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Hey Mike

that looks awsome next time we have a event i got to get a good look at it. im still tring to get my pack together.

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Hey Mike

that looks awsome next time we have a event i got to get a good look at it. im still tring to get my pack together.

Are you going to be at Shoreleave, Saturday? I hope to have it done by then.

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Mike please keep us updated about the possibility of maybe selling some parts..

Thanks Mike for all your hard work and dedication!!!

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Some Updates ?

regards bjoern

I spent the last two days making the final molds and cleaning them up.

Parts include: Radio face plate, Bellows dome, scoop (two parts), twenkie, and I even made a small dome for the bottom of the 'bee stinger' and the box housing for the exhaust pipe on the top right side of the 'Move Along' trooper. Seven pieces total.

I had just enough time last night to pull two sets for myself to assemble and fit. The face plate did not come out 100% as perfect as I would've liked, but I have two molds made in hydrocal that can be cleaned up.

In short, I need to test-fit all this stuff, make sure it looks and assembles okay, then modify the molds accordingly and go to market. Aside from some pictures, I'll have that info for you fine folks some time next week.

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but i will get to see it Saturday

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What dimensions are you going with on these radio boxes? Width, depth and height?

Jim

off the top of my head, they are 6.5in. wide, by 8.75in. tall.

Deep is not a consideration because it's just the face. The sides need to be built up using sheet plastic. As a vac-former, I think you know how difficult it would be to free a square mold.

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What dimensions are you going with on these radio boxes? Width, depth and height?

Jim

off the top of my head, they are 6.5in. wide, by 8.75in. tall.

Deep is not a consideration because it's just the face. The sides need to be built up using sheet plastic. As a vac-former, I think you know how difficult it would be to free a square mold.

Thanks for those dimensions. Yes a square box would be a nightmare, but I am currious, how deep the radio box is suppose to be?

Jim

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What dimensions are you going with on these radio boxes? Width, depth and height?

Jim

off the top of my head, they are 6.5in. wide, by 8.75in. tall.

Deep is not a consideration because it's just the face. The sides need to be built up using sheet plastic. As a vac-former, I think you know how difficult it would be to free a square mold.

Thanks for those dimensions. Yes a square box would be a nightmare, but I am currious, how deep the radio box is suppose to be?

Jim

My guess would be somewhere between 2.5in. and 3in. deep total. Reason I'm guessing is because I just assembled my first, complete radio box with a 2in. depth and I don't think it's right.

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Mile what have you used for the MVU? It's cool as ****

The top two parts - what I call the Twenkie, and the Scoop - I sculpted from scratch, then vac-formed them and assembled. The dome I also sculpted from scratch to fit perfectly inside the top of four Tupperware Hamburger stackers. Stick the Jello cup on the bottom, stick a Metamcil bottle in that and you're done!

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did you get the switches and the big knob on yet?

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did you get the switches and the big knob on yet?

yes, switches are installed and functional. I improvised the larger knob as a one-off just for this pack.

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I can't wait to see it tomorrow. I'm like a kid at Christmas and it's not even mine

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I picked up this one, what do you think?

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I picked up this one, what do you think?

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whoa!! I like. what's the diameter and where did you buy it? Just bring it Saturday.

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really nice find but i donĀ“t think the real ones had the ribs on their sides...

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Dear Mike,

Will you be making these new parts and the radio face for sale?

Thanks,

jack

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To try and keep things on track, please keep any inquiries about buying parts to PM. This is a show-off/research thread. If Mike decides to make parts available, I'm sure he'll post info in a FS/order thread.

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