Randy.... Thanks my friend, I appreciate the kind words on the Engine. You know I am at the point where I am trying not to have to redo anything on this build but it happened. The next build should go much smoother for sure. I just can't wait to get this one done.
Brad... Thanks brother. This one fits much better and will fit just fine once painted. Bob....Thank you. It's getting much closer. I have a final list of things to do that I am trying to check things off and well this small hiccup has pushed me back a little. This floor pan needs to be painted and glued in place before I can proceed. Dave... Thank you!! Paul... Thanks brother! The printing plate is about .006" to .007" thick. Tim.... Thanks Brother. Glad to her the side tins have put a smile on your face. I need to get some better pics so you can see the details and the dzus fasteners. I will get some better pics up soon.
Brad.... As promised here are a few pics of the new Chassis Floor Tin....
Here is the remade floor tin, It still needs to be painted but the painful task of remaking it is done. But the good news is that It fits much better than the original one did and am much happier about that. Also Thanks goes out to Brad because he was the one that gave me a sheet of this printing plate which I still have plenty of stock to make more parts from and its really easy to work with. Here is the old piece next to the new one:
Brad... Thanks Brother!! Felt good to check those off the list. But it seems every time that I start to make some good steps forward there is always something that ends up pushing me back. I started to install the chassis floor tin yesterday and well it didn't go very well and did not fit like it did before, actually wasn't going to work at all. So needless to say I had to re-fabricate a new one. Guess this is the story of my life on this build. I am so ready to be done with it. I will try to get some pics up in a bit.
Well Fellas... I was hoping to have this update posted a little sooner but I had to finish up stuff for work this morning and it took much longer than expected. So needless to say I rushed on these pics since my camera battery was dying and they didn't turn out great. I will have to retake these but I wanted to show a little bit of the progress I have made this past week. I was able to install my under seat panels as well as the chassis side tins to the chassis. Here are a few bad pics.....
Thanks! Yeah I have been wanting to add mm to it so that it will fill in some blanks, I just haven't sat down and done it yet. I originally did this chart for my 1/16th scale projects and at the time decided to add the other scales since I had seen so many people asking what sizes of tubing to use for certain things. I though that having a reference chart could help others here. I will get the spreadsheet updated so it has both Inch and Metric sizes on there. I have a personal preference with working in inches myself over metric units but that because it's what I work with on a daily basis designing parts in Solidworks for work along with working with my machine shop. I can easily relate if something is let say .030" , .050", etc vs knowing 2mm, 2.5mm off the top of my head. I will usually convert the mm to inches so I can relate to the size easier. That's just me though.
Brian... Thank you. Dave... Thanks man, I am trying to get her done. Brad... Thanks Brother!! Was trying my best to get the lines to get the correct angles. It definitely tested my patience. Danno... Thanks... Maybe I will have it done "Next Year" Sflam... Thank you, I appreciate the kinds words. I know when I do get this done I want to take pics of it at the same angles as my reference pics and put them side by side. Mike... Thank you very much.
Ok Fellas, I have been getting a little bench time in this week and I should have a little something for you tomorrow. I have to let the glue dry on something I have worked on the past couple nights. The way that I had to approach it I was only able to Glue one piece at a time for these parts so it's taken a few days just because I want to make sure it has a good bond and didn't move on me. Stay Tuned
I just found this build and I am blown away by your skills. I see you are another Tim on here.... Man do you guy have some serious Machining Skills. Love the work you have done and will be following along on this build.
Tim... You Sir are in a League of your own. Man that is some outstanding work and Craftsmanship. I really love the new direction you went with the Fuel tank and then to fabricate the Radiator grille. Amazing work my friend. You Truly inspire me....
Brad... I totally know the feeling you are going thru right now. It will come back and get ya. The model isn't going anywhere. Find something else that strikes your fancy. I know all that I have gone thru with the Vega that once I am done I am going to start a handful or 2 of kits that way when I feel I am getting burnt out on one project I can tinker on something else and then come back to that project that I was getting burnt. I am here for ya Brother!!
Bill... thank you... I will try to remember that for the next time... Tim....Thank You very much. Yes I am getting things checked off the list one by one. Moving slow because I am trying not to screw stuff up. I have been pushing myself to see what I'm can and can't do. Never know until you try right . It feels good to be back at the bench building again.
Alright Fellas.... I was able to squeeze in a little more bench time this afternoon. What I thought wasn't going to take me very long ended up taking me a little longer than I thought. I know it always happens like that but then again I am at a point in this build where I am trying my best not to screw anything up as I go. So I was able to get the Water Jack lines fabricated and installed onto the engine. One more thing to Check off the ole to do list. I was pretty happy with myself I think I only had to redo the lines a total of 3 times, a much better success rate than I thought I was going to have.. . I figured I was going to end up with a pile of bent wire. HEre are a few pics of the competed pieces: Here is the Water Jack lines along with the fitting installed onto the left side of the engine, I still need to add the bold to the water jack itself:
Here is a side view of the Left side:
Here is the line fabricated for the Right Side:
Here is a side view of the right hand side:
Here is a some what of an up-close straight on shots of the Water Jacks, Check Valve, Fittings and hard line: