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#1 chrisguyw

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:02 PM

This car was built for a proxy for cars that ran in the 1967 GP championship, and each had to be a somewhat accurate representation of an actual race livery... this one was done to represent Mr. Clark's car for the 67 German GP. Each car had to be pre-registered to avoid any duplicate liveries.
 
I did take some liberties with the original Monogram body... replacing the kits high exhausts (to flimsy for a proxy series) with the lower ones found on the car later that year, and a few other bits, including ditching the kits monstrous gearbox casing, and building one of more scale proportions.
 
The reasonably strict rules did mandate some suspension detail, and these were built in to the heavily  modified chassis kit from  Beardog. 
 
The car ran very well, and, did manage to win this proxy series.
 
Cheers,

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:04 PM

Just another guy with too much time and too much talent!!!  Outstanding job.
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:50 PM

And I'm just glad he shares it with us.  :)
 
Great job!  :good:
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 05:00 PM

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 06:38 PM

I need some of those chassis! That's sweet!

 

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:47 AM

Jeff,

You may not know that those Beardog chassis are designed by a local guy, Chris Wright in Cumming, although they are made and sold by AB Slotsport in the UK.
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:58 PM

Jeff,

You may not know that those Beardog chassis are designed by a local guy, Chris Wright in Cumming, although they are made and sold by AB Slotsport in the UK.

 

There are 3 versions available....aptly named,.... version 1, version 2, and you guessed it, version 3. Version 3 (center pivot) is the better race chassis, but will still benefit from a few basic mods......

 

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