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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:43 PM

One of my racers, Lee Verdich, showed me pics of the car below his ex-foreman, a big Mopar fan, made when bored at work.
 
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:02 PM

Probably wouldn't work very well but definitely an 11 on the cool factor.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:07 PM

He just did it to do it.
 
Apparently he did one from aluminum years ago, when he was somewhat of a regular slot racer.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:52 PM

He must have been really bored at work. :good:

I love it. :heart:
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 12:53 AM

Really bored and making $25+ bucks an hour... :shok:
 
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:43 AM

Curious minds want to know. How did it work?


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 08:53 AM

It hasn't been on the track AFAIK.

I didn't take the pics.


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:10 PM

Cool chassis. About ten years ago I did a 3-D model of a chassis I was thinking of making in the 5-axis machining

centers at work. I tabled the idea mainly because you can't effectively solder to aluminum. I thought about doing it

in brass, but with the price of a block of brass it would have been too pricey and I didn't see any way to get a return

on the investment. All the cross sectional thicknesses were much thinner that the one shown above.  



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:15 PM

Dave,

I just see it as a fun hobby project.

 

Not everything has to be built to compete, or sell.

 

Speaking of solder, now having more time to study the pics, I now see how he screwed a  brass sheet to the motor area, to solder the motor to.

 

I also like his screwed on, upright loop, brace.


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