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Old Sprinter

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

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In Topic: 1/8 1980 San Jose Dirt Car

21 December 2014 - 02:08 PM

Thanks guys. I got the body done and mounted and did some wing angle adjustment on top and shortened the nose wing.

In Topic: Scaling down My Build from 1/8 to 1/12

12 December 2014 - 02:37 AM

You're right Chris, that would be fun. I have wanted to do that since I started building models 4 years ago. Because I build these for customers, I usually never have more than one completed car. As soon as they are finished they are shipped of. Still I would like to bring what I have then and check out all the cool builds from all the talented people who also enjoy building model cars.

In Topic: 1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter

30 October 2014 - 12:20 PM

May i know how you facricate the body shell,.. its amaze me how well you make it

Thank you. I make what I call a buck. Sort of like building a balsa wood model plane. I have sections or solid ribs every 1/2" to 1" apart glued to a center section cut to the profile I want. Then I glue poster board or heavy paper to the ribs which gives it the shape. I paint that with some kind of paint that's left over and smear petroleum jelly lightly all over the surface. Then I lay medium fiberglass cloth and spread resin over that. When dry, usually the next day, I sand it to get any big bumps out and put on another layer of glass and resin. Again sand it a little bit smoother this time and put a third layer of glass and resin on it. Again waiting until it is dry I apply one more coat of resin to the whole thing. I leave it on the buck and sand it smooth and fill in any low or nasty looking spots with Bondo. Then I strip the buck out and wash of the jelly residue and cut it to fit wherever I need to on the frame. 101_2709.jpgHere's a picture of a buck, before it gets covered with paper. This is an Indy roadster and it is so big I used 1/8" foam for ribs, which is easier to strip out later but I like the styrene better. It's kind of a mess at first but it works great. I am building another one of these sprint cars right now and if you want I will take pictures of the process. Once you can do this the sky is the limit. You can build anything.

In Topic: 2015 Vintage Supermodified

25 October 2014 - 03:41 AM

Ken, have fun with your new hobby," VINTAGE RACE CARS". Be safe and have FUN !!!!!

I will. It's still dangerous but not as bad as a weekly sprint car show. You have to be over 40 to even drive one of these. That's the rule and they are considering making it 50. So as fast as I think I use to be, I also realize the importance of not driving over my head or making moves that might startle the other guy.

In Topic: 1/8 scale track nose?

25 October 2014 - 03:36 AM

I can make one or the whole body, out of fiberglass if your interested. I make al my 1/8 scale race cars out of fiberglass. My e-mail is kmeaders@q.com. Just an option.