Since finding this great forum about a month or so ago, I've been inspired to start a new project to build a vintage 1/32 AC Cobra.
I built two other similar cars back in 2004-05, but once I started sifting and sorting through all my boxes full of spare parts, I realized all I really needed were a pair of proper rear wheels to make a passable build.
I found them on eBay, something called "Dalxo Special Racing Wheels 1/32 Scale Tires Cat #600 Slot Car Vintage 1960s." They cost a pretty penny, but I think they're the right ones for the tires I have.
Dalxo special racing wheels, about 8mm x 11mm.
The picture below shows what I have assembled so far:
These are the specs: Revell adjustable aluminum chassis, Pactra Lexan body, Russkit 23 motor (with back-ups), decals, Revell rubber front tires and aluminum wheels, yellow Humbrol paint. The rubber tires on the pink background will go on the car once the wheels come in the mail. The ugly wheels and tires shown on the chassis will not be used.
Here's a shot of the tires I'll be using along with the undercarriage of one of my completed cars:
The rear rubber tires (especially the wide rear ones) are really hard to find!
I've kind of stuck with the 1/32 scale, since I couldn't afford the 1/24 cars when I was a kid, and the race tracks took up less room in the basement.
I don't have a proper workshop or a jig of any kind. My kitchen table is my workbench, and the cars are more or less built from spare parts, so I don't really know if they qualify as "scratchbuilt." Some of the builds I've seen in this forum are very professional-looking. Mine, not so much. I prefer to think of them as "rustic." But they're sturdy, they run well, and they're a lot of fun to build!