Lucky 13-The 30Sumt'n Rod
Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:12 PM
I also started shaping the brace for the upper rods on top of the diff. I capped the backs of the brackets for the lower rods. Right now everything is in a rough shape, but once all the elements are in place, both the frame and the rear end will be puttied where necessary and sanded smooth before the first coat of primer.
I just wanted to mock the whole thing up, just to check the alinement and fitment.
Next come the shocks. Stay tuned and thank you for looking.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:30 AM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:07 AM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:30 AM
I was feeling restless last night and dusted off my lathe and made some aluminum pulleys for the engine. I also tried to make shocks (first time ever) but I am not happy with them and will remake them.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:39 PM
Here are the new shocks I made. They still need some finessing and the springs.
That is where they will go in relation to the connecting rods.
This is what it should look like underneath when it is all done. In this picture you can also see the brackets on the frame and the diff for the shorty con rods that would triangulate the rear. Once the whole model is done, there should be nothing visible other than the axle when viewed from behind.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:05 PM
Can anyone recommend me a material (wire) to use for the springs, please? I would like it to actually work like a real spring. I am not making the suspension functional, but would like the springs to give some support.
Thank in advance.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:43 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:47 PM
why not check out some cheap ink pens for spings, ive used them before, and the great thing is you dont have to bend them! its hard to find the right size tho....
I thought of that, but they are always too thin. I can make them from thin solder, which is easy and it looks cool, but then they are soft and easy to bent out of shape. Thank you anyway.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:18 AM
The reference pics are great as well, thank you!
Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:19 AM
How about necklace/bracelet wire (Hobby Lobby or Micheals,etc) or Guitar string?
I like your work, looking forward to more!
Thank You for sharing
Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:58 PM
Russ, thanks for the idea. Does necklace wire stay in shape? I don't care if it is harder to bend, as I can use my lathe for that. I saw people on here use copper wire. Any pointers on benefits copper offers? The only thing with copper for me is that the closest hobby shop (or any other place that may have it) is a two hour drive. And I mean at 95mph.
Todd, airbags will defy the purpose of the "exercise". Thanks for the input tho. And since O rings were mentioned, I have seen them used by few people on here. But where do you guys get them from?
Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:16 AM
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:19 AM
hope this helps, maybe you can find it somewhere..i still cant remember where i got it. it was really cheap tho.......as you can see by the $1.69 pricetag!
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:54 AM
Mark, thanks for the idea. Thankfully I have Lowes just a stone throw from home. I'll check what they have to offer.
I have about 15 different Deuce projects. They are all part of an ambitious project started over a year ago - to build every possible style of 32 Ford. So it is not like I won't have what to do while I figure the shocks out, but I am really itchy to lay down some paint. I should start threads for all of them perhaps.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:57 AM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:27 AM