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1/16 Scale Peterbilt 359 Large Car

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Do I need to put the gold nugget on the back burner and scratchbuild a 1/16 straight jacket for you? And knowing me and my methods, it would be made of used shoelaces and paper.....

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You rivet counter.... :D

Gonna be incredible! The effort will pay off!

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Do I need to put the gold nugget on the back burner and scratchbuild a 1/16 straight jacket for you? And knowing me and my methods, it would be made of used shoelaces and paper.....

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You rivet counter.... :D

Gonna be incredible! The effort will pay off!

Jesse,

Yes please......I think that I have a system now. Just walk away from it.

New record for me 39 rivets in 1 hour.

Are we having fun Yet?

Kenny B. :wacko:

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Nah.....we will just rename you Rosie the Riveter.....

And for youngsters that dont know the real story. Google it and discover the truth going back to Westinghouse in 1942....not how it has been spun or corrupted over the past 40 years.

This thing is going to be amazing Kenny.

There are some truly fascinating scratch builds going on right now and thankful you guys share and allow us deer in the headlight minions to peek over your shoulders.

Any chance of a youtube of how you are doing these rivets to get them straight and spaced? Did you make a template/jig?

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Thanks for the info on the pin vice, Ken....And you, too, James.....If it's at Hobby Lobby, I'm all over it....I'd rather just pick my tools up for immediate use.....

And, Kenny....My hat's off to you, Man....Like Jesse alluded to....I'd lose my mind on something like that....Just don't have the patience.....Just not here.....You are the Man.....

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excellet work ken! i was blown away by the dash..........incredible work my friend. the interior is beautiful too!

cheers

bryan

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Nah.....we will just rename you Rosie the Riveter.....

And for youngsters that dont know the real story. Google it and discover the truth going back to Westinghouse in 1942....not how it has been spun or corrupted over the past 40 years.

This thing is going to be amazing Kenny.

There are some truly fascinating scratch builds going on right now and thankful you guys share and allow us deer in the headlight minions to peek over your shoulders.

Any chance of a youtube of how you are doing these rivets to get them straight and spaced? Did you make a template/jig?

Jesse, there isn't much to show it's called a centering ruler and a piece of masking tape.

The holes are drilled every 5 mm.

No fancy jigs here.

Ken. :unsure:

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Just as everything was going along smoothly...I had a tool break down...broke the only drill bit I had...sent the crew home.

Looking for new drill bit. :angry:

Kenny B. :wacko:

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Been there before.... Print your 40% off coupon and head to Hobby Lobby.

This is a test....only a test.

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un real!!!!!!! amazing build

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A little look of how far I got on the rivets up to when I broke the drill bit.

I have about 140 done now.

Ken.

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Good Gravy, Man....That's a lot of rivets.....Amazing....And Straight, too.....Just excellent work....

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Nice work. Love the 1/16 scale stuff that's going on right now.

Ben

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Stunning craftsmanship!

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wow thats crazy :D

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I second that

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Thanks again.

Anyone thinking of doing rivets might want to give it a second thought.

I'm at the 500 rivets installed mark. How many more???

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Right side of sleeper.

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Rear of sleeper.

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Seeing rivets when I close my eyes.

I have only broken two drill bits. Lucky me.

Kenny B. :blink:

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Insane! The effort is paying off!

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way to many rivets to do and breaking drill bits stink looking great

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Holy Cow... Also works on your patients too. lol... Well done! Looks amazing!

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Man this is looking real good.

God Bless

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Wow....Just an amazing achievement....Looks awesome....

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Seeing rivets when I close my eyes.

Not sure if this is some form of therapy for you, or if you're going to need therapy when you're done, but it looks great so far. :D

I'd love to see a picture of the centering bar you use, as the rivets all appear to be perfectly spaced.

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Impressive, but I would have difficulty not to get discouraged after all that work. But it IS looking great and definitely worth all that work! Nice going!

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Not sure if this is some form of therapy for you, or if you're going to need therapy when you're done, but it looks great so far. :D

I'd love to see a picture of the centering bar you use, as the rivets all appear to be perfectly spaced.

Casey,

All I used was a centering ruler but every hole you drilled took a little off the ruler. I ended up using a stainless steel ruler and about three pieces of tape to hold it down. Drilled the holes every 5 mm on center. Set up time almost took as long as drilling them out.

It was pretty basic but worked well.

You don't have to be crazy to do this........ but it helps.

Total rivets installed todate is 793.

Kenny B B)

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Casey,

All I used was a centering ruler but every hole you drilled took a little off the ruler. I ended up using a stainless steel ruler and about three pieces of tape to hold it down. Drilled the holes every 5 mm on center. Set up time almost took as long as drilling them out.

It was pretty basic but worked well.

You don't have to be crazy to do this........ but it helps.

Total rivets installed todate is 793.

Kenny B B)

One more updated pic.

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Kenny B.

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