Released in 1994, the Lego Technic Rebel Wrecker is one of the most beautiful 90’s sets with several functions. It looks like a “big foot” 4×4, including a rear boom winch. With red colors and small yellow line all over the body, this amazing vehicle represents exactly what Lego Technic from 90’s are: colorful, powerful, and very well engineered with lots of functions.
Rear differential drives a V6 engine, front wheels steers from roof gyro (HOG), front and rear suspensions are also present. At the back, a winch with the retaining system is present. On my vehicle, I remove the additional 3rd damper on the front independent double wishbone suspension because the hardness of suspensions is enough with 1 dampers per front wheel. A Lego Technic figure has also been added.
Also, at the back of the 4×4, I replace few gears to get more efficiency: two 24T gears replaces the double 8T + 24T of the official set, the original architecture generates little frictions. Other elements are quite identical, it’s a real pleasure to play with this set, and even more it helps another Lego Technic model 🙂
This Pro Truck is a personal creation built a few years ago, with several parts of set Lego Technic #8297. The vehicle has no electric motor, components used are almost studfull. The vehicle measures about 50 cm long and 22 cm wide, the scale is 1/10.
The original idea of the project was to modify a 4×4 Lego Technic #8297. But the construction of the Lego Technic #8297 did not correspond to my project (Pro Truck), so I decided to build a new chassis with the parts of the same vehicle. At the beginning of the project, I set goals. My Pro Truck must have a V8 engine with rear wheel drive, independent suspension in front, rear trailing arm, opening hood, opening doors, with as much detail as possible, and of course steering on front wheels.
Doors can be opened, they stay open like real doors of a car. The same applies to the hood or trunk, which are held in position with shock absorbers.
The V8 motor drives the rear wheels trough a differential. On the roof, the small tire (HOG) is very useful to steer the front wheels. The suspension is quite flexible, which corresponds to reality.
For style, a black hood, and a black roof is opposed to the gray. Big wheels give a massive style.