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#181 Jeremy Jon

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:47 AM

Very cool build Scrappy, keep up the fantastic work

 

x2 on this Fuch wheel centers, great workmanship!  how to contact that fellow?



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:04 PM

Dirk... Wow I have to say this build is just fantastic and Bad A$$. I love the direction you are going with this. Your work is amazing. I know I am a little late to the game but I will be following along. Keep up the killer work. What brand of lathe do you have for the parts you machined?


Thanks, Chris! I us the Sherline set up. In my opinion, it is the best for your money, particularly with the amount of accessories they have for their system and the ease of use of those accessories. When you decide, to go for it, let me know and I can tell you what all accessories I think you should go with. Again, thanks for the kind words on the Ghia project!

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:05 PM

Thanks for the kind words, fellas! It is good to get back at it, but with Jim's wheels in tow, I had no choice but to get back at it. To say those wheels are the shiznit, is an understatement!

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:10 PM

Dirk, Glad to see you back on this one. I really like this build on many levels. The bodywork mods you've made so far are just perfect. Love the stance and the car just "looks right" from all angles.  Nice machining as well.  Cheers, Tim

Thanks, Codi, I'm just waiting for more progress on the Henry J. That thing is just sick! You have a cool ability to capture realism with things most don't even think about. Very cool indeed!

glad to see see some one making some progress Dirk, I can't seem to make any! The Ghia is really shaping up, every thing is looking perfect! do we have a color picked out for this badboy??? all ways a treat my friend!


I'm still thinking about a blue. There is a Tamiya blue I like but then David Thibodeau also gave me a blue from from scalefinishes (a Ferrari 524 Azzurro blue) that looks pretty good too. I haven't decided yet which blue. As ALWAYS, thanks for the kind words, Bill!

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:05 PM

Thanks, Chris! I us the Sherline set up. In my opinion, it is the best for your money, particularly with the amount of accessories they have for their system and the ease of use of those accessories. When you decide, to go for it, let me know and I can tell you what all accessories I think you should go with. Again, thanks for the kind words on the Ghia project!

 

Thanks Dirk... I will have take you up on the offer about which accessories to go with. I have been eyeing the 6200 Lathe and Mill "Ultimate Machine Shop Package"  with the Digital Read outs. I just need to save up  the 3 grand cash.... LMAO  :lol:

 

http://www.sherline.com/packages.htm



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:14 PM

WOW ! WOW ! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I  cant  say  anything  else ! This is just  OUTSTANDING !



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:52 AM

Yep, this is turning out beautifully! Love those Fuchs. Happy to see new progress on the project.

 

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:53 AM

Thanks Dirk... I will have take you up on the offer about which accessories to go with. I have been eyeing the 6200 Lathe and Mill "Ultimate Machine Shop Package"  with the Digital Read outs. I just need to save up  the 3 grand cash.... LMAO  :lol:
 
http://www.sherline.com/packages.htm

Hahaha...I know what you mean about the cost, it is pretty steep; however, worth the cost.

I would definitely get the DRO! I had the zero-resettable in my mill, but once I got the DRO (i believe Mike Lawrence, GT Mike, encouraged me to get them) I've been hooked ever since. Don't get me wrong, the basically serve the same purpose, but the DRO makes it so much easier. I'll go and check out the package and let. You know my thoughts (only MY personal thoughts and not meant to be expert advise).

Also, on Sherline's site, there is a monthly sale of about 20% off and sometimes you can get the mill, lathe and/or both at a more reasonable price.

Looks like a good set-up. When I started some 20+ years ago, i started with just the lathe, milling attachment, rotary table and other accessories like the vice. I wish I cold have gotten everything at once, but couldn't afford it.

Some items that I'm not sure I saw in huge package would be:
- 1012, Sensitive Drilling Attachment
- 3065, Slitting Saw Holder
- 3570, Rotating Mill Vise Base

With your attention to detail (like many others on here), I get excited when others join the machining fraternity. I can't wait for you to get a set-up to see what you come up with.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:02 AM

Some more pics.  It is difficult to tell with my crappy pictures and all, but the two outer gauges (oil pressure and volt) are notched so that they fit onto the radius of the two main, center gauges (the tach and speedo).  That idea came from Mike Lawrence to emulate the exhaust pipes on some of the Porshce cars.  

