Name that Peterbilt and transmission

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  1. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Rather stupid question, didn’t tv production learn anything from the Baldwin killing?
     
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  3. FallGuy44

    FallGuy44 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you. This picture was sent to me. I don't have access to the truck. It's a balance between not annoying the stunt coordinator vs getting the info. This particular coordinator is one of my favorites to work with but he is more old school and it would turn into a headache for him. You'd be surprised how asking for a Vin number would turn into 50 emails with multiple people involved. A general idea of what I'm walking into is great. I know I can drive the truck but I like to at least get an idea vs getting the exact info.
     
  4. FallGuy44

    FallGuy44 Bobtail Member

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    Can you be more specific as it relates to this?

    I can tell you what occurred on that set doesn't occur on any of the sets I've ever been on in 10+ years of doing this. Every armorer I have worked with have been super safe, have multiple assistants and are on set overseeing everything. Not outside of a set with ammo just laying around unsecured. But that's another can worms.
     
  5. FallGuy44

    FallGuy44 Bobtail Member

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    I think I see what you're saying. The lack of rehearsal ect. It's not like I've never driven a truck. I've drive trucks, busses and garbage trucks ect on set very often. I've crashed some (on purpose) and it's my specialty. That being said, I would never do a stunt I wasn't comfortable with. And my boss wouldn't let it happen either. The stunt itself isn't too tricky. No one will be in the car but will be filmed to look like it there is. It's more of an inconvenience for me than a safety issue.
     
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  6. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    I’m surprised this sort of thing is still done as a live stunt, instead of cgi or editing or whatever (not sure what the term is, but basically when they film two things together in such a way that they appear much closer than they really are).

    Either way, it sounds like a pretty cool job.
     
  7. FallGuy44

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    I can tell you a practical stunt will always look better than CGI. Especially for something like this. But CGI has it's place in certain instances. But to me the CGI is so obvious it's distracting. But I'm bias.
     
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  8. Caterpillar Cowboy

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    Grey button is a 18
    Red button is a 13
    Blue button is a 15 or 8LL
    No button is a 10

    Splitter aside, it sounds like the stunt work involved won't be anything with big weight, here's my advice if you hop in and is unfamiliar or doesn't come back to you.

    18,13, and 8 drive it like a 4 speed with high and low, H pattern
    10 and 15's drive it like a 5 speed with high and low, H pattern with the addition of 1st and 6th being to the left and down
     
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  9. FallGuy44

    FallGuy44 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah, no trailer. Wasn't going to use the splitter. And thank you for the info, appreciate it
     
  10. Deezl Smoke

    Deezl Smoke Light Load Member

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    PLEASE don't wreck it. 379 exhd. Likely cat power. I almost bet money it's an 18 speed, and it has a wet line kit.
     
  11. Ridgeline

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    my concern is this, doing stunts is dangerous and I hate seeing anyone hurt when there is no hurry.

    I won’t get into the what I know or been but my comment is based on safety of you and others who are rushed to do the scene. The mess on the Baldwin set was avoidable but it was rushed.
     
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