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#1 David Carter

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 12:20 PM

this is the car that I am working on at the moment
it will be racing in my clubs classic nascar/stockers the rules for this class state that it has
to have max 18k motor and max 9mm width tyres
given that this is a big car and still near perfect to scale I decided to try setting it up as a long can side winder
motor - 17k nsr baby king
8mm witdth rims fitted with F22's
nsr gears
ninco pro race guide
custom chassis

just some of the parts I used


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I used a slot-it motor pod trimmed up and sections of a scaly lmp chassis for bushing holders

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once it was all glued up and the finish trimming done
I cut the rear chassis section out of a slot-it display case { I find these very good for this }
and then trimmed the front part from a ninco Lambo lighting chassis
glued together and then braced it all with 1.5mm brass rod

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once that was all dry I then set up the front axle by fitting slot-it's replacement brass bushes
then fitted it all together
so now have a running chassis

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but still need to sort out the rear section for some body mounts and lift it up so you couldn't so it so much due to the height of the body behind the rear wheel arches

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body fitted

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now that the body is fitted and it has had a few test laps
and all is good and running smooth
it is onto the interior
will update once that is done
cheers

Edited by David Carter, 05 April 2015 - 12:23 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 01:24 PM

Wow, I like that.....and you know what they say?....."Big is good"
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Posted 05 April 2015 - 01:32 PM

I agree..its,coming along very well.

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 02:37 PM

Aptly named Thunderbird. That will move so much air out the way when it's rolling a blind man could drive it. Good going so far Dave
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Posted 05 April 2015 - 03:14 PM

Ingenius bit of work mate. Lots of 'firsts' there for me.
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Posted 05 April 2015 - 05:01 PM

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now that the body is fitted and it has had a few test laps
and all is good and running smooth
it is onto the interior
will update once that is done
cheers
it needs torn leather bench seats to match that great paint job.
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Posted 05 April 2015 - 06:42 PM

yeah would look the part
but I have gone down the race car route
the interior is made and painted I just need to fit a roll cage
I was thinking of doing it in the Wood Brothers #21 livery
and when munter has vac formed new windows as the original one have gone cloudy beyond repair
I will be able to fit it all in
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Posted 06 April 2015 - 05:11 PM

ok I have got the interior made and painted
I made the cockpit from clear blister packaging
the roll cage is a thin wire with a pvc coating and painted
I used the original dash and the driver is from a scaly camaro
now onto getting the body painted

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 06:43 PM

Very nicely done. Can't wait to see it finished now.
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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:17 PM

Ok the t-bird is finished
will just need some fine tuning and she is all ready for racing


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now onto the next project
1956 corvette convertible using a Munter resin that he has kindly donated to me
thanks for following my build
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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:28 PM

Wow. Ready for racing and breaking.
Now that's gonna break a few cars (and a few hearts) when it hangs its tail out on a curve. Probably take the outside 2 lanes out at the same time.
Good job Mate. Actually better than good. Excellent!

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 01:05 AM

hi,dave.you have been hangin out with viv and munter tooo much.nice work.very clever use of materails there, the wood bros wood be happy
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 05:14 AM

Dave, you certainly have an eye for creative use of materials....and cars. This is a great build.

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 07:12 AM

Wow Dave, looks fantastic. Love the attention to detail, that exhaust exit looks awesome.
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 12:14 PM

Great looking car.Well done.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 06:29 AM

Hey Dave, I've got some Nascar type wheel inserts if you want them. They're about 12.8mm diameter although they might be a bit small by the looks of your wheels

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 07:29 AM

the rears are 16.5 x 8 slot-it and the fronts are the standard plastic slot-it rims
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Posted 22 April 2015 - 09:28 AM

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 09:37 AM

that works both ways Mark ;)
would be fun to push the tail end of your car out and into the tyres on your hairpin :P :lol:
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Posted 22 April 2015 - 09:38 AM

Nice work bud. Love it.
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