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FLB 06-11-2011 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by markbt73 (Post 833565)
That is turning out way cool. But... I think you might be a bit limited on cargo capacity with that pickup bed. There seems to be an engine where the stuff would usually go. ;)

Ah but if you ever needed to heat up some road kill for a quick snack on the road....

Banana 06-12-2011 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by FLB (Post 833431)
I used regular solder/butane torch I had from the few times I needed to repair some pipes around the house. The tank is made from a center section of pipe and two caps. The seams between the center section and the caps are covered by the silver straps, which are stainless steel wire ties. All bought at the local home depot. The hardware store and the craft/fabric stores can be your friend for detail parts on the cheap.

I think you're something like a genius :lol:

I'll copy you (but in bigger scale) for my scale project :drool:

FLB 06-12-2011 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Banana (Post 833654)
I think you're something like a genius :lol:

I'll copy you (but in bigger scale) for my scale project :drool:

ha-far from genius-but I appreciate the comment. Copy, borrow whatever you want-but you need to post pictures!

FLB 06-12-2011 04:03 PM

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Some work on the interior. Still trying to figure out the seats. Top is actually done but drying-more pics later!

FLB 06-12-2011 05:31 PM

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Top is dry. I wound up using a pair of my wife's nylons (with her permission, of course) and stretched a section over the frame. Then used crazy glue along the wire frame while holding the fabric tight. It seems to have held pretty well. I was then able to trim the inside material out so you see the frame from underneath. Used a ton of spray paint, put it on thick and used a rag to push the paint into the mesh, which left me with a "canvas-like" texture. It could be a little more perfect but I kind of like the fact that it's a little ratty here and there. Anyway-an experimental process for me. Let me know what you think. I still have to do a rear window and figure out how to attach it to the body.

goobs 06-12-2011 09:15 PM

you gonna put hub caps on the rear?

FLB 06-13-2011 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by goobs (Post 833813)
you gonna put hub caps on the rear?

Yes-after I do a few dry runs-Since they are not easy to take off and on, I figure have everything running as good as possible beforehand.

CGras 06-13-2011 04:29 AM

That is one frickin´ awesome Scorcher, sir.:nice:
Nice job on the rag top.

One question I have though, how or out of what do you make the hub caps?

FLB 06-13-2011 05:09 AM

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Originally Posted by CGras (Post 833904)
That is one frickin´ awesome Scorcher, sir.:nice:
Nice job on the rag top.

One question I have though, how or out of what do you make the hub caps?

Thanks much-still have more to do. Those hub caps are really button covers or caps from a fabric store-they come in different sizes and are pretty inexpensive. They need to be flared out a bit to fit over the RC4WD 1.9 wheel bolts-for 1.5's the fit is not as tight so you will need to come up with a secure way to mount them so that they will stay on-and can be removed later for tear down or repair.

Old Busted Hotness 06-13-2011 06:32 AM

The top turned out great! I'm gonna have to try that.

FLB 06-13-2011 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Old Busted Hotness (Post 833917)
The top turned out great! I'm gonna have to try that.

Thanks-yeah seems to work OK-go for it. I cannot sew worth a darn so this might be a way to do soft tops w/o a needle and thread.

lemecanodejante 06-13-2011 07:19 AM

everything is awesome and inventive!..... i'm a big fan:nice:

Mitsubichi_rock_Crawler 06-13-2011 08:31 AM

still looking great, the top is awesome.. im waiting til you get to the fun part of making a video after trying to fit the electronics in there lol

FLB 06-13-2011 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by lemecanodejante (Post 833925)
everything is awesome and inventive!..... i'm a big fan:nice:

Thanks you sir!

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Originally Posted by Mitsubichi_rock_Crawler (Post 833945)
still looking great, the top is awesome.. im waiting til you get to the fun part of making a video after trying to fit the electronics in there lol

Right now, everything is going to "fit" under the front behind the dash. At least that's the plan....

imthatguy 06-13-2011 01:02 PM

What a gorgeous build. You've really knocked it out of the park. Ingenious use of nylons too!


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