calling all bttf pitbull know it alls!!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by who45, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. who45

    who45 Well-Known Member

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    theres one thing i still have not been able to source or replicate on my board - and thats the towing leads section.

    so any ideas as an alternative would be awesome, esp if it pulls and retracts

    was thinking of a cylinder looking object that has a spring inside much like a dog leash - you know what i mean....... insert a rope into a cylindrical bar, clamp it so when it feels the slack it retracts, and the reverse when its pulled:

    heres the item im seeking to replicate - the three bars with the ropes:

    now seeing as it uses seat belts on the board for the strap i was wondering if it was a seat belt roller of some sort? but it looks too small for that

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    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012
  2. razorsharp192

    razorsharp192 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i might be able to help you with this :) pm'd!
     
  3. who45

    who45 Well-Known Member

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    this may be the second time youve done that hahaha ;)
     
  4. terryr

    terryr Sr Member

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    Too small for seat belt retractors.

    Do we ever really see them retract in the movie?
     
  5. who45

    who45 Well-Known Member

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    i cant remember - probably not so the rope pull scenes were prob seperate from the board scenes - was thinking i could maybe retract them and have them self return around a spool. ill settle for decorative but i was pushy the boundry a little ;)

    the pic i have of a screen used board had different thickness ropes to the pic above - so obviously different shots when they lock on to the pitbull and they wrap there bands around the wrist - propably pulling ropes off a winch to achieve the effect for the actors shot
     
  6. Chris27989

    Chris27989 Well-Known Member

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    might work but how about the mechanism from a tape measure ?
     
  7. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    No. Griff's gang is still attached when they crash into the glass. The next time the board is shown is in the hands of the little girl that Marty took the hover board from. The straps have already been removed.
     
  8. Pobbrett

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  9. who45

    who45 Well-Known Member

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    ill certainly look into that one

    thats something else i did think about

    help appreciated chaps
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2012
  10. Chris27989

    Chris27989 Well-Known Member

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    anything to help... tell us how you solve the problem when you do
     
  11. ReproMan

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    easy roll hangers for gardening do the same thing but more of a string not rope
     

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