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Scale 1.55's Scale trucks that use 1.55" fitting tires and similar. Approx 1/10th scalers with wheels smaller than 1.9".


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Old 06-16-2018, 11:14 AM
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Ahhhhhh...so that's how you go about getting them curves! So you use the lines as a guide where to place the heat and where to bend?
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Iím also very interested in how you do these radius bends so well
Hi guys..
Correct on the lines..
I keep the heat concentrated on the center lines, The outer C's
You let the material flex by it's self once it hits it's magic temp...don't try and bend it or you get wobbles.
It will droop by it's self.

Also....
Proportions are looking correct to my eye's.Started shaping cowl too.
Will try and vacuum form it as a single piece....I hope.. gulp...
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:08 PM
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Wow! That was fast Ron. I can only imagine how difficult it will be to tackle the compound curves of the cowl.

I am in the process of building a vacuum former and have a couple questions. Do you use any type of release agent? Would pine wood work for a buck? Any words of wisdom, will be helpful.
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:29 PM
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Wow! That was fast Ron. I can only imagine how difficult it will be to tackle the compound curves of the cowl.

I am in the process of building a vacuum former and have a couple questions. Do you use any type of release agent? Would pine wood work for a buck? Any words of wisdom, will be helpful.
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No on release agents.
The mdf I use.... if properly sanded smooth... releases easily Ö
as long as you don't trap yourself in the pull of it.
I did use Cooking PAM once on some bucks.. Worked the same as if I hadnt.

As for the Pine. Yes it should work good.
Be sure its super flat and no grain is sticking up.

I think it will be porus enough for air to flow threw it..
MDF is to a point. Any thing over 3/4 inch startst really restricting it though.

Luck on your ventures my friend, hope this helps.
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:37 PM
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looking very good
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:38 PM
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For someone who's out of practice, I can't believe you started with the grill, the toughest part.
As usual, this will be a real beauty. Looking forward to the progress.
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Glad to see you back amigo! A green willys is always great! I will be watching for sure!


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Old 06-19-2018, 05:57 AM
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Huge thanks guys.
Vacation coming up..Bit slow right now on updates..
But when I sit down finally ...hang on to your chairs.
I'll pump out 20 pages of pictures...ahahhaaaaa
Build me a truck in just a few days....
I will be doing a few more bucks and vacuum form hood and roof too.


Getting a plan and some direction.
More soon just bare with.

Thanks again everyone.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:16 AM
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Nailed it !
Couple vacuumed form parts my friends.
Cowl, Hood and rear cabage.
More soon.
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Nailed it !
Couple vacuumed form parts my friends.
Cowl, Hood and rear cabage.
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Ooooh.....! Nice....!



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Old 06-25-2018, 10:46 AM
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Ooooh.....! Nice....!




Thanks Trin Trin.
Wwwhacked em out and stuck em with some tape.
Looks like it May work out.
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Cool build, I know you decided to make it a pickup, but here are some wagon reference photos, check out this:

https://www.purplewave.com/auction/1...Vehicle-Kansas

I go on that auction website quite often, always has some neat stuff there.
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Cool build, I know you decided to make it a pickup, but here are some wagon reference photos, check out this:

https://www.purplewave.com/auction/1...Vehicle-Kansas

I go on that auction website quite often, always has some neat stuff there.
Fantastic share man, Huge thanks.
Ive built a couple wagons already, I like them just as much as the pickups.
I also super dig the patina of the wagon also, I'll for sure be using it a refrence.
thanks again.
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I whipped up a new better to size and looks Grill.
Trimmed out Hood.
Lots of clean up but were on our way and making some headway.
Enjoy and thanks for looking.
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Wow Ron...I'm definitely likin how those pieces came out. What thickness did you start with?
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No problem, your welcome. I will definitely be watching this build!! Looking really good so far, and are you planning on having the door/hood open?
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