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#1 miko

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 04:21 PM

Being recently retired I have had too much time on my hands with no raceways near me to do any Retro racing so I have resorted to building something different just for the fun of it to keep me busy! Just wanted to share some of my builds so i’ll be posting more of my cars here in the future.
 
The first one is a 1/32 1950 VW split-window I decided to build into a V-Rod. Still have some body details and a paint job to do. The chassis is done except for some tumbling when I get around to buying a tumbler. The body mounts have been incorporated into the drop arm mount and stinger pipe. The rims are Lotus with  two O-rings ground down up front and natural rubber on the rear.
 
To be continued…
 
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Posted 09 March 2016 - 04:33 PM

What motor bracket is that? Oh and body kit?  

 

I love builds like this and am happy you have decided to share them. Thanks.


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:08 PM

very nice! love the craftsmanship!


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:53 PM

Nice!!  I look forward to seeing more of this.  Real scratch building taking place here, all the way down to the front rubber!  Keep'em cumin!! 


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:57 PM

Way kOoL build...!!!

 

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:35 PM

What motor bracket is that? Oh and body kit?  

 

I love builds like this and am happy you have decided to share them. Thanks.

 

I bought it long ago from Professor Motor. I believe it is a BWA bracket, although I have a few others that i bought there that look different. They are still selling similar brackets. http://www.professor...-p/pmtr1006.htm


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:35 PM

very nice! love the craftsmanship!

Thank you Tex !


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:36 PM

Nice!!  I look forward to seeing more of this.  Real scratch building taking place here, all the way down to the front rubber!  Keep'em cumin!! 

Thank you John !


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 02:00 AM

Very cool build.

 

If you have room for it , this could solve your "No track nearby" problem

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 03:52 AM

Nice!!  You don't need a tumbler--just polish the chassis in the sink with SOS and water. It will look great. Then use metal polish for a jewelry look. Do not use Brillo!


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 08:47 AM

Nice build,an inspiration. I'd like to see it when it is finished please post the complete picture thank you.
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Posted 10 March 2016 - 03:00 PM

I'll bet that VW is blast to run.. Give me more


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 04:10 PM

Looks really cool Marinko. Keep them coming. What is the reason for not using Brillo Mike??


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 06:34 PM

If your willing to sell it as is I'd buy it. Great job.
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Posted 10 March 2016 - 07:59 PM

Howdy Marinko! Where ya been? You ought to come by BPR Sat and check our flattrack race. Retired, huh? I'll be joining you in June.


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 08:34 PM

What motor bracket is that? Oh and body kit?  

 

I love builds like this and am happy you have decided to share them. Thanks.

Marty, the body was made by a company in the Czech Republic and i'm correcting myself it's a 1/35 scale not 1/32 (not that that matters much).

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 08:47 PM

Marinko. Opps, just noticed you moved to Or. Might be a problem getting to BPR sat! :shok:


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 08:51 PM

Howdy Marinko! Where ya been? You ought to come by BPR Sat and check our flattrack race. Retired, huh? I'll be joining you in June.

Hello Tom, yup retired just over a year ago and moved to the Oregon coast. I may be coming to Orange County later this year, I'll bring some cars and i'll see you at BPR.


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 08:54 PM

If your willing to sell it as is I'd buy it. Great job.
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Paul, glad you like the car but i'll hold on to it for now. 


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Posted 11 March 2016 - 07:31 PM

That is just a sweet looking Volks Rod :D

Definitely keep building & showing the results :good: Chassis, body and the use of the Lotus rims all work really well together.
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Posted 07 April 2016 - 10:23 PM

Here are a couple of other projects i’m working on at the same time as the V-Rod. I bought this Kemtron in-line chassis and Revell RP77 motor on eBay last year because it looked like a fun project. I thought it would be a great chassis for this (unknown to me) old butyrate body i’ve had for many years and wasn’t quite sure if i’d ever get a chance do anything with it. Yet to be built is a "more modern” drop arm instead of the fixed guide holder it came with. It’s still in the mock up stage and I have yet to decide how to mount the body.

 

Anyone have an idea what body this is?

 

The other car was built with a thingie body in mind but I have yet to choose one from my collection to use. I believe the motor is a Revell SP something?

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:04 PM

Made some progress on the V-Rod today. Painted the body and trying out some vinyl racing stripes.

 

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:41 AM

Finished the chassis and found a suitable thingie body to work with the 1" wheels. Painting next.

 

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:05 AM

Beautiful work.
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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:09 AM

This just proves that Oregon has more talent in slot car building than the rest of the Union! Period!

Nice work Marinko, now, get 'er done!


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