Hero Proton Pack WIP

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Finhead, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Finhead

    Finhead Sr Member

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    Started working on this a few nights ago, not much time to work on it between projects. Really something to change speed every once in a while.:)

    I'm starting on the metal parts first since they are the smallest/easiest to work on in pieces. All the welding is done with a High Freq box conected to a AC welder so no heat/amp control at all, scratch off a piece of copper and weld till it gets to hot to keep up and just learing to weld aluminum. Fun. ;)

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    Bumper is turned from a piece of 2" Stainless tube with a 1" bore. Turned down to 1/2" then heated to get the gold colour it needs to be. Aluminum top will be epoxied on once I weld a bolt to the center to attach it to the bumper/shell.

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    All the small parts I have had a chance to machine out so far. The banjo fittings were a little tricky for the first one, the center "tube section" is machined seperate and press fit in place.

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    And all the metal pieces I have so far, not much but it's a start. :)

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  2. masterjedi322

    masterjedi322 Sr Member

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    Lookin' good so far! :thumbsup

    Sean
     
  3. lharles

    lharles Well-Known Member

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    Wow. This is one of those skills I wish I had the money/time/assistance to learn. Welding/metalworking is pretty much like magic to me. :)
     
  4. Filandrius

    Filandrius Well-Known Member

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    Ooooo those are really, REALLY good looking machined parts. I especially love the "bellows" it's right on the money. I'll be watching this thread. :)
     
  5. Finhead

    Finhead Sr Member

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    Thanks guys, it'll be a long build I think but fun to do something different.
     
  6. Rob Prop

    Rob Prop Member

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    It Looks very Nice !
     
  7. Spengler28

    Spengler28 Active Member

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    ALuminium look always good, nice start!
     

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