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#21 bobthehobbyguy

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:03 AM

Hi Bob, no front mount on this digger, planning on the usual top mount with old Hilborn barn door injection setup


Wasn't sure if you were copying the Mooneyes dragster because of the mesh.

By the way I just picked up a copy of drag racing action the march 2012 issue and on pages 70 to 75 are the Robinson dragster recreation. Lots of good reference shots.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

Great work,,,just wondering how you got the radius's at the back of the frame tubes? Look forward to seeing it as it comes along.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:58 PM

THIS LOOKS GREAT DAVE!

LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE

#24 Dyno Davo

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:38 PM

Great work,,,just wondering how you got the radius's at the back of the frame tubes? Look forward to seeing it as it comes along.


Hi Scott, to achieve the radius, which coincidently is the same for all three curves I machined up a thick washer to the correct inside diameter of the curve required. I screwed this to a piece wood and heated the sprue and gently bent it around the washer and let it cool to set in position. Hope this helps.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:26 AM

Hi guys, not long back from my trip and thought I'd launch straight into more on this build. Cast the M&H piecrust slicks and sorted out the rear wheels. The resin centers were machined down and set back into the rim of the 5 hole mag that comes in most Revell dragster kits. Got the bell-housing made and cut down a gearbox to mod up as a reverser. The basic motor is now mounted and I sourced a steering wheel from my parts box. Starting on the front axle and torsion rods, hoping to get the front end finished this coming week. The front wheels are only for setup, I'll be making my own wires.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:35 AM

Outstanding but it sure looks funny in albino white. I'm in for the ride.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:40 AM

very cool

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:55 AM

turning out nicely keep p the good work!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:58 AM

Well that looks very good so far. Those rear tires are looking great, and whole detailing in that "interior" is spectacular. Front axle looks very good too, and so does that engine. I hope, I could build as nicely as that some day.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:35 AM

Finally got back to the workbench a little this last week and made some progress. The body panels have been hand shaped from printers aluminium and I'll be attaching them with mini slotted screws.

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Also got some color on the frame and I've started populating it with the running gear. Using R&M Motion bolts and lots of scratch built stuff.

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Also used RB Motion valve stems for the rims.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:32 AM

WOW! Having all of this in paint sure looks great. Fabulous work on this David.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:13 AM

Thanks Brad, trying to keep the colors old school as well.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:08 AM

looks awesome Dyno, very nice work!!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:15 AM

Looking great Dave. The level of detail on this is fantastic!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:24 AM

SWEET!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:29 AM

Using R&M Motion bolts and lots of scratch built stuff.

Is it R&M Motion or RB Motion ??? just want to clarify to make sure Robert gets his due credit if its his stuff B) Oh and SAWEET job on those body panels and running gear!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:20 AM

Yep, my apologies it's RB Motion and yes Robert's products are A1 quality.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:46 AM

Gidday everyone, got some more progress shots, the cockpit is nearly complete and the front axle assembly is also getting close.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

David... this build is looking Killer man! Very nice and clean work. Keep up the great job on this build! It's beautiful.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:28 PM

SCARY realism.



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