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#101 btk

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:20 AM

Got mine as well.  Great piece of kit!  Only downside is that I need to (poorly) paint some more bodies now.  :laugh2:


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:55 PM

You can also mount them first, paint them second. :laugh2:  But that's not how I do it.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:56 PM

These are all sold, thank you.

It will be a couple of months before I can run another batch.


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 08:36 PM

I have another batch ready to ship.

 

The cost is the same as before, $75 + $15 USA Priority shipping, International has a shipping cost of $25 added on for First Class mail.

PM me for shipping and payment info.

 

The purchase price of a unit will be donated to SlotBlog

 

The next batch of these will be a few $ more to cover the rising cost of materials, electric etc.....


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 01:52 PM

It has been brought to my attention drag racers need longer blocks for the rear. So if you would like a pair of longer blocks please PM me.

 

A pair of blocks can be purchased separately or added to a new fixture purchase for $10. Shipping for separate order is $8 USPS Priority.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:10 PM

Please send me info To Buy body Mounting, John Lyon


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 10:43 AM

PM sent


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Posted 25 November 2018 - 11:24 AM

I finished up the longer drag car blocks but only had enough material for 5 sets. So these are now available.

 

I have plenty of the fixtures ready to ship. Several are in route to their new owners.


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:25 AM

This is a MUST HAVE item. Don't wait until there is no more!!!


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:48 AM

I finished up the longer drag car blocks but only had enough material for 5 sets. So these are now available.
 
I have plenty of the fixtures ready to ship. Several are in route to their new owners.


Hi Mark,

Could you please send me info on how to buy your body pinning jig?

Including postage/shipping to the UK?

Thanks,

Phil B
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 01:11 PM

Hi Mark,

Could you please provide info on how to buy your body pinning jig?

Including shipping to the UK?

Thanks,

Phil Barratt
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 01:28 PM

PM sent Phil B


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 01:29 PM

I am down to 4 sets of the longer Drag blocks for those who might be interested.

 

I can run more of these sooner than the full fixture if these sell out.


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 02:02 PM

I designed this in Solidworks over a year ago with some of the parts tucked away just waiting for the time to work it in. This is extremely simple to use and should fit almost anything needing a body.

 

Plenty of room for the guide to be positioned where you need it. Note the undercuts for front wheel clearance.

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The blocks slide along the slot and rotate about the bolt in the thumb screw for easy alignment.

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Just center the chassis and tape it into place square and straight

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Loosen the thumb screws and align the pointed pins with tubing / body pin hole. Then tighten to set position at all 4 locations.

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Position body on the block as needed and push the pin through the body at all 4 locations.

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Remove body and repeat. Just leave the chassis in place and mount as many bodies as you need. Leave it setup and you can just reposition another chassis to mount more bodies later.

 

I will only be making these in batches of 10 to keep machining cost down. $75 + USPS priority mail = $90

Just PM me and I will get back to you ASAP.

 

You are a genius! That looks awesome and I can see how it would work great for all bodies!


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 05:49 PM

Well, thanks Mario.  :blush:


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 05:52 PM

Well, thanks Mario.  :blush:

 

You are welcome. I hope you sell a lot of these. Great tool to have in any racer or not racers box.  :)


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:53 PM

PM sent...


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 05:28 PM

Here is a fixture with the longer rear blocks for the Drag Cars. The new blocks are about 1-5/16" longer and should be able to reach rear body mounts. The box is the same as the normal fixture. 

 

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 05:47 PM

Commercial Track Owners can PM me for pricing.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:32 PM

I've only used this fixture a couple of times (it belonged to someone else), but I feel it is a tool that can be best described as similar to a chassis jig, except for bodies. it allows the builder (with a little practice) to mount bodies STRAIGHT the first time instead of (as Lee Gilbert once quipped) making the body into a pincushion. 

 

Perhaps not an essential tool- but one that can save time and lead to more consistent body mounting. For me- I have little free time to work on my race cars, so anything that saves time and leads to more consistent results is well worth the relatively small investment.

 

Note: The fixture that I purchased from Mark arrived yesterday. I was very impressed by the speed that it was shipped and how carefully it was packaged. A++ service all around & THANK YOU.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:59 AM

I would like to buy one. Please pm me paypal info


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:17 PM

This has been one of the best investments i've made as far tools go in my slot car box. As a matter of fact I've made money back and then some mounting bodies for fellow racers. 2 thumbs up to Mark for this
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:53 PM

I would e-bay these, they will sell like hot cakes!


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:47 PM

I only have 9 of these left.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:24 PM

I am down to 6 units.

 

Again in case some may have missed post 119. Commercial Track Owners PM me for pricing if you are interested.


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