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RichO

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19 hours ago, RichO said:

Next up,  photos for the hard of hearing...

Pardon?

 

Glad you survived the festive season, Rich.

Best wishes to you and yours too.

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Flippin brilliant, 

Glynn 

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Next up, tiny cigarette stubs for the ash tray and a McDonald's wrapper shoved in the door pocket.

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1 hour ago, John_W said:

Next up, tiny cigarette stubs for the ash tray and a McDonald's wrapper shoved in the door pocket.

Nah - no challenge in that for Rich. I reckon it will be mouse droppings in the floor...

 

Simply stunning.

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Thanks guys for all the miniature comments!

 

Hey All,

 

   I feel, after the holidays, things seem to going a bit slow.  I'm building, but just not so fast.

 

The cab build continues. I have permanently installed the seating and the inside of the cab walls.

 

The cab wall are simple shapes with a bit of a color change.

 

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Then I worked to finish the dashboard underside, and get this ready for install.  This is my Heater Duct for cab front window.

 

The parts...

 

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I used foil from gum wrappers to get my finish on the ducts.

 

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I bend thick copper wire to the shape.  Then wrap thin wire around and secure.

 

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Then wrap with the foil...Heater Ducts.

 

Just odds and ends for this report.  I'll be back later with a more comprehensive cab report.

 

Later All.........

 

 

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Am I the only one that works like this???????

 

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Just a thought.

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Nope, i can't prove it at the moment with pictures,  but mine is somtimes  like that too, i call it disorganised  chaos, worry not, its common:P

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Everything within easy reach.

Except, where did I put that.....

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Hey Pete,  I always make sure "that" is within easy reach, always!

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Thanks Guys!

 

Hey All,

 

  Today's report...still working on the cab.  I have managed to finish the, under the dashboard details.  The space is getting so tight that I have a hard time taking the photos I want, so you just have to go with what I have here.

 

  The small details took a bit of time, but turned out fine.  The floor peddles are hard to make out here but I did build the fuel, brake, gear shifter, and E-brake.  The steering column took a day by itself.

 

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Wrapping the Steering Wheel...

 

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And then a few shots of the cab interior...

 

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I have a few more items to do, mostly with ageing the interior and generally making things a mess.  I'm just about to the point were I want to start on the closing of the cab. A bit more on my fitting issues, and then I start building the cab roof to close all this up.

 

 

Thanks for watching........be back later

 

 

 

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Great progress, Rich, again with spectacular details. speak_cool.gif

 

But the steering wheel is a bit too delicate for my taste, if I imagine what kind of guys will crank with it. eek.gif

 

Only a thought. up040577.gif

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  Big burly hands like your's Manfred, might find the steering wheel a bit thin, but I think the Russians might find a way to manhandle it somehow.  I had to work with what I had on hand at the moment.  The next size up of wire seemed to big to me to use for a steering wheel.

 

Sometimes one has to make an executive decision about these things and just go with it.  When the cab is closed a person wont be able to see it much anyway.

 

 

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Wrapping the steering wheel? wow!

Next up, what size tubes to use for the screen wash,

and how to fill the reservoir....

Rich, there's an English expression,

'I'm gobsmacked',

I think most if not all of us are.

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3 hours ago, RichO said:

  Big burly hands like your's Manfred, might find the steering wheel a bit thin, but I think the Russians might find a way to manhandle it somehow.  I had to work with what I had on hand at the moment.  The next size up of wire seemed to big to me to use for a steering wheel.

 

Sometimes one has to make an executive decision about these things and just go with it.  When the cab is closed a person wont be able to see it much anyway.

 

Hi Rich, 

 

Big burly hands ..., you should know that I have delicate hands like a virgin. 00000016.gif

 

On the other hand you put so much emphasis on scale ad details, if I think only of your lots os many small screws and rivets. smiley215.gif

 

BTW, the copper ring one can see on the edge might have worked better, but that's all a matter of taste. top.gif

 

In such cases, I prefer to search until I find something suitable. up040577.gif

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Manfred,  I tried the copper ring first up.  I thought it was a bit to big for me, and got even bigger when I tried to wrap it.  I used lead wire a bit smaller, feels better to me.  Thanks.

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Thanks Pete.  You guys are great for following along!

 

Next up....Dashboard Shenanigans........

 

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Later All, Thanks.

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Looks like there's been a big old ruskie sat on that  drivers  seat rich,  still Flippin brilliant, 

Glynn 

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Hey All,

 

  It's been a bit since I've posted so I'll get to it.

 

  I had a slight stall waiting for material and tools, so I started with trying to get the geometry for the roof and nose.  I started a little work all over for a bit.

 

  I'm still working a bit on the card mock-up of the roof, trying to get the bends correct.  More to go here.

 

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The Headlamp Buckets are also under construction...

 

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I found a hundred photos of a Maz dashboard, and it seems, a hundred dashboard layouts.  The three kits I'm using for references all have very similar layouts.  So, flip a coin and go with it.

 

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Drill out the corners, and cut...

 

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Always test fitting...

 

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Once I got the floating elements worked out, then it was adding the details.

 

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Fresh glazed Gauge Glass.  Say that three times fast...

 

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At this point, I'm sorta building a little bit, all over the cab at once.  I'm starting to consider the doors, and finalizing the Interior Roof plan.

 

Be Back Later All.....Thanks for Watching

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey All,

 

  Today's report is small, but important in that I have started with the final outside skin of the cab.  This part of the build is a matter of cutting a pattern then test fitting this several times until I get just the correct angles. Slow work but I think it will look reasonable in the end.

 

  Once I got the nose skin into place, which was really easy, the rest of the panels have been a pain. I have several pieces that have compound curves that are quite nasty.

 

I started with the nose skin, and side panels...

 

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Once I got the skin attached for these three pieces I peeled off the paper patterns  and got the seams ready for putty.

 

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The curved nose piece is going to be a huge pain with several curves.  I have cut the piece into to parts to make the install somewhat easier.

 

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Once I got the bends just right...I hope.

 

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You can see here that the dash slope to the window is a nice compound curve,  front to back, side to side, and top to bottom.

 

In this next photo I am fitting the Windshield Frame.  The same as everything else. Cut, test fit, recut...

 

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I just thought I would show that not everything goes well all the time.  I have some major seam gaps and general fit issues to deal with here.

 

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I also have a real nasty compound curve to fill in this corner at the bottom of the window..  Somehow I have to fill this space, with a curve that matches the nose skin and the window slant and the corner brace post...It'll get sorted tho.

 

Hope you enjoy the report,  be back later all.

 

 

 

 

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I've been away from this for a while, but it's looking great Rich. Lovely work as ever. I see you've even put a tear in one of the seats. Just brilliant :yikes:

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