Ridge Rider

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About Ridge Rider

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  • Birthday 09/03/1968

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-1/25

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  • Location Nampa Idaho
  • Full Name Steve Clancy

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  1. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic Mad Max Gigahorse   

    Thanks guys, I like that meme.   I finished the stabilizers and bump stops and did a dry fit.  They should work. 


    I found some parts box semi radiators and I'm in the process of building the intercoolers. The top right is the first one coming along.

    Thanks for looking. Steve
  2. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic 41 chevy pickup - little different   

    It's nice to see such a cool project moving forward again.  I will be watching.
  3. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic Johan 1962 Dodge Dart 330 Max Wedge   

    Great build and nice details.
  4. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic Mad Max Gigahorse   

    Thanks for the support everyone and I will do a how to on the filters after I have a finished example.  I have been working my way forward to get the front axle mounted but I needed the engine, gearbox, and trans established to dictate the placement of the shock towers. I ran out of tube for the lower radius rods but the axle is established and it is finally a rolling/static chassis.    I have the bump stops and stabilizers to build yet but a nice milestone has been reached.




    Thanks for looking. Steve
  5. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic Mad Max Gigahorse   

    Thanks everyone. I have some in progress updates.  I can't say this was one of the more enjoyable parts of this build.  The headers- They are a bit rough yet and need some cleanup but I will be happy to move past them.

    So I have been thinking about the conical air filters and the best way to replicate them.  The only thing I could find online were the Shapeways 3D printed parts but the dimensions were wrong.  So I thought I would experiment with the spine of a book.  I took a simple paperback book and removed the cover and sanded the spine down to the glue.  I cut out a 3/8" section and gave it a wedge cut as close to the spine as possible and then superglued  it to some rod styrene.  I tried several, which are the top row but there just seemed to be too many pages.  So I searched through hundreds of books to find thicker pages.  This is the lighter single filter in the middle.  It was very hard to cut and when wrapped on the rod it had uneven filter element spacing. So I watered down some wood glue and brushed it in the spine of  every other page making the first attempt 200 page book now 100 pages.  This is the bottom filter.  I think there is some promise here.  I will keep messing with it but I think it now has the look and I hope I can make 4 that look alike.


    Thanks for the support.  Steve
  6. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic Favorite Ozzie band?   

    Axl Rose?  I just read he's their new singer.  If history is any indicator this should be a trainwreck.
  7. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic Favorite Ozzie band?   

    AC/DC.
  8. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    These courses were offered to me in high school  and I took them.  I also could have easily been a certified welder,  I learned how to rebuild an engine,cook ,sew,type,invest,bank,shop, and play guitar in a school district that still to this day says they are underfunded. This was in addition to 6yrs of wood and metal shop but sadly the structure of education seems more important than the education itself.  To stop teaching because you're underpaid isn't fair to the students and mabey these teachers are in the wrong profession.  My 2 cents. 
  9. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic Mad Max Gigahorse   

    Thanks everyone.  I've taken some PTO to rest my tired body and it is allowing me more bench time this week.So some more in progress photos. I drilled and pinned everything I could on the engines to make all the future fabrication and mockups easier.

    I think I might have a little more room between the blocks than it should.  I will have to see how it all comes together. The air intakes are still in progress and I found some parts box carburetors that were a little bigger and had some better detail than the Camaros.
     

    And just for fun-the modified caddy compared to the Camaro.  I'm so glad I put the extra work in the engines.  They were a challenge but also fun to do and should greatly benefit the final look of this beast.

     Thanks for the support.  Steve
  10. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic Mad Max Gigahorse   

    I have managed to get the gearbox done and set up some spatial comparison pics. I think/hope it's going to work.



    Thanks for looking. Steve
  11. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic Mad Max Gigahorse   

    I have been working on the gearbox-it took a few(cough) times to get what I think will work.

    I cut the plates out of .030" sheet  and used .125" strips for the internal structure.  Also drilled plates and blocks for quick location/gluing pins.
     
    Some quick mockup shots-the gearbox kind of looks happy.
     


    It's a little different from the 1:1 but it's whats going to work with this tranny.  Thanks for looking. Steve 
  12. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz   

    Love it!
  13. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic Desert Scale Classic 12 Photos   

    Thanks for sharing Mike.  Looks like a nice turnout by a lot of talented builders.
  14. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic 1959 Chevy Impala-----FINALLY DONE! 4/9/16   

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
    I have always had a fondness for the 59.
  15. Ridge Rider added a post in a topic 68 charger gasser , final assembly   

    This is some great work Richard.  I am really liking how it is turning out.