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Offline mc1984ss

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1620 on: October 01, 2012, 09:46:10 PM »
In the two pictures above ( not the group photo) I love that you can see the flush mount rivets filed smooth. Does anyone have a clue as to how many rivets there are in this car?

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« Reply #1621 on: October 01, 2012, 11:36:01 PM »
I don't even want to count the number that are still needed to finish the tail.

The closer that you get to the very end of the tail the less room there is inside to buck them.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1622 on: October 02, 2012, 12:06:57 AM »
Rizzy and her Father are the salt of the earth.

Made my day 2 years in a row.

Ray C Wheeler

Just a slight correction.  The url Freud posted is correct.  But I added a separate section in the Menu bar for Unsung Heroes; it's not in the News section.

Bill, I showed my sister and cousin (whom I haven't seen in decades and she visited me on Saturday) the photos I shot of Rizzy giving Mitch a coin just before the "rains came down" at SW 2011.  They were both teary-eyed with emotion.  Keep up the good work, bro.


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« Reply #1623 on: October 05, 2012, 02:23:09 PM »
It's a good chance that there won't be a post until Saturday.

Ray is on the salt and is rather busy there.

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« Reply #1624 on: October 06, 2012, 10:14:05 PM »
Is it better late than never?

We posted today.

Here is the url:    http://www.target550.com/gallery/192_front_wheel_fairings_&_attachments/index.html

There is very little that is new at this stage.

Hang in there with us. We'll get something of interest.

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« Reply #1625 on: October 06, 2012, 10:17:35 PM »
little things make BIG things......as always I enjoy seeing the little details in the BIG picture of attempting 550 MPH.

Michael
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1626 on: October 07, 2012, 08:07:46 AM »
Freud and Ray:

Thank you. The devil is in the details. Sometimes it takes longer to do the little things.

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« Reply #1627 on: October 07, 2012, 11:09:17 PM »
I am convinced that wheelerdealer has done some building. He does understand.

You don't learn those things by reading about it.

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« Reply #1628 on: October 08, 2012, 06:09:10 AM »
Freud,
Thank you for the complement. Yes I have done my share of fab work, but mostly airboats, swamp buggies and farm equipment. All of which have a very low precission standard. Back then I had the basic instruments. A large vice, cutting torch, buzz box stick welder, a 7" grinder, a drill and a large hammer. Throw in some brown shopping bags and scissors for the precission templates.
Although I did not have the skills or patience to duplicate, always had an eye for precission fabrication.
Thanks for sharing the Target 550 build with us.
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1629 on: October 12, 2012, 03:25:26 PM »
A huge amount of time was spent on the wheel fairings. When they were all done:  nothing to it.

They look so smooth and "fit just right." I didn't spend any more time on how Jason built them.

I'll just show you how slick they are.

http://www.target550.com/gallery/193_canopy_latch_wheel_fairings/index.html

Have a look.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1630 on: October 12, 2012, 03:32:15 PM »
Not only are they slick like the rest of the car, its like butter.  :cheers: Tony
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1631 on: October 12, 2012, 04:31:52 PM »
Thanks for the latch/duct shots! :cheers:


Ask Jason if he intends on keeping his yellow bracelet :-o :evil: :-D
« Last Edit: October 12, 2012, 04:34:10 PM by Tman »

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1632 on: October 12, 2012, 05:24:53 PM »
Wow... that NACA Duct is incredible ( As is the whole car.)! I'm tempted to try my hand with Aluminum, but can't really justify bunging up a perfectly good piece of metal just for practice. One of these days I'll transform all these empty "Steel Reserve" cans into something. That is as soon as the headach wears off.   :-D

Smitty     :cheers:

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« Reply #1633 on: October 12, 2012, 09:26:47 PM »
Welcome Smitty. I'm happy to see your post.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1634 on: October 12, 2012, 10:20:00 PM »
When I did the most recent post on Target550.com I failed to attach these 4 images.

They relate to the NACA duct and the outside cockpit release.

Sorry about that.

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« Last Edit: October 12, 2012, 11:09:52 PM by Freud »
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