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  • janihudi
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    Originally posted by Clipper View Post
    Great work Thijs.
    thanks clipper

    Originally posted by Clipper View Post
    I know that the painting is the real topic here but your pictures make me want to ask so many questions. I never knew the aft end of a tractor unit was so complex. This is a whole new world for me.
    we can'tknow everything Clipper,even i don't know what is what on the aft side.

    Originally posted by Clipper View Post
    Q1: What is the item behind the massive steel cover; an air reservoir for the brakes?
    no,thats the axle lifter,for when i don't need that steering axle.
    when loaded light or driving empty i can lift that axle (just by pressing a switch) there will be air pumped into the air spring and lift the axle.
    the real air spring for suspencion is the big black one on the right side of image.

    Originally posted by Clipper View Post
    Q2: The fifth wheel clearly has fore-aft adjustment. What are the rules for this adjustment? How much do you need to know about the load you will be hauling?
    the rule is that you're not allowed to overload the axles,with my own 4 axle chassis it's shifted to the front agains the 'stoppers''(the 2 extra plates on top of the toothed steel plate,pushed it back by ''legpower'' so we could sand and paint it) ,but when i get a normal chassis,i just pull it all the way back.
    there will be more weight on the drive axle,but i'll be shure that i corners truck and chassis stay away from each other.
    and because this is a LZV LANG en ZWAAR VOERTUIG in english it would be LHV LONG and HEAVY VEHICLE one of those things that is reqiured is a weight meter on the axles.
    so i just have to scroll through the truck menu to the weight indicator and see what the weight at the axles are,i can't see the total weight though.

    Originally posted by Clipper View Post
    Q3: Where do you stand to re-grease the fifth wheel? It is a long stretch across the road wheels.
    with those nylon skid plated on them it seems not neded anymore,but thatis more for trucks that drive with light loads,i instead with the heavy containers need grease badley.
    i don't have a automatic grease lubrication on the truck (do have it on the chassis though) so have to do that by muself,have a spatula on the chassis for when i conect my own chassis i first delete the grease from the sides of the fift wheel and put it back on top of the wheel.i normaly stand than on top of the truck aft in front of the fift wheel.
    if i won't do that,making corners will be diffecult,the frictiong between truck and chassis will be so much that the heavy loaded chassis will push the truck gooing straight out, instead the truck will pull the chassis through the corner.

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  • Clipper
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    Great work Thijs. I know that the painting is the real topic here but your pictures make me want to ask so many questions. I never knew the aft end of a tractor unit was so complex. This is a whole new world for me.

    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
    Q1: What is the item behind the massive steel cover; an air reservoir for the brakes?

    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
    Q2: The fifth wheel clearly has fore-aft adjustment. What are the rules for this adjustment? How much do you need to know about the load you will be hauling?

    Q3: Where do you stand to re-grease the fifth wheel? It is a long stretch across the road wheels.

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  • janihudi
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    Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
    Good heavens, man, you are meant to put them on before you do the job. Hopeless!
    well ,what can i say,i'm not used to work.


    Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
    Oh I see. When you were talking about the mudflaps I thought it was the old ones you were trying to clean, which is why I said about the new ones coming soon.
    no,i had them on the DAF too,and i like the look of those on a truck.but i wanted something else ,thatswhy ''NECKERMANN''.
    and with the Original font????,but those that Mercedes use is a own desined type,so they couldend make it with that type.


    Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
    You're a nutcase yourself! (malloot ???? I hope that's right, nutcase is not an unkind word, just a laughing, teasing one. I think domkop is not so nice?))
    i went wrong somehow when i made those,i wassn't the only mistake.
    i just don't know how and when it went wrong,because all of the brecketts are wrong with the bolts.
    so yes ,i'm a nutcase = malloot,domkop,idioot,stommeling,or what so ever.
    but i blame it on the hurry.

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  • wherrygirl
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    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
    yes after the blisters experience i used my work gloves,that went better.
    Good heavens, man, you are meant to put them on before you do the job. Hopeless!

    the new flaps are in the house,and i placed one this afternoon,but it didn't went well.
    Oh I see. When you were talking about the mudflaps I thought it was the old ones you were trying to clean, which is why I said about the new ones coming soon.

    the welded bolts that i placed are to short,that i cant even screw a nut complete over it,so 2 nuts i can forget.
    You're a nutcase yourself! (malloot ???? I hope that's right, nutcase is not an unkind word, just a laughing, teasing one. I think domkop is not so nice?))


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  • janihudi
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    yes after the blisters experience i used my work gloves,that went better.
    the red reflection is the fire extinguisher box.
    didn't polish those hoses and cables,but maybe that i wil spray them with brake dust remover.
    the new flaps are in the house,and i placed one this afternoon,but it didn't went well.
    made the to, well everyhing wrong.
    welded them on a thight way,and they fit when i made them,now i wanted to place them there to narrow.
    the welded bolts that i placed are to short,that i cant even screw a nut complete over it,so 2 nuts i can forget.
    so maybe tomorrow i place the second one,remove them cut off the bolts and weld longer on them.





    the white stuff is dryed polish,but the truck will get some cleaning times at a truckwash.

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