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    Quote Originally Posted by TastyBagel View Post
    Oh man! Love me some Russian 6x6's. This is going to be sweet!
    Somehow, i feel it too

    Quote Originally Posted by neruda View Post
    I have driven one 1:1 Kraz in Finnish army so I have some kind of love/hate relationship to these. Surely will follow this one, already looks very promising!!
    My army time, i drove only Gaz 66 and Uaz 4x4. And i heard legend that Kraz steering was quite interesting. Power steering only to other side..
    Gaz 66 is my worst driving experience what comes in driving ergonomics, small cabin and gear stick is allmost behind the back on your right side. But loved the v8 petrol engine and the inflatable tires.

    Quote Originally Posted by FAH View Post
    Good idea with the tires, looking nice :)

    Did you paint your axles?
    Thanks FAH! No, did not paint the axles. In CA30 promo pics axles are not painted. But they came painted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bishops RC View Post

    Thanks FAH! No, did not paint the axles. In CA30 promo pics axles are not painted. But they came painted.
    Mine didn't come painted! But I got the first batch so might be painted now days :) Looks good either way!

    Can't wait for the cab to take form :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by FAH View Post
    Mine didn't come painted! But I got the first batch so might be painted now days :) Looks good either way!

    Can't wait for the cab to take form :D
    Thanks FAH!

    Okey, first steps taken on metal body build. 60w soldering iron and tin, easy to joint thin steel. First square brass pipe to hold the shape.

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    To attach side panels, decided to make front grill frame where to joint sides.

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    Wish i had more time on workshop this week, hopefully i get more on next one.

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    Something must have gone wrong, my latest post isn't here...? Anyway then have to do big update post.

    Kraz cabin back wall. Most of them have back window. I do it later.

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    And some tin filling. Good thins with tin is that you can directly go sanding and grind the fillings.

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    Result of cabin back wall, and doors cutted then re attach.

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    First roller pic

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    Then was little trouble, how you do windshield frame and piece behind the hood? Couple prototype pieces and days later, something workable came.

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    If you can't made the piece, put scrap metal and tin

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    Then engine bay vent on sides before front wheel fenders

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    Okey here we are now. Next is the hood or fenders.

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    really nice metal work. do you have also supporting pieces to add strenght?

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    I'm very impressed. Metal work looks like it is very challenging.
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    Wow. Very nice metal-handling. Chapeau!

    But: Is this method stable enough to survive a roller without a total lost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatguy View Post
    I'm very impressed. Metal work looks like it is very challenging.
    Thanks itguy. It is challenging, for a beginner, and Kraz has easy shapes. Next metal build will be easier

    Quote Originally Posted by raven62 View Post
    Wow. Very nice metal-handling. Chapeau!

    But: Is this method stable enough to survive a roller without a total lost?
    Thanks raven62. I'm quite sure that body will take "normal" roll overs. 0,2mm Thin steel plates are pretty solid when they are soldered on to the shapes. I'm assuming that total body weight is gonna be little bit more than if the body was abs plastic.

    Kraz cabin section is now quite rigid. I'm not worried that body would get damaged. And mostly i'm gonna drive it scale realisticly

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    This update is for the Hood and grill. Every part starts with flat plate

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    After pending with fingers and some scrap metal pipe it slowly takes the shape.

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    Front of the hood, shaped with multiple pieces and TIN

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    Grill was just cut and solder job. It take time but was worth it.

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    Good feeling when build moves on, but there is only under 2 months left of this build off. So i must turn the screw more on work pench

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    Great work. Lots of fun to watch.

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