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Scalextric 6 Wheeler Conversion

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Started fooling around with one of these

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with the idea of converting it to a variant of this

 

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which is going to end up like this but with 4 wheels up front

 

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I cut up and patched an old March body and chassis. Here is it with some primer shot

 

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Not going for scale accuracy really - more looking to see if I can get a 6 wheeler to be competitive in our club Classic Scalextric class - 18k motor / stock wheels / Ultragrip F1s on the rear.

 

Having built this recently to compete in that class

 

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I have decided it's too delicate to race - but this 6 wheeler should be more robust. Time will tell.

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looking great Mac

I am sure it will run sweet as


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Track test time before i detail it any further. Car ran really well. Very quiet and predictable with no bad traits. It was hitting a respectable 7.3s on my 95' track.

 

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That's off the pace for the front runners in our club class but fast enough to warrant going through this process. Hopefully with time the car will settle down and pick up some pace.


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Decals on and clear coated. Just went with what I had on hand to give the car some colour. Looks ok. I like the lowered rear wing with the scratched up piano wire strut

 

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Nice one Mac.

I authorise and deputise Snake to run inside you first night on track :);)


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Ready to race.

 

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That's looking real sweet Mac. Is the 2nd axle floating or tubed too?

 

Both the fronts are tubed. The tubes sit about 3mm off the chassis so I used hot glue to secure them but need to find a more elegant solution. Hot glue looks so nasty. SCC axle blocks would work of course but I don't really want to spend the extra money. I have an idea that involves lego blocks and JB Weld but that's another experiment for another day.


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It's looking even better than expected. Hot glue's pretty hard to beat, I've got plenty of front axles and motors in places where they weren't designed to go and would've been harder to do without it.

 

What's the next unusual F1 in the pipeline?

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Mac you're becoming a scratchbuilder extraordinaire.. This is so cool..

Love the write ups too...


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Cheers for the comments. I have a shelf full of untouched Sideways / Slot Its / FLYs etc but, as of right now, these old Scalex dungers are where the fun's at for me.

 

Actually this week we are running a 2hr teams race with these mutts:

 

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Toy like? Probably; but with tubed fronts, Ultragrips and a piano wire braced rear end, they can be made to go really well. I think some of the better drivers will be sneaking under the 7s barrier on my track. That's not too shabby and, at well under NZ$20 per car (second hand - including the new tyres) it's hard to argue with the value.


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That is great looking 'Tyrrell' clone there Mac...

 

I bought an 'SCX' version of the Tyrrell, but trying to get the front down low enough without 'destroying' an uncommon car was difficult at best.

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