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#21 crazyrichard

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

started a custom front suspension , never made this , luckely i had some old f1 parts and some hubs ...

also used the front frame rails from the woody kit left overs

needs more like shocks and steering rack


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roughly the ride hight , sprayes some white wall tyres myself a while back , gonna use those with cobra wheels i just like the looks
gonna do salt weathering later on

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

connected the hubs today , and used a spring from a pen to make springs
again i'm building this dry lake racer to put on the back of the truck but its starting to become a build on its own ..
also this is just build with left overers out of the partsboxes so i have to be a bit creative

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the underside will be all smooth for streamline , just a start , will make a reces for the engine / carter

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:49 AM


found some plastic window things , dont know how you guys call them we call them lamellen , they are like curtains on a rails and you can close them or open them (hang in a row)
perfect for making model stuff with , cheaper then styreen since they where trown away :)
i also have smooth ones ...

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cant really see it now with this light but i can use it as a floor and those recesses looks great .. will be the top layer of a thicker floor
also very nice stuff for my diorama !!

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then started to make struts to the shocks .. i know shocks and springs are usually not sitting straight like this , i wanted to use a bar and make the suspension ridgid .. but i thought springs would add some detail ..
i had no real room to let them go sideways so i kind of made up this ... something difefrent i guess :)

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first wanted to do a ridged version like that but changed to springs when i was almost done

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after a lot of trial and error i finally found a noce base shape for a grille .. used the inner grille part of a 53 ford pick up
needs wat more work and shaping and making it flow with the body

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

fastdrying bondo in the seems .. i could not help myself and went outside and sprayed some primer lol
still wet on the pics .....

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

is there a time period when this type of suspension would be popular?

thanks

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Your truck is an awesome choice for a hauler. It has a great period look.

By the way, this suspension is not rigid. The diagonal rod connects to a coil spring via bell-crank hidden inside the sheet metal. This helps clean up the air flow around the front end. Since the surface is relatively smooth, you'll find that most salt flats/dry lakes cars don't need much of a suspension. It's not uncommon for rear axles to be welded or bolted directly to the frame.

first wanted to do a ridged version like that but changed to springs when i was almost done

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

is there a time period when this type of suspension would be popular?

thanks


well to be hounest i cant tell you because i dont know , i'm not really an expert on all the details like that ....
i just love everything hotrod , dry lake racers , custom but since here in holland you dont have a lot of that ...:( :)
i just try to build stuff that looks good to me personally ..
also i have to be hounest i have not been building for years and years , and still learning new stuff :)
i'm now at the point i really want to pay more attention to details and make stuff look more functional ..
inspired by some awsome builds here

Your truck is an awesome choice for a hauler. It has a great period look.

By the way, this suspension is not rigid. The diagonal rod connects to a coil spring via bell-crank hidden inside the sheet metal. This helps clean up the air flow around the front end. Since the surface is relatively smooth, you'll find that most salt flats/dry lakes cars don't need much of a suspension. It's not uncommon for rear axles to be welded or bolted directly to the frame.


thnx and yes when i saw the kit i was like thats perfect , most of these kits are militairy versions and this is one of the few civil kits .. its a german truck from origine but the shape is just soo cool :)

and about the suspension i didnt know that .. i really have to take some time and look on the net and read up on some of that stuff ..
i read somewhere about ridgid suspension and found this pic and asumed it was ridged ...
always nice to learn new stuff :)



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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:41 AM

just came home and sanded the rear , needed more work and after a while i sprayed some primer again ..
came out great already >> smooth rear :)/>

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

while the body drys and i think about cleaning the doors yes or no , i did some work on the truck

sanded away the wheel bolts and flattened the center hub .
then glued some wheel caps on the center

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flattened it a bit and made center holes

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made the edges run over into the rim and made it one piece and sprayed it chrome , will give it a noce wash later on for depth

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:02 AM

decided to make the main body a one piece and remove the doorlines , hinges and handles ..
first flattened everything rough

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after bondo , sanding here is the wet primer , its now semi dry and i still have some minour work left

really not sure on the color , wanted to do it black so i could do some visible salt on the body..
now i'm not sure , i would even like the idea of doing the so cal color sceme ..
opinions on colors are more then welcome

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fitted the rims with the base chrome coat

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put the headlights on the cab

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started rough work on the bed floor ....

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:16 AM

You're really making me want to do another Blitz! Cool project.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:30 AM

You're really making me want to do another Blitz! Cool project.


thnx and i found your blitz on your website , looks the same as my sivil version :)
i understand you used the firetruck kit as base

atm i'm in doubt i looked at some awsome c.o.e hauler pics and they all have small size wheels on a big cab and chassis , tried that on my blitz and i must say it looked great ..
the flipside is i will loose the vintage looks and its more a custom truck then , and since i'm going for the dry lake racer / hauler theme i think i need to stick with the big wheels

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:41 AM

Nice project!! I like where this is going!!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:12 AM

Nice project!! I like where this is going!!


thnx ;)/>

thnx :wink:

just did a test sporay with some babyblue over the sanbded primer

sanded body

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some baby blue , just sprayed on the pic it wil actually dry as semi matt

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if i like it maybe i will keep the blue and combine it with a design in off-white ..

maybe some cool racenumbers / old skool scallops ..... and then clear coat it

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

thats gonna be sweet how old is that hauler kit and will there be ramps to get the roadster up on there or tilt back with a winch
either way great ideas

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:32 AM

hey thnx , well i dont know exactly how old the kit is (not a date to be found on pr in the kit both on the box and manual)
but its pretty old ..
i understand they are making them again so there are brand new kist again ..
i got mine of a guy who had it laying on a attic for many years :)/>

and yes i was thinking of making ramps and keep it very basic and simple ,
alos its a bit high woth teh chassis to make a bed that tilts and also time perioud wise would not fit..
just basic floow and maybe closed sides and ramps that slide under the floor

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

Great idea man and thanks for being my only fan we all do good stuff

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:46 AM

Great idea man and thanks for being my only fan we all do good stuff


thnx :)

and well i saw a nother reply in your thread :) so you now have 2 :)
i think its also just the fact that the pick-up section is much slower , reply wise then the general build section ..
i also feel it would be better to merge those sections together , but well they have decided to do separate section so thats fine , but seeing the active people in the normal workbench section , thats really way more active reply wise then the pick-up section..

its mostly a case of being patient and not everybody is a active replyer but vieuw wise its pretty good here and well a reply is nice buts its mainly fun to share your creations and see other peoples work ...

i love this forum and i'm glad i found it its everything i like and mostly hotrods , pick-ups , crazy creations , old stuff , old race stuff .. i just love to see all those models here :)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:02 AM

Man O man this is lookin good.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

Man O man this is lookin good.

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thnx :)

the paint was dry when i came home from work .. i just love the satin finish , i'm thinking of keeping it like this and not clear coat it ... hmm doubt .... with clear it would really shine and pop .. but like this for me its got a kind of more vintage feel ....
i was thinking on doing white on blue .. maybe old skool scallops on the sides ...

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close up > smooth rear :) i will add a brake shute system on the back.. i need to do some recearch on what is the best to make and what to use

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i foud these 2 on google yesterday - evening

one is a bit rough and the other more shine ...
when i saw the red one i was kind of like :( about the fact that i didnt have the stock ford grille anymore .. i used them all up :)
looks way better then my scratched grille ..


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Edited by crazyrichard, 12 November 2012 - 07:21 AM.