Arocs, only difference - it's more compact. One stud shorter distance between axles, 15 studs total width including dual wheels. Front suspension is 3-link live axle, very close to my "Charged Offroader" front suspension. For keeping front axle width same as rear i used weird 12 pins distance between steering pivots. Steering pivot located inside the wheel, almost best possible choice. 99% proper Ackerman geometry included)

But i have some problems with bodywork.

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Front bumper with stairs take a lot of space. And whole front looks very long for me. It looks out of proportions. What i should do? Remake front bumper to make whole construction much shorter? Or move front axle 6-7 studs to front and move engine from that tiny black cover to front of the truck?

Will be nice to hear some suggestions) Thanks for reading anyway.

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The front looks really good, but it is indeed too long. I would try to shave off 1 or preferably 2 studs. You might have to compromise on the front fender...

Is the suspension already compressed at the front? There doesn't seem to much space above the wheel for further travel.

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Agree, the dimensions don't look 100% right. For e.g.: the width, the wheelbase and the cab overhang.

Otherwise I really like the front, I'll stay up to date

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Update. As anyone suggested, i make front as short as possible, keeping front lights. Also, as @Jeroen Ottens noticed - there wasn't enough space for front suspension to work) So, added 0,5 studs more.

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Suspension at work. There's same 5x7 frame under middle axle on the other side.

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And belly shot. You can see weird rear axles without 5x7 frames used. Reason - using 6.5L axles with stop, so wheels can't pop out from differential with axle. If you pull wheels, you got wheels)

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Edited by Victor Imaginator
Miss-clicked "submit" and "insert media"

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2 minutes ago, Leonardo da Bricki said:

Looks pretty good so far, though the gap around the front wheel is rather ugly. Nice axles, how sturdy are they?

Thanks) I don't like front wheel arch too, trying to make it better. Axles are sturdy enough for manual model of this size. But i sacrificed ability to handle serious torque to keep axles compact.

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6 hours ago, Victor Imaginator said:

Sturdy enough for manual model. Adding 2 beams for bracing will make whole construction suitable for motorized crawler.

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