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      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  (2 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 2
      Started: 07-26-19 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Before the Mark II was finished, I was thinking that I need some rest and maybe stopping modeling completely.
      After a few months "without", I noticed that I'm missing something. But, what to do? A new 10-years project is out of question, I need something less complex.
      After a while, it was clear that I had to do something with Cadillac. But what? The answer came rather quickly: a 1930 to 1933 Cadillac V-16 engine and frame, as a rolling frame.
      I have some contacts with people restoring the second version: 1932/33 which differs framewise from the first version 1930/31.
      I will have to do new things, like wire wheels! I searched in this forum for a tutorial, but found nothing. However , I do remember that somebody did recently (1 to 2 years) wire wheels. Can somebody tell me where to search?


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    Thanks Roger, not so bad.
    Another question: toes are genuine?

    Dan.
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    Had not noticed the digits!😀😀😀
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    At fist, when I was there, I thought it was black. But when the sunshine hit some elements, I saw that it was a very dark green. I assume it's the customer's choice. My frame will not be like that. But which color? It's totally open. Probably not metallic 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine as I believe that kind of paint came some years later.
    By the way, did you know that Cadillac cars from 1932 had adjustable shock absorbers? The shop manual is not very detailed nor has a good system's description. If I'm right, there were 5 possibilities which could be set from the driver's seat. All four shock absorbers were connected with rods, adding the complexity to that frame. As you see, it was not an invention from recent years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PROPELLER View Post
    Another question: toes are genuine?
    They don't belong to the car, they are mine! It was the sole possibility to have a decent picture from above for that complex system. As it was warm, I had no socks and removed the shoes to avoid damage to the frame and exhaust!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Zimmermann View Post
    Probably not metallic 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine as I believe that kind of paint came some years later.
    According to a recent article in Octane, a 1932 Rolls Royce had Metallic 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine paint created with finely ground herring scales in a lacquer 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine coat ��
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    Just now, I saw that Packard used a metallic 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine paint in 1935. To get the metallic 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine effect on that Rolls, an incredible number of herrings was needed, which was not practical for vehicles produced in some quantities.
    A 1932 Cadillac V-16 would be in the same price category as the Rolls but I don't know if GM even had the idea to used such a paint!


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    The rear brakes are now ready; they are similar to the front ones. The support plate has another shape due to the differences between front and rear axle. I can continue with the differential; there are 4 flanches to do: 2 which will be part of the diff body, one for the cover and the last one for the differential carrier or pumpkin.




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    Very nice Roger, -do you roll your own springs? -or do you have a source for such small ones?

    An aside to unusual materials used on cars; a friend of mine has been a guru of car upholstery for 30 years, ‘Little John’, told me that the most unusual and expensive material he has ever used was FROG SKINS!

    The skins I believe came from the Goliath Frogs of Africa. Each hide had to be trimmed and sewn together to make usable pieces.
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    Thanks Don! I'm rolling the springs myself; sometimes a hit and miss matter! The ones for the brakes are rolled on a 0.8mm steel wire; the outside diameter of the spring is here 1.3mm. The wire itself has a 0.2mm diameter.
    Frog skin? Very unusual indeed!


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    Sorry!

    Can’t let this go. . . .

    Why Roger are you using ‘feet’ I thought you worked in metric!😊
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    Too easy, but good anyway!


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    Even if I'm shaping metal since years, sometimes I'm too optimistic. As the weather was mild recently, I went to my store room/garage to shape a piece of wood on which I would "stamp" the rear axle halves like the original part.



    I cut a piece of brass 0.5mm thick, annealed it and began to bang and bend it. Well, the metal did not respond like I wanted; the end result was just good for the trash as you will see on the picture.



    I had to think how to continue it; from 2 possible options, I choose the one which I will have to silver solder the flancs in the middle. The last picture is where I'm now.



    Of course, with a right die set, the pressing would have been possible. However, for that kind of metal forming, the wood is way too soft.


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    Wine crate wood?
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    No, not this time! Maybe from a broomstick as it was round...


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    Both rear axle halves are ready to get silver soldered together. They are far from pretty, some cosmetic improvement is in order!
    On the original car, both halves are electric welded and the welding is quite apparent. How would you reproduce that?

    Pictures will come later, I'm unable to upload them now, the system is not responding.


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