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#1 Dave Crevie

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 02:27 PM

I built 1/32nd scale cars too.

 

This one is built from 1/32nd brass strip soldered to 1/32nd brass sheet. The motor is the Pitman 196, the wheels

are Mille Miglia. The body is a Du-Bro Ferrari 250GTO. 

 

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The car in the forefront is a 1/32nd Cooper F-1. The car behind is 1/24th, and I will cover that later. The cooper is

built around a Pitman 196, and is 1/32nd inch dia. piano wire. The wheels are machined aluminum Dynamics. The

body id Du-Bro. 

 

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This one is not scratch built, but uses a Revell frame, with brackets I made to mount the Russkit 22 motor. Not sure

of the wheels, but they are probably Dynamics drilled aluminum. The body is a Du-Bro Cobra.

 

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#2 Bill from NH

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 02:39 PM

Dave, not old crap, those are some neat builds. I have a new 196, now I have some ideas what I can do with it. Thanks.


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#3 Mark Mattei

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 03:39 PM

Cool old crap, thanks for sharing, let me know if there are any parts you need.

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 05:38 PM

All these old crap threads bring back memories. Looks like the crap I use to build in the early to mid 60's.  :good:


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#5 Rotorranch

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 05:48 PM

All these old crap threads bring back memories. Looks like the crap I use to build in the early to mid 60's.  :good:

I'm still building it!

 

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 06:03 PM

And this came immediately to mind:

 

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 04:36 AM

I'm still building it!

 

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I quit trying.  :laugh2:


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#8 Dave Crevie

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 11:29 AM

Thanks for all the kind words guys. I consider any slot cars from the past to be worth restoring. I just finished

restoring a couple of 70's - 80's cars that the original owner thought were pure garbage. But I am happy to

have them, and in my mind help to preserve the history of slot racing. 

 

So don't pass over those old cars in your junk box. Bring them back to life, and remember the great times you

had with them. It sure would be nice if we could actually start racing them again. Honest to goodness real vintage

cars, not a new amalgamation of the styles that were once popular. 

 

I'll post more of mine as I get time. Assuming I haven't bored you all already.



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Posted 28 May 2019 - 11:41 AM

Nice work for that era. How old were you at the time, Dave?


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 11:51 AM

I was 14 when I started building my own chassis. But I had been assembling cars from parts for a while before that. 

I brought a lot of stuff back from the L. A. Calif area when I would visit relatives there. My much older cousin did a

lot of racing in that area, long before me, and long after me. I restored a couple of his cars previously. 


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 11:56 AM

Speaking for myself, I'm not bored. I'm a patient person, I can wait. :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 03:53 PM

Very impressive work for a 14 year old.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 12:05 PM

As I said, a lot of the crappy work was corrected when I restored the cars. Not kosher, I know, but some of

the work was really terrible. My school grades showed that I would have to make my living with my hands.

I wasn't doctor or CEO material. And I inherited my skill from my long family line of metalworkers who go

back to when the Romans ruled England. We are Picts by ancestry, a very barbaric people. The Picts were

the ones that caused Hadrian to build the wall across Britain. And my ancestors made weaponry for the

Pictish hoards.    







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