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#141 M0par Jim

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:54 PM

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:57 PM

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Open up the front ends just like the original kit plastic frame is.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:18 AM

Hi Jim,

Really like your project. That rad. core idea is great and making those frame pieces out of tubing is looking good!! Looking forward to following your progress on this :)

Randy

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:37 AM

Project of a lifetime!
Good job!

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

Hi Jim,

Really like your project. That rad. core idea is great and making those frame pieces out of tubing is looking good!! Looking forward to following your progress on this :)

Randy



Hi Randy, first off, thanks for the kind words. 2nd My friend wanted this model to look realistic as possible. I got thinking last month after I looked at the original kit radiator that it didn't look good at all and wouldn't work with the project either. So I knew I could make a better looking one for the project. But 2 weeks ago after I got looking at all the stuff my friend had gotten for on the project most of the stuff is alittle heavy you can say, I knew the plastic frame would not due for this either. But rest of the kit will though. Seeing as how I am good at scratch building stuff, and kinda new to soldering I figure why not try to build a frame that was heavier and can with stand weight as well. tubing is what I had on hand so that is what I choze to work with. LOL

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:51 PM

Project of a lifetime!
Good job!



Thanks!

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:57 PM

Did some more work on the frame, truth be told, I'm kinda new to soldering LOL. So I'm learning real fast with this project. Anyways had one mishap with the rear plate, had to make a new one, the other one was to small. So the new one was a tad bigger which I trim down to size.

Here is the rails..
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The rear cross plate in the making..
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:04 PM

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Talk about rain! Was starting to put the frame together when the rain decided to come through the area..
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The middle cross members piece that will cut down and used to make the cross members joints.
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I will go back after all is done and clean up the solder.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:23 AM

Hi you all, well been working on the semi frame. You can say I a am rebuilding the whole frame out of brass and copper. I went online and dug up some reff photos of leaf hangers.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

Making the rear leaf hanger mounts.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

I have to make 4 of these things.
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Marking the frame spots out. I already did this earlier the other day.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:47 PM

Okay been working on the rear leaf mounts.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:49 PM

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

Been working on this off and on for the last few weeks now. Had the storm hit us last night. But Here is some progress photos of where I am at with this project.

Still working on the rear part yet.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:59 PM

Making the new rear end.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:50 PM

Well it's been afew weeks, my other pc systm cpu fn crashed so that system is down getting repair and I am using a new system right now. I been working on this project here and there.

I sctrach built the rear axle housing so far but made a mistake on the first one so I am going to build another one, I built two so far and with the one (first one have the mistake) I have the one yet. The rear axles are being design to really work like a real one and drive the model truck when finish.

Anyways here is afew photos.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

I also got the four leafs made as well almost, still working on them.

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