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Offline stevehuckss396

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1/5 scale Chevelle
« on: August 11, 2014, 02:28:31 AM »

Howdy folks!

It's been many many months that I have had no shop time. That has got to change so I have been making plans for a new project. No matter where you go, or who you show your engines to, the number one question is, "are you going to put it in anything". Well I am. Over the last few months I have been drawing a S&W racing, 68-72 Chevelle chassis in one fifth scale so that the blown Demon will fit into it. I purchased drawings from George for the nine inch ford rear end. The transmission is still up in the air. After I work out the wheelie bar arrangement I plan to move forward on this 2 year project. I plan to make the build thread exclusive to this forum and one other that is RC related. Posting on 5-6 forums gets to be a little too much.


The first move will be to make a fixture on an aluminum plate 12 X 34 inches to fixture the chassis for assembly.





Once the chassis is completed I will need to make a rearend. I have never cut a gear in my life so nothing like jumping in with both feet. The ring gear will be 1.700 inches in diameter with 40 teeth. The final ratio will be 3.75:1





The chassis will be fitted with disk brakes. I have not decided weather they will funtion like the real ones but I might give that a whirl.





The blown Demon will be fitted. I have no plans for a trans. I can make wheels but tires will be another challenge. The body is another problem but who knows.



When I get going on this I'll post up some pictures and give regular reports.

Cheers!

Steve
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Offline sshire

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 02:57:29 AM »
Steve
Nothing like a little project to keep your hand in. You could have come up with something challenging.
Seriously, this is astounding! I'm pulling up 2 chairs.
Best,
Stan

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 02:59:29 AM »
Steve, I've got a call out to my RC brethren for approximately 1/5 scale wheels and tires.....Haven't heard anything yet...but I'll keep asking.

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 03:04:58 AM »
Steve, I've got a call out to my RC brethren for approximately 1/5 scale wheels and tires.....Haven't heard anything yet...but I'll keep asking.

Dave

Thanks Stan!

Dave, thanks for checking for me. If there is nothing out there I will try the FG's but I have never had a good experience ordering anything out of China. Just never works out.
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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 04:43:29 AM »
This looks like an awsome project. :whoohoo:
Good luck and looking forward to the build.

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 06:13:33 AM »
Hi Steve a good start for an impressive project. Looking at your fixture for chassis/frame making l am missing the jigs for the important brackets like rear upper damper fixation. Are they still under construction ? I see all the jigs to guide the tubes, but no jigs for the main suspension or engine mounting points.
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Achim

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 07:07:56 AM »
Well Steve, I see that you decided to go with something easy this time around.  :Jester:
It's going to be fun to watch this one.

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014, 08:35:37 AM »
That's a very impressive project Steve indeed :ThumbsUp: It will certainly be something to be party to as it develops so I hope you can get back into the shop soon  :)

Good luck with it (and for sourcing those tires)

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2014, 10:48:54 AM »
Hi Steve nice project! try this sight for wheels and tires Steve, he makes foam tires with rubber caps as well as all rubber tires, he made me a tire for my 1/5th scale dragbike. http://bishopracingproducts.com/

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2014, 12:04:08 PM »
I have no doubts that you can pull this off Steve. Should be a fun ride!!

Bill

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2014, 01:03:11 PM »
Hi Steve,
Boy you've bit off a big one with this project! It's going to be an amazing model.
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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2014, 04:37:39 PM »
Impressive! That's a lot of tricky geometry in the frame there.  :popcorn:

Simon

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2014, 04:54:20 PM »
To use an awfully overworked term...."Awesome"!
Steve, thanks for letting watch this take shape.
Mosey :cartwheel: :cartwheel:

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2014, 04:56:18 PM »
Steve I have also made my own tires out of sheet neoprene rubber you can get it in 1-1.25 thick sheets then I glue them together and I cut them out, I have also had them water jetted. you can sand them to shape on the lathe.

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Re: 1/5 scale Chevelle
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2014, 05:17:46 PM »
WOW Steve! What a fantastic project this will be!

 John