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

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small update,

The Lindbeerg kit that supplied the semi wheels and tires needs some work on the wheels. Scratched up some drum brake detail and used a cut down paint bottle top for the finned hubs.

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Driveshaft and needed to build a gearbox to line everything up....

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more....

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This is where I start to paint as I go along...

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Thanks for looking in, and as always, feel free to comment!

Randy

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! B):lol::lol::P You owe me a new keyboard as this one short circutied from drool! B)

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Not sure if it's heart failure or it's just pounding out of control looking at these parts!

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This one deserves following. As for the idea of resistance soldering, they seem easy enough to build. Do a goggle search.

I like it. It's inspirational.

Mike

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Thanks Brandon, Keyboard on the way :):)

Hey Mike, Appreciate the comment!!

Thank you Mike, Yeah, maybe after this project!

Randy

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I didn't think I could be amased anymore with this build but you just keep upping the detail on this and blowing everyone away .

I am really going to hate seeing this project come to an end, don't get me wrong I want to see the finished product but to be blown away everytime I open your page ........Keep it coming. :):):D:D

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Danno, Ft. Collins! where were you?

Colorado Springs; worked throughout the state many years and officed in Denver; still have family in Denver & Ft. Collins! Roamed the Front Range and the High Country.

It is a small world.

Keep up the good spectacular work!

:unsure:

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Thank you Walt, for the comments!

Justin, Glad you like it!

Pete, I gently spread the 'ears' of both ends, insert the 'cross', squeeze ears back around the cross.

Danna, Thank you!

Randy

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Your giving me flash-backs to my youth reading How To articles in Model Car Science or Car Model. Don Emmons, Jim Keeler, or Dennis Doty couldn't have taught any better. Amazing workmanship. And to mimic everyone else, keep up the inspirational work.

Thank you for sharing! 2thumbs.gif

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Great work! Good looking project. Where did you get the brass stock for the front spring? I have a few spings to make and the narrowest pieces I have found are a quarter inch wide.

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Thanks John, appreciate the compliment!

Thanks Steve, I get most of my brass from K & S Enginerring, but most LHS don't stock their full line. You can order online thru.. www.caboosehobbies.com In the search engine just go to the manufacture option and scroll down.

Randy

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You can order online thru.. www.caboosehobbies.com In the search engine just go to the manufacture option and scroll down.

Randy

Ahhhhhh ... Caboose! Heaven on earth.

Been "lost" in there for hours on end, many, many times.

If only they'd clone that baby down here.

:D

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Out Standing.. work. you give me hope for my brass project..

Time spent in Hobby stores will not count against your Life span.

i spent many hours in Caboose Hobby's

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Hi Wayne, Thank you for commenting!

Danno, Don't you know it :P:o

Hi Mike, Like your theory!!

Using the radiator casting from the '37 Ford kit but it is blank on the front side. Probably will see thru whatever I come up with for a nose on this thing so made up a rock protector screen..

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As noted earlier this will be paint as I go on the frame....

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The spindles and tierods are not connected yet so the front end is just flopping around, working on the hubs and hopefully will have a rolling chassis next update,

As always, comments are welcomed!

Randy

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WOW very nice work you have inspired me i just learned how to solder within the last year . never had a need until i built a turbo 95 saturn its funny because i have been a welder for 8 years now .

may i ask how much money the brass cost you to build the chassis and all the other components ? not wanting to be rude so sorry if it upsets you just need to know what im looking at as far as cost thank you

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My left eye is spinning clockwise, my right eye is spinning counter-clockwise.

I mutter vague profanities.

I bit my tongue because it was hanging out.

It's metal... and yet, more detailed than plastic.

Oh, and it's un-freakin'-believeable!

Like seeing a UFO, I don't know how, I just know it is AMAZING!

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If anyone sees my jaw, I'll be gratefull to know where it is - it dropped off while I was watching this XXX material... :wub:

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Absolutely breath-taking and beautiful work on the paint. All the details really make this into a miniature masterpiece. Keep it going.

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