Brent

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  • Birthday 10/15/1968

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  • Location Calgary Alberta
  • Full Name Brent Highfield

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  1. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    Frame was easy but now things are getting interesting.
    The ride height was close but front has to be dropped. I was going to alter the frame but the more I did that the higher the motor would be.I figured no problem as I have a pile of room until I figured out the motor is so set back that it is going into the fire wall.
    So I looked at the interior tub and since the side walls are pretty much vertical I thought I could get away with taking some out of it to drop the body on the frame.

    Once that was done I had a gap on the sides.

    I thinned the door panel (so it would not look so wide) and added a filler strip.


    Next I made room for the engine.

    Then I sat and pondered how I was gong to deal with this mess.. The transmission hump was massively oversized since a big 4X4 transmission wasn't going to be used. I thought about trimming around it and re making the floor.... Then into the box of goodies to see if I could find another option.
     
    I long time ago I bought a bunch of Nascar kits. about 10 or them. All the kits were missing bodies. I think the guy was using them for slot cars or something. Anyways the width was a perfect fit and would really clean up the underside of the truck.
     



    I cut the floor completely out.


    Not sure if i have any less of a mess to deal with LOL.


    Sneak peek of ride height as of this moment....

     
  2. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    Got the rear tubs done.

    Tackled the frame length next.



     
     
  3. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    Thx for the replies guys. I'll try not to disappoint. 
    Kruleworld, Its the AMT Ertl Kit
  4. Brent added a post in a topic Stallone's Mercury Cobra   

    Yep, you rocked this build!! Nice job!
  5. Brent added a post in a topic Jaaaag XK120- Gentleman's Racer! Paint and Engine Update 7/26   

    WOW!!! Fantastic work!
  6. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    The frame was trimmed off and the wheel tubs. Want the open look like the C10R

     

     
    Next needed to make room for the rear wheels.

    Looking for a frame I had built a 39 Wagon Rod and had bought a started kit for 5 bucks. Wasn't really interested in building the kit again so took a good look at it to see if it would be a good donor. It has been very handy to have a completed build to look at. The decision was easy. It had the motor I was looking for, a nice frame and had a great lowerd stance.

     

     
     
     
    The frame was much too long.

     
    Also too wide.....

     
    This isn't going to work.

     
    Wheel offset was very close to working on the back but not quite.

     
    The body was pretty thick so i tried cheating and thinning down the fender well.
    Before

    After

     
    It wasn't enough, I needed more room. So I narrowed the frame in the rear..
     

    Now we're talking...

     
    More soon!
  7. Brent added a topic in On The Workbench   

    IH Scout Pro Touring
     
    Edit: Oh Shoot, this should probably be in the truck threads.... Sorry Mods.
     
    This build was inspired by Larry Chen's Pro Touring C10R. 
     

     
    I have had a Metal Lathe now for some time and use it solely for business. Thought it was time to "play" with it and see what I could come up with. A big part of the look would be the crazy deep dish wheels, so I grabbed a chunk of aluminium rod and went at it.
    Played around with a prototype (on the right) and came up with these...

     

     
    So now the fun begins. I knew I was going to be in for a challenge tucking these wheels under any body. Looked all through my parts boxes looking for a donor for a frame.The Scout frame was molded in and that wasn't going to work....

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  8. Brent added a post in a topic finally finished one!!! Flintstone resin...   

    Loving the Wide 5 VDub wheels!! 
     
  9. Brent added a post in a topic Turned some parts on the Lathe today   

    Thanks!
  10. Brent added a post in a topic Turned some parts on the Lathe today   

    End result...
     

     

     

     
     
     
  11. Brent added a post in a topic First build, no help from Mom. Fail ? I don't think so   

    Fantastic. I dont have them any more but the first builds I did I thought they were perfect as well. Only later did I find out how bad they really were.LOL
  12. Brent added a post in a topic Turned some parts on the Lathe today   

    Thanks guys. Lathe is a Craftex (Same machine is branded under different names as well) Mill Lathe combo but only the lathe was used and a dividing head. I am by no means a machinist. I get by. I bought this to be used for making jigs for my surface grinder. It has more than paid for it's self.
    I thought it was time to start "Playing" with this thing and have some fun with it.

    By mounting the drill in the chuck and offsetting the rim in the dividing head I can do the hole patterns.

     
     
     
  13. Brent added a topic in General   

    Turned some parts on the Lathe today
    Played around with the Lathe today. Turned 4 slugs out and started messing around with a fifth (Prototype if you will).
    The tapering of the holes didn't work out how I wanted on the prototype. I will put back in the lathe and use an end mill to clean it up again.
    I think it has some potential. Going to spin up some center caps as well..
     


     

     

     
     
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  14. Brent added a post in a topic VW Baja Bug ready to race!   

    You rocked this build. Love the VDubs!!!
  15. Brent added a post in a topic 125 ton Rogers mining trailer completed   

    Wow what a beautiful set. Super clean work!