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#1 Waldo

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:46 AM

Hi,
 
A few weeks ago I bought a lot of slot car stuff from a 78 year old man. There were some chassis, but unfortunately he drilled many holes in order to reduce weight.

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I removed the side pans and added some new scratchbuilt brass pans, with a slight movement up and down and to both sides. It's still a very heavy chassis, weighing 138 grams.
 
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The body still waits for some colour.
 
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BTW does anybody know the original manufacturer of the chassis? Maybe Champion?
 
Greetings,

Walter


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:57 AM

Walter,
 
Your chassis is probably a Champion Group 20.
 
Ferrari 612 Group-20 racer RTR
 
Nice work on the rebuild.
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:01 PM

Thank you, Bob.
 
It is a Champion Group 20. I found the chassis a few minutes ago in another thread here.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:13 PM

Good save!  You'll find that most of the brass-panned chassis are on the heavy side, they tend to use the thicker pieces of material!


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:07 PM

Walter, nice job in rebuilding that chassis! Your workmanship is very neat & professional looking. That particular Champion chassis is made from plated steel, rather than brass, but your pans look great. What are you using for a motor? Be sure to let us know her how it handles once you have a chance to run it on a racetrack. I've had a similar Champion chassis since 1970, but it is not currently set up.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:24 PM

in that day cars were heavy, but they were built to run big power in heavy glue.

 

Good looking work.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:27 PM

Very nice work Walter. A good save of an otherwise trashed chassis. Better than new. :victory: 


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:22 AM

Hi,

 

thanks for your comments.

 

@Bill: I'm using a Fox motor, a very common motor here in Germany. It has enough power for my hometrack. I have some old champion motors lying around, but they are too powerful for my basement.

 

@ John and Eddie: I used 1mm brass sheet for the side pans. The chassis was heavier even with the holes in the side pans (~155 g).

 

 

greetings

Walter


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:09 PM

Here's a picture of the finished car.

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Hope you like it.

 

Greetings

Walter


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:49 PM

Nice car Walter! It should be an easy car to find when it's out running on the track. For that reason, i almost always used yellow or white in my paint jobs.Both stand out like fluorescent colors do.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:28 PM

Very nice job!  Love the color and the decals you chose!  Nicely done!


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 09:24 PM

smooth work







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