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#1 Jairus

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:40 PM

This car was built for a customer, started on the jig July 8th.
Although, it took a few days to cut and form the tongue out of .040 brass.
The side pans are American Line .032.
Chassis will be yet another Lee Gilbert clone.

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After the first day soldering, we have a complete center section.  .055 inner rails and .062 outer rails and half rails.

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Tongue is done and plumber rails are .055.

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A few days later.... the car is assembled and the body trimmed for paint.

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And now.... paint done.
Also added a support for the rear of the body due to the size of the rear wing.
Wheels are A.J.s, motor Champion "C" can with shunt wires.
Didn't seem to run right on the test bench so I pulled it apart and found the brush tubes were not aligned.  So.... aligned the tubes and did a water run in for a few minutes at 2.5v.  Sounds GREAT now!!!

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Fin B:)


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#2 Bill from NH

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 01:33 PM

Jairus, you do a nice job making those drop arms. I notice you put the hole further back than Parma, just like Camen did. I built with one Camen drop arm & it worked great. This car came out looking very nice. I'm sure Scott will be pleased & showing it off once it arrives in MD.  :)


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 02:15 PM

Nice drop arm! (...and the rest too)!   :love:  :love:  


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 03:43 PM

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 05:34 PM

Nicely done :good:


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 09:26 AM

Too cool.


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#7 Jairus

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 11:46 AM

Thank you guys.
The second round is going to happen soon...
Customer wanted a more "Psychedelic" paintjob.  A request I must have missed, so I ordered a new body from E.D. and it took them a week to put it in the mail. (sheesh)

Soooo.... Will start painting on it soon as it arrives.  Customer gets two bodies for the same car now.  But the second will be a more period correct Ferrari 512 from 1972 with molded spoilers, only needing fences.
Stay tuned.

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 03:57 PM

Finished the second body today.  A bit more "Psychedelic" and hoping the customer likes it better.

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 04:03 PM

Bad to the Bone  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 02:13 AM

I really like

Superb work


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 01:20 PM

I like the white and blue, but I got nothing to do with it. 

 

Outstanding work.


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 03:21 PM

Jarius, that multi-fade panel with the lace is spectacular! I don't recall seeing that done on a slot car body before, maybe on a 1:1 car.


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 08:47 PM

"Very groovy baby" :good: said in my best Austin Powers voice. :heart:


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