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#1 diymirage

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

no help here brother, only lowrider i ever did was the one in my avatar

 

but what is it you want to cut ?

the roof, the suspension ?

 

 

in the mean time, look over this

http://www.modelcars...ch&fromsearch=1

 

its a quick search of our "workbench" with lowrider in the title

should be able to find some good info/tricks/inspiration there



#2 diymirage

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

here is a thought on how to hinge the doors and fenders

 

http://www.modelcars...ip +flop +hinge



#3 Gothic Kustomz

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

A good tutorial on hinging is on youtube, Dr Crankys prescrition for hinging:

 



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:03 PM

I HAVE CHOPPED ROOFS OFF OF MODELS BEFORE WITH A DREMEL TOOL AND IT KINDA MELTED ITS WAY THRU. I ALSO TRIED TO USE AN EXACTO KNIFE BUT THAT TOOK A LONG TIME AND A FEW STITCHES. HAHA. WHATS THE BEST TOOL TO USE ON A PLASTIC MODEL? IM TRYING TO CUT A 64 IMPALA SS INTO A RADICAL STYLE LOWRIDER. 



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:22 PM

I'VE DONE IT A FEW WAYS,

I HAVE A STAINLESS STEEL SAW BLADE THAT GOES ON MY HANDSHAFT, A RAZOR SAW WORKS GOOD, & THE PHOTO-ETCHED SAW BLADES THAT FIT IN YOUR MODEL KNIFE HANDLE WORK GREAT FOR THE DELICATE PILLERS. MODEL CAR GARAGE SELLS THEM



IF YOUR MAKING STRAIGHT CUTS, THE BACK SIDE OF A NO.11 BLADE WORKS GOOD TOO, PLUS IT REMOVES THE MATERIAL AS YOU GO, INSTEAD OF PUSHING IT TO THE SIDE

#6 southpier

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

X-ACTO-EXTRA-FINE-SAW-BLADE55.jpg

 

x-acto saw blade - fine tooth. use a #76 wirenut for a handle. put on a couple of layers of masking tape on the good side of your cut so the blade will run against it for a guide and if it slips the scratches will be on the waste. go slow; it's not a race, but a journey.



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

I'VE DONE IT A FEW WAYS,

I HAVE A STAINLESS STEEL SAW BLADE THAT GOES ON MY HANDSHAFT, A RAZOR SAW WORKS GOOD, & THE PHOTO-ETCHED SAW BLADES THAT FIT IN YOUR MODEL KNIFE HANDLE WORK GREAT FOR THE DELICATE PILLERS. MODEL CAR GARAGE SELLS THEM



IF YOUR MAKING STRAIGHT CUTS, THE BACK SIDE OF A NO.11 BLADE WORKS GOOD TOO, PLUS IT REMOVES THE MATERIAL AS YOU GO, INSTEAD OF PUSHING IT TO THE SIDE

THANX BRO. GOOD STUFF



X-ACTO-EXTRA-FINE-SAW-BLADE55.jpg

 

x-acto saw blade - fine tooth. use a #76 wirenut for a handle. put on a couple of layers of masking tape on the good side of your cut so the blade will run against it for a guide and if it slips the scratches will be on the waste. go slow; it's not a race, but a journey.

I NEVER THOUGHT OF THE MASKING TAPE THING. GOOD TIPS BRO. THANX ALOT



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

A good tutorial on hinging is on youtube, Dr Crankys prescrition for hinging:

 

THANX BRO. THAT WILL DEFFINETLY HELP ME OUT. HAPPY NEW YEAR BRO.



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

here is a thought on how to hinge the doors and fenders

 

http://www.modelcars...ip +flop +hinge

AWESOME. THANX BRO. HAPPY NEW YEAR HOMIE



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

if you can't find the info you're looking for in this forum try browsing through the magazine section here: http://www.modelency...m/magazines.php

 

there are several issues that cover body/chassis modifications and detail work in addition to mention of a really young Tim Boyd.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:43 AM

incredible link; thanks!


Edited by southpier, 27 December 2012 - 12:45 AM.


#12 LokoteZ C.C

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

thanx. ima check that out