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Technic Semi 8285 Modified
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8285 Modified








Modifications:

  • Shortened frame

  • Added springs and different steering to front

  • Drive line added to both rear axles

  • Took off Wrecker, and added 5th wheel plate

  • Added rack behind cab, and mudflaps


I Left the Hood, and cab alone for the most part. I had to make some modifications to the hood to fit the springs.





This is the rear suspension system, based off the leaf springs of a real truck. This is about the third suspension system I've put on this truck. The first was an Adjustable air bag type system that worked fairly well, but left the drive system weak. The second used rubber bands, but was unrealistic. My friend came up with this design, and I implemented it in my truck.





These are the drive motors, 2 M motors hooked together for drive. In the picture below you can see a motor sideways, with a worm gear drive attached, that is for the steering.





Added 2 sets of lights







I also built the Trailer from the B model of 8285, but found that the Low Boy hitch would not lift very much, and so I redesigned the Hitch, and added another pneumatic cylinder. I also added another axle to it.







I also made a better deck for the trailer. Between the two modifications to the trailer, It will lift a 3lb weight on the center of the deck, with minimal bowing of the deck.






Comments

 I like it 
  March 6, 2012
Asome,excelent job with the suspention.cool
 I like it 
  February 25, 2012
Nice George! I really like all of your set mods because you make them look so much better!
 I like it 
  February 21, 2012
another good truck just as good as the dumper truck
 I like it 
  January 5, 2012
nice work very simple the system of suspension i like it
 I like it 
  January 5, 2012
nice work very simple the system of suspension i like it
 I like it 
  January 5, 2012
nice work very simple the system of suspension i like it
 I like it 
  January 5, 2012
nice work very simple the system of suspension i like it
 I like it 
  January 4, 2012
Impressive work!
George Staples
 I like it 
kenneth rattledge
  December 31, 2011
excellent, like the suspension, nice and simple.
 I like it 
  December 29, 2011
I only comment on the suspension : 5/5. I also experimented with flexible parts as leaf springs, and I love them.
George Staples
 I like it 
sean hall
  December 7, 2011
really nice mods! i really like the leafspring mechanism
 I like it 
  December 7, 2011
Very nice truck. I like the leaf suspension system. 5/5
 I made it 
  November 22, 2011
Quoting jon treasure nice job. you put lots of extra detail into this. i think lego should make this the standard 5/5 (if you have time please check out my semi and trailer.)
Hey thanks! Yah I think that they should make at least the suspension standard. I'll take a look at your rig!
 I like it 
  November 20, 2011
nice job. you put lots of extra detail into this. i think lego should make this the standard 5/5 (if you have time please check out my semi and trailer.)
 
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