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Highway transport car transporter modified
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Here are some modifications I made to the car transporter in the Highway Transport set. I really like this set and it bugged me that lego had made such a fantastic looking set with bad technical flaws, namely the steering.
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As you can see here and in the main picture I have got rid of the middle set of wheels on the tractor unit. I have filled in the gap with 2 yellow fuel tanks. I have also replaced the existing wheels with model team wheels. The rear axle is now twin wheel base.





Here I have replaced the original 3 piece windscreen with the model team 1 piece one. I have also moved the windscreen wiper arrangement.





To make this rig steer better I have replaced the original long axle with 2 shorter axles. This allows each wheel to turn independently.






On the trailor I have replaced the original axles with four shorter ones to allow the wheels to turn independent of each other. This also makes a vast improvement on the steering.

I would have also liked to change these wheels to model team ones but I just don't have enough of them.




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Andy L
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White Knight
  November 1, 2011
You`re a proper lego fanatic !>.....this is quite a vehicle !.....well done....
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  June 13, 2011
Very nice truck Andy! I love you version! Have you see my vintage Lego Technics? I think you could appreciate...
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  June 13, 2011
Very nice truck Andy! I love you version! Have you see my vintage Lego Technics? I think you could appreciate...
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  September 3, 2010
Quoting Dalton Brooks hey andy could you check mine i made it well ..... i cant tell you until you see my awesome creation
Sorry Mate. I did comment previously but for some reason it's not there. I've commented again. Looks like a really good conversion.
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  September 3, 2010
hey andy could you check mine i made it well ..... i cant tell you until you see my awesome creation
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  August 30, 2010
hey could you check out my moded version of this truck plz i made it motorized btw 500000/5
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  July 29, 2010
Hey Andrew, thanks for the kind words in both of your comments! To the windscreen problem for 7-wide trucks: of course, you can "surround" the problem like I did on the cab-over semi. But what Im gonna try on a future model is the following: using two clear-transparent 2*1 panels (2 bricks high, two studs wide), placed sidewards, subdidivided by a thin plate (2*1 studs) and borded by the same plate on each side - that makes a six-wide front shield. Next step: adding one shift of transparent plates/tiles to the sides to extend the windscreen further back. Then you should be at a width of about seven studs! Not sure yet how to most effectively fix the whole thing, though... Or, check out Ralph Savelsberg's awesome cab-over semi: http://www.flickr.com/photos/madphysicist/3857196008/in/set-72157607099231255/ Im not sure how he actually fixed the shield - Im gonna ask him... Kindest regards, Steffen
  January 30, 2010
I think you've improved the truck a lot by removing one axle and adding the tanks!
 
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