Old Sprinter

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About Old Sprinter

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  • Birthday 10/11/1947

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  • Location Tucson, Arizona
  • Full Name Ken Meaders

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  1. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic 1/12 Scratch Built 70s Supermodified   

    That's cool and thanks. If you ever want to know how to build something, let me know. I am always glad to share what I have learned in scratch building race cars. I don't know a thing about kits though.
  2. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic Ferrari 2002 - Rubins Barrichello's ride in 1/12th scale   

    Very well done race car. There isn't much better than an F-1 car; love them
  3. Old Sprinter added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/12 Scratch Built 70s Supermodified

    This is my second attempt at building in 1/12th scale. I have made lots of 1/8th scale cars so this is small stuff for me. Fiberglass body, the rest is styrene and aluminum.

     
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  4. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic 1/8 1980 San Jose Dirt Car   

  5. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic 1/8 1980 San Jose Dirt Car   

    This car is actually 69 which was driven by Brent Kaeding. The pictured car at the top is the 68 of Howard Kaeding, Brent's dad. They both had identical cars except for the number and that is the picture I built from. Both those guys were multi time champions in supermodifieds and sprint cars and now Brent's two sons Tim and Bud are also multi time champions in sprint cars. They have a speed shop in San Jose. Quite the family.
     
  6. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic 1/8 1980 San Jose Dirt Car   


    Here she is all finished up and race ready.
  7. Old Sprinter added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/12 Vintage Supermodified
    I have built a 1/12 scale model for the first time. All scratch built with styrene, aluminum and fiberglass just like the 1/8th scale guys I always do, this is just smaller.

    Here is the real car. Built and now raced by Mike Sargent on the West Coast. A new vintage car with old style body and frame and modern running gear, motor and safety equipment.

     
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  8. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic 1/8 1980 San Jose Dirt Car   

    Thank you guys. Ray, I have built stuff my whole life and I am 68. I have been at his model building stuff for 5 years now, every day, practically. I spend a lot more hours than most people do building.
  9. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic 1/8 1980 San Jose Dirt Car   


    Little detail work on the front suspension..
  10. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic The Twister   

    Finished.

  11. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic The Twister   

    Got some more done. Decals should be here in  a day or so and I am now working on the tuck-n-roll seat and side panels.


    Note the Jacob's Ladder is on the left side; something I had never seen before. It is usually mounted on the right side
  12. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic Why brass tubing?   

    I build race car replicas for people all over the country. Mainly sprint cars and supermodifieds but some stock cars. I build all my cars out of styrene tube or rod. Of it is a space frame it will not sag with tube because of all the different pieces used in a frame like that. If it is a single tube frame then use styrene rod because it's solid. My cars end up weighing around 4 lbs when complete and the frames, and axles are all styrene. I even build slot cars, that really take a beating, out of styrene. When I first started this 5 years ago I did use brass tubing because that's what I was told that would hold up best. Well it does hold up but why go to all that trouble and just make a good frame, with good connections out of styrene. Another tip is to use a tooth pick and spread the CA glue around the connection like a weld. I sometimes use JB weld on parts with a lot of strain.
  13. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic The Twister   



    Like all my stuff, this car is 1/8th scale and 100% scratch built with styrene, fiberglass and aluminum.
  14. Old Sprinter added a post in a topic The Twister   

  15. Old Sprinter added a topic in Big Boyz   

    The Twister
    I am replica of the most famous race car in Arizona, the Twister. It was built by Hank Arnold back in the early 60s and he won a bunch of races with it until he was killed in 67'. The car was found by a friend of his and restored and the guy live a few miles from me. It has a Chevy 283 with a blower and Hilborn injection.
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