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#21 gasser59

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:17 AM

Oh yeah!! Lovin' this one Glu. Glad you're able to resuscitate this one. I see you've put that printing plate to good use.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:19 AM

This is very cool. I don't usually peruse the truck section but I'll be following this one.

#23 Gluhead

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:29 AM

Thanks, guys.

Brad - Yeah, that stuff is great. That's another reason I switched to this rather than get back to the '41 and the '27 right away; I wanted to get my feet wet on the plate because I'd like to use it to make the carb linkage on the '41 and mech brake brackets on the '27. A bit of practice on this will help a lot there, since those parts will be small and fiddly.

Rob - I know what you mean...don't even get me started on the cars and trucks being segregated. lmao. It is what it is, but to me a model is a model and good workmanship is good workmanship. I'd just assume we had one bench forum and one glass forum.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:26 AM

nice work Gluehead! turning out beautiful!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:42 AM

Very nice work. Curious, where did you get the printing plate?

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:28 PM

Thanks, guys.

Andy, Brad (gasser59) sent me a chunk to experiment with. It's offcut from a used plate, so when I run out I'll be hitting up one of the local printers for more. I'm sure most printers would be more than willing, so you may want to check with one in your area.

I'm a little slow on the updates right now...have had a hard time with pain the last few days. But, I've got the spring pads and shock mounts on the housing, and made a pair of shocks and mounting bosses for them on the frame. Pics only show one...I forgot to charge the second battery for the cam but the other one will be in there in the next set of pics. I'm going to try to finish the mountings for the u bolts tonight, then I'll go over the whole assembly with weld beads. I think you guys will like how I do them.

First pic shows how I cut deep into the axle to install mounts, rather than shaping them to fit the housing. Not only are they easier to do, they're stronger. You can also see the backing plate and finned drum that'll I'm having my brother cast up. I'll use them on all four corners.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:24 PM

Hi Chris, Impressive work so far on this!!! Should be a great looking hauler :) :)


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:20 PM

l'm really liking this! Nice planning & scratching. l have all the parts collected to make an L-700 car hauler but haven't started it yet. l'll definitely be tuning in to get some ideas & pointers! Thanks, Bart.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:13 AM

Thanks guys.

Bart, I've had an old issue L700 sitting here for years waiting for me to build it. It'll be interesting to see how this "little brother" version looks sitting next to it.

Almost done with the rear suspension. A little cleaning up here and there and put the welds in...and now I see I forgot the retainers around the spring packs so I'll throw those at it, too.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:52 AM

Looking really good Glu. I like your U bolts and brackets.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:52 AM

Wow, I am loving the craftsmanship. Excellent.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:25 AM

very cool!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:30 PM

Hat's up Sir !!!!
WOW !!!!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:11 PM

There's some very nice work going on here.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:00 AM

Thanks, guys. I did the springs clamps yesterday, but I think I'll end up re-doing them. Just don't look quite right. I'll mess with 'em and see if I can get 'em in shape and post up tonight.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:44 AM

Amazing work with the chassis parts! I'm really amazed, scratchbuilt parts look much better than original kit parts look in many kits. I can't wait to see more. B)

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:43 PM

Thank you, Niko. :)

Retainers are better now, I think. I can live with them, at least. I think it'll all come together under paint.

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This'll probably be the last update for a little bit. Time to go back and finish up the '41 Chevy and get some more done on the '27 C Cab...then I'll come back to this and dig into the other end of the chassis.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:30 PM

Hi Chris, Those springs are awesome!!


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:48 AM

Geez! :wacko: ...I am just in complete AW! :blink:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:02 PM

Beautiful work! You've inspired me. My dad started on a similar project about 15 years ago, using a 1/32 scale semi-truck chassis and one of these cutdown LRW bodies. He was building it to tow a big camper trailer. I'm going to have to dig it out and see if I can finish it for him.