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#21 futurattraction

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:14 AM

It's looking great, O-H... I really like what you've done so far. The flatty is an excellent choice and looks great.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:28 PM

Thanks Scott, I'm having fun.

Got the suspension mocked up and just about ready for paint

I used a pin vice to drill the ends of the tri link rods to accept the 00.90 bolts

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00.80 hardware

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Lindberg rear axle, Big T spring, Golden T tri link bar. Kit bashing at it's finest. heh heh heh.

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Final mock up. A couple of minor adjustments and she's ready for paint.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:07 PM

great looking build, al. suspension is looking sweet. nice idea with the cotter pins for rod ends.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:27 AM

Looking very nice. Did you snip one side of the cotter pins off as you fit them into the holes?

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:56 AM

Did you snip one side of the cotter pins off as you fit them into the holes?

Yes I did. Ken. The cotter pins I had on hand were to big to fit in the small diameter plastic rod. I put the cut side down and it's not noticeable. I did a four link on another build using the same method with aluminum tube and was able to use the entire pin.



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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:35 AM

I poured some resin in a small Dixie cup and let it cure.
Then put it in my lathe and turned it down to simulate an oil resivoir style air cleaner.
That's a 00.90 bolt & washer in the top. I think it turned out pretty good.

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I got side tracked thinking about the interior and had an idea. The roof on a stock A model is leather with a jute underlament and chicken wire holding it up. I took a piece of vinyl and used the back side to simulate the jute. Then cut brass mesh to fit over it.

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I added some thin plastruc strips around the edges
The little bottles of Testors paint do come in handy sometimes. :o)

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I painted the mesh flat aluminum and have a finished underlayment

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:45 AM

That is looking very nice !

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:33 AM

Yes I did. Ken. The cotter pins I had on hand were to big to fit in the small diameter plastic rod. I put the cut side down and it's not noticeable. I did a four link on another build using the same method with aluminum tube and was able to use the entire pin.



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What a great idea. I used to search for electrical connectors to use but they were mostly too big, and grinding them down to size was a PITA. I finally broke down and bought some scale end links online,but have not used them yet.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:02 AM

I want to thank everybody for their posts and compliments. If anything I do gives somebody help, inspiration or just some eye candy to look at it means a lot. It's been raining for two days and kinda dreary so not much is going on. I did get the radiator finished and a mock up done just to see for myself if it's going in the right direction.

The 29 radiator as it comes from Big Jim is very nice but needs to be modified for different applications. I installed round tube for radiator hose attachment and anchors to the frame at the bottom. Also a filler neck and drain plug.

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Grill shell with wire mesh installed. I doubt you can see it in this pic but the Ford badge on top has very nice raised script letters. It comes cast this way from Big Jim. I gotta brag on him, he does excellent work.

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And finally a mock up just to see if it's going in the right direction.

What do y'all think ? Be honest, I can take it. ;)

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:33 AM

Needs paint. ;)


Seriously....it's really looking good. At some point you'll need to put it up against another model or something to show its size.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:41 PM

I think your on the right track. It looks very good to me. Didn't notice if you said, is it going to be shiny ?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:22 AM

I think your on the right track. It looks very good to me. Didn't notice if you said, is it going to be shiny ?


Thank you and yes, it will be shiny B)


Needs paint. ;)


Seriously....it's really looking good. At some point you'll need to put it up against another model or something to show its size.


Thank you too. Here it is with a 1/25 body in front.

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After doing some research the inner roof frame was wood, so I took balsa and built one over the wire mesh.

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They used to make tires with white walls on both sides and I thought it would be neat to have them on this build. The new release of the Big T & Tub have two piece tires. A white, hard plastic inner that creates the white wall and a rubber tire. I took white liquid shoe polish and painted the white wall on the back of the rubber tire.

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This is what I used to create the white wall. It will take several coats to completly cover and is flexible when dry so it wont crack.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:29 AM

That is gonna be huge with that body. Yessir!

But you're not gonna make it too shiny are you? Like it's been outa the barn for awhile? ;)

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:02 AM

But you're not gonna make it too shiny are you?

Depends on how bad I screw up the paint job. :wub: :D

I made the rear shocks from plastruc & aluminum tube and painted them

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but I wanted something shiny for the front, so off to the lathe

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I don't have a mill but I bought an XY table for my big drill press. It works pretty good for small stuff.
I used it to mill flat sides on the top & bottom for the bolts.

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Not perfect but I'm not a machinist by a long shot.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:55 AM

Thank you and yes, it will be shiny B)




Thank you too. Here it is with a 1/25 body in front.

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After doing some research the inner roof frame was wood, so I took balsa and built one over the wire mesh.

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They used to make tires with white walls on both sides and I thought it would be neat to have them on this build. The new release of the Big T & Tub have two piece tires. A white, hard plastic inner that creates the white wall and a rubber tire. I took white liquid shoe polish and painted the white wall on the back of the rubber tire.

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This is what I used to create the white wall. It will take several coats to completly cover and is flexible when dry so it wont crack.

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Shoe polish... great idea and great result.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:55 AM

This looks awesome.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:04 AM

nice work Mr. Hermit!

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:26 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. At least I know somebodys watching. heh heh heh.

Although I wasn't quite ready I had a perfect day for painting so I took advantage of it. I masked off the leather part and had one little spot of bleed through where the tape didn't stick. I hope it can be sanded out. There is also a little orange peel but I'm happy. I'll give it a few days to gas out and wax it.

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You can see the spot in about the center of the roof where it bled through

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I don't know why but the paint wrinkled in a couple of spots on the grill shell. I'll sand it out and respray it later.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:31 AM

Looking great!


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:06 PM

AL, you are the "KING OF COLOSSAL BUILDS"!!!

i love how you used real bolts on the suspension, i have a bunch of them. those little suckers are expensive! great work buddy, keep it goin!

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