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Project: 78' Chevy K20 Long Bed

Discussion in 'Scale Build Projects' started by Rickleo, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Rickleo

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    I have other ideas for the bed
     
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    Okay if you want to put a wood crates in the back you could put the sound kit in the crates
     
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    or in the frame rails as a fuel cell
     
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    Those are both good ideas. If I decide to put a sound unit in it I'll come up with something. Thanks for your input tho
     
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    My rig was missing something. Then I realized most old trucks around my area has a long ass cb antenna flopping around and now mines does too. Made it from a trx-4 antenna. Just cut the big coil section out and added a more scale looking spring. Also final mounted the front bumper to the body use L-tabs I made it out of thin sheet metal but after my drive I think I'm going to need something stronger. Did a little hill climbing. Well hill roll overs cause I rolled the truck way more times then I climbed the hill. 20 rolls- 2 successful climbs LOL!!! Found an old hunting path that made a good trial. Lots of ruts from the hunters tires and old fallen trees. All and all it was a good run until I lost one of my front SSD scale lock hubs. Glad I carried a spare wheel nut with me. And I thought I broke a leaf spring but upon inspection the leaf mount hoop has bent open and came from around the mounting screw. Don't know how that happened but it was an easy fix.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Thats prolly caused by the axle twisting under stress and with heavier rigs the leaf springs arent strong enough just add some links i think theyre called anti roll bars sawbacks have them available since theyre known issue. Definitely looks sick though man good job

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  9. william dobrovolny

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    take your soldering iron and your stronggest solder and basicly weld theloop back to the spring and if you do it right it won't come off I used to do it
     
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    Yeah I got mounts on the axles for anti wrap bars, just haven't got around to fabricating them yet
     
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    Thank Man. I'm gonna try that
     
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    sure just use a real hot soldring iron and the strongest solder you have
     
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    I use metal work solder from bernzomatic it's really strong. And a propane torch
     
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    don't warp the spring
     
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    Ok. Thanks for the warning
     
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    The valve covers are sweet! I'm jealous lol
     
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    Thanks
     
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    how did the solder work out
     

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