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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:03 PM

Here's a series of four videos posted to YouTube by Dean Cory. The "instructor" in the videos is Matt Biederman from Southwest OH.

 

Experienced scratchbuilders won't learn much here, but this is an excellent tutorial series for anyone wanting to build their first scratchbuilt chassis.

 

 


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:04 PM

 


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:23 PM

Look how small that jig is! I'd be afraid I'd break it!!
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:46 PM

That's one of Dave Mountz's Precision Slot Cars jigs...


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:13 AM

I've got a Precision and I love it.

 

And Craig, I still can't believe how small a "scale" 1/32 car can truly be - especially when compared to the commercial 2.5" standard.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:06 PM

That particular jig was developed by Dave specifically for Ken Weinert and Matt Biederman, who are very into the construction of 1/32 scale Formula 1 cars from the 1.5 liter era.

 

PSC have two other 1/32 scale jigs that are more suitable for general 1/32 building, one is in Imperial units, one in metric units. Russell Sheldon and I had inputs to Dave on those.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:10 PM

It's not that small, Craig. I have one and love it for 1/32.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 02:16 PM

And Craig, I still can't believe how small a "scale" 1/32 car can truly be - especially when compared to the commercial 2.5" standard.

 
I have five jigs but none exclusivily for building 1/32. I should consider getting one though. 
 
Currently have three R-Geo, a Precision Retro Scratch Builder, and a BackTrack. I sometimes struggle when building the smaller chassis like the one shown below.
 
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Posted 18 October 2013 - 03:24 PM

Thanks for the compliments! And all the input I receive from racers and builders.
 
Your input makes PSC products the racers #1 choice 
 
Craig, send me some dimensions for the tiny car. Problem solved.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 04:30 PM

Yes, Dave, I have your 1/32 jig but these little Slop entries (Super Little Open Proxy) were even too short for my 1/32 jig... These are not mainstream sizes as the event calls for the cars to fit inside a 4-1/2" x 2-1/4" x 1" tall box. Craig and I built our chassis... his a inline and mine a anglewinder... so they fit an Arii 1/32 Toyota Sports 800 kit body. A very small chassis with about a 2-5/8" from rear axle to guide center and a 2-7/16" wheelbase...!
 
Here is my car...
 
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Here is Craig's...
 
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:42 PM

Been building for over 50 years, and, never hardly ever used a jig of any kind other than my eyeballs.
 
This car was built without a jig. I guess I should break down and, join the real world, and get one, or make one, but, I probably won't.
 
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:02 PM

And the chassis under that black Toyota was one of the most fun builds I have done to date.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:14 PM

Craig, send me some dimensions for the tiny car. Problem solved.

 

Sorry, I missed this back when it was originally posted.  I will send you a drawing in the next couple weeks once my vacation starts.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:39 PM

As promised, here is the down and dirty 2D flat drawing with a few dimensions of the smaller chassis I've been building.
 
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:47 PM

Craig,

What program did you use to create that drawing, please?

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:08 PM

Architecture 2013, Greg.
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