Woodn't - NNL Here I Come!
Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:52 AM
In our last update I had roughed in the dropped axle. This morning I made the radius rods, steering knuckles, and tie rod. Here we go:
I soldered a length of brass rod to a short piece of brass tubing. The tubing will be bolted to the frame rail.
Then I took a length of 1/4" square brass tube. After carefully planning my cuts & holes, I cut away eveything that didn't look like a steering knuckle...
Here's both knuckles cut & cleaned up
I also had to make a tie rod assembly. Sorry Bill, it's not adjustable
Here's the axle mocked-up w/ straight pins. RB Motion .062 bolts will be used.
Hopefully I'll have her up on her paws tomorrow. Then we shoehorn in the engine, and start detailing it.
To be continued.....
Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:07 AM
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:04 AM
John you're a madman. This build is getting better with each update.
Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:35 AM
Wow John! For someone that's been away from models you sure dove into the deep end of the pool! See you in two weeks my friend!
Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:48 PM
I fab'ed the spindles, but ran out of Butane for my soldering iron so I'm stuck until the morning. I also want to thin out the tie rod arms on the knuckles. I might also take a small detour with some details, but for the better. This is too cool to hack together.
Tomorrow we continue......stay tuned!
Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:12 PM
Here's all the pieces. I had to make new radius rods...
I re-shaped the tie rod links
The brake rotors are actually washers from an Infiniti G37 transmission valve body. Pretty cool, huh?
As awlays, love letters/hate mail welcome
Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:57 AM
nice work on the axle John, you are right , what you are doing is not a fast process, but very rewarding, keep after it bro
Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:46 PM
Tonight we decided on trimming back the cowl, installing a better radiator, fabricating engine mounts, and making positive location tabs for the body. It may look like I'm just pushing the same bits-n-pieces around, but there IS progress.
Here's a few mock-up shots
Tomorrow I have plans, and I have a concert on Wed. but I'm off on Thurs. I'm hoping to have epic progress this weekend.....
Wait... it's going to get better. I'm going to start detailing the engine next. My favorite part
Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:35 AM
This is gonna be pretty darn cool when it's done! Keep up the good work!
Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:42 AM
Edited by FASTBACK340, 09 April 2013 - 06:42 AM.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:34 AM
NNL East is 7 days away. My Woody needs some love (no snide remarks here....) and more than likely you'll all see me panic and unravel trying to get this thing finished. Entertainment promised....
More to come......
Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:23 AM
Looking good John!
Why sweat getting your Woody done when you can just put it on the primer/WIP table at the show? Last time I attended in '11, the WIPs got more looks there than in the judged portion I think...there are always GREAT builds in progress in primer!
Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:10 PM
Gotta focus.... go get wife from train, make dinner, build model. Sleep later.... I can do this.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:35 PM
Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:49 PM
Looking good John! Can't wait to see it at the show. I didn't get to enjoy the nice weather either. Yesterday we filled the NNL East goody bags at our club meeting. Today I've been cranking out buttons and handling little details.
The big question, I wonder how many guys are working on their NNL East models instead of doing their taxes??