Sdkfz 7 Build

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:44 pm

Hi,

A little more progress, I've been putting off trying this for a while as it's a little tricky.
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1/8 half round beading before straightening
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Once straightened I manipulated into shape and soldered on
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Handles soldered on x 5
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Should be a little easier on the other side ..I'm happy with the result
Now for some meditation before I attempt the other side

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:13 pm

That's about as tricky as it get David, nice detail. 8)
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:55 pm

Your not wrong Phil...anyway time to fit Steve Winstone front tow hitch with starter pins, made from steel it's a great addition to my halftrack. Many thanks Steve, I know you had fun making it.
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Fits like a glove
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:27 pm

Wheel bolt configuration changed to resemble the real vehicle
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by simon_manning » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:57 pm

Dave, Nice add on extra, keep at it, regards simon.

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by Robert Reid » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:49 pm

David Brady wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Wheel bolt configuration changed to resemble the real vehicle
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Very interesting bolt pattern... what's the engineering idea behind this? The asymmetric pattern has obvious applications in something like a gear train or a wheel/dolly that has to have a very specific balance. But wondering why the Germans would have used such an odd pattern for what is, in essence, a dolly wheel?

Beautiful workmanship on the whole build! And definitely interested in the engineering behind this.

Cheers,

RPR

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:56 am

Thanks for the comments. The hub was flat on one side ...maybe clearance/balancing issue.
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:53 pm

Had around 5 hours to play on my sdkfz7 today so I decided to tackle the front and rear ribs on the bonnet but as usual I misjudged the task, after about three attempts I managed to get one of the ribs sodered. I used 1/16 half round beading. The problem is its got a mind of it's own when you heat it up!
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by Fabian Bekkers » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:02 am

David Brady wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:53 pm
Had around 5 hours to play on my sdkfz7 today so I decided to tackle the front and rear ribs on the bonnet but as usual I misjudged the task, after about three attempts I managed to get one of the ribs sodered. I used 1/16 half round beading. The problem is its got a mind of it's own when you heat it up!
Very Nice David beautiful details I start on mine when I have finished the kingtiger.
My sdkfz7 was partly built so it would be quite a challenge

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:50 pm

Thanks Fabian, front rib added and reference picture used below.
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:28 pm

Hi,

Opened up the slots around the sprockets, this was a case of pushing through a small amount of metal to finish.
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:21 pm

Hi,

Not to much to report on the sdkfz 7 front except some nice quality upgrade parts supplied by Michal Matata
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by simon_manning » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:43 pm

They are a work of art Dave, lucky to have these craftsmen around, imagine making them, very difficult and time consuming, worth every penny if you enjoy your vehicles, regards simon, p.s. lets see some more building, i am into these 7s at the moment.

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:18 pm

Your not wrong...I'm trying to resist ordering Michal's front rim and tyre upgrades ...... don't know how much longer I can hold off!

I've got stuck opening up the holes in the wheels but will get back on it soon.

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:43 am

Hi,

Three wheels and tyres ordered ....something to look forward to!

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David

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