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#41 futurattraction

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:36 AM

I guess it shouldn't surprise me that you would have to make your own slicks in that scale. I, too, am curious how neoprene is to work with (not that have any intention of working with it). Super job on the tire/s, Dave!

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 05:29 AM

beautiful Dave! how is the neoprene to deal with? does it cut and shape well, or is it as much of a pain as I think it would be? lol  LOVE EM!

 

 

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

The tires look great..... I would assume that you turned as you grind eg: toolpost grinder or dremel.

We have turned "soft" material by freezing it and working.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:45 PM

 thank you fellas.  i appreciate it.

 

 i use the rotary table to turn the piece while cutting and grinding on the bridgeport. i made a mandrel to support the work piece, on center, as i cut or grind.  the neoprene i get is a 75a durometer so it is rather hard. i have done about 7 or 8 sets of slicks now. so i have a pretty decent machining routine established. each set requires a $50 chunk of rubber to start and it makes 2 large slicks. i will say this,.......prepare to get really dirty. when you grind this stuff the black dust you make gets everywhere. i buy a 5" round to start and reduce it to a 4.312 dia. so, you will be making alot of rubber dust.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:00 AM

Dave; I haven't looked at any of your cars in awhile; doing my own roundy round race car models, you know. So I didn't think it was possible but you have got better, seriously. Your at the top of your game with this latest car, man. Ken 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:25 PM

thanks ken. i do understand. these scratch 1/8 cars (like your sprinters) really take an enormous amount of time and dedication. this is my 8 build i've started. 3 are as yet to be completed.  this may be the last one for awhile.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:24 PM

As always... phenomenal work Dave.  Your machining skills are through the roof.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:32 AM

Ken, Dave, the fact that large scale scratch building is terribly time consuming & challenging are the very things that draw me to it.

And, these facts generate huge respect, in my mind, for the abilities & perseverance of those that are doing it well!

I can't resist the challenge...things that are "too easy to do", don't seem to hold my attention for any length of time.

 

I can't imagine trying to juggle more than one project at a time.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:56 PM

good to hear you're up to the challenge ray. keep up the good work!



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:02 PM

Dig the way you did the beadlocks to make them more realistic.



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:08 AM

thanks joe. it's a ton of extra work to make them that way. i think it will make for a better end product.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:39 PM

finally got started on the rear 4 link. the car has a jerry bickel adjustable 4 link so i made up the main arm. i'll get started on the brakets next. it won't be a functional system so no slots. the holes i did pic are the correct positions in the car.

 

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:59 AM

Dave so glad you are back at this build. Your work is FANTASIC great detail, and most of all thanks for sharing you work and answering all are question. You are a great help to all. 



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:19 AM

Outstanding! I look at the junk I do and wonder why even try, JK! In all seriousness, you motivate and inspire me, Sherm. You've heard me say it before, but to me it is worth repeating as many times as I get the opportunity to: you are a heck of an engineer/fabricator/machinist!

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

I've run out of adjectives, Dave... lol  Keep up the super-fantabulous work!



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

mike, dirk, and scott, many thanks guys!!!  i appreciate the kind words.  i try to give up-to-date, accurate and real (not imagined or pretend) info. there is just way too much bogus info. out there.



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:01 AM

that is a gorgeous piece of machining Dave, looking forward to more bro



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:59 AM

thanks, bill. here is the rest of the chassis 4 link system.  the side plates can be rotated, flipped put in different holes to achive an almost infinite range of instant centers.

 

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 03:39 PM

Awesome stuff Dave, can't wait to see the chassis.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:14 AM

I really like your anodized finishes!

Is the gold a spray on like the red that you told me about?