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Very tidy job there Ross, something I couldn't summons up the patience to do. Just wondering if you'd thought of mounting the side pans angled slightly up so that only the underside of them would be visible below the sills. Might make the chassis less noticeable if it's of concern especially if you intend to paint it matt black..


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Thanks Bram,

I was actually thinking on fitting some vertical styrene card strips on the edge of the brass side panels.... and painting them matt black.... they could be positioned inside the body sills and yet proved float for the body to pass over them........ not sure yet, we are still contemplating getting rid of the tilting issue.

I spent a bit of time thinking on the matter today - and now believe I'll run a 0.40 mm brass strip laterally across the front body mount post of the chassis.

This will allow me to remove the centre body post at the front and fit two replacements - one each side... it should completely resolve any tendency for the body to sit cock-eyed.... 

The 0.40 mm brass strip has a tiny bit of flexiblity - yet, if under compression - will return the body to a central position once that load is removed (cornering etc).. 

I can solder this short piece of strip onto the top of the current brass post.... it doesn't need much to keep it in place.

Overall effect will be less appealing... with the body removed - but to get the body to sit properly is probably a worthy compromise... will report once I've done the job... sadly, the chassis won't look neat once I do this work.... it will have "wings" inside it... 

I believe, as Munter suggests - it more appropriate to have two mount posts at the front.... and I will leave the single rear post.... as is.

I will have to extend this proposed strip almost out to the front tyres - I will need access past the rails of the chassis to fit the mount screws... so, any thought on keeping this small strip short are out of any consideration... 

There will be a nice "hole" to run a screwdriver up behind the front wheels to access the mount screws - I'm pretty much convinced this is my best course of remedy... 

Watch this space... 

 

frats,

Rosco

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Ok, job is done.... relatively easy to set up. I simply used the original centre hole in the post and fitted an M2 cap head up through it... placed the strip in position then tightened down a small nut when I was happy with position.... then "wick" soldered the joint.. cleaned it up and all done.

 

I will now cut two short lengths of styrene tube and screw them to these holes.... trim them to size and then set the body in position... and finally JB weld them to the body... 

 

Pix... 

 

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Back tomorrow with some pix of the new posts in position.. and hopefully, a satisfactory report on removing that tilt.... 

 

frats,

Rosco

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Top work on the chassis Rosco. Glad to hear you have had lots of feed back and suggestions from the community.

I wouldn't be too worried about your front chassis wing - Australia II had a secret wing and that turned out pretty well! ;)

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23 minutes ago, Shaynus said:

I wouldn't be too worried about your front chassis wing - Australia II had a secret wing and that turned out pretty well! ;)

A-2 did really well with her wing, Bondy gave permission to lift her skirts after winning the series...... I've already shown what's under the hemline on this little car, Shaynus.... 

Yes, posts are now setting in JB.. I believe I've got the ride height pretty accurate to Proto... we'll see when the wheel inserts go in... 

May have some issues with the front guide now - I'm hoping to get away without having to cut into the lower skirt under the grille - I re-positioned the guide after noting what Vinno did with his.... my guide is "just" not visible from above at the front.... but there will be issues with getting the leads back under the body... too early to call yet - chassis is now locked in position... so, we'll have to mess with the body if it all doesn't fit up.... it will be the top of the guide and leads where I come unstuck... not the end of the world, but I was hoping to keep all that area scale correct... might be too much to ask - end of the day, it's a slot car - not a bench showpiece... 

frats,

Rosco

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5 hours ago, rosco01 said:

"it's a slot car - not a bench showpiece... "

frats,

Rosco

@rosco01Very true statement my friend. What you are building and do build are high quality slot cars.

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Ok folk,

front mounts are done.... I have left the third centre mount in situ for now... can't see that I'll need it, but it always seems to result that when you start to cut something out - you find a reason why you should not have... so, I'm leaving it there for now.... long way to go before the body is finished... chassis is now done, so that's a big part of the build out of the way... 

 

I chose this as my final ride height - it's a bit of a compromise between full on proto and soaking up a little bit of that low hanging brass side plate... see what you think?

 

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I have had a long hard look at the guide and leads... and believe I have come out of this a lot better than originally feared. I can leave the lower grill intake complete, I do need to shave a small radius from the inner rear to allow for the guide bolt and washer - but to my relief, the leads will run through the intake... and when I trim them to size - should not present any ugly issue - or compromise the full arc of the guide in either direction... so, I have had a win here.... the guide is as far forward as I would care to take it.... the very front sits under the bumper.. so we don't see it looking down... it looks ugly, but this is to be expected for a sedan body I expect.... with this very high ride height... 

 

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And here we can see my work re-inventing the front body posts... the original post remains in the centre.. I will clean all this area up before finishing the body... 

These new posts allow the body to sit exactly where I want it on the chassis... I'll open out the holes in the chassis a tad to create some body float... 

 

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I can now return to work on the body, some of the rear bumper has been inked in Molotow... and the rear taillights.... I will mask up the front and ink the surrounds for the grille and headlights.. then black out the excess.... when happy, I'll fit the brass grille in... and we then need to sort out headlights... so, before I get to the interior - I have a bit of work to go yet... 

 

until next...

 

frats,

Rosco

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