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Old 01-03-2014, 01:50 PM
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What yoh going to use to power it? and whats the chassis made from?
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:42 PM
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What yoh going to use to power it? and whats the chassis made from?
The chassis rails are aluminum I cut from a large 1/8" thick plate. The other parts are steel sheet, cut, fold to shape and soldered. It is steel in 22 gage used in auto body. This is what I will be doing the front of the frame with.

I am using a tamiya sport tuned motor, with the gd-600 airplane tranny pictured in the previous pictures. I am also using a transfer case (1:1 ratio) to make the motor spin the wheels in the right direction.

here is another picture with firs test of a firewall. Will need to cut some to allow the wheels to turn full lock.

Thanks for your interest!

Fred



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Old 01-03-2014, 04:57 PM
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Yay! Freddie's back!

Looking good Fred! Can't wait to see it in metal! Hope you had a great Christmas!
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:57 PM
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^ hahaha yes thanks, my best wishes to you for the 2014 too!

I have also found these on ebay, that's a pretty popular rally wheel from enkei on subaru cars and its the first time I see it in 1/10 scale. It might make for a nice tarmac setup wheel off course after I get the chrome peeled off and painted a proper color (white or gold)



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Old 01-04-2014, 08:54 AM
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I think I am going to use a few rivets here and there to hold the work tight before soldering, especially in the areas with more stress. I plan to solder over the rivets and probably buff the rivets out after (the rivets core should allow some grab for the soldering all around and it should make a solid bound).

But I do not know what is the smallest size of rivets available. I have a regular manual rivets tool with a few sizes of rivets but I dont know if I have the smallest already. Anybody experienced a bit with rivets?

Fred
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:40 AM
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I remember seeing some builds on here, where the builder used miniature rivets to simulate the rivets on the 1:1 ( think it was a series land rover build). But it may not have been functioning rivets. I will have a look around....
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:43 AM
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Hey Fred, I found these....
http://www.microfasteners.com/rvl104...-1-8-head.html

I have no experience with them ... But it almost looks like they are made up of 2 parts where the pin slides into housing of the back piece? Not sure how it locks together though. Watcha think?
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:20 PM
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I also seem to recall someone doing rivets by punching wires in holes so they expand and form a mushroom on both sides, locking the parts together. These specific rivets you linked are aluminum (wont solder with steel), tut they also make copper ones:

http://www.microfasteners.com/rvstc1...100-count.html

But based on the picture these do not look to be two parts so I assume you just put them in the hole and punch them to make them flatter and the pin expands to block the parts. I would probably need to have an anvil or something to back the piece with while I hammer the rivet, or maybe there is a specific tool?

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Old 01-05-2014, 06:30 AM
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if youre working with thin aluminium sheet, use shoe goo to join it all and glue on some styrene rivets or whatever for the look

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=69503
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:48 PM
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I am using steel actually, what I like with it is how it is stronger for the same thickness, so you can actually use thinner for the same strenght (I use it for chassis only). For areas that will not see much stress (for instance rounded inner wheel wells and other more cosmetic details) I plan to use JB quik (epoxy jb weld) to attach the parts to the chassis.

Do you prepare the aluminum surfaces somehow before bonding with shoe goo? Like etching or something like that? Do you use it for chassis structure as well?

Thanks a lot for the ideas guys, keep them coming!

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Old 01-05-2014, 02:52 PM
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Very cool! Enjoying this build
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:37 PM
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Thanks buddy! I just learned a new trick with the steel saw blade mounted sideways when watching your last video you know I am relatively new here and just starting to discover all the great projects from others, I am definately subscribing to your D110 thread!

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Old 01-05-2014, 05:24 PM
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Thanks buddy! I just learned a new trick with the steel saw blade mounted sideways when watching your last video you know I am relatively new here and just starting to discover all the great projects from others, I am definately subscribing to your D110 thread!

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Cool, thanks man! Glad that could help ya out!
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:37 PM
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Remember the brakes being very tight in the mini wheels ?(basically would need extensive mods to the wheels/disc brake/caliper to fit)

I was thinking of putting the mini tires on this type of wheel, by modding the tire sidewall to fit over the larger diameter wheels. The fake smaller diameter of the wheels is almost the same exact diameter as the mini wheels. Would have the correct scale look while at the same time fit the disc brake setup!




The only downside is all the regular mini wheels and tires I have will not fit unless modded.. But it might still be the best solution! Though these gold wheels have too much offset, I need 3mm offset max and these are 6mm.

Fred

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Old 01-08-2014, 08:22 PM
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Also remember that the tamiya rotor discs also add another 3mm, but maybe you already compensated for that as well...! Looking forward to seeing the mods!
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