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1950's Tow Truck Toys N Joys #2: Part 2 Front axle springs and rear differentials.

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Blog entry by bj383ss posted 08-04-2017 02:04 AM 1620 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The springs for the front axle you can see on the right.

The main piece in the photo is one of the two rear axle assemblies.

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Thank goodness for this awesome fan I have.

This little vise my father in law gave me many years ago works great for these small pieces.

Holes drilled out

Rounding over the tubes with small hand files.

Rounding over the casing. I used the router with a roundover bit to make the front axle but using the file by hand was much better.

That’s number one roughed out.

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That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping in.

Bret

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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 08-04-2017 03:06 AM

Neat job with the rounding bj,.

Dutchy is the king of the disc sander... you may become the monarch of the file...


This little vise my father in law gave me many years ago works great for these small pieces.

- bj383ss


I’d like to add a little vise my ex-father-in-law gave me…

STAY AWAY FROM MY DAUGTHER!... It only took 12 years for me to listen to him!

PS. Missing picture #1.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 08-04-2017 06:32 AM

Great to see that every one has his own way of making these models. I’m looking forward to all what is comming.

Thanks again.

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Redoak49

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#3 posted 08-04-2017 10:54 AM

Thanks for showing the great work

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htl

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#4 posted 08-04-2017 01:01 PM

O! O!! O!!!
Love it ! Love it!
Love to see a plan come together.
This is one Ducky will be studying me thinks. lol
And great pictures.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Pjonesy

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#5 posted 08-06-2017 04:27 AM

Looking good.
With just a few things visible in the background would I be right in thinking there is a lack of measurements and angles on the plans. There was a time that T&J gave all the relevant angles and measurements etc. Karl told me to scale anything that is missing. I don’t think that is accurate enough or good enough.

-- Peter New Zealand

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 08-06-2017 04:59 AM



..... Karl told me to scale anything that is missing. I don t think that is accurate enough or good enough…..

- Pjonesy


You’re right there Pj’. That’s one of the reasons I started and now continue importing the models into SketchUp. At least it takes the guesswork out of it and have the angles/lengths readily available.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 08-06-2017 10:55 PM

Good progress Bret….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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