Am enjoying seeing how others are innovating to produce various and new chassis designs to make hard body cars work well. Good to also see various
racing programs here and there well attended.
May I offer a suggstion upon seeing the fractured front end of the Kenwood Porsche 962. I strengthen all my hard bodies by coating the entire inside body
with copious amounts of Devcon Plastic Welder spread on strips and squares of nylon window screen turning a plastic body into a reinforced fiberglass like
object. We at Pelican park build and assemble our cars using Plastic Wleder. Allows us to successfully repair cars that can last years.
Devcon Plastic Welder, not an epoxy but a methyl methacrylate compound, is a strong structural adhesive formulated for bonding similar and dissimilar
materials as well as unprepared metals. Resists water,weathering, high humidity and temperature variations. Minimal surface preparation is required and
once cured, the adhesive can be drilled, sanded and painted. Bonds hard plastic, styrene, PVC, acrylic, ceramic, concrete, fiberglass, metal, vinyl, and
wood with a tensile strength of 3500 PSI. Like putty though much harder I've used gobs of it laid around fender wells to make tough fender flares and to
shape other body parts.
My latest hard body project: Historic Racing miniatures 1/24 Corvette GS Roadster, a model of Chassis 001 as raced at Sebring, 1966. (only 5 GS's were
manufactured). Soldered custom brass chassis with bolt on (4X40 bolts & nuts) body mounts. Referencing the above uses of Plastc Welder, the kits provide
clear headlight covers I've deemed too fragile for racing, so with bits of plastic and Plastic Welder shaped more solid headlamp fixtures like the chassis 002
that George Wintersteen raced at Sebring in 1965.