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Building a factory Toylander / Re: My build No 15
« Last post by Smithy2503 on Today at 08:05:05 PM »
Looking good- i might invest in some factory panels as templates next time...i can see my unihog being the first of many  ;D
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Introductions / Re: Hi from Lincolnshire
« Last post by MK1 GIT on Today at 01:49:31 PM »
Genuinely started today. Well I unpacked my panel kit, labelled it all, set up my mitre saw (Massive overkill to cut barons but still). Then I got hungry so had to stop. Also spent a good half hour sat in the garage wondering if the batons on the floorplan screw into the mdf or the screw goes into the baton? Does that make sense? Do I screw through the top through the baton into the mdf and countersink the baton or countersink the mdf and screw through that into the baton from the underside? Maybe me being stupid but the instructions I think say from bottom but the picture I thought shows screws in the top. Will start a build thread in Toylander 2 when I work out how to link to photos on Flickr. I understand the but but it doesn’t appear to work for me.
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Building a factory Toylander / Re: My build No 15
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 23 April, 2019, 07:12:36 AM »
Managed to get a bit done on the tub over the easter weekend.

I enjoy this part of the build its clean and relatively quite compared to cutting out the panels lol, plus its nice to see it taking shape.

Going to try and avoid being side tracked on this build, that and the fact its a nicer temperature in the workshop I'm going to see if I can get this one done in 8-9 weeks.

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Building a factory Toylander / Re: My build No 15
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 23 April, 2019, 07:09:19 AM »
Hi Chaps
Bought a donor scooter at the weekend. Its a nice one and was only an hour away.

Shoprider Souverign, anyone that follows my builds will know I like these scooter as they are bullet proof, come apart easily and readily available.

It has since been stripped down and the motor and transaxle given to my engineering guru and friend Bill for him to make the mounts and the wheel adaptors.

The rest has gone on eBay.

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Building a factory Toylander / Re: My build No 15
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 18 April, 2019, 07:10:04 AM »
Hi Chaps
Still plodding on, all the panels are cut out except from the floor that I shall do tonight. to make the panels I cut them about 5mm bigger all round then I use an original Toylander panel set as a template that I double sticky tape onto my
panels then run round them with a flush bit router on my router table. For the bigger panels like the sides and floor I have a hand held router.

Its so accurate I have trouble telling the difference between my new panel and the template.

The only edges I don't router are the angles ones for the bulkhead etc. I cut these on my table saw with the blade set to the desired angle

As alway here is pic. I lay the panels flat on the floor when cut out to stop them warping.

PS dont know if you can see in the pic but the apron panel I leave wider at this stage then cut it to fit between the inner wings at build stage


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Building a factory Toylander / Re: Unihog
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 18 April, 2019, 06:58:50 AM »
Hi Ryan
Im not sure if water proof glue would make a difference , like you said its going to be enclosed in paint and it it ever really gong to get wet enough fo rah water to penetrate the paint?

Peter
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Building a factory Toylander / Re: Unihog
« Last post by Smithy2503 on 17 April, 2019, 08:19:28 PM »
Thank you :-)

I did pick up both gorilla glues and 1 said water resistant and the other said water proof...i didn't think it was that important as i was planning to completely undercoat the whole body and paint it with car paint which i thought would not let any water in- is this wrong? I am currently at a standstill and can get the waterproof stuff if it will make a massive difference when I collect more 20x20 batten on Tuesday.

Ryan
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Custom / Re: Jeep Wrangler Replica
« Last post by Ant-G on 17 April, 2019, 05:22:11 PM »
Interesting project. Like your approach.
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Introductions / Re: Hello! Building a non-toylander Jeep
« Last post by Rob_01 on 17 April, 2019, 08:53:03 AM »
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Building a factory Toylander / Re: Unihog
« Last post by 59joe on 16 April, 2019, 05:37:22 PM »
Looking good Smithy,
Just make sure the gorilla glue is the waterproof kind!
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