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Darren B

Egyptian Raider Pickup with Tomb Trailer

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getting the trailer suspension finished....
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also suspension on the truck.....
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and getting work done on the hinges for the doors, I always wait to the very last minute to do this task as it can be frustrating to get them to work right. But in order to get the interior finished I have to get the hinges done and working right to be able to get the door panels attached.....

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going to add some button tufted upholstery to this build, been trying to fine tune my take on this technique and have been itching to add it to a build this is the one.....

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Your back swinging again Darren. Those seats are awesome . Keep it going friend..

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Thank you Carl, yes have new inspiration on this one, more ideas and more to come soon.....

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What kind of foam is that you use for the interior? Embosses like that I could think if a million uses.

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Michael, I get the foam at hobby lobby and it comes in this package, was just there today and see that they have it in larger individual sheets as well. Sorry for the bad photo but its called silly winks plus you get to use your 40% coupon I pay just over $3.00 for a package like this and it comes will all the colors in the rainbow plus black, brown, and other colors and two sheets each color.

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The nearest Hobby Lobby is 45 minutes away but we do have a craft store that has that, I've seen them there. When if I get a chance and some spare dough I'll have to head over there and grab some.

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its great stuff to work with you don't have to use it for button tuft you can use it for other things to emboss, i haven't tried it yet but pretty sure it could be used for the old tuck and roll upholstery as well.

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this is the device that I use to get the striaght lines its a paper cutter that I took a file to the round cutting wheel to take the edge of so that it does not cut but will emboss and when I get a minute im gonna try just some straight lines for tuck and roll should work great for that as well.

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Now that's a great idea! I was just, last night, trying to think of something to do for a head liner for my 50 Chevy truck.

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Ken, and after your inquiry got me thinking of the other possible embossing things to do with the foam...special shapes that can be drawn or pressed into it many possibilities ....It now has me thinking of trying it out on a rods door panels........

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That's brilliant! I love brainstorming!

I think I'll be going to find some of this Saturday

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If you have a Michaels in your area they should have some too, not 100% sure but any craft store should stock it!

and while your there check out their stock of decorated papers, felt and sheets of foam like this with the sparkles...

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also they have a chromed card stock that if you cut them up in smaller pieces a lot of lowrider builders use it for the little cut mirrors from the '70s style lowrider interiors, and the section for scrap booking has a ton of ideas as well.....the lighter sheet of gold above photo is the glittery stuff on foam just like the stuff you can emboss the darker sheet of gold above is on card stock just like the card stock that has the chrome look.

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the shiny sheet with the small holes stamped in it is the chromed paper hard to get a got shot of it when not cut down for the interior. I am on layitlow.com and they have a lot of modelers that build incredible lowrider interiors and that is where I got all these ideas.............

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Did a mock up with the firewall with the cavities for the hood hinge, first time for me making a hood hinge this indepth....
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Thanks Carl, yeah that fire wall was pretty busy looking for a 50 chevy but I like em looking clean and custom like I always say stock sucks.....

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well had a little set back on this build and will have to rebuild the walls of the truck around the firewall. I tried every possible shape for the hinges but could not get the hood to open on the hinges with out having to pull the hood up as you open it so i gave up. I will either use this double jointed hinge or no hinge at all. :-\
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ok enough of the hood hinge now to get back to work on track, I like to model the engine with actual pulleys and tape for the belt but ran out of machined pulleys so i decided to try my hand at scratch building and think these pulleys came out pretty good.
Only have my cell phone camera and hard to get a good shot of them but here goes.
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got a better pic outside (almost a little too bright now) and the start to my real chain steering wheel this is the start of it then to add the bars......

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Nothing really to update on the truck itself however did do some work on statues for the loot....
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Slow progress is better then no progress Darren. Good to see you still have those good ideas going. I Really like that steering wheel you have going.

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Thank you Slusher, i found my stash of larger chain so will be remaking a larger chain wheel and add the cross bars to make the interior wheel, I made one for my last build the aztec warrior they are real easy to make.

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