too much work for me !! Brilliant stuff Joe
Showboat Redux / Quarter Master...Update 11/23/13
Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:24 PM
Hi Brett. Thanks for checking in. I've been following your builds too. Sorry I haven't commented.
Fiatboy, I appreciate the occasional BRAVO.
I've gotten a couple of important steps made. Don's notice of the body rake kept kicking around in my mind, so I've made new body hinges that have corrected the problem. I've also started on the cockpit firewall, as opposed to the body firewall. The shelf next to the battery is where the electronics box will sit. The hole on the other side of the battery is where a drive shaft will go.
More soon ..........
Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:07 PM
This is a quick "Hello" to let you know that work is still happening. Next update will have pics.
I've cut out a recess in the cockpit and am currently fitting the shifters. Gas pedals were a tight fit, but they look right. Next I'll be using line of sight to see where the linkages will go. I learned a long time ago, the more I measure, the more mistakes and redo's there are to correct. I'll be attaching tubing to the front of the cockpit firewall that will be built in sections for the bell cranks that it will all hook up to.
Sounds weird, but you'll see shortly what I have in mind.
See ya' then.
Edited by Nitrozilla, 11 November 2013 - 07:09 PM.
Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:34 PM
This took longer than I thought. Probably took longer than you thought too.
Here we have pics of the cockpit from the top and bottom. I've modified steering linkage for the shifters and pedals. I still need to lengthen the depth of the shifter links. Even though it's underneath and will never be seen, I still want it to look right.
This will all hook up to the bar that runs parallel to the firewall. You'll see.
For you Body Work fans, I started to blend the nose. I'll have it in primer next to see where I screwed up.
Thanks for looking.........
Posted 24 November 2013 - 08:52 AM
Wow, sorry for the prolonged absence. The build isn't stalled, but I am.
The throttle and shift linkage for a project like this is pretty complex and I've tried more than a couple of set ups. The main problem has been, "How do I set up 4 cable links to the blower hats?" I think I have it figured out now. Sometimes thinking in 3D is tough during scratchbuilding for me when I'm trying to imagine something that is supposed to take up an empty space. Does that make sense?
I hope so. I'm pretty sure I've got it figured out and it may or may not look like it would work when it's done, but it will be in place and hopefully make sense.
Thanks for hanging in there group. Be back to you as soon as I can.
Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:53 PM
Doesn't hurt to have a couple of Masters hit it with a stamp of approval.
Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:49 AM
Hi All. I apologize for the major delay in progress.
My main focus recently has been my battle with the Veteran's Administration over my disability appeal. I can't believe that an agency whose main focus is to provide assistance to Veterans with disabilities is causing me more grief than relieving it. I have contacted my local Congresswoman's office, Dina Titus, in hopes of getting help to resolve my issues. Hopefully soon I will be able to get back on this project that I am enjoying so much. I just can't wrap my head around the build's issues while I have something so stressful going on.
Thanks for letting me rant. Be back as soon as I can.
Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:10 AM
There's good crazy, and then there's bad crazy. You, sir, are absolutely, positively, overflowing with good crazy! This isn't even finished and it's already cooler than anything I've finished. Keep it up!