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In Topic: WIP: 1/16 '68 Mustang Pro Mod

29 August 2014 - 06:06 AM

You are welcome Clay. I have to agree that the solid rod would bend really nice. I really like that you are going to approach it that way. Iam looking forward to progress pics on it and I cant wait to see the Alclad heat staining with on them. I know they will look killer. I need to lear the heat staining method...lol

In Topic: WIP: 1/16 '68 Mustang Pro Mod

29 August 2014 - 04:56 AM

Clay... here is the response I got this morning from the email I sent to K&S engineering:

"Call Special Shapes company at 773-229-0740
You will not find the .020 wall at a retail outlet"

In Topic: WIP: 1/16 '68 Mustang Pro Mod

28 August 2014 - 02:44 PM

Thanks Chris...I'd like to see it.


Have you found the tubing Du-Bro gives you for sale anywhere?


Clay...  I used to remember a site that was called smallparts.com which I believe is now on amazon where you can find materials, I know they carry brass stock. I was trying to look it up earlier but wasn't having much luck finding the sizes we need and I haven't been able to find anyone that has the thicker wall tubing but I know someone has to stock it. I would like to have both of those sizes with the thicker wall just for the reason that they bended much easier with that dubro tubing bender. I am going to keep looking and will let you when I find it. I am even thinking of contacting K&S to find out which distributors carry the thicker wall stuff.



Your work looks great, Clay, even if you claim it's a bit sloppy.  I love where you're going on this...


If this work is considered sloppy work.... I would take it over my best work any day....lol. Clay's work is some of the best out there but I can relate to Clay that we can be our own worst critics. I have felt that way on some parts of my funny car build that I just am not happy with some things. But as you said it Scott..... I love where this build is going too.



Clay.... Here are a few photos of the make shift header jig I made for my Army Funny Car:


I used some basswood for the base and balsa for the smaller pieces...

















Edited to add:


Clay here is a link to a place called specialty shapes which looks to be a partner to K&S or its a sister company. They have some .029 wall tubing. I wrote K&S asking about the .020" wall. when I hear from them I will let you know




Here is where I found the special shapes on K&S's contact info



In Topic: Walt's Puffer Too T-Bucket Altered

28 August 2014 - 09:45 AM

Brad.... I am loving this mock-up. It is looking killer!. Nice work and it sits perfect.

In Topic: WIP: 1/16 '68 Mustang Pro Mod

28 August 2014 - 09:41 AM

Clay... You are the master my friend. Fantastic update. Man those new sides for the wings are beautiful. I have the same Dubro tube benders in 1/8" and 5/32". I found the same thing happened to me the sample piece they gave bent much nicer than the K&S tubing. What I found out was the K&S tubings wall thickness was .014" and the sample tube fron dubro was . 019". Love the start of the headers. I will post a pic of my jig I made to solder my headers for my funny car when I get home from work. It may help but then again you may have already figured out a jig to solder them. Keep up the awesome work.