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Monster truck springs
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 13, 2003 5:58 PM
Hi all!!!

I have a monster truck i want to build, but the springs looky yucky, so i want tomake them look better... has anyone ever scratched build monster truck spings???

Any ideas????

Thanks!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 13, 2003 9:46 PM
I'm not sure the scale but you could try the spring in the toilet paper holder. This might be to wide. If its to long you can always cut it down. You also might be able to you part of a spring used to pull screen doors shut. Hope this helps.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 13, 2003 10:42 PM
Thanks Zach!!!i'll them a try!!!!!

BTW, my 5 year old son's name is Zach!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 14, 2003 7:50 PM
why yes i have i used brass strip one buy one i shaped each leaf and soder them together it took about a week of eye killing work but they trund out nice
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 14, 2003 8:38 PM
thanks huck, i was thinking about using something like that....
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 14, 2003 8:59 PM
your welcome if it dose not work the frist time dont give up it took me three times to get it riteConfused
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Sunday, December 14, 2003 10:18 PM
hey ron, give the springs out of ink pens a shot , if they are to small , go to the hardware, i know you can find something there that will work. (hardware store as in home depot, lowes) , they have so much crap , maybe try looking in the electrical section??? hope this helps.Thumbs UpThumbs Up

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 14, 2003 10:23 PM
Thanks dave....
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Sunday, December 14, 2003 10:36 PM
WinkWink anytime.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 21, 2003 10:03 PM
well, techinically, monster trucks dont have springs. they just have air shocks. but, if you want to build springs/coilovers, take the spiral binding out of a spiral note book. straighten it out, and re wrap it around either a pen or pencil. that size is usually the right size for most models. then, you can just use simple wire cutters/dykes to cut the right length spring you want. it provides a large supply too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 21, 2003 11:13 PM
yes teri your right, they don't have springs, now!!!

But back in the day when the whole craze started, they did have springs!!! and big ones they were!!!!


I remember when i saw my first monster truck race, back in the mid to late 80's, they were all running HUGE springs, old military axels and huge dump truck tires!!!1


Thanks for the tip.......
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 1:15 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by littlemoe

yes teri your right, they don't have springs, now!!!

But back in the day when the whole craze started, they did have springs!!! and big ones they were!!!!


I remember when i saw my first monster truck race, back in the mid to late 80's, they were all running HUGE springs, old military axels and huge dump truck tires!!!1


Thanks for the tip.......


yeah that is true. i wasnt sure if you were building a modern day one or not. i just didnt want you to make one of the many modeling faux paus.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 1:41 PM
Hey Ron,
If you're doing leaf springs, I saw a truck at a show one time and the guy said he made his springs from a plasti coke bottle. He cut strips following the natural curve of the bottle and used a pin to keep them together just like the locator pin in a real leaf spring pack. The cool thing about this method was that the springs stayed flexible so the truck could be posed with on tire on a car hood and the other on the "ground". I've never personally tried this but it didn't look that hard.
Mike
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 2:32 PM
faux paus ????????? Hey keep it clean, this is a family site after all!!!!LaughLaughLaugh ROFL


WOW!!!! coke bottle hu????? do you know if he used a few pieces glued together to make one spring??? Coke bottle plastic is kindathin!! Greatides!!! Thanks...

I willl have to try that!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 26, 2003 12:36 PM
hey ron, yeah he created a spring pack with multiple strips for each spring.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 8:14 PM
the coke bottle idea sounds like itd work. the only thing is im not sure if you will get enough of a bend for a monster truck. if you are going to use "stock" mounts, youll need a very extreme bend almost like a U to provide the right amount of lift needed for a monster truck.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 6:07 PM
maybe you could scribe the lines out a little deeper on your kit springs if you are just wanting them to look a little more realistic.i also take a wire wheel on a dremel tool to "scuff" up the tires

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