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#1 SlotStox#53

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 11:49 AM

After being commissioned to build a car for my U.K. contact/agent aka "Dad" :laugh2: was asked to do another car.

A member of a club he races at saw pics of the car and wanted a Jaildoor for some vintage racing they're starting up.

After some basic details and choosing a body, parts vault raiding & soldering commenced!

The body chosen was the star of my collection, a gorgeous original Lancer painted & trimmed Ferrari :heart:

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A 26D was to be used so I did have a reclaimed Russkit one but with the request for tubing & ball bearings there wasn't enough brass on the Russkit! So a bracket courtesy of Pablo (thanks!!) was chosen.

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With a bit of bending and soldering it starts to take shape.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 01:59 PM

WTG, Grasshopper :clapping: :heart:


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 04:23 PM

Looks good so far Paul!  I'll watch your build as you continue. :)


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 05:24 PM

Thanks Pablo & Bill! Much has been learned watching the builds on here and practice makes perfect.

Next step was making the bracket as bullet proof as brass rod etc can be.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:59 PM

Bulletproof :good: It will never fail :bb:


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:23 AM

Bulletproof.. "check" :D

After winning a NOS in packet Cobra rod drop arm I got duplicating it and made some side pans and soldered it all up with the pin tubes.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:20 PM

Looking good at this point.  I would like to know what the pieces at the ends of your pin tubes are, and where to obtain them. 


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:22 PM

Looking good at this point.  I would like to know what the pieces at the ends of your pin tubes are, and where to obtain them. 


They're brass retainers for .063 / 1/16 rod & tubing. Koford, Sonic and others do them :)
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:33 PM

After some coffee and a break, final bits were bent & soldered up and the dreaded body pinning :shok:

This build was a little different as the final rubber diameter is down to the owner, so wanted to mount the shell so that it was low but allowed final end user adjusting.
Have to get some pictures of the final detailing of the finished build. Kinda sad to see this baby go :laugh2:
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:01 PM

Nice job on the chassis, Paul. It came out looking nice & strong! What sort of tracks will it see across the pond? I sometimes wish US slot racing had gone this route rather than what retro has evolved to. I realize jail door cars had a quick wave here.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:01 PM

Thanks Bill :)

To be honest I've got no clue as to what tracks it'll be raced on over there.

The club they race 1/32 slot it etc is a wooden routed one and they've just started up a few vintage classes running every other Friday night. Run what ya brung basically with no real major rules except vintage parts.

This build is specifically for a vintage race next year but no idea or word of where or what track. Will try and gather some Intel :D

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:27 AM

Beautifully done Paul. :good:  It's fun to see your Rick's Jig being used in innovative ways to help with the build.

 

I'm building a CanAm Ferrari and I was thinking that a plain red car would be, well, boring. But your red Ferrari looks quite spectacular. :sun_bespectacled:  Mine will be red too. :dance3:


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 11:40 AM

Thank you Rick :D

Always trying to figure out new ways to use Ricks jig to help build cars. Always look at how you use yours with the spring steel straps etc.

Been meaning to get one of those ceramic soldering blocks with all the holes, remember watching *Duffy* do the pin tubes like this using one of those boards.

If I was keeping the car I'd be split between detailing or not such a gorgeous looking car! Except for a cool interior and some proper chassis mounted tail pipes :D

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:10 PM

Sweet :clapping:


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:19 PM

Nice!  The mounting looks great, nice-n-low-n-level!


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:26 PM

Nice one Paul - is it the Double Trouble event in the Spring at Rockingham (above a race car garage)? 

http://www.slotforum...double +trouble

 

They do a lot of vintage, and many other classes too, so maybe not... or Southend, or North London... 

 

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 06:20 PM

Sure sounds like it Don, the member who's car this is appears to be signed up for that event :)

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:03 PM

Been meaning to get one of those ceramic soldering blocks with all the holes, remember watching *Duffy* do the pin tubes like this using one of those boards.

 

Paul, these are sometimes sold on ebay for $10-$12. Precise steel & ceramic pins are available for these too. Some of the 1/32 guys on HRW use these ceramic plates for their complete chassis jigs. Some are big enough to built most 1/24 chassis too. If you need dimensions, I'll measure the one I have. I got it for torch soldering.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:01 PM

Have seen them and got a couple in the watch list :) Didn't know about pins being available for them, very good to know.

Had thought of one for torch soldering and for finer stuff where there aren't enough holes on the Ricks jig.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:21 PM

The holes on the ceramic plates isn't 1/16", mine are about .050". ,047 piano wire works well on mine, as does 18 gauge wire nails that go in an air nailer. Home centers will have the wire nails.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:27 AM

I agree with Bill, using the 18 gauge nails works fine.  I also use mine when trying to figure out unusual wheel lengths.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 09:06 AM

Hi all the car in question is mine and it will go to the double trouble at Rockingham next year I'm a long standing member of the Southend slot racing club and we have been racing vintage cars for many years the rules for which are parts for pre 1972 most fast vintage cars nowdays are usually dynamic chassis cars but commissioned this as I love jaildoor chassis but sadly am not quite good enough to make one thanks for the positive comments so far will post some pics when I've received it and got it running thanks alan
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:45 PM

Good luck with the race Alan! Can't wait to see pictures of it all finished :D





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