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      Time to step up a little by soldering steel rather than using CA glue 1:16 Willys CJ 2A - scratch built  steel Jeep and aluminum. I like steel because it's heavier and more importantly, true rust develops almost immediatly adding a lot to the realism. The goal is to recreate an old rusted Jeep that after it had a problem of some kind, it was stored for 20+ years. Still complete with all the details (not many of them originally) but in very bad shape. Rust holes, flat and worn out tires, cracked glass and worn out seats. Kinda like a Rat Jeep.



      So far I've built the frame. Only the transmission cross member is missing, I still need to find some reference photos so I would make it correct.









      Compared to aluminum, steel is a lot harder to cut and bend even though I'm using 0.1mm thinner 1:16 Willys CJ 2A - scratch built  steel Jeep sheet (0.3mm in total). I use a Dremel 1:16 Willys CJ 2A - scratch built  steel Jeep VersaTip torch so once you add a lot of parts you need to be extra careful not to melt surrounding joints. I'm still learning and practicing on scrap parts. We don't have hobby shops around here and the folks who work in large tool shops usually don't know the difference between soldering wire or similar. I use an acid flux used for soldering copper tubes (plumbing). I have some kind of solder wire but I have no idea if it's silver one or 60-40... Rust is also an issue. If you leave the parts for longer period you need to sand 1:16 Willys CJ 2A - scratch built  steel Jeep the rust so a join would form. Otherwise you're just spending your time trying to join two parts - it won't happen.


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    When you're scratchbuilding, it all comes down to scratching your head
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    1:16 Willys CJ 2A - scratch built  steel Jeep
    I finally have something new to show and the site goes down... With a little patience here we are again :)







    I continued on to finish the front clip of the Jeep.

    Before soldering new part to the existing ones, you need to clean ALL the rust otherwise the solder will not stick and the parts cannot be joined.
















    I'm waiting to get a bit warmer to take outside photos.


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    Very nice build!
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    1:16 Willys CJ 2A - scratch built  steel Jeep
    I managed to build the tailgate yesterday.

    It's a slow progress but the end result should be the best model I've built so far.

    I made the hinges, mounted them with some scale hardware (M1.2 nuts and bolts) and the only thing left to make is the holders for the chain that keeps the door closed.









    I should've made the hinges a bit wider, but they're done now and I'm not remaking them.




    Door is mounted.










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    1:16 Willys CJ 2A - scratch built  steel Jeep
    Progress is extremely slow, but I manage to make some little stuff from time to time.

    I made the transmission hump or tunnel. The bench seat frame is only provisional and the model is getting two normal separate seats.


    I also made the fender ending or side step.


    One for motivation



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    I'm just reporting that I will soon be back at finishing the model :)


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    Great Build. Good ideas for scratch building.

    Thanks for posting this.

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    amazing work- just like a real JEEP-rust included!!!
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