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#1 Pete L.

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 09:52 AM

Fellas,

 

 I'm trying to piece together a COX Cucarracha, my question is this. What method should I use to fix the driver to the Poly plastic body ?


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:05 AM

Years ago, I used a self-tapping body screw up through the body & into the driver. Fifty years later, it hasn't moved or loosened up.


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:54 AM

Perhaps double sided sellotape?

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:59 AM

i just did one the other day.

this is my go to.

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 11:05 AM

I used Elmer's Glue. Doesn't hold forever but if I wanted to change drivers, like those neat authentic painted ones that Brad Blohm sells I could.


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 11:06 AM

I like Dow clear silicone adhesive.   Certainly not a joint that can't be broken, but it doesn't hurt any surface and can be peeled off with no damage.   


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 03:41 PM

Here's another method I've done . Drill a 1/32 hole up into the driver's neck and super glue a piece of 1/32 wire or rod.

Punch a hole though the interior with a body pin harpoon or a pin. Insert driver pin into hole. Place earring clutch keeper on wire. Trim excess.

 

Look at post #27 here and scroll down

 

http://slotblog.net/...ucaracha/page-2


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 08:29 PM

Goop/Shoe Goo. Same thing.


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:07 AM

A friend told me to use wood glue PVA does not make a mark. 

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 06:47 PM

I agree with Matt , I use clear silicone , holds Driver secure until you want to remove . No damage at all to polystyrene or Tupperware type bodies . Never had one to fall off during a race or wreck .
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Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:22 AM

Fellas,

 

 Thanks for all of the suggestions, I will be using one adhesives that were recommended.


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 01:08 PM

50 years ago, none of the adhesives mentioned were available, thus I used what I had, body screws. :laugh2:


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 01:55 PM

well, i for one know that i'd lose my head if it weren't screwed on... 


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:41 PM

That applies to all of us   :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:10 PM

i guess that i have to ask, that if you used body screws, how many screws did you have in your body to start with? 

(i used to have about half a dozen on a plate in my arm, but i had it all taken out so now i have those i could use.) 


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:09 PM

In the Cuc body, zero, in vac bodies, four. .Speedy, I have a couple Cox Sil-slick tire containers with body screws in them. Screws is how we mounted bodies on aluminum chassis (except Russkit) in the 1967-69 timeframe. I also used two of them for attaching endbells to cans when I worked on motors.. My first brass scratchbuilt chassis in 1968 used 4 pins.


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 09:42 PM

no, i meant in your flesh and blood body screws. 

 

sorry about that chief


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:42 AM

I don't have any screws in me. I've never been opened up for anything. So no one can ever tell me I got a screw loose. :laugh2:   My son Liam, who recently retired from the Army after 20, has a plate & screws below his left thumb. They'll probably remain in.


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 12:05 PM

We're all screwed :dash2:


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:12 PM

this thread is nuts!

now all we need is a car washer and some Axl spacers before we go down the tubes. 

 

(and yes, i do carry a socket wrench in case the one behind the wheel gets loose again.) 


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:34 PM

Left-handed or right-handed wrench?


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:08 PM

Geez, Billy, i don't think that i ever had a LH thread on a steering wheel. but being a ratchet, it could go either way of course. it took both hands to use, one on the wheel. 


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