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Old 10-25-2017, 10:24 PM
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Thanks guys! I appriceate the feedback

Eventually i want to run some type of sound system, but that's probably way on down the road. Also depends on finding something that sounds right or pretty close. Also I know next to nothing about sound modules. This needs a siren, but V8 gas engine and horn would be pretty nice to have too. Suggestions would help.

My aim is just 'better that the original toy'. Right now the plan is going for:
Drive
Steer
Roof lights
Head/Tail/Marker lights
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- SIREN

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High beam headlights are OUT of the question now. I drilled the grill for it, snapped it back together, and that's too close to the body mount for me to feel comfortable modding the body. I don't want to risk the body cracking just for a gimmic. Inboard lens glued back in.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:58 PM
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The ESS ONE PLUS (Make SURE it's the 1+, NOT the ESS1) has capability for engine, brake, horn/siren, as well as turbo options. I've got it in my 1:10 Slash 2WD that I custom built as Tow Mater. He has engine sound, brake sounds, & instead of a horn he talks. He ONLY says 1 phrase though. I think I have a small vid of this project in my Construction Company's build thread. There should also be some if the General Lee as well. General uses the SAME sound system, but uses the horn as the horn, rather then talking. The Ess 1+, from China run's around $70-$80 bucks.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:15 AM
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More lights



Shake that.

The round lens of the LEDs were filed down to fit in blind holes behind the body lenses. I smoked several leds trying to get it all working, ran out. Hope i don't get pulled over...

I think i might have enough lights now. Next up is going to be building light controls.
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:26 AM
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Looking good!
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:13 PM
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PLEASE take detailed pics, when you build light controls. I know I'll have my hands full when I start emergency vehicle conversion, & would love to see how you've done it. Can NEVER have enough information, IMO
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:52 PM
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1-Adam-12, in it's natural habitat... A truck and construction meet!




My bus was 'suspicious'...







Mustang was kind enough to take a couple parts home to mill some adapters to mate a toygrade gearbox up to my Baby moon Steelies, so i should hopefully be able to mark the unit In Service soon.

Now i need to order a servo, esc. Then figure out a light control and siren.
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Old 01-25-2018, 05:02 AM
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Saturday "No rush, just when ever you get around to it. I'd like get it back by at Sept meet if ya can."

So i get home from work Wednesday and see that my axle and wheel came back with the newly modified wheel adapters.


Let's see how it fits.
Next thing i know, my car is back-halfed and i'm starting to plan out mount plates.

I better slow it down, there are police around here.
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:00 PM
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Glad you got them ok.
Looking forward to seeing Adam 12 chasing down "offenders."
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Old 01-25-2018, 11:43 PM
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Yeah, i know what you mean about "all the suspects".
I saw some real shady looking guy in an old green truck that didn't seem to have ony of the right placards for what he was hauling.
Somebody else was speeding and doing all kinds of stupid stuff in a subaru.
It's really a good thing license plates aren't required yet.

Maybe i need to build a Donut shop before a Firehouse...
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:04 AM
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A doughnut shop would be very cool! Beside, Malloy and Reed have to have a place to go "code 7."

Placards, we don't need no stinking placards! LOL!!!!!!

Check this link out, online license plate maker. It only goes up to 1999 so you could have a lot of stops for outdated plates.

http://www.acme.com/licensemaker/lic...9&r=1775265769
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Old 01-27-2018, 06:17 AM
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Hehe, well if you want to get *that *crazy, Adam-12 is way out of it's jurisdiction by having a screen-accurate Cali plate.

I have enough cars i know i need to make a little parking lot.
And get some grass so i can setup some random photo-ops. Log cabin, bikini carwash, cemetery...

I didn't know what other building would be great. I was kicking around a 1 or 2-bay firehouse, or a used car dealer, a donut shop.
A Drive-In would be fun, if I had a Tablet. (a use for the mfu truck-shaker?)
I thought about making a stop&rob, but 3d printed gas pumps aren't cheap.

