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#1 Tim Neja

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 12:17 PM

Well, I can't really say it's "scratchbuilding" because this chassis is more like assembling!! The parts have very close tolerances – precision machining for sure!! This is the start to the chassis – I"m going with two rails of .063" – inner piano wire and outer brass. Otherwise a stock build.  

 

This one will be for our MTT Flat track at BPR. Really beautiful parts, just needs the brass rails, pin tubes and front axle and she's ready. 

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:19 PM

Tim,

Looks good. Lets see how it shakes out. Bet it works. See ya on the 8th.
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 04:04 PM

Well, here's the RTR version of the chassis. I will get it on the track later this week for those at BPR that are interested!! Overall weight is 99.4 grams so will probably need a little weight for the flatster, but not bad for a King car?

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:08 PM

Tim,

That looks really nice. Have to give that a once-over Sat.

Nice work.
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:54 PM

Looks great, Tim.

Just be careful of the pin tubes. I brace mine with .055" wire to prevent them from getting bent.

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:39 PM

Looks great, Tim.

Just be careful of the pin tubes. I brace mine with .055" wire to prevent them from getting bent.

Tim, maybe that will help a bit with added weight. Can't hurt.


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:57 PM

Looks great, Tim.

Just be careful of the pin tubes. I brace mine with .055" wire to prevent them from getting bent.

Thanks Dom--- I saw your braces--but I couldn't figure out how they would get bent?  Their so far inside the wheels it would have to be a direct "T-bone" to bend one!! I"ll chance it for a while and see how it goes. IF you look closely I also put a "U" shaped brace for the rear axle uprights. I thought with all your lightening holes that they my not have enough side strength for a wall hit as well.       I'm using HVR ball bearing wheels and a threaded axle with aluminum spacers-- the build was very easy to keep clean with your excellent parts!  Hmmmm--maybe I should go with stainless pin tubing--that would be stronger too!   :)
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