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Post  iain on Thu 04 Oct 2012, 4:17 am

Well, on wednesday morning a big green lorry turned up on my drive with 2 dodgy looking characters Very Happy

A few minutes later I was left with this lot:



Then by the afternoon I had this:



I had no real issues other than these back 2 gusset plates not quite lining up and requiring releaving. The 2 diagonal measurements were spot on to within a couple of mm, not bad on over 3m Smile



I've now got the front axle to dry assemble before pulling it all down to add some chamfers and clean up all the individual bits before adding some paint Smile

The whole thing is heavy enough now!

I'm going to keep it on the tressle until all the running gear is on so will tackle cleaning the wheels etc up over time. I'm sure it will be handy being able to get underneath and the tressles are rated to 450gks each so plenty left

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Post  iain on Thu 04 Oct 2012, 4:19 am

just noticed that the forum clips the images so there is some missing from the one of the chassis.

I'll have to look into it when I get home as the access at work is very slow!


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Post  lynnr on Thu 04 Oct 2012, 4:32 am

Congratulations.

Only one problem I can see. The instruction sheets must be upside down as I think the stretchers and spring hangers need to point downwards?

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Post  iain on Thu 04 Oct 2012, 6:39 am

Laughing

Must of missed that bit! good job its only a trial run! Very Happy

Hopefully get the front axle on this weekend.

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Post  iain on Fri 05 Oct 2012, 2:08 pm

started to look at the axle, mine appears to have a set of bearings fitted already Very Happy




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Post  iain on Sun 07 Oct 2012, 12:32 pm

latest bit of work Smile still got one king pin thats slightly tight, only place it is tight though is through one half of the thrust washer. Its not too bad so a bit of emery should see it right.

No bearings in the wheels, just hung them on to get an idea Very Happy

Last bit of fettling to the king pin then its strip down these bits for paint. It was very heavy turning it over though Shocked

Started tidying parts up, removing the numbers from the end of the bolts etc.




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Post  Tony King on Sun 07 Oct 2012, 1:03 pm

Impressively BIG......... Good to see pics of your progress....even for us traction engineers!! Keep it up Smile
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Post  iain on Mon 08 Oct 2012, 1:52 am

Thanks,

its now to the stage where i'm going to go backwards pulling it apart to paint but hopefully shouldnt take long to get the rails painted then its back to going forwards again Smile

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Post  lynnr on Mon 08 Oct 2012, 3:20 am

As I said.

These models are built at least twice before they are even used!

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Post  Tony King on Mon 08 Oct 2012, 5:31 am

ONLY TWICE Shocked
Where's the fun in that? Very Happy
There's no doubt about it, it really is an achievement to build one (or two!!) of these beatiful machines & you have to do it to understand why!! I for one have no regrets Very Happy
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Post  iain on Thu 11 Oct 2012, 2:02 pm

not the best pics but my sandblasting got picked up this morning and dropped off tonight Smile Lots of fettling and then paint to do




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Post  iain on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 8:37 am

well, finally got enough paint on all the chassis bits Smile hopefully starting to catch up a little. Hopefully send all the remainder of the bits to the blasters including the wheels next week. Need to touch up a few bits and get rid of some runs but the part needs to properly harden first, also had a go at one hubcap with some wet and dry then a bit of autosol. so shiney you can see my spanners in it Smile needs so work on the flange but getting there:






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Post  iain on Thu 29 Nov 2012, 4:57 am

some more shiney bits! Very impressive stuff. Looking forward to more building than painting this time Smile


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Post  iain on Thu 29 Nov 2012, 12:04 pm

Busy night tonight :-) do the dry fit of everything and all looks good. Diff will benefit from some grease but save the mucky job for the final fit. Just waiting on my assembly lube to finally put it all together. Think I'm going to paint this lot after assembly although I need to get the axle boxes painted (and the wheels!) but hopefully get those blasted next week.












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Post  iain on Tue 18 Dec 2012, 8:14 am

Modified diff covers to allow oil fill and drain:





Wheels in Alfa red, just need another couple of coats:






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Post  Robfishman on Tue 18 Dec 2012, 4:16 pm

Like everything those gears look great and really well made. I bet the components are heavy when together as kits. Our showmans is bad enough but but this....they will look great on the rally field in a coupe of years time.

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Looks good

Post  burrell1 on Wed 19 Dec 2012, 7:13 am

It looks like you are getting on well with your lorry. I like your idea of fitting an oil filler/drain plug to your dif cover, that will make all the difference when changing and topping up the oil. I have still not decided what to do with my dif yet to make maintenance as easy as possible. All the best for Christmas and I look forward to following your progress in the New Year.

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Post  iain on Fri 21 Dec 2012, 2:38 pm



picture didnt come out very well Shocked

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Post  iain on Sat 26 Jan 2013, 9:18 am

time for some spring painting!

Just these and a few more bits to do and then I can have it on 4 wheels. Hopefully be able to get it on all 4's by the end of Feb.


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Post  iain on Thu 07 Mar 2013, 6:35 am

well got a bit further. Few things to touch up and also I cant get the top leaf spring in now they have been painted but I've assembled without to see how things settle then put it back in there later.

Finally see how my colour scheme goes together.


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Post  Tony King on Thu 07 Mar 2013, 7:39 am

For my penny worth, I like your colour scheme & the finishing "shine" is superb!! ........... Don't "dink"it!!!
What an impressive lorry this is going to be!!
Keep pics coming Very Happy
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Post  iain on Thu 07 Mar 2013, 8:04 am

there are some dinks already Embarassed

but it will all be ok and touch in i'm sure! Yeah the shine has come nicely. There are a few runs to sort but will give it a few months to really harden off before I attempt them.

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Post  iain on Fri 12 Apr 2013, 7:54 am

Well its been some time but things are moving forward. Plan this weekend is to finish the dry fit and de-burr etc of the steering and brake kits and then get ready for some more painting.

Nice to roll it out and work on the drive for a change today.

Few pics Smile







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Post  burrell1 on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 12:35 am

Good to see your long wheel based Foden lorry and I like the colour scheme that you have chosen. It makes a change from the traditional red that I have painted my SWB lorry. I will be glad when we start building the body of our lorries and I can start paining with some other than red. Well done, I know how much hard work you have had to put into your lorry so far.

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Post  iain on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 4:57 am

Thanks Smile

Its coming along now.

Got the steering all tested and the handbrake although want to adjust the position to sort the steering support and put the pulley on but feel i better wait till i have the boiler as there is a section that bolts to the horn plates. I'm about half a hole out at the minute so if i move it, the hornplates may pull it.

I dont seem to get the same position as the drawing for the pulley either so best to wait. Its only a minor mod when the time comes.




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