Skid's Place

Scale Model Building Website
 
HomeGalleryRegisterLog in


Share | 
 

 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2
AuthorMessage
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3093
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 67
Location : MIDWEST

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Wed 07 Jun 2017, 7:56 pm

Interesting that better shocks had caught on, despite the depression. The "worm and roller" steering seemed pretty common then too, even on many "sports cars." Good luck and have fun with the new full size toy!
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6385
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 68
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Fri 16 Jun 2017, 8:06 pm

I want to have a wicker picnic hamper on the back of Sissy but she doesn't have a luggage rack.

First I searched the web for an original pressed steel one............. some hope!! So I made one instead, based on a period design:



Still needs to be welded.

It will be held in the upright position by a short leather strap around the tyre and wheel rim.

At the moment, it 'flops down':........



.......... and I have yet to figure out a way to keep it in the horizontal position:



and I have yet to figure out a method of keeping it in the horizontal position.







_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
beowulf
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 1737
Join date : 2013-05-02
Age : 55
Location : Monkey Hanger Town, UK

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Fri 16 Jun 2017, 10:13 pm

the easiest but not the prettiest solution i can think of would be 2 small 90 degree brackets attached in those holes in the 'bumper'.,.......holes in the bit sticking out.........then two more bits on bar the same that you used for the rack to make the supports.....two more small bits welded to the second rod down........attached the bar one to each bracket so it works like a hinge.....then the bar will hand down when the rack is upright..........then you need to get the bar the right length sso when the rack is level the bar meets the little 90 degree brackets.....use something like a wing nut cos that might be more 'period',...need to think of something to keep the arms restrained when the rack is 'up'

hope that makes sense lol

_________________
Outside in the cold distance, A wild cat did growl. Two riders were approaching, And the wind began to howl

2009 A:72 B:31 C:4....2010 A:50 B:27 C:21....2011 A:45 B:25 C:2....2012 A:25 B:19 C:2
2013 A:25 B:15 C:2....2014 A:29 B:16 C:0....2015 A:28 B:21 C:1....2016  A:20 B:13 C:1
2017 A:12 B:2 C:11

Paul
Back to top Go down
Plastic Freak
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2165
Join date : 2013-06-13
Location : Ancaster/Canada

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sat 17 Jun 2017, 3:20 pm

Great stuff Al, you'll sort it out, a fun project.

_________________
My friends call me Curt.

If you're not making mistakes you're not trying new things.

Strive for excellence, and perfection will find it's way into your projects.
Back to top Go down
KatsZenJammer
Full Member
Full Member
avatar

Posts : 1149
Join date : 2016-05-20
Age : 50
Location : Vancouver, BC

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 18 Jun 2017, 4:58 pm

Nice work on the rack. I have nothing to offer for the issue of setting it horizontal, seems to me Beowulf's idea is pretty good. Best of luck sorting it out and can't wait to see what else you have planned.
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6385
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 68
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 18 Jun 2017, 7:09 pm

Thanks Curt and Kats.

Thanks for the idea Paul but those holes are needed to mount the bumper to. However, your idea of using wing nuts helped with the solution, which after a great deal of thinking, was quite obvious really.





The stays will have wing nuts to tighten them and when not in use can be left in the up or down postition.






_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
beowulf
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 1737
Join date : 2013-05-02
Age : 55
Location : Monkey Hanger Town, UK

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 18 Jun 2017, 8:18 pm

im assuming my consultation fee is in the post

_________________
Outside in the cold distance, A wild cat did growl. Two riders were approaching, And the wind began to howl

2009 A:72 B:31 C:4....2010 A:50 B:27 C:21....2011 A:45 B:25 C:2....2012 A:25 B:19 C:2
2013 A:25 B:15 C:2....2014 A:29 B:16 C:0....2015 A:28 B:21 C:1....2016  A:20 B:13 C:1
2017 A:12 B:2 C:11

Paul
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6385
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 68
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 18 Jun 2017, 10:36 pm

Of course!!!


_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
Sam
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 1657
Join date : 2013-02-23
Age : 50
Location : Back in Toledo, Oregon

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 18 Jun 2017, 10:42 pm

Nice looking old car Al, but I don't know if those stainless fasteners are period correct.

Back to top Go down
Geezerman
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3138
Join date : 2013-02-24
Age : 81
Location : Gulf coast of central Florids

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 19 Jun 2017, 10:02 am


Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2904
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 19 Jun 2017, 12:24 pm

Looks great Al, and its picnic weather!
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6385
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 68
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 19 Jun 2017, 4:13 pm

Sam, the hinge nuts are chromed not stainless and the other are only temporary.

GaryDainton wrote:
Looks great Al, and its picnic weather!

It certainly is Gary, it certainly is.


_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown


Last edited by Skid on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 11:05 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
GaryDainton
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2904
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 19 Jun 2017, 5:20 pm

Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6748
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 68
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 19 Jun 2017, 6:03 pm

Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
RetiredMike
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2098
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 66
Location : Valparaiso, Indiana

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Tue 20 Jun 2017, 1:54 pm

Back to top Go down
KatsZenJammer
Full Member
Full Member
avatar

Posts : 1149
Join date : 2016-05-20
Age : 50
Location : Vancouver, BC

PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 25 Jun 2017, 5:47 pm

Excellent work, Al! Such a wonderful 'project'
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   

Back to top Go down
 
1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 2 of 2Go to page : Previous  1, 2
 Similar topics
-
» In an attempt to ease the post Burrs blues.....
» Cursed hillman HS rules
» Is 'Aquarius' Elliot Hillman Based On A Real Person?
» 1935 Delahaye 135 - Heller 1/24
» Soviet Fast Tank BT-7 1935 model/1-35

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's Place :: General :: Off Topic-
Jump to: