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#41 jedimastergary

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:23 PM

Now it looks mean I like how it is turning outkeep up the
good work and I will be watching to see how it turns out

You have gven me a idea for my F250 Pre runner and i saw
several of these when I went to high school

#42 Chuck Most

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:14 PM

:( I've bought a couple of those Falcon/Comet/Mustang AWB kits... JUST FOR THOSE TRACTION BARS...

I'm seriously considering reworking my 1:1 '94 Ford to resemble your model!

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 06:18 AM

I love it rodney. Those traction bars are awesome. This is a great all around build.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 06:18 PM

Thanks MrZinn.


Good Idea you had :) ..

Don't you mean "Glad I thought of that" Rodney!?!? B) ;) :)

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:53 PM

Chuck Most
is that where they came from? I've had them for Many yrs floating around and no place to go :D

Don't you mean "Glad I thought of that" Rodney!?!? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I'd never Knowingly take credit for somebody elsies idea. :mellow: :lol:

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:15 PM

My memory isn't too clear, but I do believe those traction bars are from one of those kits, or at least they contain something close to those.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 05:55 PM

I couldn't tell ya where the ladderbars came from either. ;)

Bit of work and Cam down so I used my cell. :rolleyes:
Gonna get a better cell too ;)

Decided the front suspension didn't look all that well so I revamped it by adding working
Coilovers to it.
Cut off molded in springs and fabbed up a bottom mount.
Now I got some serious Camber :D
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And the colors
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:28 PM

Nice i like the new springs they make it look meaner and
would be a lot better off road never liked molded springs
to me they are always just a hair short for my idea I
miss building models need to get job bad so can get my
stuff out of storage and start building again.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:45 PM

I like it rodney. Love the colors and those working coilovers are great.
STewart

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 08:55 AM

Rodney, a suggestion to eliminate the camber issues, but this would probably only work if you haven't glued the engine together yet, glue a couple small lead fishing sinkers inside the engine block just like aircraft modelers do to keep the nose on the ground. :D That should give you just enough weight to compress the springs slightly to sit all four flat again.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:42 PM

Rodney - those springs look like something I would have......already done. :P

I'm glad I thought of it then ;) :rolleyes: :lol:
I keep looking at your Ranger and mine just didn't look right. :D
Soo I fixed it.

highway
Camber issue is just fine.
I may fix it just a little bit once the motor goes in.
Or carve a Block out of lead :lol:

stewart
Those are the same Coil Overs I showed you but modified a lot to fit and look
better.

I'll have my PC up and running by the weekend.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 04:30 PM

My PC up and running and some DIg cam pics.

Some more rework to the front suspension.
Had to lengthen the trialing arms and fab up new mount.
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The Coilovers are actually Losi Micro T Shocks (Part# LOSB1522) modified with the ends
modified to fit where I want them to go ;)
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Camber with stock body:D
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I doubt I'd do poseable steering since I would have to totally rework the tierods to move with
the suspension.
But Ya Never know ;) ;)

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 04:54 PM

cool truck
the roll bar is kinda big though

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:18 PM

cool truck
the roll bar is kinda big though

Thanks.
Can't protect the cab if the roll bar is smaller, can ya? :) :)

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:43 PM

:lol: LOL
Nice work rodney. I like the new mount you made and the aluminum rod trailing arms.
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:59 PM

:blink: LOL
Nice work rodney. I like the new mount you made and the aluminum rod trailing arms.
STewart

Thanks, my Fancy Aluminum trailing arms are part of a Large Paperclip cut to size ;)
Shhhhhhhhhhh.. :lol:

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 09:00 AM

Other than the ladder bars - I'm kinda flattered @ the Direct copy & upgrade of what I did!
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Way to pay attention in class, Rodney!

What can I say, I liked the way your front suspension looked better than mine ;)
I just took your idea and ran a bit farther.
Mine moves B)
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 01:28 PM

VERY cool Rodney! kind of like brothers too these trucks, only in this case "little" bother came along first :D :lol:

His truck build was implanted in my mind when I started.
If I planned ahead more, I would've done the same colors for Twins :lol:
Mmmmmm, I do have another body to use :D

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:26 PM

Weekend not completely wasted.
Motor is in.
Don't know where to put the coil tho.
Grill is also painted in the finish color for it, Basic Gray for a basic package F-150
Still have a few more lines to put in but gotta wait till the body is painted and together.
Still need to find some Good Engine bay photos for more details to add.
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Front suspension is in since I glued the tierods to the Arms
I did manage to cut the tieRod apart and pin it so I can still have a movable front suspension.
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Exhaust is in and is the stock exhaust with aluminum tips.
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Still have to lengthen the driveline and install it.

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#60 jedimastergary

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:47 PM

Looks great like the engine detail the suspension looks great this is
turning out to be one great model cannot wait to see it finished.