Shaping up nicely Chris, bring on the April completion.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:02 PM
Awesome Stuff Chris, I love how much attention you give to each part.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:02 AM
yea Chris don't forget we have a dead line here! lol keep at it bro, looks great as usual!!
Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:05 AM
It's good to see you back in the saddle, Chris. Your pan turned out as nicely as everything else you've completed on this project... Super job!
Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:53 AM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:27 PM
Hey Guys I apologize that I didn't get pics posted sooner. I just got back into town from visiting family for Christmas and wanted to share a few pics. I will be working on this build over the weekend. Here are a couple of pics of the floor tins in primer. Since these pics I have added a little bit of bondo to them which needs to be sanded and another coat of primer. Then it will be ready for paint.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:54 AM
Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:26 PM
Joe... thanks buddy!!
Ok so I can finally say that I am done with the floor tin work. Been messing with it for a bit this evening and got the bondo sanded down and primered it. I am still debating if I should sand down one more time for another coat a primer but when I sand it I will see how it is and if it looks good I will leave it and it will be ready for paint. Now I am debating which part of the build I should move back too...lol I want to go back to the engine but I am thinking I need to focus on a few things in the drivers area....etc.... getting the steering gear box mounted as well as making the steering shaft and butterfly wheel, I am going to redo the gas pedal once again. Anyway let me show you some more pics of the floor tin....
Here is some bondo I added on the inside of the tin:
Here is some bondo I added on the outside of the tin:
Here are three views of it after I sanded the bondo down:
And with primer back on it:
Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:51 PM
Very nice work Chris, so glad you are working on the build again,
Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:55 PM
Mike.... Thanks buddy. I am starting the steering gear box mount now. Hoping to have some pics up later if not tonight I will tomorrow.
Edited by Mooneyzs, 30 December 2012 - 03:56 PM.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:17 PM
Looking good, Chris! All that attention to detail will really pay off. Hope to see this in April in AZ!
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:32 PM
Nice progress Chris. Keep it going and maybe, just maybe, you'll have the chassis along with the engine done for DSC.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:58 AM
Art.... Thanks buddy. I will be working my butt off on this one to finish it for the Desert Scale Classic. I can't wait to get it done.
Brad... Thanks Bud.... I am thinking I will have more than just the chassis and engine done for the DSC
Bill... Thanks man. it feels great to be back on this and making progress
Ok Fellas I made a little more progress on this last night. I started on the steering gearbox mounting bracket and luckily enough I made it one shot and didn't have to redo it . Now there is some clean up with the gearbox that will be done along with ditching the plastic steering shaft and kit butterfly wheel. I will be using aluminum tubing for the steering shaft and making my own butterfly steering wheel. Here are pics of my progress.....
I first started with a pic off the internet which I reduced on my printer and glued it to a piece of plastic to use as a template:
Here it is after I got the basic shape cut out:
Next I cut a lightening hole in the bracket:
Here it is once I glued it in place:
View from the other side:
Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:01 PM
As I've said before....lets get ready to fire this baby up!