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#1 SlowBeas

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:34 PM

I've been holding onto these photos on my phone for quite some time and, for the life of me, I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to finally post. Regardless, I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the craftsmanship exhibited by our fellow racer, Don Weaver of Lexington, SC.
 
I first learned of his talents back when I first started racing Retro in Abbeville. He built me a stock car chassis that was really solid and nicely constructed. Maybe I'll post a pic of it soon, too.
 
Don enjoys building -- probably much more than he enjoys racing. And his creations are truly something to behold. I can only wish that I were as meticulous as Don. Take, for example, these jail door chassis:
 
Don's-jail-door-chassis.jpg
 
Not only are the chassis something to behold, but his paint jobs ain't bad, either.  :D
 
Next up is my own personal pride and joy -- a chassis that Don gave me for Christmas 2016. It's another multi-rail, using both steel and brass rails. From the very first time I drove this one, I knew it was rather unique. I think the brass rails soften the ride of the chassis as it travels along the slot. In fact, I remarked to him that it seems to drive unlike any other chassis I've ever driven.
 
Don's-multi-rail-chassis.jpg
 
Again, I just thought you might enjoy seeing some fine work from one of our fellow lovers of retro slots.
 
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:57 PM

Thanks, they are really nice. 

 

Those paint jobs are rather cool.

 

If I could build chassis like that I would be quietly pleased with myself too.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 02:16 PM

Thanks Jim or sharing the beautiful workmanship.

 

I do wish the photos were a bit larger.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 03:09 PM

Don's work is impeccable!  i really like that yellow Lola T70 he painted.

 

Eddie, I'm using Win 7, I save everything as a stamp-size photo, then use my mouse to enlarge them to whatever size I want in Windows Explorer. They will loose their detail if enlarged too big. Are you using an Apple or a Windows machine?


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 03:10 PM

Here is one of my Don Weaver favorites, a motor break-in platform

 

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:47 PM

Pablo, Don made one of those for me, too. In fact, I used it earlier today to break in a new Hawk. Handy little contraption.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:02 PM

Here is one of my Don Weaver favorites, a motor break-in platform

 

That thing needs to go in your tumbler for a day, or two, or three. :diablo: Actually, that stand is a good idea. Some day I'll have to make one  to use. 


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 10:07 AM

I do wish the photos were a bit larger.

 
Understood. If you like, I could attempt to send you the larger file for viewing -- or re-size a little to make them larger on the page (provided Cheater doesn't object and decides to blow 'em off!)
 
I'll try to remember to track down the images once I get home tonight.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

Thanks, Jim.
 
No don't do that. it's to much trouble. Cheater will allow larger images I know, but no need to change these. 
Now next time you post some a little larger would be nice.
 
Now far is it from Atlanta to that track you race on?
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 10:43 AM

The place is about half an hour west of Columbia on I-20, so it would be about 2.5 hours from Atlanta, depending on your location.
 
If you'd ever consider joining us for our races, let me know what class you prefer, and I'll let you know when we have it on our schedule. As a matter of fact, I bet we could encourage a group to gather in your honor one Saturday, regardless of our regular racing schedule. We'd love to have you join us soon, Eddie.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 05:16 PM

And a thanks to Jim Honeycutt  for his hybrid design of brass and steel rails some of which are not soldered together the full length.  Works really well on our home track at the Doghouse Raceway in Lexington, SC.
 
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

Nice work effort Don!

 

 

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