Got any good donut pun names?
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:00 PM
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Hehe, well if you want to get *that *crazy, Adam-12 is way out of it's jurisdiction by having a screen-accurate Cali plate.

I have enough cars i know i need to make a little parking lot.
And get some grass so i can setup some random photo-ops. Log cabin, bikini carwash, cemetery...

I didn't know what other building would be great. I was kicking around a 1 or 2-bay firehouse, or a used car dealer, a donut shop.
A Drive-In would be fun, if I had a Tablet. (a use for the mfu truck-shaker?)
I thought about making a stop&rob, but 3d printed gas pumps aren't cheap.

Got any good donut pun names?
Frizzy, fir you a 3D printed gas &/or Diesel pump would be pretty cheap. Just design it in CAD, & send me the STL file(s), & I'd 3D print 1 fir you, & 1 fir me. I'll even mail it to ya, fir all the help, advise, tips, & tricks you've helped me with during the short while I've been here.

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Old 01-29-2018, 05:08 PM
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A very cool model, I like it a lot, I've always seen it in many movies
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:05 AM
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If you guys wanna get serious about building some buildings, I could turn my CNC router loose on cutting wallpanels with door and window openings. Probably have enough scraps around to get started.

I'm just low on sketches, dimensions, creativity for buildings and proportions, etc. Was thinking a weigh station and fuel station would be neat for hte next Lebanon show?
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:42 AM
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That's awesome skeeter, i just try to help out with stuff i've picked up along the way, and steal knowlege from everybody to pass off as my own later. (Heck, i came here because i was trying to copy some builds.) Sounds like i'm going.to have to learn to speak CAD...

Thanks toniolillo! I hope i can do this car justice and make it look just as good.

Furyfan, That'd be pretty great. What kind of dimensions do the boards or the router table have? https://www.michigan.gov/documents/m...2_542487_7.pdf it's MI instead of IN, but pg 28, 22 looks helpful so WeighStation shouldn't be hard

Are you thinking like a local gas&garage station, local Stop&Rob gas station, or a Mr.FuelLovesPilot truck stop?
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:49 AM
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Very Cool . Doh Nuts
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:28 PM
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I just thought the blues mobile would be funny to throw out there since i've got an old cop car.
I just noticed this - by 'I've got an old cop car' are you referring to this Matador, or a real-life copcar?

For my CNC router, it has x-y travel of about 24" x 26", but I figured out a technique to carve longer pieces in y-dimensions. I have a variety of 1/4-3/4" plywood scraps and 3/4" x __ boards.

That MI weigh station looks a little elaborate, I was thinking more of a mid-size hut with a simple slanted roof. For a fueling station, probably a small hut with 2-4 pumps under an awning of perhaps 24"x24"? The awning could have islands for the pumps, CNC excels at making clean, repetitive shapes that would be a PITA on a jigsaw or other power tool. 3D-printed pumps and other detail items would be nice if we could get Skeeter some STLs?

As with most things, the devil's in the details, and I could rough-build a structure with my router, but the details are something that would stall me.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:52 AM
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Yes please send STL file(s). I'll print 1 fir you, & one fir me.
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:23 AM
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I just ment the Matador. I considered getting a real Panther chassis, i didn't think bikes would travel all that well in a CrownVic, and the dogs would have WAY too many smells to investigate.

So the limits are about 28 feet in 1/14 scale. Should be plenty for most stuff.

I agree that it's highly elaborate, but seeing the amount of workmanship routinely on display around here, i didn't want to suggest 'just build a little warming shack with some weigh-station signs'. Then right after i say that, you'd post up an in-progress pic of the MI weigh building, actually stick framed, in scale 2x4s...

I build old toys, some build art.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:30 PM
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Oh, I can assure you that any building I make would not be scaled/stick built!

I did leave the Lebanon show kinda thinking it needed some buildings or other stuff. The loading dock there especially needed a warehouse, even if it was just a 3-sided fašade.

A parking lot of painted 4x8 plywood with parking lines, curbs, some large G-scale trees, etc, would work well, but I don't have any means to get it to the show.
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