Here is some little work that has to be done before any thing else on the chassis. The upper frame has a part taken out and then drilled for the shock mount and put back in. The other parts are showing stuff you will not see but has to be done to hold the 4 link arms in place to the frame. Inside the car the interior will cover all this up.
Brute Force 71 Camaro
Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:49 PM
Did more work on the frame, Put in the brass part to support the lower 4link control arm. Move the rear part of the tunnel down so every thing will clear and put in rear control arm connecter on the frame. Also started doing the rear end so that can go into resin.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:08 PM
Could not sleep so I work some more on the rearend. Now that I have the 5 angle section done all I need to do is the detail to the front then I can resin cast it
Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:57 AM
MIke there is no 3d printing done for the chassis for body.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:54 PM
I am absolutly being "blown" away by Your work on this build Chas!!
Thank You so very much for sharing this build
Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:07 PM
Thank you Russ for the kind words and looking. I may not have change over to doing it all in brass like Bill or Mark has but I'm trying to get it right in plastic before making that change.
Work on the front of the rear end. The only pic I have to go off from was this one to do the detail work. Also when doing some thing like this you have to remember how much can they really see in the detail. The holes are drilled out for the bolts and the new tubs are also put on and the center of the yoke has been move down .100 from center so it will be as close to the same style rear end cover.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:13 PM
I would think that the brass is a little more "forgiving" then the plastic.
Which would make this a much more "presice" build, for the material.
Regaurdless, I am very much in awe of your talents as such.
Thank You again for sharing
I am in for the ride!
Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:02 PM
Had to put it in primer to complete the holes around the center section also. They are driled out with a #76 drill.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:41 PM
Making the 4link connecters on the fitted rear end. This is right side is all done now! Just have to do the left side and put on a couple other parts for the sway bar and such to fit into.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:15 PM
Thank you for the kind words~ Was able to get the rearend done and fitted in, also had to redo the frame rails and shock connecters to blend them in better and also you can see where the swaybar tabs are located on the rear end.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:34 PM
Rebuiding the front part of the chassis, had to narrow up the crossmember and put in the front section to hold the steering rack in and also this is where the front sway bar runs through. This will be a full working front end when it's done.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:14 PM
Seeing how the rack will fit down in between the two sections. Also did the build up of the main crossmember so I can put the motor mounts in and also drill in the slot for the steering shaft.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:32 AM
Thank you, I know the agnle on the top part of the crossmember is not the same but to get the clearnece issues right some thing had to give and look close to it.
Some times you have to cut away to make it right! The rebuild of the crossmember and plate to hold the steering rack in, also this part help drilling out the hole and line up for the steering shaft to slide inside the crossmember under the motor mounts.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:08 PM
Did the lower A-arm connecter points today and also put the section on the crossmember.