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Toy Construction #168: Played with making another indexer this one for 5 or 10 points.

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Blog entry by htl posted 12-22-2017 01:19 AM 929 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 167: Tires for the Coupe Part 168 of Toy Construction series Part 169: Back to the coupe »

If you look at the Cragar mags they’re a 5 spoke hub so wanted to build a 10 point indexer.

Here’s what I’m working toward.
The mags on the left are the new ones.
Well the ones on the far right are too tried it with some lag nuts.

So here’s the project.
I’m thinking of making a stop motion video that why all the pictures in steps.

I didn’t go as deep with the shaping this time so there’s hardly any clean up, plus using the1 1/2” store bought tires for hubs always seems to work much better.

I only use every other index mark but as you can see I had thought of adding lag nuts between the spokes and may still try it on something else but we now have more options for our tire building.

If I could quit playing around with the tires I just might get this project done.

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oldrivers

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#1 posted 12-22-2017 01:43 AM

Neat dropped front axel, looks good.

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#2 posted 12-22-2017 02:05 AM

Bruce that last photo looks great…one mean looking hot rod sir….

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

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htl

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#3 posted 12-22-2017 02:10 AM

I don’t know why but the back tires look smaller than the front but you can see in the build their 1/2” bigger at least.

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#4 posted 12-22-2017 02:13 AM



I don t know why but the back tires look smaller than the front but you can see in the build their 1/2” bigger at least.

- htl

Optical illusion Bruce, Need to take a few different photos from various angles…

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

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#5 posted 12-22-2017 07:42 AM

All very precise and neat work to produce a excellent result.
I have to agree the front axle does look good.

Dont be too concerned about the schedule if your enhjoying “playing around so be it!

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 12-22-2017 03:05 PM

Very interested in how you make the over the top wheels. Did you use that link on the tractor tires that I posted to make the paper pattern. it sure works slick to make any number of segments and diameters, then just print.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 12-22-2017 03:44 PM

bushmaster I just did a search for 10 point drawing and this is one that was simple enough to work.

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#8 posted 12-22-2017 03:55 PM

robscastle
The main problem is I keep making these tire parts and then have the compulsion to make cars or what ever for them, BUT then I build another car and more wheel parts come to mind,

IT”S A NEVER ENDING PROBLEM!!! LOL

I need to JUST SAY NO!!! To more tire parts. :={
BUT! BUT!! Then another idea comes to mind. HELP LOL

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#9 posted 12-23-2017 12:49 AM

Not much I can say that hasn’t been emphasised above #4.

The dropped axle looks great… If only I could drop items in my workshop by choice rather than scramble on all fours looking for that dodgy piece that just rolled under that immovable machinery.

Did you just write 36° on your jig or actually use a protractor? In the past, I wrote all sorts of angles on my jigs and they were never correct… It wasn’t till later that I found that I could actually measure it with a SketchUp plugin and engrave it with my laser… I could have printed it, but here in Churchill, 3mm MDF is cheaper than A4 paper… and my inkjet was out of ink

It must be that SS that produces such fine and accurate work.
Hey brainwave… all you need to do is buy a dozen more SSs, have a dozen more kids and you could set up a sweatshop making tyres and rims for sale. You’ll never have to think about making another car… let alone train tracks!

All BS aside #4... they look great and I’m sure you have inspired many toymakers into creating rolling works of art.
I won’t call you Santa as that might regress your #4 hierarchy…

PS. Have a Merry Christmas (and all you fellow readers)... and if you so choose… you can also have a Happy New Year (but lets leave that for the next year).

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#10 posted 12-23-2017 01:13 AM

Ducky the 36 was on the picture when I printed it. lol!!!!!!!!!!

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