Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road
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Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 10 months ago #31

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That is good work. I think it will serve the purpose well. Sure looks the part.
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Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 10 months ago #32

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It needs welds, but I'll add them later when I finish all the parts.

Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 10 months ago #33

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Holden grille, made from various Evergreen plastic profiles and sheet.






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Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #34

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Small update this time, still waiting for that engine to arrive. If you look closely picture of real car you might notice wringled universal type radiator hose, I was thinking "how to make that..." Well, it's done like this, 2mm round Evergreen plastic attached to Dremel tool and while spinning, evenly spaced grooves made on it with razor saw. Then cover grooved plastic with shrinking wrap used on electric installations, heat and presto! And while it's warm it can be bend to shape, brilliant


 






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Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #35

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Very nice to hear of your idea to make this work and it turned out really well. Thanks for showing and explaining.

Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #36

Gold Boarder
I need to make grooves bit deeper on final version, but it's nice to know that idea is useful. This is one of high points of scratch building stuff, to find new ways to make things.

Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #37

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Engine kit arrived today. Scale Repros Plus 350 Chevy, all metal kit. It has some really nice parts like pulleys, valve covers and air cleaner. It also has very nice heavy feel to it, that's always bonus when building something that is basically plastic.


Several parts will be replaced, mostly anything from intake manifold and up from there. Fan is also unnecessary as there will be electric unit.






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Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #38

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I think that engine sits now on correct height. I have also different rear wheels on the way, hopefully they are bit larger on diameter than current ones.














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Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #39

Platinum Boarder
Yes, that looks good. Better wheels on the rear is a good choice too. Thanks for showing.

Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #40

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I'm also making bigger scoop as current one is bit short and undersized, actual thing is massive.

Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #41

Moderator
what is a scoop meaning in this?

Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #42

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The hood scoop is the part on the very top that collects Air to force through the part that takes it to the Turbo Charger. Turbo Charge is the black part at the bottom right over the intake






Here is the real one.



Last Edit: 4 years, 9 months ago by Nobleco.
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Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #43

Moderator
Thanks Jim, learnd a thing or two tonight

Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #44

Platinum Boarder
Your most welcome, my friend.

Re: Cranky Frank, Mad Max: Fury Road 4 years, 9 months ago #45

Gold Boarder
And here's pics of new rear wheels.


















These are from Tamiya Toyota Land Cruiser.
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