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You have a lot of good mods... or corrections going on with this one.

It's gonna look great when it's done.

David G.

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Nice video JC, I have a bit of French, but sadly no Italian either, but "multo bene" I do understand as being very good. lol

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14 minutes ago, dublin boy said:

Nice video JC, I have a bit of French, but sadly no Italian either, but "multo bene" I do understand as being very good. lol

YouTube has a translator but it came up with some very interesting translations during the film.:lol:

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I'd need to go out for a few beers before using that translator JC, but sadly the pubs have been shut in Ireland since last week....lol

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27 minutes ago, dublin boy said:

I'd need to go out for a few beers before using that translator JC, but sadly the pubs have been shut in Ireland since last week....lol

They are closed here too Shay.

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Created a channel for the tail pipes.  Not how Fiat did it but had the get the exhaust and the lowered rear suspension to coexist. 

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Also made cups to accept and positively locate the top of the struts.

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Added adjustment nut detail to the tops of the struts and axle nut detail to front hub.

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Jc you do some great fab work, im always impressed by your builds and attention to detail. 

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Love seeing your work - you’re a great scratch builder!

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18 hours ago, Scott8950 said:

Jc you do some great fab work, im always impressed by your builds and attention to detail. 

 

13 hours ago, CabDriver said:

Love seeing your work - you’re a great scratch builder!

Thank you gentlemen.  I enjoy sharing my projects glad to have you guys checking in.

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  • I was fully expecting to need to scratch-build the roll cage but to my surprise the kit cage fits nicely. 
  • My technique of using liquefied styrene as weld for joints is more obvious on the black plastic.
  • Made cups to accept the feet and more securely attach the cage.
  • Filled the roll cage mounting pin holes in the chassis as they would not be present on the 1:1

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Exhaust fits up nice and tight as does the skip plate.

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Neat rollcage JC, I am going to remember how you made round tub for it to go in...

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I had to devise a way to connect the body and chassis.  At the front I went with a hook and cleat.  The cleat is attached the body and the hook is the piece of angle attached to the front of the chassis. 

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At the rear I went old school a la AMT with a dowel and socket. The dowel is permanently attached to the body and the socket permanently attached to the chassis.

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Great idea, I'll have to remember this the next time I have this problem. 

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23 hours ago, espo said:

Great idea, I'll have to remember this the next time I have this problem. 

 

22 hours ago, Belugawrx said:

Nice work JC 

Great tips on the locators..

Cheers

Takes a little trial and error to get them lined up but they work great.

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  • Fabricated the tow hooks
  • cut slots in the front & rear fascia

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  • Got the rear diff and half shafts fitted
  • Added a guard to the leading edge of the baffle

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Fabricated the chassis mount for the rear diff.

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Your styrene engineering skills are impressive!

David G.

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Look at all this Wonderful styrene MAGIC!!!!!! -FANTASTIC, Bud!!!!

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On 3/25/2020 at 7:28 AM, David G. said:

Your styrene engineering skills are impressive!

David G.

 

On 3/25/2020 at 7:32 AM, cobraman said:

Very nice work !

 

On 3/25/2020 at 10:21 AM, Dann Tier said:

Look at all this Wonderful styrene MAGIC!!!!!! -FANTASTIC, Bud!!!!

Glad you guys are following along, kind of an off-beat subject. :)

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