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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 4/18/16 update

Postby gp-models » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:55 am

awesome stuff!!
great work on it, thanks for sharing and learning from you. :)
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 4/18/16 update

Postby mvc » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:45 pm

Ha ha, I see I'm not the only one working on rubber donuts today :lol:

Your project is fascinating on every level, really great to follow!

Cheers, Marcus
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 4/18/16 update

Postby theseeker » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:14 pm

I have done some crazy detailing in my time, but you have reset the bar!
Love it all and your work is exceptional!

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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 4/18/16 update

Postby randy_ditton » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:52 am

Hi Folks,

wkuert, Been down on the floor a lot on this project :D :D

Harvey, Thank you for that sir!!

Icon, Sorry to disappoint :D

gavrob, Appreciate those kind words as I am a big fan of your work!

Thank you Christian!

gp models, Glad you like it. I learn a lot from the builders on this forum!

Hi Marcus, You had to go and make mine look crude :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Thank you Rocky!

Update,
The GT40 utilized a "transaxle hoop" at the rear of the chassis tub. The transaxle, rear suspension and the rear clip framework all were attached to it.
On the 1:1 car it was made up of steel stampings then had the sheet metal of the tub welded to it.

some ref. pics...


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This is a great shot of what I am going for....

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Starting with some 1/8th " solid stock...

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after some basic shaping....

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Thanks for looking in!

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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 4/24/16 update

Postby gp-models » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:15 am

Which type of soldering iron do you use mainly or do you have a soldering station?
I think it is hard to solder thick brass parts, do you use a special flux for it?
Very interesting work your doing, i love metal works :)
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 4/24/16 update

Postby theseeker » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:30 am

I love your thread and it has given me a lot of ideas! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 4/24/16 update

Postby randy_ditton » Sat May 07, 2016 9:40 am

Hi Folks,

Thank you Rocky !!

gp-models, thank you and here are a couple of pics of what I use.....

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The solders that I use are (from left to right in the photo)..

Tix Solder.....melts at a very low temperature....weakest joints of the three solders.
Stay- Brite....slightly higher melting point....a little more strength to the joint
Novak Silver Solder...highest melting point of the three...strongest joints

I use 'Tix Flux ' for all three solders...liquid that is applied with a small brush (just like Tamiya Thin glue)

The variable temp pencil iron is what I use for most jobs. The torch comes in handy for larger sheet goods.

This is what works for me but there are many options out there. A resistance soldering unit like my friend Pete J, uses would be the next upgrade for me.

To bring this thread up to date.....

Building up the rear uprights, the lower wishbones and the trailing links....

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My attempts...

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Here are most of the parts for one side, rbmotion shocks ...

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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 5/7/16 update

Postby PeteJ » Sat May 07, 2016 11:13 am

Randy, That horse collar is just stunning!! I so want to see this in person some day!
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 5/7/16 update

Postby harveyb258 » Sat May 07, 2016 11:24 am

The Master at work.....the suspension looks the business, Randy!!
SUPERB!!! :D :D

Cheers, H
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 5/7/16 update

Postby Buzzard » Tue May 10, 2016 9:20 pm

Absolutely magnificent!!
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