first 2 dryfit pics , just to show the stance .. all loose and not aligned
started on the second version of the solder wire headers .... now i will start version 3 because i screwed it up after the pics .. i made a plate from aluminium , glued in the rods ... wanted to glue that on the engine when the whole header was painted later on .. i already saw the alu did not glue that strong .. it holds but thats it no strenght to hold the whole header ..and i cut the rods short so the back of the plate was flush against the engine head now the new plan is to make a new one ... drill holes in the engine block so the rods go in and glue into the engine and the plate sits flush against the engine heads , much more stirdy tht way and easyer when dryfitting so i will make a 3th version tomorrow ..
here is version 2 ... bend new pipes , made a collector (already know i can make it even better) and the plate
thnx gene , tried it but it looked weird , something thick looks horrible and even worse then thin rods ..
but ... i was braining about headers .. i sanded more shape in the chassis , limited space .. how to make headers .. tried several styrene rods .. hmmmm , did a test with the brass wire i used for the window mildings .. way way to thin but bending that in shapes worked great . then i saw my roll of solder tin wire ... and tried that .. hmmm its very flimsy but the pro is its so easely bendable ... i bended a header , just simple as a test .. not what i want .. and tried to superglue the tin wires ... first sanded the wire , then bend and then superglued .. and whow it stuck and good ... so after it was hard and dry i tried to bend the 4 wires together and it was quite stirdy .. ot like it will bend over time or.. you can even finetune the bends after glueing all the rods together ... the plan is to make nice flowing and good looking shapes and use aly tubing and make a collector out of that .. if i stretch it a bit the 4 pipes fit and i might even be able to bend then around the pipes to get the indentations
so here is the test header , dont look at the shape i just made something simple
a piece of the alu tubing next to it (they are not in the alu pipe)
so i'm quite happy with the result ..i want to make some headers this weekend when i have all the time to tinker with them and in daylight .. now when the 4 rods are together i like the thickness .. again not a massive amount of room and maybe on a model going for thick pipes it might look out of scale ?? i do want to try nd make some sleeves to make then thicker where they are separate pipes and where they sit on the engine ... the plate they sit on i want to make from alu sheet
thnx guys and gene .. yes ...hmm but like said i figured with the beefy leaf springs , shocks it would be more of a extra .. i have an idea , cant get the pins out glued with superglue , but if i would use the right ball point penn filling wich is hollow , and the right thickness .. cut it open in length i could push it over the steel rods and glue in place , the cut seem at the bottom you might not see that .. will get back to that
made some brackets on the rear axle .. and a side support between the chassis , put 2 bars between those ..
now i kind of winged it on this .. old style ladderbars didnt fit the set up really ... maybe the bars are a bot thin .. i tried thick bars but that made it kind of too beefy .. so i hope it kind of makes sense ? now the leaf springs are from the charger kit .. those are quite large and beefy .. fitted best with what i had .. then i have added 2 shocks so i figured the bars could be thinnen and more like extra bracing to keep it in line ?