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Old 03-06-2014, 09:50 PM
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:36 PM
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Thanks!

A few 1:1 pics of the chassis, first pic shows how I want to do the sway bar/lower arm support, with piano wire:





And looking at these pics I am tempted to replace the aluminum frame rails to steel (folded 22 gage steel) and make the floor from a thinner sheet. Once I make the steel frames I would rivet/bolt/solder to a flat floor... And then add some more bracing from inside, and add the four link boxes.










Pretty excited to get this progressively more scale looking!


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Old 03-08-2014, 03:05 PM
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Wow! Nice find on those detailed pics Fred !

I say go for it!
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:41 PM
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just totally renewed my interest!! cant wait to see how you go about making those shapes in steel!! i wanna do the same thing with my cherokee. would love a full steel body. much more realistic!!
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:21 PM
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Thanks !!

Tonight I made a cardboard model of the main floor part. It gets pretty complicated with the varying angles, heights and width! But I think this works:






The four link boxes will be this shape and be placed approximately there:





In this second pic, the frame will run in between the 4 link box and the edge of the floor pan. Just like in pics I saw of these on the web lol

As for the shocks I am not really sure yet. If there is enough room between the frame and wheel it might go there, otherwise it will have to go inwards like stock mk2 position, but at an angle to get some suspension travel. Or poke holes through the floor

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Old 03-08-2014, 11:30 PM
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I roughly placed the shell over the partially formed cardboard for a first idea of the fit:



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Old 03-09-2014, 03:40 PM
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I am trying to find 2mm (3/32") steel rivets to help consolidate the work before soldering, I have been to 3 places and none had them... Smallest they had was 1/8" which is pretty huge.. I plan to solder through the rivets and them buff them off flat, but I would rather have smallest possible holes.
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you planning on brazing or actual solder?? what are you planning on using tool wise?
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I will do this with actual solder like the tests I made previously, and like the struts towers are too. I am using sheetmetal scissors, file, metal saw, rivets and solder mostly. Oh and buffer and brush wheel on the bench grinder, and buffer with brush to remove galvanizing on the thinner steel (air duct material).

I am currently doing shape tests for the frame rails, it gets pretty complicated lol but I think it can work ! Will post a pic if worthy.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:43 PM
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Well it is not all that pic worthy but this should show you where I am going



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nice one. keen to see some progress on the steel side. i may attempt it yet!!
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ive been thinking about using Tin like as in tin cans, milo, coffee tins, etc. for my sheet material. starting with curved sheets is turning out to be the painful side tho. getting it straight again is my problem and cant seem to find any flat stuff locally...
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Wow Fred! Complicated huh?

This is gonna be epic!


Errrrm...nice fire truck!
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:15 PM
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nice one. keen to see some progress on the steel side. i may attempt it yet!!
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ive been thinking about using Tin like as in tin cans, milo, coffee tins, etc. for my sheet material. starting with curved sheets is turning out to be the painful side tho. getting it straight again is my problem and cant seem to find any flat stuff locally...
Mmm maybe it would be easier to just use regular auto body repair steel, it is pretty available and it is already flat, ready to solder or braze. Do you have body shops nearby or places where they sell auto tools and other tools, or car maintenance items?

Or you can go with the thinner air duct but they are galvanized so more of a pain because you need to buff it before soldering. And it is pretty thin (I would not do structural parts like frame with it, only floor pan and stuff like that).

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Wow Fred! Complicated huh?

This is gonna be epic!


Errrrm...nice fire truck!
Lol yeah it seems like I always take the pics in a hurry after my hobby time has elapsed and there are always some random items in the background

Thanks for the comments guys !
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:13 PM
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Made the 4 link boxes models and tested on, that will look pretty cool with a driveshaft tunnel added and done in steel me thinks





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