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Old 11-11-2008, 09:07 PM
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Default demo cars! Carnage pics and vid!!

Some of you may have seen my metal bodied trucks such as Wrinkles

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7893

Joe's Flatty

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=14034

And the comp tuber

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=21350

Well for a while now I've been wanting to build some demo cars the had realistic damage so I decided to make some using some old RC10 components I had lying around

First off I had some simple flat chassis made up at work out of stainless




this gives me 4 equal cars for a kind of "spec" demo

then I installed the mechanical parts I had lying around



and dropped in some electronics to make sure it all worked good



Then I started the bodies

I used the same molds I used for my wrinkles project since they were the simplest to make



then I glued them together to make the basic shells



Next I got started on the floor of the cab. I crabbed some crappy aluminum and cut it to the shape I needed



then glued some reinforcement



to make the supports I took thin strips of aluminum and formed them over 1/4" square brass tubing



Then I test fitted it to the chassis



then clamped the body on to see how it fit



Looks pretty good I think

More to come!

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Old 11-11-2008, 09:14 PM
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Sweet idea
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:43 PM
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How did you make you moulds?
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This is gonna be cool. Try to get us some vids of the crunch time.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:01 PM
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this is wild
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nice! next time i'm doing a mold for mine!
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looks sweet!

We did a few Demo Derby's at the NOSTR get togethers



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Thanks guys!

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How did you make you moulds?
They are just wood carved to the shape I wanted

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nice! next time i'm doing a mold for mine!
Defiantly! and the raider body should be a piece of cake to replicate


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looks sweet!

We did a few Demo Derby's at the NOSTR get togethers
Oh I know! I've been wanting to do some demo cars for years and yours finally got me into gear to make some

Well to make the truck as realistic as possible I needed firewalls, so I bent up a simple front one



Then I formed the rear of the cab and gave it some ribbing for strength



Then tested the fit



I also needed inner fenders of course





Then I made a rad support which consisted of a body mount made of heavier roof flashing




glued to the rad support shape

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Wow...
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Thats an awesome idea!
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There really great and very creative too seems a shame to smash the heck out of them!!
Still cant wait for the action pics
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thats an awesome idea. any pics of your molds for an idea of how you made them?
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those look like alot of fun to build i agree almost a shame to smash them
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Trust me, the truck might look good in pictures but i'm building it fairly quickly and i'm not concerned about getting the metal nice flat and clean. heck it even has rust holes!



More progress

Before I glued the body on I wanted to make a bumper. It needed to be stronger then the panels of course, so I bent up some roof flashing



and glued a mount to it



to attach it to the chassis I made a plate out of brass tubing



It should be very secure and still bend if hit hard enough

here is the bumper in place



then I glued it all up and gave it a quick coat of black









I better shot of the bumper mount



and just like the real ones I has bolts holding the hood shut!



next it's on to the bed
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