Jump to content




Photo

Rear spoiler thickness...


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 David A. Stahl

David A. Stahl

    Rookie Keyboard Racer

  • Full Member
  • Pip
  • 32 posts
  • Joined: 07-August 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oswego, IL

Posted 16 December 2016 - 11:04 AM

What thickness is your choice? I want to use it on a flat track...

Thanks...




#2 Bryan Warmack

Bryan Warmack

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,050 posts
  • Joined: 17-July 07
  • Gender:Male

Posted 16 December 2016 - 11:41 AM

David,

I think most everyone runs .005" Lexan. A 24" x 24" sheet from McMaster-Carr is about $3! Part number 85585K102.

Lots of rear spoilers!
  • Tim Neja and John C Martin like this

#3 ejgehrken

ejgehrken

    On The Lead Lap

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 329 posts
  • Joined: 07-May 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southington, CT

Posted 16 December 2016 - 12:50 PM

If you don't feel like making your own, Mike Swiss sells precut and pre-bent rear spoilers for $1.75/each, IIRC.


Eric Gehrken
Gehrken Retro Chassis
2015-16 Retro East Overall Champion
2015-16 Retro East Constructor's Champion
2013-14 New England Retro Racing Overall Champion

#4 Cap Henry

Cap Henry

    CHR Cars

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,334 posts
  • Joined: 25-October 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bellevue, OH

Posted 16 December 2016 - 01:56 PM

I use .007", along with Swiss selling them I believe Hi-Speed now sells them.

A guy from Michigan does bulk packs of them that I use, but I can't remember his name.

Team PSC
Parma PSE
CHR Cars
JDR-Joe Dirt Racing


#5 Fiddler

Fiddler

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,482 posts
  • Joined: 28-October 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SoCal

Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:11 PM

Cap,

Would it be "Big Steve's"? .007" prebent rear spoilers.
Tom Eatherly

#6 Tim Wilkins

Tim Wilkins

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 665 posts
  • Joined: 22-February 13
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Northridge, CA

Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:17 PM

Good product.

Retro rear spoilers prebent for slot cars .007 thickness
  • Fiddler likes this

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti


#7 David A. Stahl

David A. Stahl

    Rookie Keyboard Racer

  • Full Member
  • Pip
  • 32 posts
  • Joined: 07-August 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oswego, IL

Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:25 PM

Just ordered a pack of Big Steve's .007" pre-bent. Thanks for the info...

Dave

#8 Fiddler

Fiddler

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,482 posts
  • Joined: 28-October 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SoCal

Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:30 PM

Aha! That's where I got 'em from!

Thanks, Tim.
Tom Eatherly

#9 Cap Henry

Cap Henry

    CHR Cars

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,334 posts
  • Joined: 25-October 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bellevue, OH

Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:00 PM

Yes, those are them.


Team PSC
Parma PSE
CHR Cars
JDR-Joe Dirt Racing


#10 CoastalAngler1

CoastalAngler1

    Outlaw Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,122 posts
  • Joined: 03-May 14
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Quit Wishin Go Fishin

Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:03 PM

How many in the pack? I need six...


Charlie McCullough

Charlie's Speed Shop

JK Hawk Horsepower Specialist

Bartos Chassis

Outisight Bodies

R-Geo / Koford / ARP
 


#11 David A. Stahl

David A. Stahl

    Rookie Keyboard Racer

  • Full Member
  • Pip
  • 32 posts
  • Joined: 07-August 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oswego, IL

Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:17 PM

Five for $2.99 on eBay with free postage.



#12 Frankie Schaffier

Frankie Schaffier

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 229 posts
  • Joined: 17-September 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fostoria, OH

Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:18 PM

Retro Steve's comes five to the pack.


  • fohoover and CoastalAngler1 like this

Frankie
Professional Track Wall Tester.

CHR Cars


#13 kvanpelt

kvanpelt

    Race Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 841 posts
  • Joined: 29-January 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IL

Posted 19 December 2016 - 11:07 AM

Now you have a real dilemma David; two legends have recommended two choices.

 

What is a guy supposed to do? :laugh2:

 

BTW, have you bought anything from our two local raceways, or do you plan to buy everything on EBAY? :dash2:


  • Pablo likes this

Kevin VanPelt
 
Slotblog subscriber and proud of it!  :good: 


#14 slotcarone

slotcarone

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,169 posts
  • Joined: 23-January 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dutchess County, NY

Posted 19 December 2016 - 01:43 PM

Anybody race on EBay lately? What kind of track do they have?
  • Pablo and NSwanberg like this

Mike Katz

Scratchbuilts forever!!


#15 Cap Henry

Cap Henry

    CHR Cars

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,334 posts
  • Joined: 25-October 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bellevue, OH

Posted 19 December 2016 - 02:16 PM

They have all kinds, unfortunately it's going to cost more then track time and a race fee to use it LOL
  • Pablo likes this

Team PSC
Parma PSE
CHR Cars
JDR-Joe Dirt Racing


#16 David A. Stahl

David A. Stahl

    Rookie Keyboard Racer

  • Full Member
  • Pip
  • 32 posts
  • Joined: 07-August 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oswego, IL

Posted 19 December 2016 - 02:35 PM

Yes I buy from Mid America but I like to look on eBay and see what I need...







Electric Dreams Online Shop