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Again, due to the crappy pictures, you can't tell that the rotors have been crossed drilled and vented.  In huias is picture, the rotor is sitting on the post-it I wrote some of the math on for dividing the drilled holes.  Because I wanted to simulate a "carbon" look for the rotors, I used some solid blank, black, resin stock that David Morton creates when he is luring resin and has left over.  The molds for the stock are made from deep-sockets.
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Here are the rotors with the rotor hats. Again sorry for the poor quality of the pictures that the I-phone produces
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Here is one of them in process and ready to be cut off. While the machining process does create a chalky-looking residue, once you wash it with some Dawn and rinse it, that residue goes away
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:53 PM

too much, this just keeps getting better. I gotta go back and read where you bent those tubes and stuff, got a similar project coming up and could use some tips. I take it they are actually rod and not tube?

 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:06 AM

Wheels and dash are looking awesome!!!!



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:45 AM

NICE Scrappy.  Everything you're doing is just fantastic.  Your brakes are very slick. 

Cheers,

Tim



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 03:35 AM

Thanks fellas!

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 03:36 AM

too much, this just keeps getting better. I gotta go back and read where you bent those tubes and stuff, got a similar project coming up and could use some tips. I take it they are actually rod and not tube?
 
jb


Correct, JB, I used rods and not tubes.

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 04:46 AM

Superb work, the side profile picture show how beautiful and subtle your body modifications integrate in the original body design, and all the other custom/scrachtbuilt parts just add more to this fantastic build, looking forward for more updates.

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:50 PM

Hahaha...I know what you mean about the cost, it is pretty steep; however, worth the cost.

I would definitely get the DRO! I had the zero-resettable in my mill, but once I got the DRO (i believe Mike Lawrence, GT Mike, encouraged me to get them) I've been hooked ever since. Don't get me wrong, the basically serve the same purpose, but the DRO makes it so much easier. I'll go and check out the package and let. You know my thoughts (only MY personal thoughts and not meant to be expert advise).

Also, on Sherline's site, there is a monthly sale of about 20% off and sometimes you can get the mill, lathe and/or both at a more reasonable price.

Looks like a good set-up. When I started some 20+ years ago, i started with just the lathe, milling attachment, rotary table and other accessories like the vice. I wish I cold have gotten everything at once, but couldn't afford it.

Some items that I'm not sure I saw in huge package would be:
- 1012, Sensitive Drilling Attachment
- 3065, Slitting Saw Holder
- 3570, Rotating Mill Vise Base

With your attention to detail (like many others on here), I get excited when others join the machining fraternity. I can't wait for you to get a set-up to see what you come up with.

 

Dirk... Thank you for the advice on these other items. I will definitely look at getting them as well. I am hoping possibly after the first of the year that I will be able to go ahead and purchase the set up I want. I will tell you this I am itching and excited about making some of my own parts. I have been putting off buying it because I have had to take care of other things first .... I Have had to replace my roof and paint my house this year, was a pretty penny too....lol I will keep you posted on the Sherline stuff.

 

Any more updates to this beauty?? I am also curious what you used for the faces on your gages. They turned out great!



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:43 AM

Hey Dirk, hope things are well, just checking on your builds progress.  I'm sure everyone that visits the forum is anxious to see what you are doing on this very slick build.

Cheers,

Tim



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:27 AM

Hey Dirk, hope things are well, just checking on your builds progress.  I'm sure everyone that visits the forum is anxious to see what you are doing on this very slick build.
Cheers,
Tim


Thanks for following along, Codi (ands everyone)!

I ran into some issues with paint on this thing, I used Duplicolor's self-etching primer and had some complications during the application phase. I actually had to strip it twice and probably needed to do it a fourth time, but just gave up and went with what I have. I've also had a problems with my clear, I just switched to HOK and can't seem to dial it in. I normally use PPG's concept 2021, but it is so expensive. I was running low and although I likely had enough to do the Ghia, I didn't want to chance it and switched. I've been talking to Dave Thibodeau and it could be a variety of things (wrong temp reducer, humidity, mix ratio- although I went by their mix ratio). To be honest, a big part is likely haste in trying to get things done for ATL.

For the last couple of days, I've been sorting through fitment issues. I normally engineer and fabricate my parts to such a tight tolerance, that I don't compensate for paint and plating. I thiugh I made the necessary adjustments this time, but in some areas, not (I joked with David Morton that you know your tolerance are tight when your panels don't fit until your paint/flea gasses out).

In addition to trying to keep on pace with the project, we had the Wolrd Street Cqr Finals in Orlando this past weekend and are having the import challenge this coming weekend, so because there aren't many events like this for the year here, I've taken some time to attend the drags.

I hope to (actually I have to) make some serious progress this weekend I and take some pics. If I get a chance to, I will post some pics.

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 05:36 PM

I think I would just switch to Tamiya spray can primer and probably clear too. just a suggestion it might be easier than messing with all the variables you got going. shame to ruin the body of such a beautiful project.

 

jb