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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 06/30/2015 :  15:36:32  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The assembly continues including the rear glass and fitting the wheels.






Edited by - PeterW on 07/02/2015 16:04:51
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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 07/01/2015 :  16:01:32  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wheels and tires assembled...







Wheels fitted as well as the spare.




Edited by - PeterW on 07/05/2015 12:18:37
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2015 :  15:52:59  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nearing the finish line...display will be set up next which features a [removable] "body off" presentation to show off all of the chassis detail.












Edited by - PeterW on 07/05/2015 12:19:25
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F1tommy

USA
218 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2015 :  08:10:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks really nice. Those springs must push the rear up pretty high.

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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 07/03/2015 :  10:14:37  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by F1tommy

Looks really nice. Those springs must push the rear up pretty high.




No, it will sit lower...this is not done ;) Look a few photos up and you will see the correct ride height. I am still in the process of mounting the chassis to the base. I like to show progress but don't always have the time to set up everything perfectly for photos.

Edited by - PeterW on 07/03/2015 10:35:51
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Sena

Belgium
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Posted - 07/04/2015 :  12:32:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you are right Tommy..Fred has to modified completely the suspensions front and rear too hight in the hiro kit otherwise you have a tractor
Marc
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2015 :  11:41:17  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sena

you are right Tommy..Fred has to modified completely the suspensions front and rear too hight in the hiro kit otherwise you have a tractor
Marc



This looks like a tractor? Looks just about right to me. It would have been interesting to see those "modifications"



Compare to the real Series II:



Unless of course it is in a hard turn...


Edited by - PeterW on 07/05/2015 12:16:48
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2015 :  12:26:48  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And for further clarification I would agree the MFH built version from their website does sit too high.





This was not a need for "heavy" modification in my experience, simply adjustments in the body to chassis fit and minor tweaks to the suspension during test fitting.The HIRO kit is very good in my opinion but does require a lot of trial fitting and minor "tweaks" to get it together properly. Simply wait to see the finished product.

Edited by - PeterW on 07/05/2015 12:30:15
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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 07/10/2015 :  15:59:15  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fabricating a work bench that doubles as an engine stand.

First a little inspiration...




Then on to fabricating it out of brass and aluminum. All soldered together for strength. Of course this is only a mock up, the finished display will be much more detailed.









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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 07/11/2015 :  17:15:05  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fabricating the body stand...pins locate the body to the stand and also serve to locate the body to the chassis.












Edited by - PeterW on 07/11/2015 17:17:43
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Ferrarinut

USA
1486 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2015 :  17:19:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very cool Peter! Clever idea.
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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 07/11/2015 :  17:34:32  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ferrarinut

Very cool Peter! Clever idea.



Thanks Mike...this first build should be completed soon!
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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 07/16/2015 :  16:55:52  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Setting up the display...





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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 07/17/2015 :  16:03:01  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Details, details, details...some minor adjustments to the bonnet and doors and this first model will be completed. Should have final photos in a few days!


















Edited by - PeterW on 07/17/2015 16:21:51
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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 07/23/2015 :  17:58:06  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Into the final stretch...last look before the presentation is completed.















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