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#1 Bruce Wayne

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 10:37 PM

Started this just-for- kicks project a few years ago right after moving to St Louis.
When I first saw all the work some Hardbody racers in Chicago were doing to to make their old FCR chassis fit kit body's, I said might as well scratchbuilt the thing!
So, the inspiration was to make a Jaildoor chassis using FCR specs as a rough guide.
4 main rails are .062 piano wire with 16 supporting rails of .062 brass rod, finally boxed in by a single piece of .062 square tubing against the body on each side.
To make the mass of the chassis wider, incorporated some faux nerf bars made up of brass tubing elements into the body pin mountings.

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Body started as a $5 1/25 Lindberg 55 (?) Ford brush painted built-up glue bomb found at a kit swap meet.
Stripped the all paint, glued the hood shut, filled all the side trim, filled head and tail lights, added bumpers from AMT 53 F100 kit and radiused the wheel wells for 1" rear x .875" front tires.
Interior is a Vintage Booth Vac form with added roll bar made up from 3/32 plastic tubing.
Overall very fun project. Planning to send it to a friend at BPR for track testing and review.
First post in a long time, and from an Android phone to boot, so please excuse any lack of continuity!😄
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#2 olescratch

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:19 PM

Looks goood from here!  I think you made the right decision to build your own chassis from scratch, would have been my choice.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:29 PM

Nice Chassis & Body Bruce.   

 

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#4 Jairus

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:26 PM

BEAUTIFUL!

I love brass rod chassis' and that is well done.
The body is a '53 Ford by the way.


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#5 Tim Neja

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:34 PM

Very cool Bruce!!  Looks great!!


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:32 PM

Very, very nice! :good:


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#7 Bruce Wayne

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:45 PM

A very humble Thank You gentlemen every one!
Probably have ~$20 but over 100 hours in this so called "just-for-fun project, so all your comments are very much appreciated ☺☺☺

Thanks for the model year clarification too Jairus, indeed a '53 it is👍 Be it also known that it was built AFTER greatly admiring and closely studying your many, many fine works in Brass, so please take much credit for it's inspiration and imagineering!
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