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Old 06-13-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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DML SAS jeep(s) build

Hi everybody,

Upon the request of other members, whom have generously donated plans and advice, I am starting a WIP about the 2 sas jeeps I am building. I have been collecting parts and reference materials for the last two months, and have just started the build. At the out set, I would like to thank the people who have helped me already, and those who will contribute advice down the road. I will try to only cover parts of my build that I have not seen on other ones ( very difficult, based on the fantastic models that have been show cased here already) My contribution will be the scratch building of the chassis, as well as Some new SAS details, and attempting to include some of the upgrades other have done so well. This all might take some time, because my wife just told me we are selling the house, and moving.......


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Old 06-13-2012, 12:46 AM   #2
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Re: DML SAS jeep(s) build -frame templates

So here is the first action. The frame rails were made by templating to ones from the kit. You know your in it up to your neck when the first thing you do is start sawing the most basic component of the kit into bits.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:06 AM   #3
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Re: DML SAS jeep(s) Frame Jigs

Here are some pics of the frames being jigged. I have steel blocks that have rare earth magnets in the bottom, as well a other magnets for stability. The table top is a piece of sanded 1/4 steel.

The Willys MB had a semi-boxed in frame ( unlike the unlike the ford gpw, that was fully boxed) I will be adding the inner boxing next, but I have to do some photo recon to get it right.

The first stet of rails I did were a little too thick , but I am doing two jeeps at once, an A and a B. I always end up making parts that are not quite the way I like, but good enough at a distance. Seeings how the kits are the cheapest part of this, why not make two?
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