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#1 OFFLINE   castrol_supra_gt

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 09:07 AM

Does anybody know how to make brake calipers for models that do not have them?  :feedback
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Posted 29 January 2004 - 04:01 PM

castrol_supra_gt, on Jan 29 2004, 10:07 AM, said:

Does anybody know how to make brake calipers for models that do not have them?  :feedback
:goodpost  I'd like to know also.
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Posted 29 January 2004 - 05:01 PM

You have really presented a noodle twister on that one CS_GT........I can't think of an answer at all  :nutkick  :nutkick
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Posted 29 January 2004 - 05:47 PM

Ask, and you shall recieve:
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Posted 29 January 2004 - 06:25 PM

LUW, on Jan 29 2004, 04:47 PM, said:

Ask, and you shall recieve:
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I was going to post that too LUW, but he's asking about calipers. :confused

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 06:38 PM

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Jus calipers?









Well, you don't need a stinky caliper if you don't have a rotor.
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Posted 29 January 2004 - 09:40 PM

woah,
         these will be hard to make, u want these on a Bburago rite?? or If u put on a car with rotors that are fixed,just mould the caliper and glue it on

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 01:02 PM

It's actually the Aston Martin DB7 by Maisto that I hope to make them for. Unfortunately it'll be more difficult to make the brake calipers as the discs rotate with the wheels.
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Posted 31 January 2004 - 02:18 AM

castrol_supra_gt, on Jan 31 2004, 06:02 AM, said:

It's actually the Aston Martin DB7 by Maisto that I hope to make them for. Unfortunately it'll be more difficult to make the brake calipers as the discs rotate with the wheels.
oh ok,
         that's gonna be tough. I think i know a way to do it, first , there has to be a way to separate the rim from the brake disc,u need to attach a bit to the caliper that connects it to the steering rack( the rod that connects to the brake disc) and make sure the caliper has a bit of clearance to the disc so the wheel can still spin freely, then re-attach the wheel. If u are confused by this, have a look @ one of ur AUTOart's steering/brake system.

I can't help with making the caliper.

Hope that helps and good luck with the mod :cheers

post some pics when it's done, If u can post pics of "in progress" so others can learn how to do this in the future :cheers

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 09:16 AM

Id maybe pinch some of the Burago model if they have any worth pinching :) or another car!, then maybe paint and add decals to em for looks!  :giggle

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 09:59 AM

The only way I can imagine is by carving a small block of plastic.  :confused
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Posted 31 January 2004 - 12:21 PM

Nothing is impossible, but dang, this may come close to the impossible. :confused

Would it be easier to just swap a caliper and disk from another model. :confused

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 12:43 PM

You could try layering sheets of construction paper or the clear plastic that comes on most model car boxes. I tried it on the rear wheels on my Maisto Mustang GT and it looks nice. I'll try to remember to get pics  :danbanna

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 05:19 AM

DiecastX, on Jan 31 2004, 06:21 PM, said:

Would it be easier to just swap a caliper and disk from another model. :confused
Yes it would but the problem is that I don't have any spare brake discs or calipers. :crying
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Posted 01 February 2004 - 08:52 AM

The rear calipers of my Hot Wheels 550M come off, so if you find one cheap you can use it as a parts car.  However It'll be pretty hard to modify them into front calipers. while leaving your steering system intact.
You could also cut and bend some sheet metal(possibly from a Coke can or something) to fit to the hub and have the general outline of the caliper and then layer it to give it some texture and a 3D effect.  Just a thought.



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