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#741 Dogfish_7

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:56 AM

What an incredible joy to watch you build this car! B)



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:02 AM

Holy cow! All I can do is second everything everyone else has said. Just incredible!

hey Chris, thanks man

 

As always, just beautiful work. Im assuming for all the bends and kinks in the brass, you are doing it in small sections and soldering it together?

Brandon, I appreciate it, yes you are correct, I don't know if that is right or wrong, but that is pretty much what I have been doing

 

What an incredible joy to watch you build this car! B)

thanks so much Bruce



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:38 AM

:o wow



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:05 AM

Excellent progress, Bill! Keep up the good work!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

:o wow

 

thanks for stopping in Cleve

Excellent progress, Bill! Keep up the good work!

all ways appreciate your encouraging words Dirk!



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

started messing around with the four link and rear end housing today, I got the front 2 four link brackets ready to installIMG_1391-vi.jpgIMG_1392-vi.jpg 

 

here is one in its proper location



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

then I started to work on making a fab9 housing, not sure if it will turn out good enough to use or not, just have to see how it goes, first I made a jig to be able to hold things and all so for a reference as to the axle tubes to the housing, I drilled a piece of aluminum to except the axleIMG_1393-vi.jpg

 

then cut a piece of brass and bent it the same as the center of a fab9 housing

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then I used a piece of card stock to get a basic shape for the sides of the housing, which are one piece on all that I have looked at

 

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then transposed it to some brass

 

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and here is the end result, I still need to do the other side but I think it is going to work, wish me luck!

 

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thanks for checking in on the progress!


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

Bill, that is gonna look great! I wish I had half your skills when it came to metalwork!



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Hi Bill ,   Beautifull fab work , as usual!!!   This is so much fun to follow :)  :)

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

Absolutely stunning work! What else can I say!



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

Great work. Just started following a few pages ago. I' m getting ready to delve into brass fabricating, your work is inspiring. Went all the way to the beginning looking at your work, I like the headers. How did you do those collectors? What did you use for the pipes?

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

Bill, that is gonna look great! I wish I had half your skills when it came to metalwork!

hi Mike, thanks bro

 

Hi Bill ,   Beautifull fab work , as usual!!!   This is so much fun to follow :)  :)

 

                   Randy

thank you Randy, really means a lot my friend!

 

Absolutely stunning work! What else can I say!

appreciate that Randy

 

Great work. Just started following a few pages ago. I' m getting ready to delve into brass fabricating, your work is inspiring. Went all the way to the beginning looking at your work, I like the headers. How did you do those collectors? What did you use for the pipes?

thank you, every thing on the engine is aluminum, the headers are aluminum rod and the collectors are just aluminum tubing I formed around them, working with metal is very rewarding for me, am having a great time figuring it out, most of the time anyway :(



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

got a little more done to the rear housing, it is all soldered up with the front on itIMG_1401-vi.jpg

I soldered the inside for a little extra strength

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then I cut some more brass and added the front of the housing

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then with a little clean up here is the end result, even has room for a ring and pinion ;)

 

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made the braces  for the rearIMG_1407-vi.jpgIMG_1408-vi.jpg

 

still need to make the four link brackets and the third member, not  sure what I will do for a third member yet, thanks for looking



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

Bill... you are off to an awesome start with this rear end. Your work is just killer. Hey what type of solder iron are you using? Cant wait to see more on this rear end.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

Very Nice work Bill, Where your rear cross member attaches to the main rails, Did you just butt solder that or did you put some pins in it for strength? Just curious.  Wonder if you could get them to do one of these in 1/24th?

 

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:42 AM

This one of the most amazing models I have seen in s long time.it took me a couple of days to read the entire thread.sll I can say is awesome!

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:03 AM

Bill... you are off to an awesome start with this rear end. Your work is just killer. Hey what type of solder iron are you using? Cant wait to see more on this rear end.

hey Chris, thanks buddy, I am used a butane torch on most of the chassis, and I have an old blue point (snapon's lower end) that has 3 inter changeable tips, a small pointed one and a med. and larger wedge, and using silver bearing solder, which is a very strong solder, more or less using stuff I all ready have, lol I guess it's working, it hasn't fell apart yet anyway

 

Very Nice work Bill, Where your rear cross member attaches to the main rails, Did you just butt solder that or did you put some pins in it for strength? Just curious.  Wonder if you could get them to do one of these in 1/24th?

 

http://www.shapeways...ier.html?gid=ug

hey Joe, yea I just butted it together, I figure by the time I get a cage attached from front to back it will be plenty strong, man, that third member is sweet, I could use one in 1/24 about right now!!

 

This one of the most amazing models I have seen in s long time.it took me a couple of days to read the entire thread.sll I can say is awesome!

thanks Mike, appreciate you stopping in!



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:47 AM

Coming along great! Nice work!

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:10 AM

I am up to page 15 and I can't stop looking at your work. This is just the way modeling should be done if you can pull it off....and you can definitely pull it off!!! Amazing work!!!

 

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

pffffftt and he just keeps on going with the awsomeness :)