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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:52 am

Thanks Florian, when you get a minuet can you see if your tyre rubs the back end of the outer edge of your fender please, mine is and will need a fair amount of material removing so that it clears. When there's load on the axle it's not too bad but as the front lifts ie, when the front is light or is crossing a hole it catches, is it just mine or me?
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:41 pm

I've sorted the tyre rubbing issue, A little more progress the front 1/3 of the vehicle is getting there, there's so much to do, this kit could keep you busy for a year (part time), so good value for money.
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I've gone for the 1938/1943 types, this covers lots of variations.
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I do like the reinforced front cross member look with all the big rivets
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You can appreciate the need for the reinforcing plates, when they are all linked together to pull a Tiger1 the forces on the chassis must have been incredible.
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Oh no not a bucket!
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The number plate won't fit in the suggested place so I have gone for the 1942 position. (don't quote me on that)
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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Chang » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:06 pm

From the above two photos dated 22/dec/2018, we can see the foot steps are totally clear-cut through the fenders.
So unless we also cut it through, to paint it darker/ black colour is the only option, I reckon.... :idea:
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:35 pm

I agree, it's a massive piece of ali indeed and really needs milling at the back to, I guess we may have to live with it.
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Post by florian rudolf » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:31 pm

Hi Phil,
Good work, but much more to do.
I mill off the hole alu.
In time I working on more details an working winkers. Made the boxes for the winkers smaller.
Photos coming later 😊

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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Chang » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:01 am

The driver slept on the bonnet reminds me of one historical photo: :D
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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Andreas Walter » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:32 pm

Hey Phil,
nice vehicle and great construction report.

greetings Andreas

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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Derek Attree » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:18 pm

Hi Phil
This build is great glad you are sorting out the niggles for us. :D :D :D
I find myself looking several times a day to see what you have been doing
on this build.

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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:50 am

A few days off now, thanks guy's for all the support you give me and each other, thanks to Armortek for our community and have a Famo Christmas and a Famo new year Amen :D Kind regards Phil................... Now stop looking at the new posts and enjoy the festivities!
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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Dave Backway » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:51 am

Merry Christmas Phil,

Following your Famo build and I like the details you are adding especially the engine bay, a good eye for detail.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:37 pm

Merry Xmas Dave. :D
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:50 pm

Vents, canvas iron work, and the winch. I'm in the process of dyeing the canvas in the kitchen sink right now.
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A few issues with the winch, I will cover that later.
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Vents added and, I have also removed the bonnet kit fixings and will add more scale like replacements.
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Some filling required to the blend in the bending marks.
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I want the canvas iron work to be functional but need to work out a way to fold the hoops back.
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The second hoop folds back nicely up against the first, the next two need need some clever folding brackets
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:04 pm

The first proper fitting of the crew compartment hood,(well not a proper fitting as I have just draped it over the hoops) and it's a nice fit to.
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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Brian Ostlind » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:12 am

Phil, this thread is truly incredible. It’s awesome to see your project come together so effortlessly. You are a master builder and I could only dream of possessing the skill to build something this cool. I can’t wait to start my FAMO build and I am so thrilled to have this thread as a reference and inspiration.
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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:39 am

Brian your are too kind mate! you have the same passion as me and an ever increasing work load looking at all your other projects awaiting their turn on the bench. I do need to sell one or two of mine now as funds are getting low but what a great way to spend your cash!.......Phil.
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