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Old 12-11-2017, 04:02 PM
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Ya..Back a few pages..
I like to go reminisces all the cool..
So a little of this....


With a lot of this.....


I have to say...
Get going on the 2WD version chassis...ahahaaa.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:10 PM
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Lol....woohoo ...new page buddy!!

Here's the closest I could get to a deep socket to fit the spark plugs...! Thought about putting together a handle, but figured it wouldn't be really functional ....so came up with this....lol...
Your gonna haveta paint it along with the looms...will try to make up a simple old school coil tonight and get it all mailed out tomorrow …

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Old 12-12-2017, 06:11 AM
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Geesh..
So cool !
And tiny I might add.

I'm about done playing guns here..Mostly weather and work as a factor.
Looking forward to getting back on something for tiny trucks.
The new details will be an awesome addition to the running V8 you sent me.

I'm for sure getting the itch to back back one of the started builds.
Needs to be so worthy for the motor though..ahahahaa.

Huge THANKS my NY friend.
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Old 12-25-2017, 02:11 PM
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Another small ....... Kinda

The Sandman finally went belly up... ha! Started to make the mold of the roof yesterday, but ran out of silicone... so ordered up some more but it won't get here till Thursday / Friday .... really sucks cause I gotta leave it like it is till I get the supplies in....
The good news is I can get some work done on the engine installing the plugs and distributor etc, and start getting the interior floor sorted....
Once the mold is completed, I'll start the final phase on the Sandman...and get cracking on putting together a 2WD chassis....!

Anywho...here's a couple pics of it... Belly up... Lol!

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Old 12-25-2017, 09:23 PM
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Reading final phase in the same sentence as Sandman is nice you are gettin close now, and at the same time at the beginning of many other Holden builds About the pour and mold, not that's a pretty impractical position to suspend work! Is it alright to have the pour interrupted like that and the new silicone will just blend with the cured one?

Wish you a Merry Christmas Preston, have fun and keep it going!

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Old 12-25-2017, 10:21 PM
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Reading final phase in the same sentence as Sandman is nice you are gettin close now, and at the same time at the beginning of many other Holden builds About the pour and mold, not that's a pretty impractical position to suspend work! Is it alright to have the pour interrupted like that and the new silicone will just blend with the cured one?

Wish you a Merry Christmas Preston, have fun and keep it going!

Fred
Hey Fred! Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!
Lol....yeah...I thought about making it with the car upright, but that would have meant sealing the area around the entire car just above the top of the door and making it strong enough to support the weight of the silicone. I didn't want to take the chance of damaging the finish or even worse the body itself...lol so opted for doing it this way...!

As long as there isn't any mold release agent on the cured silicone, the new mixture will bond and cure seamlessly on it! I sorta miscalculated the amount needed ... ... I already used almost a quart of the silicone...it may take another 1/2 pint to 1 pint to complete. I want to make the mold of the roof down to almost the top of the door.
I want to build more panel vans but I don't want build another roof...lol..! So basically the plan is once I get the mold completed, I will make a cast of it with a resin that's more dense with a higher heat tolerance than what I used for the engines. Then I will use this as a buck to vacuum form the roof from styrene. The sides of the van leading up to the roof is basically flat bits, so I'm hoping that making the van will go much quicker than the original ... lol.
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:20 PM
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You could ...do it that way...
But I wouldn't ahahahaha..

Shoot man...
Can't wait to see the mold now..
Hurry up thursday or fri...
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:25 PM
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You could ...do it that way...
But I wouldn't ahahahaha..

Shoot man...
Can't wait to see the mold now..
Hurry up thursday or fri...

Lol...I hear ya...that's what I been saying since Christmas Eve...lol!
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:59 PM
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Hey guys....another small !

The silicone came today so I managed to get the mold completed.... so hoping to get some time tomorrow to do a resin cast of it.



Watcha think?

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Old 12-29-2017, 06:00 AM
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Now that's a funny looking hat..
Needs a feather. A turkey one....ahahahaa.
Serious coooool.
Bring on the skills my good friend.
All eye's here.

More please.

EDIT:...I spy a lot of side panels for body tooooo.
Ohhhhhhhh
exiting...
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:38 AM
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Now that's a funny looking hat..
Needs a feather. A turkey one....ahahahaa.
Serious coooool.
Bring on the skills my good friend.
All eye's here.

More please.

EDIT:...I spy a lot of side panels for body tooooo.
Ohhhhhhhh
exiting...
Lol....thanks bud! Thought you would like how the hat looks!

Yep...gonna start putting those panels together soon... !
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:24 PM
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Hey guys....another

Well.... I'm a lil disappointed.... But should be easy to fix... Got the cast done...but there was a bunch of really fine bubbles in the silicone. This was caused by me making the mold upside down. Generally you should pour the silicone over the piece so that its at least 1/2" above the highest point of the item. Any air trapped in the liquid will rise to the top of the silicone and away from the surface of the piece. By doing it inverted, the air rose up against the surface of the roof...
The fix that I see, is to prime the cast, then skim it with putty then wet sand till the black surface shows. All the dimples will be filled with primer and putty. Then prime and wet sand to a smooth finish and seal with paint.

Anywho...some pics...

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This is what the surface should have looked like...

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Old 12-29-2017, 10:33 PM
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Sorry to hear about the bubbles issue...! That's quite a lot of bubbles. The mold being a one time thing I think it is the right approach, making it bubble free once, and then you have your mold for many styrene roofs! But if you plan to thermo form styrene on it, isnt it ok to have a few bubbles? Or will they show directly through the thin styrene?

That pic with the silicone stuck on top is pretty funny not sure how you could have done it the other way around though, dealing with leaking mold would be no cool!
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:04 PM
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Sorry to hear about the bubbles issue...! That's quite a lot of bubbles. The mold being a one time thing I think it is the right approach, making it bubble free once, and then you have your mold for many styrene roofs! But if you plan to thermo form styrene on it, isnt it ok to have a few bubbles? Or will they show directly through the thin styrene?

That pic with the silicone stuck on top is pretty funny not sure how you could have done it the other way around though, dealing with leaking mold would be no cool!
Lol...exactly! The silicone mold itself is pretty heavy....but in retrospect, it may have been possible, the hardest part would have been making the container shape as close to the roof as possible. Then seal it from below with blue painters tape...then mix up a small batch of silicone to cover maybe 1/4" of the container and let it cure fully. At that point it will seal against leaks and should be strong enough to then support the remaining silicone...lol...they say hindsight is 20-20 vision...
The plan is to thermo form styrene on it...but any imperfections will show up..maybe not as deep as the bubbles on the buck, but it will need to be addressed before painting. So it's better to get the buck as perfect as possible, so once it's attached, it's just a matter of prime, wet sand and paint!
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Perfection comes from many failures, so don't sweat it. This will be awesome when you have it just right.
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