This is why I'm not touching the Custom class. I'm a chassis builder, not a body man.
I'm not sure I'm even a chassis builder, but I sure as hell get bogged down with bodywark, every time. [/quote]
Haha, there are umpteen points where this could turn into a flaming disaster! Bodywork prison is one of them. My hope is to get the body roughed in, plot a frame that fits the new shape, make a template to sit the body and tires in their desired position, and then plan the suspension to suit. Once I know roughly where the frame, hinges, engine, etc will go, I can go about reinforcing the body with braces because right now it's a flimsy wreck.
*edit* Ed, you're on target with the gullwing door! That is, if I can get the body strong enough to cut that section out without causing a disaster
Post by krassandbernie on Jan 21, 2018 14:35:21 GMT -5
You almost have to ditch the vent windows now that you've come this far! LOL! I can't wait to see this one in the primer stage now! I'm waiting to see if any of our members are going to go out all with extensive scratch building that blows your socks off, 3D printing, or anything else beyond the 'norm' of model building we see here and on other forums..........not that killer builds aren't churned out via 'typical' building practices. At risk of putting my foot in my mouth; I think you know what I am trying to say here! LOL!
Haha, I thought about going crazy with 3D printed stuff Ed, but I think I can probably achieve what I want with traditional techniques. It's easy to spend mega bucks on aftermarket stuff; for instance I'd love to have about 40 RB motion rod ends, but I'm a cheapskate right now and I'll probably try to make my own linkages. Unless I could 3D print the entire frame and suspension and save some fab work.....food for thought!
krassandbernie: Do you guys even check the 'recent threads' or 'recent posts' buttons down at the bottom of the main page?
Jan 5, 2021 15:42:37 GMT -5
Mark Moore: I just tend to click on the sections with a new post myself.
Jan 5, 2021 18:26:23 GMT -5
krassandbernie: There was notifications in the 'Resin' section to indicate a new post(s); but no one has seen the several latest posts I made there.
Jan 5, 2021 18:33:56 GMT -5
krassandbernie: You guys missing the other posts I've made in the 'resin' section? I see a couple of you have spotted the Fordor sedan builds by customers I posted; but missed the others.
Jan 6, 2021 13:48:16 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: I check recent posts
Jan 6, 2021 15:11:17 GMT -5
superflekmoonbird: Thanks Paul...they look good. Air temp may be part of it...for comparison some rattle cans (Tamiya) mention 50 degree F and above, Testors Lacquer says 70 degrees..
Jan 24, 2021 18:22:09 GMT -5
spex84: Hey folks, how the heck do I change my password on here??
Jun 8, 2021 13:30:09 GMT -5
spex84: NM, found it. Thanks anyway!
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Bernard Kron: Has anyone heard from Ron Savoie (FordRodnCustom)?
Aug 28, 2021 19:24:18 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: hmmmm no I will check on him
Aug 29, 2021 0:25:28 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: last time he logged in here or dpmcc was July 9th. I am getting concerned , his Facebook has nothing on it. I sent him a text message, it's late but I want to know if he's ok.
Aug 29, 2021 1:33:03 GMT -5
Kit Karson: RIP Ronald Robert Savoie
Aug 29, 2021 15:07:48 GMT -5
mrmetallic: good to see some additional activity in the bench section. Jump in everyone!
Sept 9, 2021 7:00:10 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: yeah it's nice to see ! I just dusted a few more builds off , dang it's hard to get them out and dust them off lol
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