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Welcome to my Old Rig page. I started this
truck about 15 years ago. At the time, it was a massive project.
The size was severely limited by my lack of bricks, and my money
to buy more. The truck was built red, mainly because it was (and
still is) my most abundant color. It has been through several design
changes since it was first built. The engine has been rebuilt twice
along with the hood. The cabin has been rebuilt once, and the fifth
Even with all the changes, the more I looked at it and saw
the need for massive redesign. The main problem is the height of
the truck. Plainly put, he is way too low to the ground, and the
roof should be much higher. Adding to the problem of height, the
undercarriage simply could not hold the weight. The truck (even
with a lot of extra supports added) just sagged too much in the
center. The doors had no real hinges on them, although they did
open. I used a system of interlocking bricks to allow it to open.
But to open them was extremely hard.
All this plus I wanted to tackle an new fangled aerodynamic
truck. (Aerodynamic trucks werent out when I first designed
Even so, for my age and skill level (at the time), I think
the truck is a nice looking creation. Take a look at it and then
visit my new areo-truck pages to see and improvement.
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