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#1 Lloyd Lewis

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:31 PM

I have been wanting to build a 1/43 jail door chassis for some time.

 

It is a long way from being perfect, but I learned a lot from it. Hopefully I will do a better job on the next one!

 

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I dropped and broke my Dremel during the build so was not able to do the cleanup, which is the bit I usually like doing best!

 

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 02:07 PM

Lloyd, nice job on the chassis! I don't know much about 1/43 scale cars, but I'd say your workmanship is very good. Do you race these cars with others in your area, or did you use whatever dimensions that were needed to fit the particular body you were using? I like your use of the honeycomb ceramic soldering plate. I'm mainly a 1/24 racer, but I have a couple of them to use. A couple helpful cleanup tips if I may add, micro files & different diameters of piano wire cut on the end at about a 60 degree angle make all make nice scrapers, for final cleanup, a can of scouring powder (such as Spic and Span, Comet or Bon Ami) scrubbed with an old toothbrush under running water in a sink can't be beat. An SOS pad would work too, but probably not as good. Have fun with your building & we look forward to seeing other examples of your work.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 04:53 PM

Thanks for the comments and helpful tips Bill. There is no club racing in 1/43, so we build them for proxy races.

 

I really just build for the fun of it. The Torino body just seemed to suit a jail door so I thought I would try one.

 

regards, Lloyd.



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 05:05 PM

Nice work.

How about a pic of the top?

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 06:20 PM

Thanks, MSwiss, it was posted to the Pronomag Proxy as soon as it was ready, I will take some photos when it gets back.

 

regards, Lloyd.



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 07:03 PM

It's really cool
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