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  • Where to find 1/32 Slot Car Hot Rods?

    Looking for 1/32 Slot Car Hot Rods...for example '41 Willys Coupe, at a price less then $100!!! Also, Why are they so expensive? Thanks

  • #2
    I'll send you a PM.

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    • #3
      Hey Way , can you send me that info also . Would like to build a few also

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      • #4
        I scratchbuilt the yellow coupe, Carrera makes the black one. Carrera makes others too, including a Williys, but you're right they are considered collectables and are not cheap. Click image for larger version

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ID:	55759 Another option are model kits of 30s & 40s cars, depending on your definition of 'Hotrod" . They can be built easily like this '40 Ford on a simple PCS chassis, Somewhere I have a '36 Chevy on an Eldon chassis. the kits can be found on eBay or at several online "hobby" shops.

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          • #6
            If you don't mind scratch building, check the flea markets and garage sales for old built model kits at cents on the dollar.

            I really like the Aurora 1/32 series of street rods.

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            My favorite is the 32 Ford sedan.

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            The box art is also cool.

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            I couldn't persuade a friend to sell me the above 32, but he was willing to lend it so I could make a body mold and resin cast a body.

            Turned out really well.

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            Dan



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            • #7
              Have a look on cults3d site if you know someone that has a printer ,if you scratch build!

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              • #8
                I'd love to build a 1:32 scale replica of a car like this.

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                Anyone know where to get the body?

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                • oldspark
                  oldspark commented
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                  Wasn't there a member who made some of those a few years ago, i bought a couple, made coupes also.

              • #9
                Carrera did a series of Hot Rods in 1/32 and 1/24 scale. They were released many moons ago around 2007 or 08 and it seems they disappeared from the catalogs around 2010 or so.
                They were sweet looking cars and given they are now 10+ years old I guess that puts their availability as 'rare' hence the prices being a little on the high side.
                They do turn up from time to time and for less than $100.

                Finding one would be a case of searching the interweb and getting lucky - or finding someone willing to part with theirs for a reasonable price
                or go the scratchbuild route.

                good luck in your search...

                slothead - doubt you would find a body for that one in 1/32 - maybe a 3D printer version exists - you should be able to find a 1/24 model kit you could bash though.
                Dangermouse to the rescue.

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                • slothead
                  slothead commented
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                  Agreed. My search has been fruitless so far. There is a 1/24 model kit that's perfect, but it would need to be scanned, scaled down, and printed. I don't have the ability to do any of those things and don't know who might offer such a service.

              • #10
                Where is the best online store to buy a complete running 1/32 chassis, to use with a 1/32 scale model car kit? Basically I want to customize the body and do not want to scratch build a chassis. Thanks

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                • #11
                  To my knowledge, there isn't one. Not one that is just going to fit whatever kit you want to sit it on without working with it.
                  You are going to have to adjust the chassis and body to make it work. If you are willing to customize a body, why not a little work underneath?

                  The Carrera are expensive because they are looooong out of production. Collectors snag them up fast.

                  There are chassis all over, designed to be adjustable. Heck you can buy a Carrera NASCAR or Scalextric Stocker for low dollars...but you have to work with it.

                  If you are just wanting a "hot rod" without any care what it is...100 bucks seems cheap after all the work you will do to make one.
                  -Harry

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                  • #12
                    Danno - it also depends on the track(s) you expect to use the cars on. If you race on a track than can accommodate a bigger guide consider an LVJ chassis. Their sprint car chassis has an adjustable wheelbase and is narrow to help it fit inside the body. The chassis below is $14 in brass, and there's a steel version for $11.

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                    You will need to get the running parts (guide, wires, motor, axles, gears, wheels and tires), and do the assembly but that's easy and will allow you to make it look and run as you desire. The choice of wheels and tires will play the biggest role in how the hot rod looks when done. You will also have to make & add body mounts using easily available materials (tubing, sheet plastic, etc.) to be soldered or epoxied in place.

                    As Harry pointed out it will take some work on your part to make something that you are proud of. Using something like this as a starting point means you won't have to scratch build a chassis which means it won't be too difficult to do and after building one you'll be psyched for more.

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                    • Danno
                      Danno commented
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                      Slothead - Thanks look good, so helpful.

                    • slothead
                      slothead commented
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                      Even if you decide to go with a plastic chassis transplant from another car this time promise yourself you'll use something like an LVJ chassis for another build. With a strong flat chassis to start with you'll see it's easy to assemble the running gear stuff and get it working. Plus, having a slightly heavier chassis will make for a lower center of gravity to offset what can be a heavier model body if that's what you end up using.

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                    snaptite model from ebay
                    policar March chassis and wheels

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                    • #14
                      I have the same kit , bought it from Hobbylinc . plan on putting a PCS chassis under it . Just need ti figure a way to mount them together

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                      • #15
                        You can fit a Slot Classic chassis under most bodies, and PCS will fit just trim the wings to fit inside the body. The yellow '32 above has a trimmed PCS chassis under it.

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