Hi Chris, 1st off thank you for your replies and directions. Yes we have a hobby store, so I'll pick up the supplies you mentioned, and I do have a dremel and tips for cutting etc.
Once I have the length figured, the pieces cut and slipped together with rod/wire run through the tube.
Is there some kind of top & bottom stop I need to make and secure? Do you leave the spring unsprung - or do you compress it any? I'm figuring the rod/wire is what you solder at the mounting points - hope I'm right??
Once again thanks for your tips and directions. Regards, Jack
Post by Chris Wright on Feb 25, 2018 19:21:27 GMT -5
This is a different car and aplication, you can see the tubes and spring, stops for the spring are more slices from a tube.
I put piano wire inside the tub, and solder the protuding ends to the chassis. (each car is diferent).
As you can see in this application the bottom of the shock is soldered to the axle upright, and the top is fastened (with a very short piece of piano wire) to an upright fashoned from a piece of square tubing.
You are right Photobucket did the Forum a great dis-service when they suddenly withdrew free third party hosting. If there are any pictures of cars you would like to see I'm sure members of the Forum would be pleased to show you them.
Hi Chris & David, Thanks again Chris for the extra clarification and wow that second photo made me look twice or more just to make sure it was a slotcar!! Those look just so real!!! - The top mount and the way you capped them off is super!!!!
David, Thank you for the welcome and love your step by step pic's - that trully breaks it down for me. Your 312 build and the detail was jaw dropping eye candy!!!
Thanks to both of you, and I'll pick up some supplies this weekend and give it a go. Then I'll get you guys some photos of my attemps.