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#941 Randy D

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

Hi Bill,   WOW!!!!      Great looking progress my friend.   You are just knocking this out of the park.   Really look forward to your updates :)

 

 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

Wow. Looks great.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:17 AM

Nice job Bill! I can't wait to see this puppy up on it's paws.

Speaking of brass masterpieces..... Randy, what's up with your project?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:52 AM

Hi Bill,   WOW!!!!      Great looking progress my friend.   You are just knocking this out of the park.   Really look forward to your updates :)

 

 

                 Randy

hi Randy, if it turns out half is nice as your metal work I will be happy, I appreciate it!

 

Wow. Looks great.

thanks Dave, I hear Wild Willie calling :lol:

 

Nice job Bill! I can't wait to see this puppy up on it's paws.

Speaking of brass masterpieces..... Randy, what's up with your project?

I'm glad it finally is John! thanks man



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:17 AM

I did finally manage to get it setting on all 4 wheels, every thing seems to work and there is no interference when when the wheels are turned, the struts are tilted in about 5 deg. and back 6 or 7 deg. about as close as I could get, I added a temporary link between the struts for test purposes, still need to add a couple more tubes from the frame up to the top of the strut hoops, still need to make the rotor for the left side and all of the brakesIMG_1524-vi.jpg

IMG_1525-vi.jpgIMG_1526-vi.jpgIMG_1528-vi.jpgIMG_1533-vi.jpg

 

 

time to start on the rack and pinion, looks like it going to be a tight fit for that too, thanks for checking on the progress!!


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:32 AM

HELL TO THA NAW....LOL... FLAWLESS Bill... ;)



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:18 AM

I can't say what I really want to say, so I'll just say this...OMFG.

 

Does the weight of the engine hold some of the suspension down? I imagine that thing has got to be heavy. Have you weighed it yet Bill?



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:00 AM

Bill pure Genius.........U have no Idea how talented U are :) ..........I thought U could not out do your Keeling/Clayton.......but,these up-dates are showing otherwise.......keep on trucking Brother.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:13 AM

Just went back and had to look at these last pics again.... SUPERFANTASTIC WORK!!!!!!.... that engine looks like a beast in there... :wub:



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:36 AM

I agree with the above comments. Watching this being created is amazing. The accuracy, realism, skill, and sterile build style make for a master class.

Thank you.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:38 AM

BTW: How much metal did you initially plan on using, and have you surpassed that point?

I'm waiting to see the wooden fender bucks and sheet metal....

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:51 AM

...  waiting to see the wooden fender bucks and sheet metal....

 

Bill?

 

are you fabbing up some mini body hammers ???



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:41 AM

HELL TO THA NAW....LOL... FLAWLESS Bill... ;)

x2



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:33 AM

Bill,

I am really blown away at the metal work in this project. You are wonderfully talented. I am anxious to see the final product, but I am really enjoying watching the journey!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:03 AM

sweet



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

Bill...i have to pick my jaw off the floor. Holy smokes I am totally impressed. You have some amazing talent and skills my friend. that front end and suspension is killer. I am waiting to see a working air bag system next ;). Fantastic work. You have trully raised that bar and have inspired me to step my game up. I need to go getbyhe lathe i have been wanting and then the mill i want lol.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

AWESOME!!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:09 PM

This is just insane work!! I've been watching this thread since the beginning and I'm amazed more with every update. The only thing I can see wrong with it is that all that beautiful brass work will be covered by paint at some point. NEXT UPDATE PLEASE!!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

HELL TO THA NAW....LOL... FLAWLESS Bill... ;)

now thats funny #### right there

 

I can't say what I really want to say, so I'll just say this...OMFG.

 

Does the weight of the engine hold some of the suspension down? I imagine that thing has got to be heavy. Have you weighed it yet Bill?

hi Brad, I haven't ever weighed it, I am kinda curious  to see, but it does not push the suspension down at all, I'm glad! figuring out the ride height was a big enough pain with out figuring that in too!! LOL thanks brother

 

Bill pure Genius.........U have no Idea how talented U are :) ..........I thought U could not out do your Keeling/Clayton.......but,these up-dates are showing otherwise.......keep on trucking Brother.

John brother, you are too kind, I can't thank you enough for the support of you and every one keeping tabs on it, I will keep truckin!

 

Just went back and had to look at these last pics again.... SUPERFANTASTIC WORK!!!!!!.... that engine looks like a beast in there... :wub:

thanks a million Tyrone, really appreciate!!!

 

I agree with the above comments. Watching this being created is amazing. The accuracy, realism, skill, and sterile build style make for a master class.

Thank you.

 

 

BTW: How much metal did you initially plan on using, and have you surpassed that point?

I'm waiting to see the wooden fender bucks and sheet metal....

hey John, so far I have pretty much done all of this as planned so far, I am lucky it is turning out being my first time scratching a frame and using brass, turning out way better than I expected!! not sure how far I will try and take it, thanks man



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

 

Bill?

 

are you fabbing up some mini body hammers ???

hmmm

 

x2

thanks Rick!

 

Bill,

I am really blown away at the metal work in this project. You are wonderfully talented. I am anxious to see the final product, but I am really enjoying watching the journey!

thanks so much Dan!

 

sweet

 

 

Bill...i have to pick my jaw off the floor. Holy smokes I am totally impressed. You have some amazing talent and skills my friend. that front end and suspension is killer. I am waiting to see a working air bag system next ;). Fantastic work. You have trully raised that bar and have inspired me to step my game up. I need to go getbyhe lathe i have been wanting and then the mill i want lol.

Chris I figured you would have one by now!! get out the plastic!! LOL all ways appreciate you looking in bro

 

AWESOME!!

thank you Cesar

 

This is just insane work!! I've been watching this thread since the beginning and I'm amazed more with every update. The only thing I can see wrong with it is that all that beautiful brass work will be covered by paint at some point. NEXT UPDATE PLEASE!!

hey Codie, I appreciate the kind words and keeping up with the progress