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Offline Freud

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #510 on: January 19, 2011, 11:00:05 AM »
Well, well WELL ! ! ! !

So I didn't cooperate.  I just don't no how.

So I can get a shot back at my English Teacher web elf.

He is so reluctant to leave his Canon that he posted the name of my camera in Canon terms.

I am the only one with a Nikon hybrid D700 posted in Canon terms: 700D.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #511 on: January 19, 2011, 11:11:22 AM »
You do well Freud. I always have my glasses hanging from my teeth when I look at rear screen. 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #512 on: January 19, 2011, 11:15:54 AM »
Oops.  Yer right, Doc.  I spose I otta stick to stuff I know about. 

Peter, I agree.  He do VERY well, don't he?  :)  Btw, my glasses are pushed up on top of my head when I shoot, then come back down to look at the LCD.  Everybody has a different technique, I spose.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #513 on: January 19, 2011, 02:32:06 PM »

I hope you enjoy a different look at things.
http://www.target550.com/gallery/89_freud_at_work/index.html


Ray,

Thanks for the insiders view. Lots of work goes into what Master Freud does. Taking the pictures is only half the work. The other half is done on his computer then sent to you. Thank you both for all you hard work, giving all of us an insight as to what it takes to build such a magnificent Streamliner. I know I really appreciate it.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #514 on: January 19, 2011, 02:47:04 PM »
Nice to see the Master at work. The first thing I looked for was dings on his head. When you need to make a shot you sacrifice the body to get the camera where it needs to be.

I have fewer dings on my head since digital cameras with swivel screens came out.  :roll:
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #515 on: January 19, 2011, 02:47:27 PM »
So that's what he looks like in casual clothes.  I've only been with Freud on the salt (shorts and a t-shirt) and at the reunion (tuxedo, top hat, swallowtail coat).  Now we know what he's like in his spare time.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #516 on: January 19, 2011, 07:47:03 PM »
RTR, or Freud, Are there any pictures of the splitter that Jim Hume designed on the front panels and nose I've been looking on the Target 550 site. Great Site
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #517 on: January 20, 2011, 12:08:46 AM »
The underside of the splitter can be seen here:
http://www.target550.com/gallery/72_front_wheel_fairings/072_07_jpg.html and in a couple of other nearby images.

I talked with Freud tonite and he said that he'd try to make that the focus of his next shoot.  If he can't shoot it on the liner, he'll shoot it on the model.

Hope that helps,


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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #518 on: January 20, 2011, 07:53:51 AM »
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #519 on: January 20, 2011, 09:17:38 AM »
Ray thanks, Is the splitter about a 1" wide? Unbelievable Build amazed at the beginning and still amazed.
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #520 on: January 20, 2011, 10:40:00 AM »
I think the splitter is a little wider than an inch at the very front, but that's just a SWAG.  We've got a coupla posts "in the can" that'll show up in the next week or so, but then I think we're gonna get pretty comprehensive coverage on the nose and splitter.  I'd run over and measure it, but the commute's a bit long for me (I live in Utah.)  Actually, the commute isn't a real short one for Freud, either.  He's put a lotta miles on his car gettin these photos.

As far as being amazed, join the club.  I feel that way every time I see a new batch of photos.  I think Sparky has a handle on it: folks are gonna study this for a long time to come, based on the comprehensive nature of the coverage.  It's a "how-to" for building a liner.  I realize there's more than one way to skin a cat, but this cat's definitely gettin skinned!

Thanks for your interest in the project.  We'll do our best to get your questions answered in the upcoming posts.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #521 on: January 20, 2011, 11:21:53 AM »
As I recall the splitter is about 1 3/4 " wide.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #522 on: January 20, 2011, 10:31:39 PM »
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« Reply #523 on: January 20, 2011, 10:50:05 PM »
On this page of their web site, they mention a dimension for the splitter of 5/8 inch (although that might have changed over time and the web page never updated).

http://www.target550.com/project.htm

If you know the head size on the panel fasteners you could also scale the dimensions fairly closely from the picture Ray linked to.

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« Reply #524 on: January 21, 2011, 12:59:15 PM »
I stumbled across a new post on Target 550 so I thought I would share.
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