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  • Carl_B
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    You're welcome Cody. Glad to share.

    Karl- No worries, I was surprised to see this thread return. I still have a bunch of these kits to build, I bought many in the early 2000's. Too bad no other manufacturer has picked up where these left off...

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  • k9wrangler
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    Great build series, Carl. Somehow I missed it, back in the day!

    A stash of Jordons is like gold these days.

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  • acousticco
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    These jigs are excellent, and may be necessary as I have a number of these kits to build. Thanks for the how-to.

    Cody

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  • Carl_B
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    Thanks for the compliment Horton.

    I took a new picture of both of my Jordan jigs. The original (bottom) jig is indeed a piece of scrap pine with about 9

    different axle/wheel set-ups.

    I also needed a jig for the horse and buggy and Brougham kits too, which is on a piece of thin balsa.


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  • bandman
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    Carl,

    What a great build thread. I have several of these Jordans, but certainly would like to see more (if there is more) of the jig that you built. Looks like there is more in the pictures you've provided. Is this Balsa that you're using, or pine, or ??

    Thanks,

    Horton M.

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  • Carl_B
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    You're welcome Darryl.

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  • darrylhuffman
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    I really appreciate this article. The Ford truck kit comes with a large piece that I couldn't figure out what it is for.

    It must be jig or something. Or maybe a wrong piece included in the kit.

    Anyway, thanks.

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  • Carl_B
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    Will do....as soon as I can figure it out!

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  • jschumaker
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    Carl,

    Let us know what you come up with.

    Jeff S

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  • Carl_B
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    Jeff B- Thanks, good to hear from you! Build yourself a jig and let those guys out of their little white box!

    Jeff S- As a matter of fact I have built three more...two tank trucks were in the last shot I posted in the background. I also built the small Model A pickup truck.

    I build Jordans in batches-as many as I can at one time- to re-load my inventory of vehicles to have ready to place on a finished dio.

    No construction "at the bench" pics were taken of those...I'm not sure anyone would want to see another thread about building a different model.

    On another note- I have been thinking about an improvement I can make on the jig itself...

    Something to ponder....[:-headache]

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  • jschumaker
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    Any other Jordan projects on the horizon, Carl?

    Jeff S

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  • JeffB
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    Great job, Carl!

    I like the jig. I'll have to rig one up for my Jordan vehicles. I have quite a few in my "kits to be built" stash.

    Jeff Betcher

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  • Carl_B
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    Hi Joe, thanks. I'm glad the jig has inspired you to complete that vehicle.

    Time to get building!

    Mike, you're welcome. I remember the "plastic model glue" in a tube....stringy nasty stuff ! [:-hypnotized]

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  • closetguy
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    Plastic models were the thing when I was a kid. And yes, they required patience,a steady hand and the ability to be sparing with the glue. I can remember being banished from a friends house for doing a poor job of applying glue to one of his models. I was devastated. Thanks for the Idea's Carl.

    Mike M

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  • jatravia
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    The jig is inspiring. I have a Jordan waiting for wheels - a jig is in my future.

    Joe

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