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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/17/2016 :  11:21:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sweet, what is (RENSHAPE)?



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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/17/2016 :  11:44:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Pete,
Good one Bill,
Ted, Renshape is one of the many products collectively called "tooling boards". They are
resin slabs made with various densities, hardnesses, and workablility. They are used for
prototyping everything including machine parts. Google "renshape" and you will get a whole bunch
of information. I think Renshape if one of the BEST tooling boards, it cuts, carves, sands, and
machines like a dream.

Bob


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/17/2016 :  7:20:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just researched this material Bob. Very interesting. I don't have the necessary equipment
to use it the way it was intended. You must have quite a shop'.




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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  06:26:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted, I don't understand what you mean. I use only hand tools and a few small power tools. If you
mean the large size of material available, I bought mine long ago from a guy who was selling smaller pieces.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  06:45:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Finishing up the front end I used a piece of styrene channel for the bumper after nicking the
webs on the back of the channel so that I could bend it where required. The heads of the
mounting bolts are just punched out styrene discs. I used the headlights from the original
truck with the cases pained blue. I did not know what those two piston-like thing were but I have
been told they are part of an early heavy duty shock absorbed system.





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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  07:39:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It keeps getting better & better, nice work!


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  1:42:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

Ted, I don't understand what you mean. I use only hand tools and a few small power tools. If you
mean the large size of material available, I bought mine long ago from a guy who was selling smaller pieces.

Bob



What I read was you need a vacuum forming machine to make the shapes you need'..? I don't have one of those'....




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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  2:15:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted, I could not find that reference but there is no way you would use Renshape in a vacuform
machine unless you used it to make a master form to vacuform over. You could just as well use a
block of wood.

Look at it this way, Renshape is simply a resin material like Butterboard that you use instead
of a block of wood. It carves, sands, and machines like a dream, NO GRAIN.

Here's a photo of a block of Renshape. All you need is any woodworking tool, hand or power, to use it.

Bob





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Ensign
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  3:14:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
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Bob, your bus looks better with each new piece added!
Maybe I'm seeing things, is that a greyhound that I see on the chrome above your rad?

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  3:54:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! I missed that! neat!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  4:32:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg and Bill, thanks. Yes, that's a greyhound. One photo I saw of a real bus had the greyhound
sculpted there in low relief. I made a decal in simple black and gray and used that to get the effect.

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Guff
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  4:43:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW!!!


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/19/2016 :  12:24:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Incredible' I missed it too Bill, Greg'..has keen eyesight'..
I hate to say it, I guess the time for me to park the bus is sooner than
later. But I just don't see how you Bob, made that radiator out of a block of wood'..




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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/19/2016 :  07:18:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave and Ted, Thanks for your postings.

Moving to the back of the bus we find the spare tire compartment. It is covered by a grating
(don't ask me why).



I built it with styrene strips and I knew I could not spray paint it or I would also spray the
tires within. I also knew that if I hand painted it there would for sure be spots on the inside
of the strips that remained WHITE and would be seen. Therefor, I cut the styrene strips from
black styrene and hand painted them after assembly. Any black spots inside are not
visible.

Those brake lights, like all the lights that will be on this bus were made in a batch. I
punched out two sizes of disks from thin shiny sheet aluminum. Then I mixed some clear 5-minute
epoxy glue and added small amounts either red or yellow ink while mixing. This colored epoxy was
then picked up with a wooden toothpick and dabbed onto the aluminum disks where surface
tension formed each into a nice glassy dome.

Signs and silver stripes are home-made decals.

Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/19/2016 :  07:58:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good idea using black styrene for the grating. Like the taillights too!


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