Dodge "A500" Phantom Flip Cab
Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:17 AM
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:29 AM
Brad - Yeah, that stuff is great. That's another reason I switched to this rather than get back to the '41 and the '27 right away; I wanted to get my feet wet on the plate because I'd like to use it to make the carb linkage on the '41 and mech brake brackets on the '27. A bit of practice on this will help a lot there, since those parts will be small and fiddly.
Rob - I know what you mean...don't even get me started on the cars and trucks being segregated. lmao. It is what it is, but to me a model is a model and good workmanship is good workmanship. I'd just assume we had one bench forum and one glass forum.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:42 AM
Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:28 PM
Andy, Brad (gasser59) sent me a chunk to experiment with. It's offcut from a used plate, so when I run out I'll be hitting up one of the local printers for more. I'm sure most printers would be more than willing, so you may want to check with one in your area.
I'm a little slow on the updates right now...have had a hard time with pain the last few days. But, I've got the spring pads and shock mounts on the housing, and made a pair of shocks and mounting bosses for them on the frame. Pics only show one...I forgot to charge the second battery for the cam but the other one will be in there in the next set of pics. I'm going to try to finish the mountings for the u bolts tonight, then I'll go over the whole assembly with weld beads. I think you guys will like how I do them.
First pic shows how I cut deep into the axle to install mounts, rather than shaping them to fit the housing. Not only are they easier to do, they're stronger. You can also see the backing plate and finned drum that'll I'm having my brother cast up. I'll use them on all four corners.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:24 PM
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:13 AM
Bart, I've had an old issue L700 sitting here for years waiting for me to build it. It'll be interesting to see how this "little brother" version looks sitting next to it.
Almost done with the rear suspension. A little cleaning up here and there and put the welds in...and now I see I forgot the retainers around the spring packs so I'll throw those at it, too.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:52 AM
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:43 PM
Retainers are better now, I think. I can live with them, at least. I think it'll all come together under paint.
This'll probably be the last update for a little bit. Time to go back and finish up the '41 Chevy and get some more done on the '27 C Cab...then I'll come back to this and dig into the other end of the chassis.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:02 PM