Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:17 PM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:29 PM
In the back, you can make lowering blocks by adding styrene to the mounting point of the axle...hard to explain, and I didn't fully understand it until I did my Galaxie Limited Sedan Delivery Basically, it shifts the axle up.
On kits where the axles mount on the springs, simply remove a coil.
Anything more complicated is beyond what I've done so far!
Posted 30 May 2006 - 09:40 PM
Posted 31 May 2006 - 12:56 AM
Now, for a much simpler approach if you're not entering the model into a contest, and if curbside building is okay with you. I like to attach the brake rotors to the wheel/tire assembly first. Then I set the car "on blocks" to the desired ride height, and slip the wheel assemblies underneath to see where they set. I usually use business cards to hold the body in place on the workbench. Once I'm happy with the ride height I determine if any material needs to be removed (usually snipping off a spindle or axle end) or added (making a shim from styrene strip or tube) between the wheel and suspension. I'll add the shim to the wheel/brake assembly. Then when these are test fit, I'll make the locations permanent by gluing the wheel/tire/brake assemblies to the suspension. I sometimes use superglue, or use Epoxy if ultimate strenght is needed.
This has worked very well for me to get the ride height either correct or lower on my models. Most kits seem to build up out of the box with a ride height that is too high.
Posted 31 May 2006 - 07:10 AM
Posted 31 May 2006 - 03:37 PM