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How to Alter the wheelbase on a model car article from 1965 Update 1/11/2014

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No, there are two more, but they are larger than 1.15 mb and they won't let me download.

Gerald

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Thanks! This is neat stuff. Not too sure about the using cloth part, though...!

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I used to use strips cut up from an old sheet, but with todays better liquid glues and epoxy, I don't anymore.

Gerald

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Don't overlook step #9. You will need to cut the front crossmember / wheelmount/ torsion bar mount off (flat with the frame) and move it forward about 1/8th to 3/16ths of an inch, to relocate the front wheels forward in the moved forward wheelwells.

Gerald

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great article Gerald, thanks. I have already done this without the article, this will help with the next one. funny, I can do all of this without a hitch and have it come out looking good, but I can't lay even primer down properly, go figure.

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I used this article to do an AWB Coronet when the magazine was new. I had the advantage of having a spare body (first one was warped, AMT sent me a new one) so I didn't need the filler strips. Instead I measured and cut both bodies using the wheel openings from the scrap body (cut farther back) on the good body (cut farther forward). It turned out great, needed no filler, just a skim coat. Sure wish I still had it!

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