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    may the 22th it was delivered at the garage.
    a week later i had taken a week off to build extra lights in,on,under, front ,back and at the sides.
    but that didn't work out.
    the garage was forgotten to tell me that the truck came without a licence inspection,and before that no extra lights are allowed.
    a week off for nothing.
    wel not really
    i had lay all over the truck the cables for those extra lights at the outside
    and at the inside i made the interior light (red light district) ,the 220volt instalation, the cables for the rubberduck lightboxes and,the michelinmascottes,aswel a cable for a fan,and a dashcam .
    had been working for 3 days and went driving again with that that for the rest of the week

    but this is how it came from the factory



    a Mercedes Actros GigaSpace (the highest roof,meaning the biggest cab) 2548 (max weight truck 25 ton, hp 480) 3axle truck
    best regards Thijs

    #2


    again with a bleu chassis. my boss like that,me too.
    but i'm the only one with it.
    Mercedes do it during the build and seems to costs 200 Euro.
    other truck factorys don't do it ,they deliver a truck with a grey chasis to the garage,they have to strip the chassis and bring it to a paintshop ,they spray paint it bleu in this case and get back to the garage and replace every parts again. costs somewhere between 2000 till 3000 euro

    also with the normal narrow wheels and tyres and the reason i couldend do anything at it,without the 5th wheel.

    and with a small dieseltank, 450 liter.

    best regards Thijs

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      #3
      my new trone



      i had ordered the homeline package, a bur wood dashboard and other acsents as at the door handles and at the steeringwheel,and thats includes a leather steeringwheel





      also here at the rigthside a dashboard table,but this is into the dashboard volded.
      best regards Thijs

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        #4
        the first week they pulled it into the garage to start with it,meaning i had to buy tons of stuff
        bleu curtains, for side /front,a cloud curtain ( just a small piece at the ceiling behind the chairs ) and a strip at the window



        also for the 4 corners led light poles,each light pole is a robber pole and 2 led units (red and white)



        i want every light as a led light now,real white led, not warm led

        also a big fan,for the hot summer nights

        best regards Thijs

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          #5
          extra working lights and manoeuvre lights were placed



          in the steps and the back of the cab at the roof



          best regards Thijs

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            #6
            the new tank was arrived and placed, 680 liter now



            best regards Thijs

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              #7
              the tank is so big ,that they had to remove a part of the mudscreen, the tank takes over that part



              the skirt for closing the right side of the chassis

              best regards Thijs

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                #8
                Must study these properly in the morning, I've been waiting AGES for some photos. Are you sure that fan's big enough for all these sultry nights?? Let's see the window curtains and the little cloud curtain. And how does it feel, driving?
                Ivy

                "To thine own self be true.......
                Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                  #9
                  mounting the brackets for the axle lift of the second axle
                  Mercedes don't do that at the factory,just as the bigger tank.



                  with the air spring placed. (this is at both sides)

                  best regards Thijs

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                    #10
                    the skirt is placed





                    the chrome plate under it is for protection of the paint at the skirt.

                    an exhaust is a complete factory now with the euro6 class.
                    when the exhaust is full after some weeks with the stored soot it had to be cleaned inside.
                    thats something which it's do by itself .
                    i can stop it,when i'm parked somewhere.
                    the cleaning is done by spraying diesel in the exhaust and burn it clean. that produce a heat between 700 and 800 degrees.
                    when parked and thats happens ,it melts the tarmac away,but also the paint. by placing that chrome plate thats mounted at the exhaust opening the heat is directed away of the skirt.
                    but it looks awefull,but it's needed
                    Last edited by janihudi; July 29th, 2018, 10:01.
                    best regards Thijs

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                      #11
                      the fifth wheel is mounted at the chassis



                      aswell the hooks for the snow chains

                      best regards Thijs

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                        #12
                        meanwhile i was installing the 220v circuit

                        the converter to make of 24volt ,220volt



                        the fuse box, with some of the wires. the big red and black wires comming from the fuse box to the converter.
                        i believe i had about 10 wires led into the fuse box.
                        at the end i had placed 36 meters of electric cables all over and inside the truck

                        best regards Thijs

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                        • wherrygirl
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                          Very neat worker, isn't he?

                        #13
                        the led light plate is placed



                        the flashinh lights,also led.
                        it had to be led,the normal rotating flashing lights are to big.
                        well not to big for itself,but to big for the truck.
                        these are smaller,total hight of the truck now with them is 3,98 meter. pfffff



                        i had to stand far away to see them and held the smartphone high
                        best regards Thijs

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                          #14
                          both sides closed



                          best regards Thijs

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                            #15
                            the new wheels are placed,the super singles.
                            but they are to wide,the mudscreen is pushed out when lifted



                            AND I DON'T WANT THOSE WHEELS
                            it means that i get now 3 differend wheel models
                            small round holes at the frontaxle #10/2
                            small oval holes at the second axle
                            and big round holes at the third axle #7/2
                            NO WAY



                            best regards Thijs

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