How To Make Opening & Functional Doors, Hoods, and Trunks
Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:28 AM
Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:48 AM
You know what that is an excellent idea, never gave it a thought. That would work the only thing is I don't have one in the collection at the moment. What kits being produced currently have opening doors, it doesn't matter what year or make of car because if i can find one that would help seeing how they engineered it to butt up to the floorboard, thats my biggest issue right now.
Why not look at an unbuilt model that has opening doors etc already and that may make things more clear?
Edited by Darren B, 25 August 2010 - 09:48 AM.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 12:40 PM
I do use a dremell tool on the inside of the body with a big cone shaped grinding stone.
 I hold the body up to the light and mark it inside where the door lines are.
 I follow the lines creating a grove,it is a little rough looking and takes practice
however if you don't get to deep,after you cut the lines from the outside
of the body you can sand the edges smooth,giving them a thinner real looking edge.
Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:06 PM
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 09:15 PM
This may help?
Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:52 PM
i have an exact o knife but i dont want to slip and mess up the body so can any one help and maybe post up some pick's with a how to
Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:04 PM
Anf than just make your own hinges.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:32 PM
Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:28 PM
Posted 10 March 2011 - 03:31 PM
and if it slips the tape gets the damage.
Like someone said take your time.
I cut the doors and trunk on a 1/12 scale 69Camaro and it took 2 hours,but
the end result was worth the extra effort.
As for using the sewing thread I found out that I didn't have enough hands
for that'when it came to working it back and forth and tring to hold the body
while I did it.
Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:21 PM
Sewing thread? What kind of thread and how do you do it?
Just regular sewing thread you would use to sew on buttons or repair clothing with. You can find it just about anywhere. I usually buy a sewing kit. Comes with lots of thread and some needles and such.
Like I said its very time consuming and can be tricky as stated above trying to hold everything. I use a little vise to hold my project in while doing this. Just make a little slice in the door jamb and insert the thread through it. Then work the thread back and forth. This method also works good for suspension parts if you want to separate them.
Maybe not the best method, I just like that it removes very little plastic.
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