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#1 20dakota04

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

Here is my Autocar I have been working on.It's slow going but at least it's going.I wanted to have it done for NNL East but it never happen, I couldn't have gone even if it was finished.I stretched the frame added a lift axle,scratch built the front and rear bumpers reworked the grille and opened the doors plus lots of resin items.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

Nice job Ray, lots of neat stuff to look at. Congrats on getting the MCG PE hinges to work. lets see more pics.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

Very impressive! That truck has ATTITUDE!!! You have a very clean style of building and a good eye for detail! I really look forward to seeing more of this one!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

Tough truck! Looks good.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:18 AM

Nice job Ray, lots of neat stuff to look at. Congrats on getting the MCG PE hinges to work. lets see more pics.

They're not PE hinges it's just aluminum tube and brass rod.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:39 AM

OOOOH Now I'm impressed !! You got my attention!!!! More info , How too. I'm begging you, pretty please with sugar and sprinkles.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:55 AM

Here is what you need to made these hinges.I use plastic cement and crazy glue to put it together.
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For materials I use 1/16th aluminum tube, .032(.81mm) brass rod and thin sheet styrene.All cut to the same length.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:56 AM

Now score the aluminum tube with and x-acto knife to simulate a piano hinge, leave the brass rod in the tube when scoring.Then cut into three pieces.Use a small drill bit to clean out the tube after cutting. I leave the center section alittle larger.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:58 AM

Now cut plastic strip to same length as the tube pieces and crazy glue to the edge of the strip.Then insert brass rod.
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With the hinge together glue the two ends onto one side of your project with plastic glue.
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And the center section to the other side.
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This is what you end up with a hinge that can easily come apart for painting.
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Hope this helps. Any questions just ask.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:38 AM

Great looking Autocar! It sure is a brute. Nice job in the hinges. What's going under the hood?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:59 AM

Great looking Autocar! It sure is a brute. Nice job in the hinges. What's going under the hood?

I'm not sure.Trying to figure out what would be a good choice.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:58 AM

Very nice, I like heavy duty trucks like this. Great tip on creating piano hinges too :)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

Got to go Cummins, man!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:18 PM

Looking Great !! What color or colors are you going with?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

Looking Great !! What color or colors are you going with?

I think the cab will be green and the frame will be red but that can always change. Thanks for the compliments.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:58 AM

Ray....looking good so far...

Nice tutorial on the hinges....How are you doing since the accident??

Take care, Kurt

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:04 AM

Nice lookin' rig. Looking forward to seeing her finished. Thanks for the piano hinge how-to, the idea of making them this way is pure genius.

Gary.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:46 AM

I got a little done today, made a bracket for the air dryer and steps for the toolboxes. I also hinged the hood
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:06 AM

Impressive work like the doors and the hood

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:35 PM

I got alot of plumbing done today.It made me realize that I really need some glasses, I can't see any of the holes I drill.Still have lots left to do.
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