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    1. Kit: , by (Asst. Administrator) Don Garrett is offline
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      A member asked me for suggestions on boxing the Deuce rails and what tools I would reccomend. This is the way I go about. I use the kit pieces for the front frame horns #43 & #44.
      Next lay the rail on a sheet of .040 styrene Boxing Deuce Rails and trace the outline of the rail, make the outline just a little outside the edge of the rail. You could do this in one piece if you want but I'm more comfortable doing two pieces per side joining at the center cross member. Cut them out, I use a blade and one of the larger handles for this step, you can score and snap the parts out but I prefer to make several passes with the blade to get a cleaner edge. At this point you could attach them to the rails and go back and cut out openings for the crossmembers, steering box etc. but I don't reccomend it. I lay the piece on the rail, clamp it in place and transfer the openings onto it. Nows here's a great tip.....Steve Osbourne builder of the fabulous "Volcanic Deuce" turned me on to this tool. It's called a nibbler, available at Radio Shack, and it's inexpensive. I use it to cut the areas out for crossmembers etc. I'll post a photo if you want.
      Once you have all the pieces cut, glue them to the rails, clamp them and let them dry....don't rush here.
      When all of that is done file or sand Boxing Deuce Rails the the edges of the styrene Boxing Deuce Rails flush with the top and bottom edges of the rail, fill any defects or seams and your ready for primer Boxing Deuce Rails . Hope this helps you out.

      They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks.....but this is one old dog that would be more than happy to hear any input from you other builders if you have a better or easier way of doing this.

      Happy Modeling

      Boxing Deuce Rails
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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Sep 2005
    Here's a photo of the nibbler

    This is what it does...

    Many thanks to Crazy Steve for turning me on to this tool....get one, it's a must have...they only cost about eleven bucks at Radio Shack.

    Just for fun here's an in progress photo of the AH-1G (Cobra) that Grandma wanted me to build for her.

    Boxing Deuce Rails
    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.

  2. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Oh nice work there Don. I'd like to see that when you're done.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)

  3. Deuces-wild's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Sweeeet!!. Now I know what to look for next time I pay a visit to the "SHACK". Thanks Don. Guido

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