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Toy costruction #112: 32 Chevy Adding the last touchs

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Blog entry by htl posted 10-17-2016 08:15 PM 986 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 111: 32 Chevy radiator and rear fender Part 112 of Toy costruction series Part 113: Sprint race car Frame »

My first radiator didn’t turn out right I made the trim to thin and close to the edge so when I started sanding it the radiator under the trim came throw so made a better one or at least different.

What caused the problem was not having the right size router bit and cutting too big a seat for the radiator but on this second try it hit me that my laminate trimmer bit would do it with a smaller bearing on it.

Then on to making the front axle.

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



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bruce317

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#1 posted 10-17-2016 08:28 PM

Bruce,
That is one fine street rod. Everything about it is sweet!

-- Bruce - Indiana

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 10-17-2016 09:38 PM

Whoa there hoss…,

#4, I don’t think that this is what Dutchy was leading to when he was talking about headlights...

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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robscastle

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#3 posted 10-17-2016 10:02 PM

I guess making models to the detail of yours would lend itself to custom router bits so.

This may be of interest,

As router bits are reasonably priced theses days and can be as low as $2 each customising them can be done for specific jobs, even if they never get used again later.

If you go to a bearing specialist shop you can buy just about any bearings of various sizes to suit your custom application.
Note:- Be warned they may be 3 or 4 times the original cost of the router bit however it does what you want.

I have removed bearings and ground off their support posts to create custom bits for projects I do.

Here is a Round over bit modified and fitted with a shank bearing

Here is a cove bit modified (the bearing from the round over bit above gets fitted. Which prompts the comment substitution of bearings from other bits works also.

A retaining collar or spring may need to be fitted to the stop the bearing moving on the shank.

Anyway back to your post The model looks very similar to a Plymouth I rode in with my Grandfather as a youth many years ago.

-- Regards Robert

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johnhutchinson

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#4 posted 10-17-2016 10:16 PM

Beautiful workmanship !!!

How are you holding the parts that you’re routing?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 10-17-2016 10:46 PM


How do you get away with it???

If I did that, I’d NEVER find the piece (the grill).

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#6 posted 10-17-2016 11:51 PM

Thanks all for checking thinks out.
robscastle very interesting and will be on the look out for other applications from now on. Thanks.

Ducky those aren’t headlights those are his ears!!!

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 10-18-2016 12:00 AM



Ducky those aren t headlights those are his ears!!!

- htl


Hate to be trying to buy headphones for them! Job for super-missus…

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#8 posted 10-18-2016 12:10 AM

johnhutchinson with the radiator I held it in a vice and many times I use a hand screw clamp.
Ducky I was thinking micky somebody?

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

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crowie

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#9 posted 10-18-2016 12:51 AM

Thank you again Bruce for the excellent blog with notes and photos,
plus putting up with and joining in on some of the silliness….you’re a good sport.

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

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robscastle

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#10 posted 10-18-2016 09:59 PM

Sillyness…sillyness you say

I will have you know I take lopping the heads off my router bits very seriously !!

I even routed a piece of metal one day with my CMT bit.

Now that was serious

Seriously stupid I might add.. (its beyond repair) and cost me big bucks!!

-- Regards Robert

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 10-19-2016 01:09 AM



Sillyness…sillyness you say
...
- robscastle

Hey pilfer-a-fortress, I think he was having a go et moi. Those down-under feathered foreigners have one those days more often than days in the week.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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robscastle

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#12 posted 10-19-2016 01:23 AM

Hey pilfer-a-fortress, I think he was having a go et moi.

Whats this? ... more coded messages? ...thinking thinking thinking.

I see no LJ called pilfer-a-fortress whats the LBD quacking about? more thinking thinking thinking.

then Ding! got it. pilfer to rob, fortress a Castle OMG talk about sllow.

Oh your such a funny man LBD!

This website is going to be the death of me!

-- Regards Robert

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 10-19-2016 01:29 AM



This website is going to be the death of me!

- robscastle


With #4 speed at building, I’m sure he’ll build you a hearse with slicks…

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#14 posted 10-19-2016 02:54 AM

Ducks that are black can make us use our minds in different ways to translate what he’s trying to hide.
It can be interesting to see what he comes up with next or maybe not?

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 10-19-2016 07:04 AM

Lucky this lil’ Australasian quacker with black feathers on the outside, has rhino-hide on the inside…

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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