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Adventures in soldering:Hot Rod Wrecker Project Update 7/24/13


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#41 Danno

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:10 AM

Magnificent!

Spectacular work.

Where in Colorado are you? Is there something in the water that I missed? I may have to come back ...

Wow.


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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:42 AM

Wow! I am amazed at the craftmanship. the steering looks really cool. what tools do you use for cutting and drilling the brass? I look forward to seeing this progress. also how much can be disassembled for painting?

#43 Randy D

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:36 AM

Thanks to all who commented, it does help to keep one motivated during a project :) :)

Danno, Ft. Collins! where were you?

Randy, I work with simple hand tools, same ones I use for plastic. A good set of files is a must! Brass is soft and easy to shape. You will see some painting as I go along now, the plan is that the cab and rear bed will be seperate assemblies that will bolt to the frame.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:00 PM

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adding some small brackets for the radiator..



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That is all for now, as always, comments are welcomed!



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Can someone help me up off the floor?! AWESOME artwork Randy!!!! Stunning...Sixx

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

I am impressed....the work done without a resistance unit is top notch.....Randy next time at the supply store look into Tix solder, flux AND anti flux....works with a smidge less heat and is as strong as silver.....and the antiflux keeps things neater!!B)

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:24 PM

well randy, you have me wanting more. not only that, but you have me also wanting to drive to colorado just to see this in person when your done with it.
i was wondering if you wouldnt mind showing what you use to solder? iron, wire ect.. i have a slight idea, but want to know for sure. B)

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:14 PM

Good GOD!

This build is progressing very nicely!

Your build quality is outstanding! You are blurring the line between hobby and ART.

How do you control your heat on the brass to keep from melting joints when bonding adacent joints ?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:16 AM

well randy, you have me wanting more. not only that, but you have me also wanting to drive to colorado just to see this in person when your done with it.
i was wondering if you wouldnt mind showing what you use to solder? iron, wire ect.. i have a slight idea, but want to know for sure. B)



Good GOD!

This build is progressing very nicely!

Your build quality is outstanding! You are blurring the line between hobby and ART.

How do you control your heat on the brass to keep from melting joints when bonding adacent joints ?


I also want to know what heat sinks your using....I can only use a micro torch for silver..thats why I love my Tix


#49 Randy D

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 11:52 AM

Thanks Derrick!!

For Luis, My humble soldering setup :) ;)


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Seeker, Success in soldering using the iron that I use comes with careful planning about wich part goes on first, then using heat sinks to isolate the work area from the rest of the project. I also tend to build simple jigs using small strips of basswood and clamps to hold stuff that might loosen, in place.
You must,must, must!!! 'tin' each surface to be joined. If both parts have 'tinned' then they should join quickly and hopefully nothing else falls off B) :lol:

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For Mike, I use a lot of wooden clothes pins and self closing tweesers and also use the small strips of wet paper towel trick. How do you like using a torch? Been meaning to try one. Got some Tix solder to try out, thanks for the tip :D



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Hop this makes some sense,

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:05 PM


You must,must, must!!! 'tin' each surface to be joined. If both parts have 'tinned' then they should join quickly and hopefully nothing else falls off ;) :D



For Mike, I use a lot of wooden clothes pins and self closing tweesers and also use the small strips of wet paper towel trick. How do you like using a torch? Been meaning to try one. Got some Tix solder to try out, thanks for the tip :)


Hop this makes some sense,

Randy


I normally use my Ungar utc200 adjustable micro iron with tix about 700 degrees..and of course proper cleaning, fluxing, tinning...and anti flux.

I use an ancient micro torch for silver....but I spend more time heatsinking than anything else...and after years of using Tix..I don't use silver much anymore.

I used to build brass flopper slot car chassis with silver for strength until I found Tix.

Great work Randy...keep it coming :lol: :D B)

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:25 AM

small update,


The Lindbeerg kit that supplied the semi wheels and tires needs some work on the wheels. Scratched up some drum brake detail and used a cut down paint bottle top for the finned hubs.



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Driveshaft and needed to build a gearbox to line everything up....



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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:28 AM

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This is where I start to paint as I go along...



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Thanks for looking in, and as always, feel free to comment!

Randy

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:54 AM

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! B) :lol: :lol: :P You owe me a new keyboard as this one short circutied from drool! B)

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:13 AM

Not sure if it's heart failure or it's just pounding out of control looking at these parts!

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:28 AM

This one deserves following. As for the idea of resistance soldering, they seem easy enough to build. Do a goggle search.

I like it. It's inspirational.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:06 PM

Thanks Brandon, Keyboard on the way :) :)

Hey Mike, Appreciate the comment!!

Thank you Mike, Yeah, maybe after this project!

Randy

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:59 PM

I didn't think I could be amased anymore with this build but you just keep upping the detail on this and blowing everyone away .
I am really going to hate seeing this project come to an end, don't get me wrong I want to see the finished product but to be blown away everytime I open your page ........Keep it coming. :) :) :D :D

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 04:57 PM

WOW, I think we need to see your shrink ray gun.

#59 Pete J.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:08 PM

Ok, ya got me! How do you put the u-joints together?

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:32 PM

Danno, Ft. Collins! where were you?



Colorado Springs; worked throughout the state many years and officed in Denver; still have family in Denver & Ft. Collins! Roamed the Front Range and the High Country.

It is a small world.

Keep up the good spectacular work!



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Edited by Danno, 05 March 2011 - 08:36 PM.