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1/16 straight axel and leaf springs-- where-- how ?


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#1 cobraman

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:46 AM

Hey guys.  I may be in need of a gasser type front suspension for a 1/16 car I may possibly build. Does anyone know of a kit one or an after market one ? I had no luck searching so far. I have made some 1/25 ones with sheet plastic and aluminum tube for the axel but not sure the plastic would hold up on a larger heavier build. What would be the best material to use for the springs if I have to make them ? Thanks



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:36 AM

 Hi there well if your going to build a aluminum straight axle why not make the leaf springs out of the same material or sheet metal?



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:24 PM

That may be worth a try if I cant find some springs the right size.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

this may get you somewhere:

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http://straightlinem...g/straxles.html



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

Thanks Joe.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

A single strip of .030" brass with eyes soldered or CAA glued to the ends should hold the weight and look close to scale in 1/16. Used for the main leaf, the rest of the leaves could be built up as you would normally, with styrene strips.

 

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