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#26 Dallas Racer

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:02 AM

Yeah.... not done yet.
I want to center the rear wheel in the opening.
An opening I did NOT cut, but was cut by Dubro and in NO way matches the original car.

This means moving the body backward 1/16".
That adds 4 new pin holes and means beveling the guide weight.  Arrg....

It's been bugging me for two days, but I know what I need to do.

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Thinking out loud:

 

A lot of work, but you could move the pin tubes on the chassis. Or add new tubes next to the existing tubes, which as a byproduct would make the chassis stronger.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:16 PM

Matt; I believe you do have the full quote. I looked the car over pretty well when it was at R/A. I didn't see any obvious

design flaws that would make it so undrivable. Might have been that it just needed a lot of sorting out. 



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Posted 17 November 2018 - 08:54 PM

Jairus, just curious, if you move the body back,as you suggest, does not that put the front wheels too far forward?

 I am trying to help you with this situation (by the way I did not notice this wheel centered on wheel arch issue at first) Is there a way to shorten the wheel base with out too much trauma ? and then move the body to center?

Is the problem the W.B. is too long for this body?

Solution? sell me the chassis and make a new one shorter  :victory: 


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 10:40 PM

Actually, the position of the body was determined by interior and guide clearance prior to paint.  Looked fine then... but once I put paint on it, I started getting vibes.

However, customer is happy with the car as is and it's already mailed off as of Friday.
Moving the body would have added four new holes to the body and tapering the guide retainer, which I was willing to do.
Not a problem now and onto the next project.  :) 

I rarely build a new chassis over poking a few new holes in my opinion.  And I DID NOT get the wheelbase wrong.


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Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:43 AM

Glad it all worked out, and I stand by by opinion, beautifully built car.


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