hairpin radius rods
Posted 24 May 2007 - 03:19 AM
Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:07 PM
wish i could remember who made this set...model car garage maybe?
Posted 24 May 2007 - 02:11 PM
arent those type on the orange crate reissued fairly recently?
seems to me they are. also seems to me they have abundant flash obscuring them.
Posted 24 May 2007 - 06:19 PM
Posted 25 May 2007 - 12:52 AM
Posted 25 May 2007 - 01:04 PM
paul, heres a pic of what im referring to, as i mentioned its not the style you want so i didnt face the dilemma of how to join the hairpin radius to a straight one-arm link:
close up of the "batwing" front part:
unfortunately i dont have a closeup of the rear bracket handy but maybe you can see what im talking about from these images.
(this car has progressed a lot since these photos were taken but its still nowhere near complete and i keep putting it off to do other things...one of these days i will get serious again and you will see sparks fly)
but back to your hairpin...you might try chopping off a small section of aluminum tubing, like maybe 3/32" or so (a mini tube cutter will help) then epoxying it to the radius of your hairpin after drilling a hole in the opposite side from where you will glue it to put the single link rod out of it. then i would fill the tube with black epoxy and call it a link. might look good, might not, but wouldnt take too long. you could use a paper clip for the actual hairpin rod and a section of straight pin for the single link and then attach the single link to your frame section with a drop of epoxy to represent a mounting bolt.
you could take that idea and make it look really cool with a little work and ingenuity.
good luck and post a pic!