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42114 VOLVO 6x6 Hauler Mods and Improvements

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20 hours ago, XenoRad said:

With working engine and opening hood and everything?

I got the working engine into the 42030 B as well. Basically the whole hood section.

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42114 Wheel Dozer WIP

Another alternate model in the making.

Fully compatible with Control+ 42114 profile, with 3 drive gears + blade movement (in place of bed elevation). Working fake R6 engine and two working fans behind the cab.

Loosely inspired by CAT Wheel Dozers (834K mostly).

It is still a work in progress model, so some things will be changed, maybe stickers and rear wheel arches will be taken off, because it is definitelly not a Volvo 1f609.png

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 Just finished a few small detail mods as well as doing effermans upgrade of the Centre joint and raising the hood by 1 stud and the yellow panels by 1/2 a stud.

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On 9/16/2020 at 3:27 PM, M_longer said:

42114 Wheel Dozer WIP

Another alternate model in the making.

Fully compatible with Control+ 42114 profile, with 3 drive gears + blade movement (in place of bed elevation). Working fake R6 engine and two working fans behind the cab.

Loosely inspired by CAT Wheel Dozers (834K mostly).

It is still a work in progress model, so some things will be changed, maybe stickers and rear wheel arches will be taken off, because it is definitelly not a Volvo 1f609.png

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This is so great!

Could even go withouth the fenders?

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7 hours ago, Richombx said:

 Just finished a few small detail mods as well as doing effermans upgrade of the Centre joint and raising the hood by 1 stud and the yellow panels by 1/2 a stud.

What is the @efferman upgrade of the centre joint?

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I think my mod is fairly to scale now.

 

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The next thing to do is to move the articulation point forward 2 studs and maybe move the snout back 1 stud

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28 minutes ago, Bartybum said:

@Ngoc Nguyen Looks much more proportional, but I think you should reduce the max height of the bonnet by one stud

Indeed. In the official set, the distance from the drive train to the yellow roof is 19 studs. I've just measured that in mine and it is also 19 studs.

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Previous chassis:

 

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Current chassis:

 

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I moved the articulation point 2 studs forward, and freed up some space in front of the frame connected to the LAs. Therefore I can move the motor to the space in front of that frame and reinforce the rear parts with more frames. I think this is the final version of the chassis in my set.

Side view:

 

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I also give up on trying to mod a pendular suspension into the rear axles. 

The middle axle is the one that is most convenient to be made oscillating. Because it lies in the middle of the body, the structures around it can be easily reinforced through archs above the axle. However, if the middle axle oscillates, it will rub into the long LAs on the side. In the real Volvo the hydraulic acutators are thinner, longer, and mounted higher. The middle axle also bears the main weight of the dump bed. 

Making the rear axle oscillates on the other hand will weaken the whole structural integrity. In the current design the mounting point is supported by two L liftarms attached directly to the frame that houses the rear differential. If the rear axle oscillates, the mounting point is only supported from the frames on the top, which have to be supported by the two vertical frames between the two rear axles. However, the frame that houses the differential will have to flip inward, which will require getting rid of the two vertical frames.

Any suggestions are welcomed.

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I took some photos of my modified 42114 in the same pose as the official 42114 and the real Volvo A60H.

Compared with official 42114

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Compared with the real A60H

 

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Hi,

After about 20 years of not building a Lego set, I started working on it again. After the daughters had put some Lego Friends sets together I had to do this. 
Recently I built this Volvo A60H and I wouldn't be me if I had to change anything. I don't like the use of the Lego Control+ app. That is why I use theeBricklink2 app to control the Volvo. 
I didn't like the idea of using the gearbox to control the tipper. That's why I built in an extra L-engine to drive it directly. 
In attachment some renders of my conversion/adjustments. The necessary parts are on their way and as soon as they are there the final modification will be done. I also did the Efferman upgrade of the articulation/steering. 

In Studio I did all the extra pieces that were needed in purple to see a good difference between the original pieces of the set.

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Iam new to powered up and that new stuff! Is it possible to replace the smart hub with the new battery box with the remote control?

I guess the automatic gearbox won't shift itself, but i just want to drive, steer and dump the bed.

If not, then maybe i do a PF swap.

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Has anybody made a modification of the dump bed ? I think the original one is to large

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Has anyone swamped the axle differentials for the old style beveled differentials? I'd like to use the locking guns in something else that would be better off road. Would the old diffs stand up to the motor? How would the drive ratio be effected?

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On 12/28/2020 at 6:41 AM, Coolusername said:

Iam new to powered up and that new stuff! Is it possible to replace the smart hub with the new battery box with the remote control?

I guess the automatic gearbox won't shift itself, but i just want to drive, steer and dump the bed.

If not, then maybe i do a PF swap.

I assume you’re talking about the AAA train hub. That thing only has two ports, and because there’s three motors, you’d need to sacrifice the gearbox and tipping functions.

13 hours ago, curakar said:

Has anybody made a modification of the dump bed ? I think the original one is to large

Can’t say I have, but I don’t think it’d be too hard to do.

28 minutes ago, nnamhcab said:

Has anyone swamped the axle differentials for the old style beveled differentials? I'd like to use the locking guns in something else that would be better off road. Would the old diffs stand up to the motor? How would the drive ratio be effected?

They’d probably work fine, but you may struggle for torque. I think the gear ratio would be slightly different. The input gear would be 20z instead of 16z.

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From the surfeit of relevant topics posted recently, I'd say just getting this set to work would be an improvement...

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On 12/10/2020 at 9:06 PM, Ngoc Nguyen said:

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looking at this picture, they needed to provide black rims, so that only those inserts (thread gears) are yellow.

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Posted (edited)
Just now, Jurss said:

looking at this picture, they needed to provide black rims, so that only those inserts (thread gears) are yellow.

I did try black rims with yellow inserts. The model actually looked worse.

 

19 minutes ago, Maaboo35 said:

From the surfeit of relevant topics posted recently, I'd say just getting this set to work would be an improvement...

Made me feel more vindicated for the decision to mod my 42030 B instead of buying a new 42114.

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On 1/3/2021 at 1:49 PM, curakar said:

Has anybody made a modification of the dump bed ? I think the original one is to large

Done!

Reduced by 2 studs in every direction.

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35 minutes ago, mpj said:

Done!

Reduced by 2 studs in every direction.

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Wow...this make a massive difference ! 

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