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Paal, the BFG was just for comparison. I`m going for an on-road look and will use the wheels from a Tam semi. When I get another cheap BF body, the HL tires would be perfect for a 4x4 ....

Hm, that black Volvo with blue leather is an unusual combination but should look good !
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Paal, the BFG was just for comparison. I`m going for an on-road look and will use the wheels from a Tam semi. When I get another cheap BF body, the HL tires would be perfect for a 4x4 .... !
Oho sorry i'm allways thinking 4WD,
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Great job Lars! You are my idol!! :jumpin:

(Is FOORD the German division of Ford.... )

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Thanks P-Y !

Yes, few people know Ford is called Foord here .
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Matt, yessss ! Next project will be scaling down a 1/6 truck to 1/10 !
Too bad you didn't do that first, you'd have lots of leftover pieces for this project

I thought Foord was the Dutch Ford. FÖRD is the German division, and Ffffooorrddd would be Welsh
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i thought it was farfigford?

man, i cant wait to see it when alls done, but i think getting that involved i'd rather take dremelits approach to the scout and just make my own from scratch. or maybe even use the original body for a mold then increase the dimensions and make a f'glass body?
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Too bad you didn't do that first, you'd have lots of leftover pieces for this project
I wish you said that before I started !

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Thor, I think this is a lot less work than building the whole body from scratch. "Use the original body for a mold then increase the dimensions and make a fiberglass body?" Hm, I wouldn`t know how to do that on my own ....
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Hi lars!

I was just wondering, what's the drying time on the UHU Plast glue ? I have some, allthough have only managed to make a few decent bonds, whats your secret ? of course, I'd read the instructions, but my german isn't at that level..
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Hello Joe,
after maybe half an hour you can handle the parts but when you use lots of glue like I use to fill the gaps on this body it takes a few days to completely harden through and get all the solvent out. When you file or sand the joints a few hours after glueing you can still smell the solvent.
Before I do all the sanding and filling I let the body rest for at least one week.
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wow! Thanks for that, I now understand why after 5mins, my joints came apart

Just kidding, thanks for that, is this what you use for your scratchbuilt bodies ? It's amazing how well the solvent can bond the styrene.
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:24 AM
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Yes I used this for all my builds. Maybe there are better or faster glues but I haven`t had problems with the durability of the joints.

I got my Robbe rear axle today, much earlier than expected.
The first impression isn`t that great. The axle halves have to be forced together with the self tapping screws and some of the teeth of the ring gear are missing a bit of material because the ring gear is screwed to the diff cage and the thread for those four screws goes into the teeth .
I hope the whole axle will be durable enough.
Oh, and I hacked the axle cases, too ! They always come with a hole for a second pinion and I didn`t like that look; so I cut that part away.
The hole is covered with a bit of tape for now but will get a proper plug later.





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thats disappointing I hope they work out for you. the Fooords looking good!
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Wow, I'm really suprised at the fit of those axles. I would have expected better!
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I'm sorry to hear that Lars, I hope you can fix it.
Or I know you will,,,,,I want to se another freak'n FOoooRD.
Hope it's gonna be blue!!!
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Well, it`s not dramatic; it fits together when you tighten the screws hard enough but this doesn`t give you the impression of high quality. The axle runs a bit rough too, when you spin it by hand; i hope this gets better when it`s run in a bit.

Ehm, Paal, .... a BLUE Foord, are you joking ?



Seriously, I haven`t thought of a colour yet .
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