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In Topic: 33 Willys, Just Different..

03 November 2014 - 07:08 PM



             What a beautiful job you are doing. Adding the aluminum tubs and the soldering on the front axle.This adds a great addition of craftsmanship to your model. If I can be of any assistance on your soldering, please feel free to ask. I can't afford a Resistance Soldering Unit, but I have the next best thing a Hekko 900 Series. It works great, with the proper prep. of the soldering joints. And a great start you did on your engine

and body.


              Much continued success with your great topic.



In Topic: Raw material-Metals

08 October 2014 - 04:17 PM

Thanks for your comments Joe and Andy. The only motor tools I use are my Dremel and a Grinder. The rest is virtually by hand with my late dads vintage file set. Here is a pik. of my garage workspace.

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In Topic: Raw material-Metals

22 September 2014 - 02:03 PM

My model cars are not judged buy the time it takes me to complete them, but my first intention was only to assist fellow

builders with this link.






In Topic: Raw material-Metals

22 September 2014 - 11:46 AM

I did go to a small tool shop in the Buffalo, NY area. He recommened McMaster-Carr. Special Shapes could not help, and On-Line Metals was not one that was suggested to me. Although I purchased from them in the past. I found the on-line catalog of McMaster Carr much more user-friendly.

I know there are different grades of aluminum, from my late-Dad's days at Bell Aerospace as a Rocket Engineer. I wanted the softest possible. Which is 2011. I thought the easiest way to get this was to purchase this, rather than, run around looking for scrap cutoff or going to tech. schools, and not know what the metal was.




"Very Easy-to-Machine 2011 Aluminum

Alloy 2011 has the best machinability of all aluminum alloys. It is the most widely selected aluminum for screws, tube fittings, hose parts, and other items that require extensive machining. It is nonmagnetic and heat treatable. Maximum temperature is 212° F; minimum temperature is not rated".




In Topic: Raw material-Metals

22 September 2014 - 07:02 AM

Mcmaster Carr worked for me. I thought it would be helpful.