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#76 dc-65x

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Posted 25 December 2022 - 10:23 PM

Here's the finished car less the still to be painted body. I followed Bryan's lead pretty closely. The most obvious difference is my "store bought" period correct drop arm:

 

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The chassis looks pretty tight around the motor to me. Of course it could always be done better.

 

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To Bob's point about the motor bracket providing stiffness, it most certainly does. So does the 1/16" rod running up from the frame rail around that bracket and attaching to the rear axle tube.....which is also stiffened by the 1/4" brass strip connecting the axle tube to both frame rails:

 

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The important thing for me is to try my best to not use my 50 years of 20-20 slot car hindsight to "improve" things. I want to experience the old cars the way they were. But that's just me.

 

Anyway here's she is:

 

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Hopefully the weather will warm up soon and I can paint.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 25 December 2022 - 11:45 PM

 

The chassis looks pretty tight around the motor to me. Of course it could always be done better.

 

No it couldn't! You do it as good as it can be done. :good:


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Posted 26 December 2022 - 11:31 AM

Simply stunning!  :heart:  :heart:  :heart: Even the static roller looks low, fast and mean.



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Posted 02 January 2023 - 02:57 AM

Now I can't live without a adjustable V- block!!! Thanks!!! I have one for making/drilling pipe taps at angels that works with the same principle but, it's for pipe.
I think I can see another tribute to a tribute coming. Might have more of a Hot wheels look though. Hmmm, now where to find Hot wheels mag inserts? And, maybe (1) one of the (2) two cobra chassis I have would be appropriate . But,they have that distinctive " match solder" look . Or, another cheepie chassis like the 330P?
The candy green/ chrome paint should be fun! Obligatory red lines on the tyres and,white wing & struts. A Sizeldome re-pop should fit the bill perfect.
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Posted 02 January 2023 - 09:09 PM

Happy New Year everyone.   :)

 

But with January comes cold, cloudy and rainy weather. This makes my outside trashcan paint booth that works just fine in the summer less than ideal. 

 

The sun did come out yesterday for an hour or so and I managed to get the wing, wing struts and interior into Tamiya primer. The body is also "roughed up" with 4/0 steel wool:

 

Lancer 2G body (21) (2).JPG

 

Last winter I rattle can painted a body by stepping out my bedroom door, spraying a coat on, quickly coming back inside where it's warm and putting the spray can in hot water in the bathroom sink.  :crazy:

 

But for this Chaparral I'm thinking I might need to use the air brush so that technique won't work. The bodies rear fender radiators are right up against the side of the body and I think it will be tough to get paint in there with a rattle can.

 

So maybe it's time to get another build going while I keep my eye on the weather........


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Posted 03 January 2023 - 02:03 PM

When in doubt,,,start another. Words to live by. Probably why I have soooo many on the bench!😂 At least by reading these, I'm gaining a clue. Now where was I.

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Posted 03 January 2023 - 03:07 PM

When I built. I built one at a time.


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Posted 03 January 2023 - 03:11 PM

When I built. I built one at a time.

 

And when you (and I) built how often was it build on Thursday, test on Friday, race on Saturday?


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Posted 03 January 2023 - 04:20 PM

Bob, I never built on that schedule, like some did. I built chassis in 1975 that never saw a track until 1979-81. One of them still has the last C-can in it I raced.  :laugh2:


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Posted 03 January 2023 - 05:13 PM

Sorry for the drift but, Billnh,I'm glad you told me in October that the next NERRA race is in April!!!! I just might make it!(maybe with the aTonyP car I drove (2) two years ago.)

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Posted 09 February 2023 - 06:59 PM

Well, I've currently got 4 different cars being built depending on conditions and what I'm in the mood for.

 

Today, the sun came out, the wind stopped and the temperature got a little above 50 degrees take 3....TIME FOR PAINT!   :dance3: 

 

I used Testors flat white enamel and applied it with an airbrush. I usually use a rattle can but I wanted to make

sure I could get paint into some of this bodies tighter areas:

 

Lancer 2G body.JPG

 

3 of my 4 builds have paint curing so I off to work on the chassis of my angle winder GP car.   :D

 

 


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Posted 24 February 2023 - 05:43 PM

The Chaparral 2G interior is mostly dark blue on the seats and top of the "dash":

 

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The instrument panel and floors are aluminum:

 

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I chose Tamiya TS-15 blue as the base color for the much modified Lancer 2E interior:

 

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I went with Jim Hall's driver suit in tan:

 

Jim Hall waits in his Chaparral 2G at Laguna Seca, 1968. .jpg

 

Hours and hours of struggling with my shaky paint brushes and I'm calling this done:

 

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I didn't paint any of the details on the floors as they aren't visible with the interior installed:

 

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Time to assemble the painted wing and struts.

 

Note to self, the wing is very fragile so don't squeeze it too hard or.............OOPS...........too late.......nice big dent in it.   :shok:    :dash2:


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Posted 27 February 2023 - 04:02 PM

Time to assemble the painted wing and struts.
 
Note to self, the wing is very fragile so don't squeeze it too hard or.............OOPS...........too late.......nice big dent in it.    :shok:     :dash2:

 

I got the dent in the top of the wing fixed OK but not perfect. Painting it Tamiya Pure White sure didn't match the 50 year old Lancer body that had slightly yellowed.

 

So ideally, I should strip the inner structure and struts from the old wing and assemble them into a new wing.

Then paint it with something that matches the Lancer body.    :wacko2:  

 

But for now, here's the super cool "LOW"........

 

Chaparral 2G finished (1).JPG

 

........and "WIDE"..........

 

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.........Lancer Super Competition Chaparral 2G :

 

Chaparral 2G finished (3).JPG

 

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Posted 27 February 2023 - 04:17 PM

Wow, simply stunning ... just sitting there it looks uber mean and fast! Rick, you've treated us with so many fantastic builds over the years but I think this one might be my new fav.  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:



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Posted 27 February 2023 - 04:43 PM

Rick, that's just insanely nice work! Of course that's how all of your work is. Thanks for giving the rest of us an inferiority complex!


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Posted 27 February 2023 - 05:56 PM

If you redo the wing to more closely match the body, you could try a drop or two of yellow in the white to kill some of the whiteness. You may have to trial & error more than a single batch before you're satisfied.


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Posted 27 February 2023 - 07:14 PM

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Posted 27 February 2023 - 08:44 PM

Thanks, I think this version of the 2G is super cool too.   :sun_bespectacled:

 

When I saw the body was a bit yellowed I thought of the "put it in the sun" trick.

But winter was just starting here and I'd have to wait months for the sunshine.

I just couldn't resist building it.

 

I chose the livery of Jim Hall's car in the 1967 Stardust Grand Prix and I forgot

to post the pictures:

 

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