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Old Sprinter

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  • Birthday 10/11/1947

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    Tucson, Arizona
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    Ken Meaders

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  1. Happy birthday Old Sprinter. Enjoy your special day.        Tom AKA hack-n-whack

  2. 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.
  3. Very well done race car. There isn't much better than an F-1 car; love them
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Like all my stuff, this car is 1/8th scale and 100% scratch built with styrene, fiberglass and aluminum.
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