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Old Sprinter

Member Since 06 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 23 2015 09:27 AM

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1/8 1980 San Jose Dirt Car

14 December 2014 - 11:06 AM

image_zpsa3a68973.jpgIn the late 70s the pavement track in San Jose closed down. It had been around forever. The fair grounds opened a 1/3 mile dirt track that drew all the guys who raced the pavement plus some. They first ran their asphalt cars then built new dirt supermodifieds. Also at this time wings grew bigger and bigger. It really help get the car into the corner but they also caused wrecks from touching wings not wheels. I am building a 1/8 scale replica of Brent Kaedings dirt supermodified from 80. Crazy giant wings and all.

Scaling down My Build from 1/8 to 1/12

10 December 2014 - 06:18 AM

For the last 4 years, since I started building models, I have made everything in 1/8 scale. It's easier to see and make parts for. The problem is what do you do with something that big to display. I decided to try a smaller scale. I drew plans and started building a 1/12 scale modern sprint car. I doubt I will ever go smaller but this is a nice size. The 1/8 cars are 18" long and this one is 12" long so about 1/3 smaller.

2015 Vintage Supermodified

21 October 2014 - 04:33 AM

027_zpsab7c4375.jpgI built this mock up of a car I designed and am going to build starting next month. I will race this in vintage shows in the west. The cars have to look like supers from the 70s and have a buggy spring front with a beam axle, and a roof. It will be a 410. They can't have more than 6" of offset so I moved the motor over 3" and the axles over another 3" then tilted the engine 30 degrees for left side weight bias.

Locked out of My Thread

29 August 2014 - 01:05 PM

I'm locked out of my thread about the Beck Pavement Sprinter. I didn't cuss, call anyone names, post lewd pictures and do anything I haven't done for the last two years here. What is the problem? I'm sure this will get deleted fast so hopefully someone will see it and fix the situation.

1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter

05 June 2014 - 02:34 AM

I'm starting another sprint car for a client in Vegas. He had this Beck sprint car restored 3 years ago and had been going all over racing it in vintage shows. He contacted me about buildinga replica last summer and we were to meet up at a race in Calif, in July. The week before, he was racing his sprinter and destroyed it and himself. He was in a hospital, up in Oregon, for months, before being released to go home. These vintage sprint cars really interest me. This one has a bolt on cage, buggy spring front with torsion bars at the rear. Beautiful car. The model will have injectors not a carb like the real one had.