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Does anyone have  tips for applying wheels so that they're on straight ?

I'm open to new ideas , so far my application methods haven't worked out too well so I need some help in this area .

Thanks.

Robert.

 

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I usually just use a couple of scrape pieces of wood on each side of the chassis. The wood will hold the vertical straight and measure the distance between the two pieces of wood in front and in back of the leading edge of the tires will give you the correct horizontal. This works even better when the front and rear track is the same as it's easier to measure the distances between the  two pieces of wood. I happen to be using 1" x1" scrapes but I think just about any size will work. I just put a little glue on the spindles, set the wheels in place and leave the chassis and wheels in place between the wood blocks until the glue dries.        

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I use a very simple method.  I have four of those Tamiya square bottles that are kind of heavy.  I line them up with the square grid lines on my cutting mat.  Keeps the wheels square in both directions.


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I have 4 1x2x3" steel machinist blocks I could use for this purpose.... And many other uses...

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A couple of combination squares together and used in conjunction with a grid lined cutting mat like John is using is another simple method of getting things lined up.

 

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Those are great ideas , thanks . I wouldn't have come up with those . Problem solved ,back to the workbench Robin !

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13 hours ago, Roncla said:

A couple of combination squares together and used in conjunction with a grid lined cutting mat like John is using is another simple method of getting things lined up.

That is pretty brilliant. I will be stealing that idea.

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17 hours ago, Roncla said:

A couple of combination squares together and used in conjunction with a grid lined cutting mat like John is using is another simple method of getting things lined up.

 

 

That is genius Ron.  I will be copying this as well.

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You can pick up 2 of the squares at Harbor Freight cheap with the coupons.

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