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Man I read every post, this thing is amazing! As crazy as it is, I love it! (getting lost in model building and losing track of time is one of my favorite part of the hobby too)

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Hey everybody!   long time coming update....  unfortunately no real update on the actual truck, other than after the NNL I pulled it out of a box and started thinking about it again.   My plans are to try and get this done for next years final toledo NNL.  

The real update here is on the motorcycle, I was all set to build it using the layered die-cut styrene technique, but then had a change of heart.  I had recently designed and 3d printed a set of wheels on Shapeways, and i couldn't believe how much more reasonable the prices were.   Especially for the frosted detail plastic.  So I took the basic side profile for the motorcycle, tossed it into my 3D program and started to develop the rest of the frame and accessories.    After a couple hours I had a decent frame, fork, split tanks and shaft drive diff.   Uploaded to the site and I was amazed that shapeways only wanted 12.00 for these 5 pieces, much more efficient than the hours I was going to have to deal with  layering styrene. 

The results really speak for themselves... I think this partnered with scratchbuilt elements should work just fine for a 1:25th scale Ford banger powered boardtracker!

Here is the 3d model:

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and then the print straight out of the bag... its insanely nice.

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Awesome bike !!!!  Man that's gonna work fantastic with your bronco

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A Model A Ford powered bike? COOL!!!!!!!

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You continue to show what the future holds for our hobby, between the 3D printing and die-cut styrene techniques. Yes, it's available now, but you show us the potential if we put our minds to it

Really glad to see you back on this one

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Very cool, glad to see you back on this project.

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Glad to see you back on this.  How much cleanup will the bike need for painting?

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It's baaaaack!!

Oh, goody, goody, goody!!!

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That 3d printed bike is OUTSTANDING!  Incredible!

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Hoping you will get this back on tye bench soon.

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28 minutes ago, bobthehobbyguy said:

Hoping you will get this back on tye bench soon.

Good timing Bob!   I'm cleaning off the bench and getting back on this thing tonight!   Just finished up my Meyers Manx late last night and im beyond ready to jump back into the bronco and bike!

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Great. I enjoy following your builds.  

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Very cool project going on here. Fabulous work!!!

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Thanks guys!   plugging away on scratch building this bike!

Got the front wheel made using custom aluminum lathe turned rings and hub, then sandwiched (2) Toms Model Works #505 1/28th scale photo-etched brass wire wheel centers. http://www.tomsmodelworks.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=231

The rings were so tiny thin and delicate, it was really a challenge, I did have a spoke buckle on me, but i will put that where the fork is, and on the brake side...  no one will know.... well except you guys :D haha.

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Then I used a bunch of pieces from a CrazyModeler Photo-etched brake kit to create something that somewhat resembles a bike brake. Once its all done ill use some brass bolt heads to make it pop more.

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On 10/22/2018 at 5:31 PM, bobthehobbyguy said:

Glad to see you back on this.  How much cleanup will the bike need for painting?

Then I started scratch building a nice finned head, and low sump oil pan.

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Actually not bad, i shot some of my upol805 primer on it...   I think one more sanding and another coat it we will be ready for paint. ... this thing is soooo tiny.  haha 

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Looking outstanding. I honestly think those Ford head and oil pan pieces would make great resin cast pieces for resale. I certainly would buy several sets myself for my continuing string of model T Ford racers lining up on my workbench. This is going to be another landmark build my friend with far reaching inspiration on many builders by showing what is possible.

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Amazing work.  The head and oil pan are great.

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Thanks guys!!  Finished up the head last night and started on the side cover.  

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Hopefully this weekend I can get the motor mounts/transaxle figured out.  A lot of imagineering there, but I think i can make something that looks somewhat real world possible

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Wow, this build is amazing...

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Thanks Atin! 

Quick Little update...   rear wheel/brake made. 

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Mockup with the engine....  got a rear motor mount made, working on a front and firming up the positioning....  Next up is scratch building the shaft drive transmission.

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