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      Just wanted to share some pics of the Quad-Al I am working on.

      Most of it will be scratch built Quad-Al WIP , I have about 2/3rds of the engine molded in rubber and cast in resin Quad-Al WIP . It is a pretty long process to scratch build Quad-Al WIP a total of 6 Allison engines. The CNC machining process is not as exact as it should be, my machine is made out of plywood so there is a little flex in it, so I am making 2 spares to finish out as masters for final production molding.

      I am going to have to chop the top on the body I have, very soon. Does anybody have any diagrams or anything that might tell me how I should chop it. I've never chopped one before

      If anyone is interested in any of the parts I am making let me know and I will pass on all necessary information.

      Anyway, here is a link to the album I have started for the Quad-Al
      http://www.scalemotorcars.com/galler...ry.php?cat=621

      Here is a pic of the original


      Here is my computer mockup I am using


      I have not figured out how to post pics in the thread yet. Can anyone help me on this?
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    Tim I went to the galley, saved this photo to my computer. When you post, if you scroll down to manage attachments...click, it will let you upload the photo you saved as a thumbnail....you can then preview your post before submitting it if you like. If the members click on the posted photo it will be enlarged for them to view.....I looked at the codes in your last post and the problem loading them is in the code somewhere, perhaps the php.
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    Jeff, Dan, Rick...one of you guys jump in here and see if you can sort this out for Tim, he's got some fabulous photos you are going to want to see.
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    Tim.....if you will email me a photo of the body as it is now, I'll do a few sketches and post them in this thread showing you step by step how to chop the top.......I'm sure the guys would be interested as well.
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    Tim....your posts on the Quad Al are fine here in this section as it's a build. The discussion about the equipment is going on in the hobby room....sounds a bit confusing but we are making the forum easier for everyone to find what they are looking for without having to spend a lot of time searching though a lot of posts.
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    Tim......to post photos, click below on "Manage Attachments". That will open a new window where you will click on "Browse". That action will take you to your photos where you will click the photo(s) you want to post. That action will bring you back to the Manage Attachments window where you will click on "Up Load". That action will post your photos with your narrative.

    Hope this helps.
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    Will do Don. I will get a side/top/back shot and pass them on to you to markup.

    Thanks for clueing me in on the thumbnail pics

    Here is a pic of the tires I am using. I had to make them since they are effectively 1/12 scale tractor trailer tires.......... not too many 1/12 tractor trailer kits around to kit bash. I added the raised white Firestone logo to just kind of set the time period for the car and to just see what kind of resolution I could obtain on my CNC machine. Not the greatest, I need to pick up som .010 in. endmills. What did not machine out like it should I touched up with a black Sharpie Marker.


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    I'm looking into this. The hyperlink isn't working for some reason. Ill figure it out, just hang in there.
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    Tim, the tires are fine. Are you using the 1/12th Luv Bug Fiat topo body as a starting point? If so, that top isn't all that difficult to chop, are you having fun yet? You say that you don't have much experience building models.....that's nonsense, your Quad Al is a show stopper....carry on and welcome to the league of extraordinary modelers.
    Here's a thought.....Why don't you start a thread here under this heading titled "Quad Al" that way it will be easy to find and I can go back and dump the other stuff. You can post directly into your thread with WIP Quad-Al WIP pics.
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    Yes, I am using the 1/12th Lindberg Luv Buggy as my body.

    Let me make sure I understand you Don. You want me to start a new thread titled Quad Al in the "1/12 model cars" section?

    After I do that you will then toss this thread in the trash.

    Is that what you want me to do?

    If it is, I will wait and post the pics I took of the Topolino in the new thread. Then you can mark them up and repost them in a response.

    Thanks Don for the top chop info. I have been holding off starting the chop because I know I only have one shot at it and I want to get it right the first time.

    As far as the Quad Al goes, I just hope I can get it to a semi finished state. That has always been one of my many problem. I like to start new and different things before I completely finish what I am working on. Right now I have a 1959 Aston Martin DBR1 waiting to be cranked out on the mill!

    Well let me know if I understood you on the start of a new thread and I will do it.

    Thanks again Don


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    That Quad puts Tommy Ivo's Showboat 4 nailhead dragster to shame. I'm surprised the driver can keep the wheels on the frame. Can I get one of those Allisons into my PT Cruiser?
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