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#1001 LAone

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:48 AM

What the baby Jesus!!!! A working steering rack??

#1002 vintagedragfan

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:25 PM

About crapped when I saw your steering set up. Excellent concept and engineering of making that item up. This project just keeps getting better and better. Can't wait to see the completed car! :)

 

Kevin 

I appreciate that Kevin

 

FANTASTIC WORK

thanks Val

 

What the baby Jesus!!!! A working steering rack??

yes it is Luis, thanks



#1003 Del Austin

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:27 PM

 

dude, just clear it and call it done.

 

Top notch all the way Bill

I second that. It would be a shame to cover up all of that fantastic craftsmanship with paint.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:28 PM

Man, that is stunning Bill, it's just a work of art, I don't know what else to call it!

 

 

That rack and pinion actually works? You totally amaze me with your innovation and skill.

 

There aren't adequate words in the English language to describe this Bill. I could make some up but they still wouldn't do it justice. You have raised the bar to the upper reaches of the statosphere.

What they said,  wow, just wow



#1005 vintagedragfan

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

I decided to tackle trying to make a steering knuckle, a working rack doesn't do much good with out them, seems to work  pretty well, this is more or less a prototype to see if I could make it happen

 

IMG_1550-vi.jpg not much of an update, but progress is progress no matter how small

 

thanks for checking in



#1006 John Teresi

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

Bill.......I`m always checking in........I always look forward to learning something new from you........love your work buddy.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:03 PM

I'm always checking in as well. Consider me one of your students right in the front row.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

Yep...front 'n center here. I'm just saving my "wow" for when my jaw can be on the floor for a while. :D



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:15 AM

OK..... How did you build the steering knuckle ?!?!



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:31 AM

Man, I hope you realise the amount of talent you have, this build is insane. If you don't have a kid to pass this talent on to, grab one off the street and start training him or her lol.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:32 AM

I'll volunteer for that!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:46 AM

I second that. It would be a shame to cover up all of that fantastic craftsmanship with paint.

Hopefully it will look with paint on it too, thanks Del!

 

 

 

What they said,  wow, just wow

really appreciate that Jonathan

 

Bill.......I`m always checking in........I always look forward to learning something new from you........love your work buddy.

Hi John, I am having so much fun with this build figuring these things out, means a lot my friend!

 

I'm always checking in as well. Consider me one of your students right in the front row.

thanks a million Brad

 

Yep...front 'n center here. I'm just saving my "wow" for when my jaw can be on the floor for a while. :D

I appreciate you checkin in Christopher!

 

OK..... How did you build the steering knuckle ?!?!
 

hi John, just shaped the ends of a couple pieces of aluminum tubing and drilled some .020 holes to except the U-joint, the U-joint is a tiny square piece of aluminum with 4 holes drilled in the corners and using straight pins to assemble it all, was an extreme pain but it works beautifully, very smooth and pretty strong, there will be one on the rack and another at the fire wall on the steering column, thanks for the interest!

Man, I hope you realise the amount of talent you have, this build is insane. If you don't have a kid to pass this talent on to, grab one off the street and start training him or her lol.

Derrick, my son turned 18 last November, the last thing on his mind is hangin out with dad in the garage if you know what I mean, lol I remember being 18, I wanted to work on something and it wasn't model cars ;) thanks

 

I'll volunteer for that!

come on by Trent, thanks



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:24 AM

If I could I'd be there, but I'm in central Saskatchewan in snow up to my eyebrows :(

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:49 AM

got the lower steering knuckle pretty well done with a steering shaft, set the engine in to make sure it was going to clear the engine and exhaust, looks like it's going to work out good, just need to make another knuckle to join it to the column where it comes through the fire wall

 

IMG_1551-vi.jpgIMG_1552-vi.jpgIMG_1553-vi.jpgIMG_1554-vi.jpg

 

sweet!     thanks for looking



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:56 AM

Sweet indeed! Real sweeeeeet!



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

Havent had much of a chance to get on here lately, but WOW Bill, you never cease to amaze me my friend. Truly masterwork. Corey

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

Bill, I just showed your last update with the rack and pinion and the steering knuckle, to my son. All he could say was " that's just nuts. " I gotta say , I have to agree. Every time I check in I feel like I'm being taken to school. In a good way off course. This is a fantastic build, can't wait till my next "class".



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

Bill, I just showed your last update with the rack and pinion and the steering knuckle, to my son. All he could say was " that's just nuts. " I gotta say , I have to agree. Every time I check in I feel like I'm being taken to school. In a good way off course. This is a fantastic build, can't wait till my next "class".

 

I couldn't have said it any better than Paul! I would say that the steering knuckle is just unbelievable  but after seeing the engine and chassis work you've done so far, I have come to the conclusion that you are some kind of alien sent here to make us all feel inferior....mission accomplished Bill, mission accomplished!  :lol:



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

Bill......"WOW", I am speechless........ :)



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

I thought the "alien" thing was just a joke, but now, well, I'm not so sure.

 

That is one ambitious piece of modeling my friend.