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Old 08-14-2013, 02:50 PM
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this is looking nice mate
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:55 PM
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Video of the axle geometry!



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Old 08-14-2013, 05:10 PM
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Thanks for the comments guys!
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:30 PM
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Wow! that looks so smooth! Nice work!
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:18 PM
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Thanks Preston! Also in these pics/vids you can see the shocks mounting brackets on the axle, still have to drill them at proper location but first I want to design and make the part above the axle to holdmthe upper mounting point of the shocks.

I will complete the rear I think before I go and do the struts. There will most likely be sheetmetal and soldering involved in the front, with the engine bay and strut towers
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:16 AM
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Anybody figured out a way to embed a photobucket video in this forum? I would like to have a player display directlyin the thread, you know a small video box with the image of the first frame of the video and you just click it and it plays.

All I get are links to photobucket that opens in another window and takes forever to load...
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:26 AM
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Not sure about photobucket, I usually use youtube and just grab the link from there and paste here...it displays the first frame then you just click play!
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Ok thanks, looks like I'll make better use of my youtube account in a near future

I had to solder an additional piece to my shocks supports because the shocks would interfere with the upper linkage. Here is an inner and outer view of the modded bracket:





And some videos of the body mock up with frame to check suspension travel and clearance. It is exciting to see the body over the almost working suspension!





The suspension action, when fully compressed and leaning to one side, reminds me of these kind of pics:


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Old 08-16-2013, 08:41 PM
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Nice! Suspension vids look great! Link system looks real scale!
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:33 PM
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Thanks! The only thing I think trows off the scale is the lenght of the 4 longitudinal links, maybe I'll change that a bit someday! But for now it will do perfectly fine.

I am tempted to re-do the chassis all steel, soldered, with a floor. Mmmm
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Thanks! The only thing I think trows off the scale is the lenght of the 4 longitudinal links, maybe I'll change that a bit someday! But for now it will do perfectly fine.

I am tempted to re-do the chassis all steel, soldered, with a floor. Mmmm
Haha! I understand...it just seems to develop a will of its own after a while, right? You get one part sorted and then you think of another item to add although you never planned for it.... If you toss that idea, its almost like the car whispers it to you....freaky! Lol!
I was gonna ask you about doing a floor pan etc and some sort of interior, but didn't want to jump the gun! I'm also thinking you should get the front brakes sorted before you add more weight! It's gonna be even harder to slow down, let alone stop!
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:19 PM
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I love these projects, changing plans is part of the game

Yeah if I ever add metal like floor pan or other "coverage" usage such as front engine bay fenders etc, I will definately have to find a thinner sheet of metal. The one I have (gage 22) is pretty strong and would be heavy if I use too much. It is almost 1mm thick, so it is good mostly for structure.

I am confident I will be able to make the front brakes work, it is just a matter of finding the best solution to fit with the mini wheels. I will do the rear shocks mount, motor mount (motor far forward, will have to extent the driveshaft), then the chassis to hold the struts and the struts themselves.
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By the way, working with steel and solder is sooo cool, way easier than cutting aluminum with an alternate saw and filing the hell out of it.

You just use sheet metal scissors to cut approximate shape, rectify on the bench grinder, file the edges, fold the piece using the bench vise if you need to.

Then for assembly, instead of drilling, and trying to mate approximately drilled holes, you prep for solder, flux, find a way to hold them together while you solder them. It is very cool and pretty easy actually once you get used to it a bit.

Also for added scale look: I realized the parts started rusting after a couple of days lol

I wonder if brazing is much different/more complicated?

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:41 AM
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Hi Frederik,

Brazing works the same as soldering, just with more heat. You'll need a MAPP torch or oxy/acetylene rig.

I enjoy these types of build where everything is chopped up and nothing is used as intended. Just like we did in the old days!
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