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#1 Ted Bier

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:55 PM

Hi ALL!

So I have 2 bent brass chassis !

I DO NOT HAVE A FRAME JIG !

So just how do I go about straightening them out !

Or do I ! ??

HELP !!!

Thanks , Ted

 

Just who makes the one with the motor anyhow ??

 

 

 

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#2 Tex

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:02 PM

not sure I see what's bent that shouldn't be(?). both are anglewinder frames which SHOULD be bent on one side.


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#3 Ted Bier

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:06 PM

In that case ME BE STUPID !!!!

 

I know one frame is American Line .

But just what could the other be ???

THANKS !!!

Ted



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:42 PM

Start with a nice flat surface - like a big ceramic tile or piece of corian to act as a surface gauge plate.  Check all four corners for twists and solder irregularities.  It may not have squaring axle locations like a jig, but does help using jig wheels.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 07:20 AM

I've not seen the chassis with the motor before, except in your posts. Lately, eBay has had several chassis with 36D anglewinder motors & brass pans. My guess is they all, yours too, were sold by REHCO under their American line label. I have a local friend who used to belt sand his brass/wire scratchbuilt chassis to make them flat. his cars were always fast, but it's not a process i would use.


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