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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:45 PM

Been spending my spare time working on these two custom Cucs. I had to do a little fabricating, molding, casting, and even a little chassis building in the process. 

 

First I re-purposed a cut up body by adding a front and rear spoiler along with flared rear fenders. Once I was done messing with that, I made a mold of the body.

 

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Once I had a wheelbase to work with, I built a couple chassis to go with them.

 

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Put a little paint/decals on them and called them done for now.

 

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 09:40 AM

IMG_20170917_090145.jpg IMG_20170917_090145.jpg Finished the cars for this group.  Here's a group shot:


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:10 AM

John,

 

Are these resin castings ?


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:11 PM

John,

 

Are these resin castings ?

Yes!  I originally wrote a step-by-step of what I was "Trying My Hand" at doing.  #1 make a resin copy of a LaCucaracha with a few mods, #2 make chassis to fit the bodies, #3 make 4 of these.  Due to my chronic A.D.D., trying to stay on course to completion was very difficult! I even tried my hand at making decals.  I know, lots of room for improvement in all my efforts, but I'm having fun learning/trying! 


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 05:04 PM

four times nice =

 

Can never go wrong with a pole dancer on the hood.


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 06:08 PM

Nice looking cars, John. Have you yet had the opportunity to run them on a track to determine how they drive? Not many scratchbuilders, other than the 1/32 guys on HRW, will build both bodies & chassis. A couple questions, if I may ask. Are your chassis ISO designs without pan movement, similar to the original Cox Cuc? I can see your red body appears to be mounted with screws, how are the other bodies mounted? By using tape, pins, or some other method? The Resilient Resin bodies that were once made in Oregon by Doug Haynes used a metal mounting clip of some sort, but I never figured out what they actually were made for.


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 06:21 PM

Bill, in an effort to answer your questions, these are for you:IMG_20170917_093006.jpg IMG_20170917_093006.jpg IMG_20170917_090601.jpg 7_090601.jpg]  I know, my soldering needs plenty of attention.  The red car has the following chassis:  Cox Cuch chassis clone made from brass, slotwerks powered, body attached using screws; white car is an iso located at the rear of the motor box powered by a Parma Deathstar, body attached using pintubes located on pillow blocks; the blue car has a chassis using drop arm and floppy pans body mounted using pins/tubes; lastly, the black car has a chassis that also uses a drop arm along with floppy pans.  Both the blue and black car are powered by Mr. H's Mabuchi ft16Ds with 65/30 arms.  I'm planning a trip to my "local" track this coming weekend to spend a day of testing for these and a couple other "Classic" cars!  I'll have to pack a lunch and get a trip ticket from AAA to make the drive, but I plan to be able to take some good notes on the different handling styles. 

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 06:38 PM

Thanks for the additional photos ,John. Those cars look like they'll be fun to run on a track. :)


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 07:05 PM

John,

 

Pretty soldering is not a requirement for a beautiful slot car, but good soldering where the welds are clean and not sloppy or cold is more important. Your chassis look great to me!

 

 

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