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#21 Randy D

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:26 PM

Hi Chris, That side cover is great!!! Any pics on how you did it?

Thanks,

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:23 PM

Thanks Randy, Johann.

I'm going to try to have a friend make me a more permanent jig in steel, but this is how I did it. I have this quickie jig (the long one) that I made because I am absolutely incapable of making a square cut by hand, so I sawed a few slits into the fence. I used that to saw the first two slots into the fin jig by hand, then I inserted a piece of strip stock into the first slot (through both the fence and the jig). Every new slot, I'd move the strip stock to the slot I'd just finished, as one would with a pin stop on a drill press for a consistently spaced line of holes. I didn't take any pics while I made it, but I snapped a couple of the jigs.

For the cover, I shaped the base plate to fit the block, backed it with a big piece of tape, and lined it up with the slots in the fin jig. I shimmed the base plate up so it was at the right height in the jig, then taped the whole thing to a small storage tin (just for easier handling). Then I inserted lengths of .010 x .030 strip styrene into the jig and across the base plate and ran over it with Ambroid to set it. I took a brush from an old bottle and cut it down to maybe a dozen bristles (maybe less. lol) to help control the amount and placement of the cement. With that thin of stock, it was real easy to use way too much. The key ended up being to just kind of tack one in and move on to the next fin, then go back over the whole thing when they were all in place. Still, it was a test of patience. lol. The cement wicked into the jig in a couple places and I had to fight it to get the finished piece out...which made a couple of the fins a little wonky.

Like I said, it's not perfect, but it'll work, and the fin size and spacing match the offy tappet cover which was what I was striving for. I think with a more stable and consistent jig, it could work very, very well.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Minor update - Spark plug and coil wire.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

Sweet!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

Thanks for the low down on the finned side cover. Obviously not what I expected, but very innovative.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:16 AM

No problem, Johann. For what it's worth, the only other time I'd pulled off a finned part I did it how you were thinking. :D But for this piece, that wasn't working out too well.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:30 AM

I don't know how I missed this one but, it's AWESOME!!!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:11 PM

Thanks, Ron. Much appreciated.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:48 PM

Wait...what the...???

Let's see if these pics work to show what's going on here. lol.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:03 AM

Okay, either it's a really slow day, or you guys aren't seeing it. :D

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:20 AM

That really does look great Gluhead. Nice job on everything so far.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:24 PM

Thanks, Rich. I guess the effect doesn't translate well in pics. Guys, look at the perspective of the view through the back window. The last two shots are what you should be seeing in the first one. I used a layer out of an lcd display from a dissected digital camera. When you look at it straight on, it's kinda mirrored. It's not 'til you move above that the inside of the cab comes into view. It may be easiest to see in the second pic, where the truck is viewed from well above but through the window it's as though you're looking straight down the nose. :)

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:23 PM

Okay, either it's a really slow day, or you guys aren't seeing it. :D


LOL I just got off work this evening and have not even hit the bench tonight. I love it. The looks similar the the way I did the bed in my 29, wood slats with small I channel? looking forward to more for sure

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:25 PM

Thanks, Rich. I guess the effect doesn't translate well in pics. Guys, look at the perspective of the view through the back window. The last two shots are what you should be seeing in the first one. I used a layer out of an lcd display from a dissected digital camera. When you look at it straight on, it's kinda mirrored. It's not 'til you move above that the inside of the cab comes into view. It may be easiest to see in the second pic, where the truck is viewed from well above but through the window it's as though you're looking straight down the nose. :)


lol, guilty here, i missed it

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:02 PM

Heheh. Okay, so the perspective displacing rear window didn't go over well. That's okay, we'll move on! :D

Rest of the interior is finished up. Hard to show it with the way this kit goes together, but I think it's all just visible enough.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:37 PM

Now that is really nice.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:07 PM

Heheh. Okay, so the perspective displacing rear window didn't go over well. That's okay, we'll move on! :D

Rest of the interior is finished up. Hard to show it with the way this kit goes together, but I think it's all just visible enough.

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Oh yeah, looking really good sir

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:31 AM

Looking great, Glu! When I first saw the rear window I thought it was one of those flat magnifiers that they sell in book stores; Looks cool.
The real wood bed is a knock-out, and the leopard skin interior gave me a little chuckle (shades of Dr. Cranky?).
Show us some pictures of that beautiful engine in its nest.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:19 PM

Very very nice !!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:28 PM

Hi Chris, That rear window idea came out cool!! The paint on this is just awesome!! That seude look with those colors is perfect :) :)


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