That chassis looks really clean, Mike. I can't tell if you fish-mouth the joints or not. Are you working off a set of plans or your own design?
1/16th scale 63 Corvette Pro Extreme
Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:20 AM
Kind of working off Dave's (Comp1839) chassis. Notched the ends of the tubing. Thanks Ted.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:09 PM
Got some more work on the car today redid the cage area and some more uprights added. Got a hold of Garret Race Cars today and they will be sending me some detail shots of the correct chassis, maybe starting over on this build if it is too far off. LOL
Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:56 PM
quote: "Dave is the cage right, not sure. Thanks for everything."
hey, mike. glad to see the changes to the cage. the side bars were definitely not right. what you had before wasn't so "spot on" was it? also, what tubing diameter are you using? it looks a little thick.
i was going to suggest you check out garret's site they had a few pics there but, just google " jason scrugg's new car" go to the pro modified u.s. site there are a ton of killer shots of this car. i think i have a few from 2012 adrl race too. if they'll help. when you get the pics from garret let me know. i have the sfi drawings for 25.1e and 25.2 chassis. i can help you out with tubing placement and diameter if it's not clear in the pics.
you're definitely starting out on the right foot. don't let little setbacks get to you. there will be many........trust me. hehe. scratch built pro mod models are perhaps THE most difficult drag cars there are to build correctly. the chassis are complicated, the suspensions are complicated. the engines and drive train are complicated. PM me if you need anything.
here's a link to pro modifieds u.s. :http://www.promodifi...ead.php?t=20067
Edited by comp1839, 11 November 2013 - 01:33 PM.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:41 PM
Thanks Dave so muck for the help on this, I have used 3/32 tubing and the more I look at it I should have used 1/16 tubing. Not to late to start again. The pics from the site helped a lot. Thank you for your imput it means a lot to me. Thanks Dave.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:51 PM
the 3/32" is correct for some of the tubes mike. just not all. you may want to use some .100" with your 1/16".
Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:13 PM
Mike, I think i used .100" for most of the main chassis, the .080" and .060" for the other stuff.
Not sure if it will help you, but there is alot of good info in my 57 promod build thread from people helping me. just will take some time to page through it.
Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:17 AM
Mike.... The chassis looks killer!! I also have to say I think it looks much better that you went back and resized the tubing. Looking forward to seeing more progress on this bad boy. Keep up the great work.
Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:57 AM
Thanks Ted it was easier just getting the measurements off the old chassis and just building from there. About 5 hours in this one.
Thanks Chris we will keep each other building. LOL
Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:50 AM
Sorry I didn't get a chance to comment on your build early-on. I must say that your revised chassis with the small OD tubing definitely looks more to scale. I'll definitely keep my eye on this build...
Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:06 PM
mike, what a difference. now, if your up to one more piece of advice. if you're going to make this car sit low. you're going to want to make that drive shaft hoop muucch taller. for the rear of the car to sit low the pinion will be sitting higher in the chassis. which will put your driveshaft right where the top of your driveshaft hoop is. make the hoop go all the way to the main bar above your present hoop bar.
Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:45 AM
Well guys sorry no update as of yet, have to get my slot cars ready for Friday night. Got about 8 cars to go over and freshen up. Will be back on this build Monday. 11/25/13
Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:45 AM
Hey Mike, so pleased to see you giving this a go mate, should be a kool one to follow.
The chassis (part II) looks excellent too man, and with the drive shaft loop extended up a tad will look even better.
Waiting for the 25th.
Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:07 AM
Sorry I'm just jumping in on this one Mike. The second go 'round on the chassis looks much better. This will be fun, as well as educational, to watch develop. Kudos to you. Have fun this weekend.