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#21 Danno

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:01 PM

That's awesome Danno and delivery too. I just wonder what I can repay you with?

 

 

Not to worry. 



#22 S. Svendsen

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:05 AM

Wow. That is really cool.



#23 gasser59

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:20 AM

Thanks Sven - glad you've tuned in.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:41 AM

Although I don't have any photos to share at the moment, I have picked up a new smaller 6 cylinder from Danno that actually fits the stock engine bay and its got a coat of paint and dullcoat. I always wear the paint off when I handle them to wire and plumb them. Photos to follow when I get a bit more done.


Edited by gasser59, 31 December 2013 - 09:31 AM.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:45 AM

Finally a bunch of concentrated bench time this three day weekend. Got the replacement engine plumbed and wired with still a few items left to do on it. The pictures don't show the Chevy Hugger Orange very well and wants to turn the color either pink or magenta. I can assure you its not either of those colors.  :)

 

For the belt, I cut the molded in one with the pulleys as one piece and notched the pulleys by turning them with my Dremel Stylus. I then made a belt out of black hollow insulation and used a small piece of wire for connecting the two ends together. Quite simple actually and looks so much better.

 

Also got the transfer case done up and mounted and still need to get the functioning steering done up before painting the chassis.

 

Here's a few pics of the engine.

Engine2_zps08b4334b.jpg

 

Engine1_zps38753dc8.jpg

 

Thanks for your inteest and following along. Comments welcome.


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#26 Mooneyzs

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:33 PM

Brad.... Wow buddy! You have totally impressed me with the engine on this. You never disappoint with the details. One of my favorite parts of the engine are the spark plug detail. I am looking forward to your next update. Keep up the great work.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:50 PM

The Motor and chassis is looking fantastic. 

Can't wait to see how you do the Camper.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:42 AM

Thanks for your comments Chris and Rodney. Currently working on making the front axle steer and have U joints. I've done this on another build and just need to replicate them again.

 

Stay tuned...



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:02 AM

Here's a better shot of the engine. Guess the halogen light affects the color in the previous pix. Also a picture of the progress on the functioning steering.

 

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Still need to fabricate functioning U-joints inside the turnbuckles.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:26 PM

Love that engine! Great spark plug detail, and the fan belt idea is really good!

 

Sam



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:04 AM

On Saturday, the chassis was completed and got a shot of primer and then semi gloss black paint. Felt I was really making some progress however the paint dried all bumpy. I thought and thought about it and just couldn't leave it that way so yesterday, off it went into the purple pond. A minor set back. Guess I'll move on to the interior until I can get back to the chassis.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:36 PM

 Felt I was really making some progress however the paint dried all bumpy.

 

Oh, the story of my life!  :o



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:26 PM

 

Oh, the story of my life!  :o

 

Sounds like mine too Tom. Pressing onward.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:36 AM

Any progress on this one?  It was going so good!



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 01:50 PM

Trying to finish up a build for my dad for Christmas. Once completed, I'll get back to this one. It has been calling my name lately.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:06 PM

Great project! What a cool idea to use that flash sheet! I must keep that in mind.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:24 AM

OK, pulling this one back off the shelf now that the build for my dad's Christmas present is done and wrapped up. Hope to get a bunch done today and tomorrow.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:02 AM

Fantastic work, Man...Especially on the camper portion....Beautiful....



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

Spent some time working on getting the hood to fit properly and then a first coat of primer on the cab and hood. Also started working on the U-joints for the steering. At work right now so I'll post some pics tomorrow.

 

Safe a safe new years everyone.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:51 PM

Brad.... Glad to you back to work on this buddy. Can't wait to see the updates. Have a great New Years.