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#1 Mbloes

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 12:14 PM

I'm pretty reluctant to post build threads, as so many of my projects get delayed or sidetracked.  I've got a pretty good handle on this one though, so here goes:

 

I had a bunch of motors that just needed some painting and assembling:

 

 

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 12:21 PM

The first four motors are "stock".  The motor on the far right, however, had to be assembled from parts.

 

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This can is a Dart can, repainted from it's yucky yellow to a nice Ford blue (I'm a Ford man anyways, so . . .)  It came pre-modded with the axle cut-out on both sides and the bushing shaved.  After I assembled it, I decided to build a car.

 

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motor 5.jpg

 


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Posted 20 March 2020 - 12:25 PM

Chassis is pretty much jigged up now. 

 

This center section was originally endbell drive.  I heated up the axle uprights and re-bent them to get a can drive configuration.

 

I'm hoping to get to the pans and drop arm this weekend.

 

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 12:45 PM

Nice job Mike! Do you have a particular body planned to use with this chassis?


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Posted 20 March 2020 - 01:09 PM

I love those center sections!  Nice work so far and very excited to see your progress.
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Posted 20 March 2020 - 02:08 PM

I'm pretty reluctant to post build threads, as so many of my projects get delayed or sidetracked.  I've got a pretty good handle on this one though, so here goes:

 

I had a bunch of motors that just needed some painting and assembling:

 

 

 

 

Very nice motors Mike...


Yes, to be sure, this is it...


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Posted 20 March 2020 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:38 PM

Clean build Mike, Love those NCC 20s (I grew up on them) a lot of power for the money as a kid.

I will follow it's progress. 


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 10:32 AM

Hi Mike,

 

Thank you for sharing your project. It's looking great!   :good:


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 11:53 AM

First, thanks everybody for all the positive comments.

 

Nice job Mike! Do you have a particular body planned to use with this chassis?

 

I do, and it's all painted.  So with the motor and body complete, it's just a little bit of assembly for me.


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 11:55 AM

Well, this isn't the most exciting update, but I did get my pans and drop arm done, which was the goal of the weekend:

 

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So hopefully, final chassis assembly this week.


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:29 PM

Ok, so I completed this chassis over the weekend.

 

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I think it looks really bitchin from the bottom:

 

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I think it's ready for assembly this weekend.

 


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:35 PM

Beautiful work, Mike.  :clapping:  :good:


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 02:08 PM

Nicely done Mike. Super impressed with the re-bend of the rear axle mounts :victory:


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 02:32 PM

Great job Mike....fun stuff!    :good:


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 03:11 PM

That chassis is a stud!  :dance3:  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 03:31 PM

Ready to complete, but first, pin the body:

 

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 03:49 PM

Completed chassis:

  • Sets of old wheels, possibly Riggen, 1/8" axles
  • Cox spur 8/34
  • Mura lead wire
  • Some old Jet Flag

 

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 04:36 PM

That is one nice build...love the motors.


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