RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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Yes, proper hole size makes all the difference. You can't always go by what a chart says. :wink:
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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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XLR8 wrote: Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:05 pm You have some skill Nomad, there's no doubt about it.
I completely agree. Skills and patience. Fantastic build!
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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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Thank you kindly my friends. :D

Goods arrived from the UK this morning, JC Racing B2/3 Wheel set in black. I have to say, these guys are spot on. I ordered them on the 3rd!

I was looking at the roof and it was a bit plain so I broke out the files again and performed surgery, a couple of 3mm slots. Now we're talking! :mrgreen:
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I've installed the Brian Conklin aluminum alloy outdrives in the Lethal Weapon transmission. Dang, these things are sweet!
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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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Looks great! That top panel is awesome. :shock: Those tiny screws are the cat's meow. They almost look like tiny rivets. Great work!!
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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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I made these pieces today, what do you guys think?
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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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Okay, for my part, and since you've asked... Obviously this is just one member's opinion. I think the plates look great however, having spent so much time and effort making the welded tube joints look perfect, why would you cover them? I think plate gussets and brackets have their place but, if it were mine, I'd want to show-off the nice tube work. Again, just my opinion. By chance, do you have a 1:1 car in mind that you're trying to replicate?
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Doug, thank you for the post. I agree with you, the "gusset plates" do hide the joints I spent a lot of time on. I thought about giving the more shape, a curve of sorts but abandoned the idea.

I'm going to carry on with the rear motor guard!
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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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Nomad
I totally agree with Doug.
In a form follows function rule of thumb I feel they would be more ornamental.
Just my opinion.

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Thanks Chuck!

I decided to bend up the nerf bars next. :wink:
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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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Very nice work! I would love to see some pics of your shop! I wish I had a mini cnc and lathe. Oh, I would have fun with that! :P I enjoy keeping up with your builds!

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I really don't have a "shop", I have a few folding tables with an old laptop stuck in the corner. My lathe is in the closet! :mrgreen:
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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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NomadRacer wrote: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:59 pm I really don't have a "shop", I have a few folding tables with an old laptop stuck in the corner. My lathe is in the closet! :mrgreen:
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I was tempted to post a pic of my unbelievably messy shop but then I remembered that we're trying to attract visitors not drive 'em away. :lol:
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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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Same here man, serious mess on the table! Not going to clean up until I get these nerf bars done. I have a small area cleared out for the chassis, the rest of the 5' table is.... yep, disaster zone! :lol:
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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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GeneralZod wrote: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:38 pm Very nice work! I would love to see some pics of your shop! I wish I had a mini cnc and lathe. Oh, I would have fun with that! :P I enjoy keeping up with your builds!
I'm still using my old Taig Micro Lathe II that I bought just about 30 years ago (still mounted to the particle board it came with). It's totally manual and basic, nothing fancy (no power feed or 4-jaw chuck or anything). If you're patient and take your time, you can make a lot of things on a cheap lathe. I turn aluminum almost exclusively so tools stay sharp a long time.
I battle high blood pressure and I've found that turning metal is can be relaxing - down 7 points this week. :D

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Re: RC10 Factory Works C2 "Tuber" Build

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Taig rules the world!

I'm with you man, still rocking the original particle board here too. I have the 3-jaw and 4 jaw chucks, ER-16 collets, quick change tool posts, and a lot of tool bits on the quick change tool holders. Still, it's all manual with the help of a dial indicator.I can, and do happen to be able to get 4 matching Stealth trans. spacers when the "mojo's" right. :mrgreen:

I'm like Doug. Sometimes I sit at the lathe and get into the zone for 6 hours or so. It's an incredible, zen like moment. I always finish out a session with a great sense of accomplishment. Plus, it does more for my blood pressure. than any magic pill the doc gives me. :D
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