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Old 02-22-2015, 11:47 AM
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Woot! RC porn.....don't let the mods see this nekkid truck..! Lol...


Is sexxy time...lol!
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Thanks duellym... Amazing how slot mags can make any turd look mean... I used them for years on my 1:1's... Just got to like them.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:16 PM
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I need two more 80 mm shocks..and I'm going to run the full stack of new leafs. Should help with the scaleness...and weight...lol.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:28 PM
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Hey great job on the frame rails 2Beers...! I just realized they are wood! Lol! I guessing your pattern to cut the aluminum ? How are you cutting it?
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Have you considered keeping your framerails made out of wood? If styrene can handle it, do you think wood could as well?
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Hey great job on the frame rails 2Beers...! I just realized they are wood! Lol! I guessing your pattern to cut the aluminum ? How are you cutting it?
This.....lol.. My most valued tool ya know......lol
With a metal band saw... ... OH Father...wer art thou...and ye glorious Band saw. ahahaa.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:37 PM
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Have you considered keeping your framerails made out of wood? If styrene can handle it, do you think wood could as well?
Lets find out.... I'll use these for mock up and a trial run to see what happens. Wood don't get the credit it deserves i think. After all the cross bracing and bed and cab is secured... Should be a brick. If sealed correctly.. should be almost water proof too.
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Aaaahhhhhh.....just saw the 'stainless' brand..! Man you lucky....that will cut anything like butter! Lol...
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The wheels complement the truck very nicely. Awesome truck, very nice to see it with a coat of paint! When I see them I feel exactly like he said when he made that run: "you'll regret not buying them" lol

Regarding the grille, I have never thermo-vacu formed anything, but I have a question; what if, while forming the grill, you shimmed it underneath (like 1/8 of an inch) so it had a slight gap between the table and grill piece. Then when you form it the lexan would slightly wrap around the edge at the bottom? (If that makes any sense) Maybe that would give a rounder edge and give an illusion of thickness? Not that I see any flaw with that in the pieces you shown, but was just wondering if that would be possible. You would need some way of holding the piece in place, maybe bit blue gummy putty used to stick posters on walls.

Also it would have to be lexan and not styrene, so you can pop the piece out without having it completely stuck inside the formed piece. Keep in mind I never experienced with vacuum forming so please let me know if that would not work at all lol!
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Aaaahhhhhh.....just saw the 'stainless' brand..! Man you lucky....that will cut anything like butter! Lol...
Notice the finely bent tip.. Used for fishing bread from toaster....Works like a charm...ahahahahhaa
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The wheels complement the truck very nicely. Awesome truck, very nice to see it with a coat of paint! When I see them I feel exactly like he said when he made that run: "you'll regret not buying them" lol

Regarding the grille, I have never thermo-vacu formed anything, but I have a question; what if, while forming the grill, you shimmed it underneath (like 1/8 of an inch) so it had a slight gap between the table and grill piece. Then when you form it the lexan would slightly wrap around the edge at the bottom? (If that makes any sense) Maybe that would give a rounder edge and give an illusion of thickness? Not that I see any flaw with that in the pieces you shown, but was just wondering if that would be possible. You would need some way of holding the piece in place, maybe bit blue gummy putty used to stick posters on walls.

Also it would have to be lexan and not styrene, so you can pop the piece out without having it completely stuck inside the formed piece. Keep in mind I never experienced with vacuum forming so please let me know if that would not work at all lol!
You nailed it actually.. I did a small relief around back side of edge..Should help to pull under and give it an edge look.
Great thoughts.
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Just a quick huge thank you to everyone.
Its always a pleasure to talk and share the same passions and ideas with...
Most rewarding to me.
Keep them coming my friends.
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Hey 2Beers, here are the headlight lenses I was talking about with Preston, they are 20mm but if you can grind them down cleanly to the required diameter they might be an option:







I bought some and they actually disperse the light nicely when you put an LED in. They make some kind of rectangular beam in the center instead of a dispersed blob of light. I will likely use them on the escort. Grinding them clean is the challenge, I think having them mounted on a drill spinning at slow speed, and manually approaching a sanding wheel on a dremel might be the ticket for those, but have yet to try it. They might be the perfect diameter for my Escort so I'm no sure I'll even have to reduce them.
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You nailed it actually.. I did a small relief around back side of edge..Should help to pull under and give it an edge look.
Great thoughts.
Thanks Fred.
Cool!! Hahaha good to see I am not completely crazy lol How was it to extract the piece? Did it want to stay in there or did it pull out nicely?

Regarding the idea of installing the whole truck on that vacuum table maybe if you cut the wooden body in pieces and do one panel at a time, and then assemble the pieces just like a real car, but I would not be able to cut such a piece of art in pieces, that not right in so many ways!!
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:53 PM
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Oh man... them are beautiful...A must have.
I might could squeak them down to 15 mm, and by the time a small band applied to replicate the ..ahhh..Band..lol. that holds the lenses in....Huuummmm.
Might work. Lots to think about. May just work though.
Thanks Fred... most appreciated.
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