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harveyb258

Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

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Incredible work I'm always gobsmacked by your work.

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Hello everyone.

 

Time again for an update on the proceedings.

 

The pulleys were relatively straightforward to fabricate. After turning a couple of grooves into some 3mm ali tube, I inserted and glued some 2mm brass tube and then cut to size.

The casing and attachment brackets are fab'd from tin-plate steel and soldered. Finally, a 1mm brass rod (piened) holds it all together. The pulley wheels spin freely.

 

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Once the pulleys were bolted in place (M0,6), I could finally fit the axle...and boy, oh boy, what a fiddly and frustrating task it was, too. Inevitably, some paintwork became damaged, as you can see, but, I'm not overly concerned at this stage.

 

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Well, that's all for now, folks!!

I hope you enjoy and thanks for watching.

 

Cheers, H

 

The next step will be to strip the rear end to repair and re-paint the rear axle. Then, wheel and tyre fabrication time...I can't wait!

 

 

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You keep amazing me Harvey. I just don't know what else to say 🙂 .... This thing is beautiful. 

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1 hour ago, JeroenS said:

You keep amazing me Harvey. I just don't know what else to say

Me too!!

 

Cheers

 

Olivier

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I hope your left frontal wheel won´t start to jump once it is installed ! 😄 Your model is very close to the original .Great , realistic work !   Hannes

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Thanks guys!

 

5 minutes ago, Hannes said:

hope your left frontal wheel won´t start to jump once it is installed

Me too. It probably will do, though.:D

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From the Complaint Department:  :nono:

I thought we agreed a while back 'No Paint'. Unless I missed something.  Although the finishes are distressed and lovely I was under the impression that all parts would be in their natural material finish. Like artwork.

 

But --- Oh Heck! Ignore me ... this thing is magnificent even if it was pink. :mental:

Carry on -- Mr H....

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Thanks Chas.

 

24 minutes ago, Codger said:

'No Paint'. Unless I missed something.

Apart from the wheels, that's the last paint to be used  on this car. Only the running-gear was painted on the test car.

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Marvelous work. No more needs to be said.

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Harvey, a pulley with a late is easy to made. Without, it's a feat!

Congrats, but you need a lathe my dear... I use an UNIMAT 3, you can got one, it's really cheap! 

 

Be careful! Your radiator leaks:

 

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Dan.

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"The pulleys were relatively straightforward to fabricate."

 

Not for us mere mortals.

 

Just wonderful.

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Harvey, if you don't own a lathe, it's possible for some of us, me for instance, to fabricate pulleys for you, if you want....🤔

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15 hours ago, PROPELLER said:

but you need a lathe my dear.

 

10 hours ago, CrazyCrank said:

if you don't own a lathe

I've actually just bought a  mini-lathe to turn the wheel rims, hubs and tyres.. I just need to clear some space in my man cave to  set it up and bolt it firmly in place.

I'm looking forward to getting stuck-in.:D

 

Stay tuned.

 

Cheers, H

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7 hours ago, harveyb258 said:

I've actually just bought a  mini-lathe to turn the wheel rims, hubs and tyres..

Good news Harvey! What kind of lathe?

If I can help you, feel free for any question!

 

 

Dan.

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2 hours ago, PROPELLER said:

What kind of lathe?

One of those cheap Chinese ones.....more than ample for my turning needs at this moment in time.  

I don't have any questions just yet, Dan, but I'm certain there will be at some point in the near future.

 

Cheers, H

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Hello all.

 

Not much of an update, this time, chaps..... more of a back-date really:D

 

After quite a bit of faffing around, the remedial works to the rear axle have been completed : all new/stronger spring and damper hangers, with the addition of  hanger blanks(?) on the frontal section (as per drawings).

 

With the axle repainted and installed, I added the reserve fuel line to the bottom of the tank before its installation (previously forgotten:doh:).

 

Then I finally added M0,6 hardware to the flares and secured the floor-pan with M1 hardware. The nut and studs were drilled with a 0,2 bit and wired with 0,1.

 

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Slowly, but surely, the to-do list gets shorter, so I'm a happy-chappy!!

 

Thanks for watching, more soon!!

 

Cheers, H

 

 

 

 

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Accurate safety wiring in 1/12 scale ----ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CAR no less ! You are a seriously possessed man !:mental:

BRAVO !

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Thank you my good man.

 

7 minutes ago, Codger said:

are a seriously possessed man !:mental:

But, at least I haven't got a nut loose....:D

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Shameless Confession: We're kindred souls: I wired the 22 bolts on the oil pan, scatter shield and the competition gas filler on the Cobra....:confused:

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As it seems this car was not constructed for 007 James Bond .If the nuts would become bullets they could help to beat back the persecutors !🤪

Very well done !   Hannes

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I do love your result Harvey.
All that I love... You are a wizard!
Congrats Sir,

Dan. 

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