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  1. Now this goes back a ways......There are files available for the Ardun on Turbosquid....links below. These files are not print ready, but if you are clever with a modelling program, they can be edited for your needs. The files reflect the engine approximately full size, so you can scale to whatever size you need. https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/3d-ardun-flathead-v8-engine-model/427984 https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/ardun-stromberg-v8-engine-3d-model/441454 Hope that helps.....
  2. See if these might work for you..... https://sites.google.com/site/tdrhtmllearn/home/chassis-shop/tdr-brake-department
  3. I never actually built up a completed car with this assembly........I drew it up, had some parts printed and did a fit check with the Big Deuce frame rails from the kit, posted up some images.....the feedback was good, so we added the pieces to our catalog.....I think I have only seen one or two cars completed using these parts, and those builders scratch-built the steering rack and any other odd pieces they felt were needed......I do seem to remember there is some interference when using this front suspension with the fenders on the Deuce.......sorry I'm not more help here......
  4. The shape of the "knob" matched up with the shape of the recess on the back of the upright so the arm kind of located itself in there.....a bit of adhesive would secure the two pieces together.....a bit of work with an exacto blade to scrape away the paint in the recess and/or the "knob" on the arm should bring back the slip-fit intended.....
  5. Now this takes me back.......We, TDR, did this a while ago, and that "knob" on the steering arm fit into the recess on the back of the upright......with the pieces painted, they may not fit together as intended; bit of an oversight on our (my) part......and yes, we didn't do a specific steering rack for the Deuce.....probably should have......Drummerdad's Dodge truck images show the intent very well......
  6. Really nice!......it's good to see someone take the time to really stretch out with this stuff and take it where no one has gone before....... Live long and prosper.......
  7. I am certainly no expert, but I have been involved with 3D printing for a few years now..........Vince is right about the GSL seminars, they are very good. I have not seen this years, though I think it was last year they did an introductory piece on 3D printing that should still be on their website in the library there.....it was a really good overview. There are a lot of different approaches to having something done through 3d printing...........I am more than willing to help with your questions.......just send me a PM and I will see how I might help............. Tony
  8. You mean like this?.................http://public.fotki.com/ajwheels/116-vw-pieces/ The problem here is that these pieces won't come through very well at 1/24 scale...........it's still kind of pushing it to do parts at 1/24 scale, but it is getting better every day, or at least every few months.............
  9. David.......the Grand Sport would be neat, but I always disliked the fender flairs........looks like something I would do with a hack saw........I am still undecided on the body details, though with my choice of wheel and tire, I will need to alter the fenders, and want to do something more in keeping with the original lines of the car.......... Guido, I will pass word along to Don...........TDR Innovations has a Facebook group he is overseeing, you might catch him there............ Glenn, thanks for the comment.......it's great fun at this scale..............
  10. Here is one more image with the engine temporarily set into the frame so I could determine driveshaft length.................
  11. Thanks, Danno.................. Harry, the Hurst shift mechanism is a printed part.......it was pushing it a bit, but workable.......fastener heads and such are separate pieces.......the levers at the trans are styrene and the rods are piano wire............
  12. Yea, Glenn, that's the big drawback to 1/8 scale for me........where to put this thing when I'm done?...............though I get as much fun out of building it as I do in displaying it............I personally think 1/12 scale is the sweet spot.....big enough for real detail, yet it will fit on a shelf somewhere................
  13. I haven't quite prepped the suspension pieces for the catalog just yet............though if you are seriously interested, I could probably work something out for you...........
  14. It's going into an RM '65 Corvette............I modified the frame to take later Corvette C4 type suspension...........here is where I am at on the frame................
  15. Thanks Tom..........at this scale, most everything is a separate piece, so it lends itself to contrasting details.................
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