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#1 gasser59

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:08 AM

Happy new years fellow builders. I've been on this for a week or so. Started with the AMT Daisy Duke Jeep and a couple of AMT '57 Chevy Stepside kits. I'm using tires from a kid's diecast BigFoot type truck and the plan is to get some turned rims from Jim at MicroNitro. The top of the engine is still being decided but I have a few ideas in mind.

 

Here's a few progress picures.

Mock-Up1_zps2018c757.jpg

 

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Comments welcome. Stay tuned and thanks for following along.


Edited by gasser59, 05 January 2013 - 06:30 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:10 AM

OK, been awhile since I used PhotoBucket and they've changed it again. Now the links show up on the above post but not the actual pix. Some investigative work is involved here



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

Wrap [img ] at the start of the link (with no space) and [/img ] at the end of the link (again no space) should work :)



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

I can see the pics on your photobucket, and it looks good! Looking forward to see more of it.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:34 AM


Wrap [img ] at the start of the link (with no space) and [/img ] at the end of the link (again no space) should work :)

 

Thanks Tomo. Worked like a charm.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Nice work so far. Proof that anything can be made to shine with enough polishing!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

With this front end, I'm going to attempt to do working steering along with functioning U-joints. I've wanted to try this for some time. We'll see how it goes. I'll post progress pics later today or tonight. Fingers crossed.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

OK, this so far has gone fairly smoothly. I need to figure out the final mechanics of the crosspiece so there isn't any side-to-side movement but everything else is complete. I have a plan and am hoping it works out as well as everything else has so far.

 

Here's a few pics.

 

Both yokes are made of square aluminum tubing. One size is larger than the other.

U-joint1_zps458a6f3e.jpg

 

Here they're in place with piano wire holding them together. This is quite sloppy with side-to-side movement.

U-joint2_zps35f453b0.jpg

 

In place in the axle yoke for the posable steering.

U-joint3_zps3742fdd6.jpg

 

And showing the yoke for the wheel side of the axle. Its tight in there.

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Progress will continue this afternoon so stay tuned.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

Nice job Brad, are you going to bring it to the WIP table this month?



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

That's the plan and I hope to have some more done on the chassis and engine by then. We'll see how it goes.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Got the one side done and I'm quite happy with it. Still needs a little polishing and finesse but you get the picture.

 

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I'm not sure how this will hold up to paint though. Its quite snug now.


Edited by gasser59, 06 January 2013 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Your build looks great!  I love the u joints in the axle Brad!!!  I have wanted to try that too.  How did you get them to work and not be sloppy? 



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Thanks Steve.

 

The crosspiece is made of wire and wire insulation. Its actually quite strong. I'd take a pic but my camera won't focus that close.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

Great stuff, Brad!!

 

 

 

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:31 AM

Thanks Danno. The engine got painted last night as well as the chassis getting a coat of primer.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

That is cool Brad,  nice job



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

Brad,

I am still stuck on the u joints....impressive!  did you just use insulated wire and glue 2 pieces to make a cross?  I also though of soldering the 2 wires together then using heat shrink tubing to help hold them in place and take the slop out of the joint.  Looking forward to seeing the rest of the build!

 

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

Steve - I'll try and diagram how I did this and I really hope I'm able to reproduce it again for the other side.

 

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I drilled a .016 hole through the side of a piece of insulation and through that I put a piece of wire and added the other smaller pieces of insulation. After the crosspiece was in place in the U-joint, the other pieces of wire were added through the yoke and glued. In other words, the glue joints on the insulation have the solid piece of wire and the single piece of insulation gets the pieces of wire. Hope this makes sense.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Thanks for the illustration Brad.  Functional and simple.  Great work!!!!!  Now I gotta try it too.  Thanks again for sharing your work

 

Steve



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

Nice work as always, Brad. That Daisy's kit makes for a great starting point once it's cleaned it up a bit.

 

I cheated on the joints for my posable front drive axle and made them just fit together, held in place by the steering knuckle. But there was a reason for it...had to do them in a way they could be cast without too much fuss. A worthy concession but still a concession. These look great!