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Roll Cage................
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 26, 2003 12:04 PM
Hi All !!!!!!!!!!!

I am starting to build a 93 ford ranger, but i want to build as a pro street truck...... my one question is about the roll cage ..... would useing sprue pieces look all right???? should i buy round stock???? if so what size???? what about scale?????


thanks for any help....Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 26, 2003 12:08 PM
ACTUALLY USING PIECES FROM YOUR PARTS TREE IS A GREAT IDEA IVE DONE IT BEFORE YOU CAN BEND THE PLASTIC IF YOU HEAT IT UP A LITTLE OR USE PUTTY AS AN ADDITION. OR CHECK IN TO ONE OF THE ONLINE SITES AND LOCATE A ROLL CAGE BUT HONESTLY THE PARTS TREE IS A GREAT IDEA AND CHEAPER
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  • From: USA
Posted by Holley on Saturday, April 26, 2003 12:39 PM
I used solder to make a cage for a car once. It bends well but is not very sturdy, I am like DEANO and think the sprue would work fine.....wish I had thought of it!
Holley When all else fails, read the instructions!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 26, 2003 5:46 PM
Thanks guys, i've thoght about usung the sprue before, but i was just worried if it would be too thick .............. but ya know what??? i'll try it and see how it looks!!!!! I'll post a few pics on my gallery site when i do it....
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Sunday, April 27, 2003 9:42 PM
Ron,
The sprue might be a little thick, I've used it on a 1/24 Ferrari Daytona - it looks ok, but not as realistic as it could.
Having said that, some models have thicker sprues than others - if you have a collection of unbuilt kits, have a look through them for a model with sprues that seem about the right size.
Cheers, Tree

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 27, 2003 10:18 PM
I used sprue for an external rollbar, nerf bars, and tube bumper on a 4x4 once and it looked great.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 28, 2003 2:05 PM
always save your sprues.... I use old sprue for roll bars all the time, bumpers, radius arms, tube chassis on race cars/trucks, trailer chassis. All kinds of stuff. Not to mention using heated sprue pressed onto a part to hold it for air brushing. I save every clean length of sprue more than a couple inches long. Sure I have a 1/24 car box of sprue now, but you never know when you'll need it.

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