Adventures in soldering:Hot Rod Wrecker Project Update 2/1/15

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Hi Folks,

Mike, Thank you buddy :)

Austin, Appreciate your kind words!

Thanks Greg

Hi Jim, thought you would like the new direction.

Thanks David :) :)

Hello Danno, Good to see you still around :D

Thanks Red

Dave, Thank you!

Clay, Thanks and I get by with an assortment of heat sinks and pre planing. For heat sinks I use self closing tweezers, wooden clothes pins and bits of wet paper towel. The planning comes in when deciding how to assemble the pieces. I try to join the largest parts together first, they usually take the most heat applied the longest time. Then work down to the smaller stuff.

Jason, Thank you!

Hi Rob, I'm coming around to your idea slowly but surely :D

Going to go with a hood but no sides. The piano hinge is from ModelCarGarage....

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The metal master is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME stuff Randy!!! Keep with it man!! LOL!!! ;):D

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Thanks for looking in!

Randy

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Unbelievable stuff Randy. If I hadn't been on-board since the beginning, I never would believe these last few pix. You've some mad skills and I'll bet some mighty sore fingertips.

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Looking good, Randy. Real good.

I see your early post about what you use in soldering, but I can't tell what flux you have there. That seems to be the steaming road apple in my path to a proper solder joint...could you enlighten me?

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Hi Folks,

Thanks Derrick, Sorry it took so long to come back!

Hi Brad, Thank you my friend :)

Thank you Chris, I will get you the name of the stuff I use.

Not much of an update, Making up the window frames and shot a little paint on the front end to see how that would look with the copper body...

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Thanks for looking in!

Randy

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and shot a little paint on the front end to see how that would look with the copper body.....

Yes, this will be cool.

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your work is great clean brass and soldering is work is where i hope i can get to .

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Geez, that is so FREEKIN wicked man!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank you Chris, I will get you the name of the stuff I use.

Not much of an update, Making up the window frames and shot a little paint on the front end to see how that would look with the copper body...

Thanks, I appreciate it.

That's right, your front beam was plastic. I'd think that these parts would blend right in nicely with some of the buffing metalizers. Might look particularly cool if you used them after some distance spraying to get a light cast texture. Buffing over the texture really gives it a unique depth. Maybe try it out on a scrap part if you haven't before and see if it fits the bill.

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Hi Folks,

Thank you Rob!

Twistedswift, Thanks!!

Hey Derrick, Appreciate it my friend!

Hi Chris, Thanks for the tip, will give it a try.

Working on the motor, Building up an aircleaner.....

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Changing the fuel lines and fittings, working on heater hoses

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Mock up time ....

Mockup time......

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That is all for now!

Thanks for looking in, Randy

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amazing ...

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Totally astounding!! I was going to say unbelievable but you have pictures so I have to believe it. The fit and finish is so amazing I'd hate to see any of this painted.

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Hes back with more, this thing even with pics is unbelievable because of the sure workmanship that is going into it using raw materials, will be hanging out her longer.

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I'd be tempted to try turning the key on that motor! :)

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Randy, As much as I know you want to paint it. I would vote to leave it as is and let all the craftmenships show.

When you paint it, it will lose some of its character and that "look". This is of course MHO. Thanks for sharing

this with us.

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that's it I'm done with this hobby because of this build!! I heard under water basket weaving is fun maybe I'll try that. No but really you are an artist. I hope to see this build at a show someday awesome truly awesome

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Randy, you're back, thought you had dropped off the face of the earth. Almost missed this thread, since they rearranged catagories since your last post. You've proved that we can build anything if we put our mind to it. (we may need a bit of practice) You are truly an insiration to us all, we are glad to see you are back.

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Thats one awesome engine!

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Oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's insane man!!! I LOVE it Randy!!!! Are you a watch - maker by trade?? LOL!!!! ;)

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