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#1 rollinoldskoo

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:53 PM

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puttin fresh plastic in front of me is like havin a beautiful woman laid out in front of me..... i gotta do somethin to it ;)

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:55 PM

and i end up opening things up.....

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no breaks YET ;)

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:57 PM

started doin the door jambs on my monte carlo this morning....

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added in a pin for the door locks

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:58 PM

stayed off the comp for most of the day and looky here... i got some building done..... ;)

i fitted up the door panel.... kinda made it up as i went along.... came out ok....

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:58 PM

then i did the jambs for the other side too and fitted up the door panel too....

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:59 PM

started to do the trunk jambs too.... still need to be finished.... made the trunk hinge already....

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 02:10 AM

That looks great!! What are you using for the hinges?

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 12:17 PM

most of the guys here probably know but i'll share anyway.... :lol:

i use 1/16 copper tube and 1/32 brass rod for my hinges.... cost under $3 i think for a pair of them.... i get at my local hobby shop...

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the rod should fit snug in the tube...

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roll the blade on the tube to scribe it...

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you should be able to just break off the tube after u make a cut around it witht he blade....

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assemble and bend like here..... this is for a trunk...narrower for the doors

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all i used is a pliers and a knife....

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:19 PM

thanks for sharing, too bad i dont have a hobby shop near by

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:09 PM

That's coming along nicely, Rollin!!

I use the same method for my hinges, except I use the aluminum tubing instead of the copper. It cuts a lot easier.

Keep building and posting!!

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 11:01 PM

:lol: Thank's for sharing the way you make your hinges.

Only question is, are there set lengths that the tube or rod need to be?
Never done this before but think I'll give it a try.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:47 PM

:rolleyes: Thank's for sharing the way you make your hinges.

Only question is, are there set lengths that the tube or rod need to be?
Never done this before but think I'll give it a try.


depends on the car just give yourself room for it to work....

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:20 AM

Your Monte Carlo is looked great!

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:42 PM

any more updates will be in this thread.... <_<

http://www.modelcars...?showtopic=9631