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#1621 W-409

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:29 AM

Nice job Chris! The Mount looks excellent to me, very impressive scratchbuilding. I'm looking forward to see more, you do fantastic work.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:59 AM

WOW Chris....amazing thru and thru, cannot wait to see this finished.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:52 AM

just continues to get better, nice work Chris!!



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Looking good Chris, you should get Jim to machine you a steering gearbox.



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

Henry... thanks man. hey I finally found those parys when i cleaned up my hobby room this week.

Darryl...thanks bud. That would be so cool to hear one if these lityle engines fire up..

Niko... thanks for the kind words bud.

Jeff...thanks bud. I can't wait to have this thing finished myself. i have been on it way too long lol.

Bill... thank you. There are many wonderful builders on here including yourself who have set the bar high. I am trying to keep upwith you guys. i keep dreaming of getting a lathe.

Joe...thanks man. that is a good idea on the gearbox. I still have a few items that i need to draw up for the fire suppression system that I was going to have Jim machine for me which will mount to the steering shaft. I will see if i can draw and model up a decent steering gearbox in solidworks.

well guys last night i started working on an updated gas pedal since i wasnt happy with the on i had done. This time i made it out of brass and have a couple of styles. i will post them later tonight. they still need a little work done to them.

#1626 Mooneyzs

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

ok Fellas... got more work done on the new and improved gas pedals. I decided to make them out of brass this time. I ended up using 1/32 brass rod and then the mount was 1/32 brass tube. I made 2 different styles and not sure which one to go with. Let me know which you think looks better and what you'd go with. I saw both of these style when I looked up some pics on Google and figured it wouldn't be that hard to just do both and then decide which to use...lol Thanks in advance. Ok lets get to the pics....

 

 

Here is all of the pieces..... the original kit pedal,  the last pedal I scratch build and pieces for the new pedals out of brass:

 

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Here are the new fabricated brass parts before soldering:

 

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Here they are after they have been soldered:

 

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Here is the backside so you can see the mounts:

 

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:34 AM

The one on the left with the hook centered, Chris. Awesome job, BTW!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:48 AM

I like the one on the left myself. Nice work.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:06 AM

the one on the left great work

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:52 AM

Nice work Chris, I like the center return bracket. The driver doesn't have to hunt for it heading for the net LOL........

 

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:19 AM

I concur. Center hook works for me.  Nicely done and its great to have options.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

Hey guys thanks for all of your feedback. it is much appreciated. I was leaning towards the one in the left as well. I am much happier with this new pedal than what I had done out of plastic before.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

all I can say is,,,,, OH MY GOD     :o :o  All you scratch build guys have my utmost respect



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

Hi Chris, I have just gone through all of your posts for this magnificent funny car and what magnificent build. I have learned so much from you. Keep up the good work and can not wait to see this done.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

Bill... Thanks for the props on all of us guys scratch building. I do have to say that it can be fun but at times it's challenging too

 

Steve... Thanks for taking the time to go thru all of the pages. I know there was a lot to go thru to see it all. Thanks for the kind words. I can't wait to see it done myself. I am actually going to be excited when I get the chassis painted and have a rolling chassis done...lol

 

 

Ok Fellas.... I sat down and did a little work tonight on this and I have completed the gas pedal. all that is left is a little more primer and sanding for it to be ready for final paint. I had to go and redo the mounting base for this. I had also added a small detail to the pedal as well. I felt it was lacking a little something when I posted the last pics. thanks for looking....

 

 

Here is the new completed pedal mounted to the mounting base which was redone. I had used the previous base other than adding new pieces for the bolts to go thru and hold the pedal:

 

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Another view of the mounting base:

 

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Here I stood the pedal up to show the state it will be in:

 

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As usual I had to mock it up and put it in with the bolts to see how it was going to look:

 

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Now I am feeling I am much closer to where I can just about prep the chassis for paint. I still need to figure out and drill a hole to mount the fuel shut off lever as well as fabricate plates that go under the seat and then I can't think of anything else at the moment other than I need to sand the chassis down and shoot a final primer coat to make sure I am happy with everything. Then it will be time to put paint on the chassis. That will be another big step in this build. So Stay tuned. I will be working on this a lot more this week. I have had family in town and haven't spent much time on this build with them here.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

Nice work Chris, pedal turned out awesome. Can't wait to see the chassis in paint.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

Outstanding stuff as usual Chris. Love following this incredible build.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

Very nice work Chris the pedal came out great



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:07 AM

I'm loving it Chris.  Your new go-pedal looks great.  It is a far cry (improvement) over your styrene pedal, even though that was a great effort too.  Looking forward to more updates/pics.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

Gas pedal looks great Chris...