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    3 Weeks Ago - Oct 1, 2014, 5:32 PM - Dark Side CC knees #1

    I've been scouring through wip's trying to find how others have assembled their knees without much success any help is appreciated pics as well
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    3 Weeks Ago - Oct 2, 2014, 6:13 PM - Re: Dark Side CC knees #2

    Surely Darkside or Cruzer know how they go together?
    I couldn't get an order in in time so I went with bobamaker, but his come preassembled, and that's probably no help to you....sorry.
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    3 Weeks Ago - Oct 2, 2014, 7:23 PM - Re: Dark Side CC knees #3

    pmed darkside several times with no luck i'll try cruzer
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    3 Weeks Ago - Oct 2, 2014, 10:32 PM - Re: Dark Side CC knees #4

    Having mastered the kit that Cruzer offers, I can give some advice. From the pics I have seen, it appears Darkside kits come with a couple of small fiberglass tabs. These are what you use to glue on the sides. Thick cyanoacrylate glue & the fast set kicker are what I used to assemble mine. You could also bend & glue in an aluminum strip if you are worried about flexing & stressing that area. The darts I glued in with epoxy & used clamps until the adhesive set. I'll see if I can find my thread where I assembled my kit.
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    3 Weeks Ago - Oct 2, 2014, 10:37 PM - Re: Dark Side CC knees #5

    Found the link.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/m...lathing-48647/

    It isn't really a build thread but if you look closely at the pictures, you can see the tab that joins the side pieces to the knee cap. Those were integrated on my masters. The only thing that was really needed was to drill & file the holes for the darts, and do a little fine tuning to fit the parts together.
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    3 Weeks Ago - Oct 2, 2014, 11:57 PM - Re: Dark Side CC knees #6

    i've built several sets of dark-side knees, i make them as adjustable as possible. i just cut off the fiberglass tab and the excess left behind, then i cut a one half to three quarter inch by two and a half inch strip of 1/8" aluminum bar. then you scuff it up real good and epoxy a little over half the aluminum sticking out; clamp it and wait for it to cure. then leave about a 1/8" gap between the two pieces when you epoxy it to the front. once that is all cured, put a fiberglass patch over each end of the aluminum bar. you're basically building a bridge between the two parts.

    once everything has cured for at least 24 hours you can adjust the width of the knee by grasping firmly to each side, then gently apply even pressure to push or pull the sides for proper fit.
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    3 Weeks Ago - Oct 3, 2014, 8:56 AM - Re: Dark Side CC knees #7

    thanks this has helped a lot also how far in do i glue the darts
    Last edited by xanthis02; 3 Weeks Ago at 9:02 AM.

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