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Playing around with our short track spoiler brackets.


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#1 DirtModeler

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:51 PM

Hi all.

 

Some time ago i produced three different types of short track spoiler brackets for Pavement Late Models and other short track cars..

 

the gentleman that was going to do the mock-up photos didn't quite come through so these have been pretty much sitting for nearly a year.

 

The past few days i've been playing with working on a mockup to see how they work, and show how everything fit together.

 

Since i don't have a pavement late model body, i have to run the tests on a NASCAR kit body.. i just sanded the spoiler off, and squared the back up a little bit.

 

I thought the easiest way to go about attaching them would be to drill them out and pin them to the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

Since i'd already etched some recesses in the bracket, drilling with a rotary tool was a snap.

 

I took some cheap clamps from Harbor Freight to hold the braces in place, and drill the holes for them in the body.

 

Once they were straight and where i wanted them, i drilled through the holes in the bracket and through the body....

 

Then put pins in the holes to keep everything straight.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:58 PM

Next, i just pulled the brackets away from the body, but kept the pins as guides.  

 

Then mixed up some epoxy and spread it wherever the bracket was going to touch the body.

 

After that, i pulled the pins with needle nose pliers from the underside of the body to 'suck' the bracket to the body.. and even match the curve.

 

Bend the pins over on the underside, and the bracket is held fast and tight until the epoxy dries.

 

It's setting now, but once the epoxy dries i'll cut the pins off and install the spoiler itself.

 

I'll post more photos when i move onto the next steps.

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