Ognib

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  • Full Name Ray Haines

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  1. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    P.S., here's a shot of it with the aluminum grill shell I formed for the roadster build.

  2. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    With that accomplished, I began hanging parts to see how it's all going to fit.
    Wanted the grill laid back & the front wheels somewhat out in front of the grill.
    Stretched the wheelbase 8" @ 1:1 to get everything fitted with the perspective desired.



    The front mount for the upper control arms will also be the locating point for the headlights.


    The doors will be suicide & I laid out the front door line, below the beltline to match the angle chosen for the grill shell layback.

    Also laid some more glass mat, extending the cowl & shaping it to match this angle as well.


  3. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    Thanks guys.
    Wanted a tube frame with a cage for it...something along these lines.

     
    The frame will have two sets of rails similar to these.


    Using the frame jigs I built for the roadster as templates, I bent some brass rod to shape & soldered in a couple of uprights to hold everything together for now.


    Set up a build platform, laid down a center line & began jigging everything up.
    This holds everything in constant correct position & the build is performed in the jig.


    Two rear uprights locate the body in it's correct position.

     

  4. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    I began with the mandatory mock ups...
    Yep, the tops gotta come down...darn, wish it was a 3 window...like then much better.





    Tacked everything in place with some super glue & added fiberglass mat & resin.

    Cut the quarter window out of the body & moved it forward to become the back of the door window opening.


    More mat & resin.

    And a topcoat of body filler.

    There, that's better.

     
     
     
  5. Ognib added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    It all began innocently enough...Saw some pictures of a 1:8 60/70's dirt track coupe with massive rubber at all 4 corners.
    I've always like that look...quick & nimble looking, like a sprint car or a big overgrown go cart.
    Then I saw this...

    And then this...

    and this.

     
    I've had this on the shelf for a couple of years & never had a spark of inspiration to do anything with it until now.

    I was needing something creative to do so took it down & started looking it over & the hook was set.
    Something along the lines of a hot street coupe that's set up for going to the autocross track vs. the drag strip.
    Handling in the corners just as important as acceleration.
    Laid out a few parameters for the project...I'm spending money on equipment & supplies for the roadster...this one will be a lo buck special, focusing entirely on the creative process & buying only minimal materials & parts for it.
  6. Ognib added a topic in Big Boyz   

    Ognibs other deuce
    Since I'm not doing much actual building on the roadster right now & needing something to do to give a creative outlet, I've been puttering around with this one.
    This is kinda where it's at, at this point & if you all are interested, I'll regress to the beginning & tell it's story.







     
    Please bear with me, the new software seems to require a different technique for loading pictures...I'll get it figured out.
    Also noticed can't preview new posts.   hummm
    Thanks for your patienc
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  7. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

    Hey Bob, good to "see" you ...not a lot of visible progress...other than I'm just a week or so away from having the cash for the welder.
    I refuse to use plastic for buying for my hobby.
    I've located a local source for all of the mold making supplies as well as the investment plaster I'll need for the aluminum parts.
    A new friend, as it turns out, is aircraft/aerospace cert on tig in exotic metals...is a small parts specialist, actually & has agreed to coach me in the finer points of doing a good solid "stack of dimes" bead on my parts.
    Now what's the odds on making that connection at such an appropriate time?!
    So, although nothing really to shoot & post for pics, good progress is being made.
    Should be realizing aluminum parts to assemble sometime in the winter.
    Work on the bucks is ongoing & very tedious & slow...short spurts on that as my focus seems to fry after 30 min or so.
    Best
  8. Ognib added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Mock-Up Step 3 Pics 8-29   

    Very nice! 
    T
  9. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

    Thanks for the review on the machine...good to know.
    I've bought from them before & their product was always first rate.
    The fact that aluminum is such a fickle beast is much of what makes this project such a worthy challenge.
  10. Ognib added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Mock-Up Step 3 Pics 8-29   

    Have you weighed the engine, trans as a unit?
  11. Ognib added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Mock-Up Step 3 Pics 8-29   

    Nice!
    The close up shots tell the true story.
  12. Ognib added a post in a topic Fairmont drag car build - Hub/hat/stud and trans tunnel update 7/28/15   

    This is really taking shape, Scott.
    Fit, proportion, stance...it's all spot on, sir!
    Well done.
  13. Ognib added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Motor Update, new pics   

    I'm still researching technique & materials & melting cans & pouring ingots to re-melt & pour for parts.
    I've found a local resource for Smooth-on products for the urethane for the wax molds.
    They also have the waxes for pouring masters & spruing as well as investment plaster etc.
    You've been a great inspiration for me with your work & I appreciate your willingness to be a teacher.
     
    best!
  14. Ognib added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Motor Update, new pics   

    Is this the tin alloy that you mentioned?
    Looks real good!
  15. Ognib added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Motor Update, new pics   

    Nice work, Michael!