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#1 AB75

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Posted 17 November 2023 - 09:35 AM

How can you tell if a chassis was scratchbuilt vs. a manufactured (or ready made kit)? Or is it just a matter of identifying it as one from a known manufacturer? Picked this up for a few bucks and hoping to learn more about it.

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Posted 17 November 2023 - 12:42 PM

There really aren't any Manufactured Retro chassis. They are all build by either the racer or a few builders that sell online. That chassis looks like a mish mosh of every early chassis gimmick from probably 10-12 years ago. No idea who may have built it though :) .


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Posted 17 November 2023 - 01:17 PM

Just as Mike K mentioned. 

 

Tony P style curved pans.(he had a term for cars with them)

 

My/Chicagoland steel nose.

 

WRP motor bracket. 


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Posted 17 November 2023 - 01:56 PM

Aero pans usually made from .016 or .025 brass.
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#5 AB75

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Posted 17 November 2023 - 03:25 PM

Thanks for the feedback! Obviously Im new to retro racing, so learning a lot. These are the other four I collected, so Ill just have to build them all up and see how they feel.

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