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Discussion in 'Scale Build Projects' started by drzoo2, May 4, 2015.
I'll check it out. love the bumper and cage work: )
If your interested in making your own parts, taking the time to learn some cad really makes it easier and improves the quality of what you can do. Once drawn, you print the template and use it to mark your parts. Everything just lays out neater than free hand. Also, it really is a good skill to have...makes for a good Resume' builder.
It is a very good Resume builder, it's all over mine haha.
That's what my job is CAD, if I had a 3D printer I'd love to make parts for me and really anyone as a side job.
Where are you sending the parts to get cut, or are you printing 1:1 and tracing them to cut?
While I do have access to a mill and 3 axis router at work, meet my home mill......
The plates are easy enough to draw onto some sheet aluminum and cut by hand. I shape the corners and clean up with a file.
I have been working on the rear the last few days.......
I'm thinking of adding a plate to mount a license plate in the middle. I can add those details later.
Is the tubing that easy to bend?
Are you drilling out the holes and welding the tubing in?
Looks very cool and getting even better, nice work and a good motivation for me.
I might get some courage and make a trailer but don't have a truck to put on it right now.
Your build is looking fantastic, excellent tubing work.
Nice to see another Chevy build, they may be toys and the same underneath but seeing the bow tie shows class and a man who knows a real truck.
Truly a credit to the hobby.
Looks like you have the same home mill I have!!
Yer Bowtie is truly looking awesome!!!
lol I got one too and a fancy dremel tool lol. nice work the parts are perfect.
I am using 6061 1/4" solid aluminum rod from Home Depot and 3/16" rod from McMaster-Carr.
The rod bends easy and I can bend very tight radius bends with out it cracking/ripping. I use a bender I bought for $40 off Amazon....
I drill the plate to the rod diameter and use one piece. No welding. I am brazing it with a small butane torch and AL brazing rod.
I was riding in the ANF this past weekend so this is a minor update.......
I have been trying to figure out how to mount the winch and a possible bumper light-bar. Last night in bed I got an idea that I though would work. I added a plate across the bumper for a mount for the winch. I removed the fair-lead and moved it to the front and added bracing. I then mounted the winch directly to the new plate.
I made a new bottom skid and bolted it to the bumper along with the bracing to hide the fair-lead .
Wow that bumper looks amazing
Nice work on hiding the winch. Been trying to figure something out for my winch too. Right behind my grill is the servo and battery
Thanks! Honestly, I'm no mech. It's about patients and time. Seriously, If I can do this, anyone can.
I slept on this for a few night trying to figure out how I was going to mount it. I am planning on the electronics to sit around the servo in the front. More on that later.......
I got a package today.........
I have been wanting to try the HH CrawlMaster 5 slot. This motor is suppose to be real smooth off start-up. Can't wait to get it wired up and give it a try.......
Also if you haven't noticed, I started my interior....
Lot's of details yet but the base is there.
I needed to make it modular to remove out of the cage. This has slowed the build a bit....
Nice I want to try a HH motor as well to compliment the brxl
I continued doing the interior but I took a break to make a fuel cell. I bought the sticker sheet from Freqeskinz
I'm ready for paint! As soon as it stops raining I'm going to shoot some primer on the interior and body. Hopefully tomorrow.
The dash doubles as a place to put the battery.
Modular so I can remove it from the cage and gain access to the transmission and motor.
Yup awesome with a side of kick arse
Little sneak peak of the body color and finished drop bed.......
Everything......I own is black. I needed a change. I loved the black body but ...... I needed something different. This, is different.
I have one more order from Value Hobby and RPP coming next week. Some servo extensions, 6 channel receiver, some scale goodies....ect.
I also need to get some LEDs on order from Mouser to get the grill and tail lights installed. I don't want to put them in until I have them wired. I have to modify the grill for signals.....and I'm not quite sure how I am going to do that yet.... There just is no where to mount them. I also have to finish the electronics. I have wired it enough to test it from one end of my room to the other. It does (did) move.
Once the grill is installed and the hard parts are painted, I will get some good overall shots of the end result. No more updates until then!