I've been cleaning up some of the donor parts and filling sink holes etc.
I've got the backs in the fuel tanks and done a little filling there as well. I marked some lines on the backs of the tanks for bracket alignment. I'll build these brackets on the tanks then mount the finished units. The resin tanks come with evergreen plastic to make the brackets. C section is supplied for the bottom half of the brackets but the reference pics show a flange off each side of the C section. I didn't have any thin strip to use to represent the flanges so I cut 2mm x 2mm angle down to 1mm x 1.2mm.
The piece on the right is what I started with and the left one shows it cut down. I'll glue these short side to the C section and longer side out as the flange. The basic chassis is together minus the last 3 cross members which probably won't be needed once the chassis is trimmed to length.
I've started filling in holes that won't be used and trimming off unwanted brackets. The front axle is on but I put it on backwards so that the steering linkages etc would be on the RHS.
I've cut about 45% of the chassis off, she's pretty short in the wheelbase, would've been a rough ride with the stiff rear spring suspension.
This shot shows the flanges on the brackets on the underside of the tank.
I made some gate valve type taps for eack tank. You can see the holes in the leading edge of the tank for the return lines.
I used evergreen angle strip to make the brace between the tanks. The white disc on top of the tank is for the fuel gauge sensor line and holes have been drilled in the back of the battery boxes ready for leads.
I had to find an extra cross member for the torsion bars to mount to. 1 bar had to be lengthened to suit. I don't know why the main cross members in the chassis are shaped that way. They look like the should turn 90` so the curved cut out is over the drive shaft but this is correct( for the model anyway).
First mock up looks ok, need to get the rims sorted and cab lifted for a better idea.
mustang1989: I've been trying to add photos to my thread and can't access a single one. Just contacted imageshack about the problem. Will see what they say.
Mar 23, 2020 14:56:06 GMT -7
stitchdup: I'm in isolation for 12 weeks due to this nasty virus going around. I took 4 kits with me, paint glue pretty much everything except tools. hopeing to pop in to my flat to collect them later
Mar 26, 2020 7:04:58 GMT -7
Deano: I hope everyone is staying safe from this virus. My model building side says I could do with some time in isolation but my bank account says no I don't! Take care people!!
Mar 27, 2020 11:52:12 GMT -7
stitchdup: You too mate, this is some nasty stuff going about. I'm actually missing work already and sick of being inside
Mar 27, 2020 11:58:19 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: I'm close to Iso. (what we're calling it in OZ) I'm in the Barossa Valley, you know where the big outbreak is!(thank you shithead tourists). I'm making a list of isolation jobs, got a heap of things I can do.
Mar 29, 2020 15:29:46 GMT -7
sharp: Yeah guys,I'm pretty much stuck in the house too.Thank god for this cool hobby we all have,at least we won't go crazy.Stay safe guys.
Mar 29, 2020 20:42:18 GMT -7
DeeCee: Can only go to work and back as of today, well, as long that still exists anyway, then having trouble logging in due to everybody working from home, DUD INTERNET
Mar 30, 2020 3:53:52 GMT -7
mustang1989: I'm still able to go to and from work and to the grocery store here in Corpus Christi. I've been hitting the bench a little harder than usual and taking care of things around the house that have been bugging the crap out of me.
Mar 31, 2020 10:56:57 GMT -7
mustang1989: Got some work done to my truck. I've been driving around for the last two years with no fuel gauge but finally had the time to lift the bed with my engine hoist and drop a fuel level sender in it.
Mar 31, 2020 10:57:59 GMT -7
mustang1989: My wife is currently out of work as a nurse in an elective surgery clinic. She wants to go to work in a hospital and that scares the crap out of me because we've almost lost her twice. Once to a miscarraige and the second time due to a brain aneurysm.
Mar 31, 2020 10:59:50 GMT -7
mustang1989: Just don't want her to push her luck for a third time.....
Mar 31, 2020 11:00:26 GMT -7
stitchdup: I can see why your woried mate,
Mar 31, 2020 12:15:21 GMT -7
leon: Still working here as our company has an exempt status.
Mar 31, 2020 13:20:15 GMT -7
DeeCee: VOTING POLLS are up everybody
Apr 1, 2020 1:27:21 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: What a world we live in, a lot of you all seem to be locked down. Unfortunately I am "essential", so nothing has changed for me, working every day, sure hope I don't catch this shit. Would hate to not be able to bug you guys every other month! BE SAFE!!
Apr 1, 2020 14:15:05 GMT -7
stitchdup: well the lockdown doesn't seem too bad now, its been hail and wind all morning
Apr 2, 2020 6:38:11 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: I'm quite excited lads! I have about an hour left on model #2 & 3 for 2020. Hopefully post them on the other side of the weekend.
Apr 2, 2020 15:12:38 GMT -7
stitchdup: looking forward to it mate
Apr 3, 2020 0:17:32 GMT -7