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Old 06-08-2018, 09:19 PM
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Oh screw you. That's amazing. I'll take the plans for all of this if you wouldn't mind. lol
Errrrm..... plans? only the ones in my head....lol... What I did was make it out of styrene freehand...and adjusting the bits as I go along...then when I'm happy with it...I use the final one as a pattern. Main reason being I don't have measurements / specs on the 1:1 bits...so just eyeball it till 'it looks about right' my plan for 1/8 and 1/6 (for the hinges) was take my estimated 1/10 pieces and stick 'em in the copier and enlarge to whatever percentage works out to what 1/8 and 1/6 will be based on the 1/10. If that makes sense...lol!
The latch pin I cobbled together with bits of this and that...I used a google pic of an exploded view of the 1:1 pin to understand how it works and the pieces needed... Then tried to replicate it with what I had around...lol.
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:31 AM
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Are you kidding!!! That's just nuts! Where do you get the tiny springs for this kind of scale art work???
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:29 PM
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Are you kidding!!! That's just nuts! Where do you get the tiny springs for this kind of scale art work???
Hey thanks Willezcr8! The spring on the pin itself, is from a ball point clicker type pen.... Used half for a pin...dollar store pack of 5 pens at $1.29, so effectively 10 springs pieces for that cost. The thicker spring that I used for the striker plate is actually from a miniature wooden clothes peg...lol...another dollar store novelty item, pack of 50 for $1.49 !
I'm at work now, so will post up some pics of it tonight when I get home....! I did have a go at making my own springs from a strand of a 1/16 steel cable ( a strand is very thin as the cable consists of about 20 strands or so). I didn't leave it long enough in the heat treatment, so while it did tension up a lot, it wasn't enough for the lever. I will try it again, leaving it twice as long next time in the heat treat ...lol!

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Old 06-10-2018, 10:46 AM
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Here are those pics that I promised of where I got the springs... The second pic shows my attempt at making my own from the steel strand of a cable, which I believe was also a dollar store purchase of picture frame hanging cable...I think...lol!

image by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

image by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

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Old 06-10-2018, 11:02 AM
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Oh how I love smell of fabrication in the morning.
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:55 AM
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Peek a boooo..
I took a daring log in to peek and give credit where credits are due my friend.

Killer brass workings and thoughts into all the recent brass work.
Freaking awesome still my good friend.
over the top as to be expected.

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Old 06-11-2018, 09:42 AM
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Oh how I love smell of fabrication in the morning.
Lol... I hear you man...just wish the evenings were longer so I could find some more time to build!
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Peek a boooo..
I took a daring log in to peek and give credit where credits are due my friend.

Killer brass workings and thoughts into all the recent brass work.
Freaking awesome still my good friend.
over the top as to be expected.

Stay the path....
Hey buddy....! Thanks mate!
Yeah...figured you'd been busy...but it seems my plan to lure you out with the shiny brass bits worked ! Lol..! Just kidding ! Lol... Great to see you checking in...! Hopefully I should have another update soon !
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:15 PM
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I stick with my need for plans. Make plans. Give plans. lol.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:28 PM
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I stick with my need for plans. Make plans. Give plans. lol.
Lol....I hear ya...!

So can you give me the measurement in millimeters, of what you figure you will need for the base of the hinge (where it bolts on the inside of the fender) and the top piece that bolts to the hood? This way I'll know if the plans will scale out properly. I will be making patterns off the ones I did (supposedly 1/10) and enlarging them to what I calculate 1/8 to be...so I will also do a 1/6 at the same time. If Your neasuements tie in With my enlarged patterns, I'll know that I'm on the right track!
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Hey Preston, wow, its been awhile since I've checked in on this build, the detail just gets better and better, very impressive! I'll be copying some of your ideas, especially the hood hinges
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:05 AM
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Hey Preston, wow, its been awhile since I've checked in on this build, the detail just gets better and better, very impressive! I'll be copying some of your ideas, especially the hood hinges
Hey yogi-bear ! Thanks mate! Gonna send you a message over on TC in a short while!
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:20 PM
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So...I think I may be on to something here....lol.....
finally got the hinges made in 1/8 scale... well...based on my measurements of the 1/18 scale ones...lol...
Installed it in ole cuz...seems to work pretty nice... I will have to make some adjustments to the hood latch, as the hinges with the springs have put some load on the hood so it no longer closes like it did when it was free floating....

Anywho...here’s a vid of it ... whatcha think?



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Just Simply Amazing man..
Outstanding times 10..
Saaaayyyyy ….yer getting prurdy darn good at this tiny truck detail game.

Haaaaaaa.
Keep it coming good friend. Always a pleasure to watch your skills and ideas come to life.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:52 PM
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Just Simply Amazing man..
Outstanding times 10..
Saaaayyyyy .yer getting prurdy darn good at this tiny truck detail game.

Haaaaaaa.
Keep it coming good friend. Always a pleasure to watch your skills and ideas come to life.
Lol...thanks Ron!
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