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Old 09-26-2010, 01:20 PM
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:25 PM
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Here is a repro of the Land Rover Genuine Ladder for Discoveries. Not too bad of a build. After looking at the mocked up shots, I realized I was missing a bend over the cargo handle/license plate light. So this was fixed, but I did not take revised mock up shots on the body. They are still with the ladder "flat".











Here you can see the new bend that is not apparent in the mock up shots. Unfortunately, this did change how it sets on the body. It will sit slightly shorter and be lower from the top. I did have to fill in the old mounting holes and drill new ones. It will be fine though.



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Old 09-26-2010, 10:04 PM
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Trying to fabricate bumpers and having a hard time figuring out how to cut the metal. I have printed my template onto adhesive paper and stuck to 22 guage sheetmetal. I think this may be too thick though. I am trying to use a scroll saw to cut (not sure how else to get an accurate cut), but because they do not make metal blades for my saw, I am breaking blades. I will try to find some thinner metal.

Here is the bumper I am replicating:



Here is my template:



Does anyone have any tips at all on how to achieve this? If it was full size 1:1, I would not have a problem, but I do not think I have the tools/experience/knowhow to do this on a small scale.

So, I am reaching out to this community to give me some tips and pointers.

Thanks for looking and ANY guidance that can be offered.

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Old 09-26-2010, 10:07 PM
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ladder looks good! cant really help ya on the bumper though. sorry. im sure someone will help you figure it out
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:23 PM
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Trying to fabricate bumpers and having a hard time figuring out how to cut the metal. I have printed my template onto adhesive paper and stuck to 22 guage sheetmetal. I think this may be too thick though. I am trying to use a scroll saw to cut (not sure how else to get an accurate cut), but because they do not make metal blades for my saw, I am breaking blades. I will try to find some thinner metal.
first off, i am very much enjoying your build thread so far.

i saw this in another section and think it might be helpful even though it's 18 gauge steel, but i think that would be strong enough for something like your bumper:

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=54406

cutting it out of several pieces and brazing them together would also give you a much larger margin for error, too. just a thought.

anyway, keep up the great work, i look forward to your next update.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:30 AM
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Awesome work so far. Top notch cage work.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:52 AM
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This is an amazing build so far. You are putting mine to shame.

Have been an sold my 1:1 today so my 1:10 is going to be a tribute model now.

I'm on the lookout for a Defender 110 Double Cab now and then maybe a 1:10 of the 110?

I will be watching closely and if mine looks a tenth as good as yours does so far I think I will be very pleased.

Keep up the good work.

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Old 09-27-2010, 06:18 AM
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Ladder came out verry good! As for cutting out the bumper you could get yourself a jewelers saw their on ebay all the time with 100 blades for 30.00. Or you could get yourself a good pair of metal sheers. Another option would be to build it from brass which is verry easy to cut file and solder and it holdes up to as much abuse as the steel does..
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Awesome work.
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Ladder came out verry good! As for cutting out the bumper you could get yourself a jewelers saw their on ebay all the time with 100 blades for 30.00. Or you could get yourself a good pair of metal sheers. Another option would be to build it from brass which is verry easy to cut file and solder and it holdes up to as much abuse as the steel does..
Are you referring to the coping saw style saws? What are your thoughts on the Majic Saw?

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Old 09-27-2010, 11:57 AM
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Very sweet work on the rack, ladder and sliders, great Disco
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:28 PM
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Ok, I've taken a break from trying to figure out the bumper situation and made just a bit of progress on the rear tire carrier. This is made out of very lightweight aluminum with the antenna bracket out of steel. The carrier will have 3 studs in it that will go through the spare tire (that I'm waiting for RC4WD to deliver). I am going with the 1.55 classic 5 lug rim. As soon as it arrives, then I can drill the holes to mount the wheel. I will also be making the Safari Gard Hi-Lift holder that will attach to the carrier as well.

Here's a few pics:






The next photos show phase one of the carrier complete with the Firestick whip antenna wrapped in heat shrink and the carrier painted.







Cheers,
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:32 PM
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very detailed work. Nicely done.
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Subscribed! Officially a Fan! Can't wait to see the finished project!
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:22 AM
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I have just read the complete thread.

this is Awesome.

I swear I heard my disco say it wanted to have babies with yours.
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