Randy D

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  • Location Colorado
  • Full Name Randy Ditton

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  1. Randy D added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    hey Tim,
      So sorry to read of this disaster my friend.  This build gave me so much inspiration and can't believe the Henry J thread is over.
      Good luck on the new adventures and will be following whatever you build!
     
      Randy
  2. Randy D added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 '66 Sebring - 4/21 Finished   

    Hi JC,
       Wonderful build of this one !!!!   Really like the combo of silver body and gold wheels.
     
       Randy
  3. Randy D added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    Hi Tim,
       Just Awesome work my friend!!!!  Really like the plating you have worked into this build.  Have to give that a try.
     
      Randy
  4. Randy D added a post in a topic top dragster scratch build   

    Beautiful work Dave,  your motors are some of the finest scale modeling I have seen!!!!
     
    Randy
  5. Randy D added a post in a topic Adventures in soldering:The GT40 project New Pics 4/3   

    Next are the uprights....




    The clevis for the trailing arms...

    A pic of the parts for one side.....

    Some pics of progress to date.....





     
      That is all for now,  still need to make the anti-sway bar and linkage. Need to do the lower shock brackets. Then it will be time for the brakes.
     
    Thanks for looking !
    Randy
     
     
     
     
     
     
  6. Randy D added a post in a topic Adventures in soldering:The GT40 project New Pics 4/3   

    Hi Folks,
    Hey Chris,  Darn time is just flying by! Can't believe DSC is here.
    Bill,  As always, thank you for commenting
    Hi John,  Thanks buddy, see you soon
    Hi Pete,  You are too kind my friend
    Hi Tony,  Good to have you on board!
    Richard,  I am trying to put as much detail into this as I can.   The Gulf GT40 is my all time favorite GT sports car. I was a very impressionable 10 year old when Ford scored the first of their 4 straight wins at Le Mans and I tried to follow the story as close as I could  thru '69.  These cars were not overly complex so hopefully I can render a suitable facsimile
    Hi Tim,   Thank you checking in and glad you are liking this!
    Bruce,  Appreciate the support!
    Tom,  Welcome and this one gets  paint!  I have another project that I'm building that will stay in natural metal.
    Joe,  You be careful there
    Thanks Art!!!
    Thanks Brandon, I will leave the F40 to you!  Your build in the Big Boy section is going to be amazing.
     
    Working on the various components of the rear suspension.  Ref. pics...
    Rear upright....

     
    Lower wishbone.....

     
    trailing arm clevis....

     
    As posted before,  this is what I'm aiming for...
     

     
     Building up the wishbones...

     

    More following this....
     
     
     
     
      
  7. Randy D added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 '66 Sebring - 4/21 Finished   

    Hi JC,
       You are killing this one !!!!!   That side view is so cool.
     
      Randy
  8. Randy D added a post in a topic Eric Goodrich`s:: "IRON LUNG" - On the Workbench 2/8/16   

    Hi John,
          Holy Cr$b!!!!!!     The finishing touches are a joy to be hold.   Love the skeleton with the helmet    The dio base looks awesome.  You have quite the skill set my friend.
     
    Randy 
  9. Randy D added a post in a topic 68 charger gasser , final assembly   

    Hi Richard,
         Your paint job is STUNNING!!!!!!!    Beautiful work and I think the black stripe goes well with the orange.
     
       Randy
  10. Randy D added a post in a topic Adventures in soldering:The GT40 project New Pics 4/3   

    Hi Matthew,   You give me too much credit,  I did not make the wheels and do not own the copyright.  They are from  "Lemans Miniatures" a French Company.
                          I wish you luck on your project and I am sorry I can't help you out
     
                          Randy  
  11. Randy D added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    Hi Tim,
      Steering rack is looking superb my friend !!!!!!  As I stated on my thread you are one of the builders on this site that inspire me to push myself to try an make each part the best I can, for that I thank you.
      Now get back to work
    Randy
     
  12. Randy D added a post in a topic Bugatti Type 35 Revival of Italy...small steps to a Pocher   

    Me thinks you need a 12 step program my friend  
    I am so jealous,  those wheels are awesome!!!!!
     
    Randy
  13. Randy D added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 '66 Sebring - 4/21 Finished   

    Hi JC,
      Nice looking color!!!!
     
    Randy
  14. Randy D added a post in a topic Adventures in soldering:The GT40 project New Pics 4/3   

    Hi Folks,
    Goat Guy,  Glad you like it
    Thanks Scott !!!
    Ed,   What do you mean OIL LEAKS????  I tightened every single bolt!!!!!!
    Hi Bruce,  Thank you and I love the pickups
    Tim,  Thank you my friend and thanks for the 'plug' on your henry build in the drag section You are one of the builders on this site that inspires me to do that extra bit to try to make each piece the best I can. Thanks for the push!
    Hi Dave,  Thank you for commenting!
    Hi John,  Thanks buddy!
    Chris,  Appreciate the support as always, see you soon!
    Bill,  Sorry to disappoint my friend, got to work on that
    Richard,  thank you brother!
    Update for tonite....
    Starting on building the  'trans axle hoop' .   This is the key element to the back end of the chassis as everything hangs off of it. The bell housing and trans axle bolt to it and all the suspension is attached to it along with the frame work for the rear clip.
     The 1:1  hoop is made up of steel stampings then welded into the sheet metal making up the rear of the 'tub'.  Some ref. pics....



     
     
    This is a great shot of all the suspension components  hanging off the hoop.

     
    The plan is to build the hoop as a stand alone piece then solder it to the flat chassis pan.  Then bolt in the drivetrain and suspension.  I can then double check wheelbase, track, engine clearance and rear clip fit. Then un bolt everything and  finish with soldering up all the sheet metal to it.
      using 1/8th solid stock ...
     







     
     
    That is all for now,
    Thanks for looking in!
    Randy
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  15. Randy D added a post in a topic Eric Goodrich`s:: "IRON LUNG" - On the Workbench 2/8/16   

    Hi John,
      I look at this and just start to grin    Your builds usually blow me away with spectacular paint work and finish but this one goes even farther!!
     Love it my friend !!!!
     
    Randy