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#401 Mooneyzs

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 04:15 AM

Clay... what can I say other than that parachute mount is a work of art. Beautiful work on it. I am curuous if you made a jig to solder it. I know when I did one of my body structure mounts for my funny car that I had trouble soldering the whole think and it all fell apart cause the heat let go of other joints. I fixed it but ended up supergluing one of the support joints. I learned from it and will approached it different next time...lol that set up just looks killer.

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 04:18 AM

Well, to be honest, I winged it. Let's just say I burnt my fingers a lot! You learn what your pain threshhold is when you are trying to hang on until the joint cools enough to let go.

 

I was able to tack the main rectangles to the lower support bace then slightly bend them to get the right angle. Then once I had a few more supports on, I went back and retouched the joints that I had bent so they were strong again. It was like juggling worms trying to hold the car, the brass, and solder it at the same time. But once you get a few in place, it gets easier.



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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:18 AM

Clay... sometimes winging it is the best way isn't it...lol oh yeab do i trmember trying to hold on to parts long enough for thr solder to cool. That set up.turned out amazing.

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:38 AM

your dedication to pushing the envelope on accurate detailing, is just simply impressive clay!!!!!!!  i love watching you create these automotive works of art.  keep after it buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:50 PM

OK back to the soldering and having to hold stuff while soldering. This has really been bugging me until I thought of a possible solution. How would a tin can of fine sand work to hold your pieces while soldering? It would hold the pieces without burning your fingertips and diffuse the heat from remelting other areas already soldered if these areas were embedded in the sand. I've not soldering anything so intricate but it sure seems like it would work.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:18 AM

Excellent work!