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okdoky
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 07:58 AM UTC

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Hi Nige,

Ha ha, found you here as well

Steve



Ha ha ha ha ha ha you slacker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Took you ages to get here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plenty folks will love to see your work on here too !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get yer finger out and gets some wheels on that trailer of yours !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nige
okdoky
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2013 - 11:47 AM UTC
Thanks to NOS on HMVF, I got a start on making up the corner and centre pull out posts for the cargo bed !!!!!!!!!!!!

I used a mixture of my tin foil, plastic and wire with a brass square section to act as a former !!!!!!!















okdoky
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 09:26 AM UTC
Been spending a wee bit of time off and on trying out ways to make my own U channels to build up the cargo bed and was struggling withthe tin foil as I could not get a consistant dimension. Then I found brass u channel and square rod that I was able to press together with a slightly thicker guage roasting tray and form long lengths with!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not much to show but at least it is proof of concept !!!!!!
Sub frame and bed head support posts joined








Inside the U channel is a strip of thin plastic card cut on the guilotine and superglued to give more strength over the length whilst keeping quite a nice scale thickness to the channel.







More faffing about to come

Nige

okdoky
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 02:45 AM UTC
While I am waiting on Tony's check dimension thought I would tackle the front headboard !!!!

I am quite chuffed with how easy this turned out once I had pieced the dimensions I needed together and thought out where to start first !!!

Majority is the tin foil and I am really chuffed how rigid it has become even though it is the thinner guage foil this time which was also easier to fold.











The thickness of the foil works for me. Will add the bits and bobs to it over the weekend

Nige
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 - 05:47 PM UTC
looking good Nige keep up the good work.
hellboy
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 - 08:32 PM UTC
nige your scratchbuilding skills are awesome...i have been wanting to make some things of my own... i noticed you used some kind of dremal lathe jig. i would like to get one of my own, where can i get one... keep up the awesome build.

thanks
okdoky
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 01:55 AM UTC

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nige your scratchbuilding skills are awesome...i have been wanting to make some things of my own... i noticed you used some kind of dremal lathe jig. i would like to get one of my own, where can i get one... keep up the awesome build.

thanks



Thanks guys for looking in

Ruben

I got my lathe on e-bay so it is really quite old, but does serve a very basic purpose. If I get a lotto win I would love to get a proper, more versitile one to play about with !!!!!!!!

Nige
okdoky
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 04:46 AM UTC
Set out the cargo bed sub frame using a sheet of plasticard to lightly spot weld the support pads to and a brass angle to lift the two main rails to the right height.




Cocked up a tiny bit as the majority of the supports rise between the cross bearers, but I will add these on where I have missed them


Added some headboard bits and the two sub frame verticals




Nige
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 07:24 AM UTC
Wow! You must certainly be glowing in that spirit of good feelings which arises with consistent growth! Save some for the wife as it takes time to heal. I admired what you do with thin metal, two years ago on the L/R, but this is of another order. The front headboard, the plumbing of the gas tank, and everything wholly together, especially your basic reliance on the universal possibilities of plastic, is just phenomenal.
okdoky
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 07:28 AM UTC
Hi Rick

Thanks for looking in from time to time ,,,,,,,,,,,, always appreciated !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A big thanks also goes to Tony of HMVF ( AKA NOS and the person who tips his cargo bed on its side just for my photos) as all this detail could not have been as easy to do without his fantastic assistance, photos and measurements !!!!!!!

Thanks Tony

Been working on the cargo bed using balsa sheet cut into strips and then reglued out of sequence to vary the grain of the wood with the runner spacers embossed and marked with permanent marker only for the moment until I can find thin strip to add in its place




The headboard fixed to the sub frame runners




And the start of the cross bearers




And with timbers dry fitted as still a bit of cross members to be done and some cuts outs for the iso lugs and rear most pairs of tie downs


Two additional tie downs have been drilled in front of the head board since






I might need to check my sizes around the rear axle mudguards as something does not line up true with the cross bearer. Worst caseI think might need to transplant a little plastic back where cut off !!!!!! No real biggy though !!!!!!!!

Hope you like

Nige
okdoky
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 06:32 AM UTC
Here are a couple of pics on board the chassis











Nige
okdoky
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 12:25 PM UTC
Frame finished ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, will add detailing soon !!!!!!!!!




Nige
okdoky
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 06:43 AM UTC
Adding the iso locks




okdoky
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 10:59 PM UTC
Am enjoying my easter break in Lossiemouth and managing to get some work on the TM despite a full caravan of dogs, kids, in laws, etc.

Have added some details to the sides of the cargo bed for the side board hinges, tie downs and shackles.













More to follow

Nige
okdoky
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 07:44 AM UTC
As with all of my builds the smallest bits can be so bloody frustrating ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, yet some can just go together so easily !!!!!!!!!!! So far so good on these small bits !!!!!!!!!!!

Just now the build is getting to the awkward part of replicating the four cargo side boards that have to be identical in shape and size with all the add ons !!!!!!!!!! Was frustrating getting the former to the point where I am happy with the shapes and dimensions !!!!!!!!!! And I am surprised as to how good the tin foil is holding together with such thin section to join to !!!!!!!!

























Nige
okdoky
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 11:35 AM UTC






okdoky
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 04:13 AM UTC
Thanks Brian

Unfortunately, I will not be making much travelling down South of the border as still saving to finish house off !!!!!! Will be Scottish only !!!!!

I have just heard from Howard at KFS that he will have a set of wheels and tyres ready for me in time for Perth show so all going well, I will have them in time to set up under the chassis to give the build a better look !!!!!

http://www.kitformservices.com/tq/TQ143.JPG


http://www.kitformservices.com/tq/TQ144.JPG


TQ144.JPG
okdoky
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 04:36 AM UTC








okdoky
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013 - 11:13 AM UTC
Added canopy tie downs to the boards !!!!!!!!!!! Compromise on accuracy as had to drill pilot holes that show through on inside where the real ones would be 10mm bar spot welded to the boards !!!!!!!!!!



okdoky
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 04:31 AM UTC
Rear mudguard trim and home made shackles added








A bit of detail that won't be seen much ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the underside at the rear mudguards !!!!!!!!






okdoky
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 02:07 PM UTC
I need to look back through all my reference pics and posts on the various forums because these bench seats just don't seem to add up properly and I am missing where the dimensions are going wrong !!!!!!!!

I think I have taken some measurements from the seating that was in place and mixed it with measurements from the folded seating that was resting on the cargo bed sides !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I may have transposed some of my dimensions when committing to paper !!!!!!

I know also that someone passed me a file copy of the bench seating diagram but as I am on hols and with my laptop, I think that I may have it stored on the desk top which is going tits up anyhow !!!!!!!!!!!

If anyone remembers sending me the bench seating file please point it out to me again as I know I will fair better with that info at hand !!!!!!! As a consept, I am happy with what I have done, and know I can improve on it easily second time around !!!!!!!







KoSprueOne
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 03:37 AM UTC
Outstanding detailed progress. Very motivating !




okdoky
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 07:02 AM UTC
Thanks Ko for popping in for a look !!!!!!!

Appreciated !!!!!!

Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 07:45 AM UTC
Nutter!



Looking superb mate!!!


okdoky
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 08:21 AM UTC

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Nutter!



Looking superb mate!!!





To the other NUTTER !!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you going to Perth ??????????? Hope to catch up and see what you been doing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nige