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  • Monogram lotus 33

    Yet another thread migration........

    Gidday folks,....this build was for a proxy that was for GP cars that ran in the 1967 season.......unfortunately, it only got coverage on another forum, (I was lucky enough to win). I thought a few pics. may give someone a few ideas.

    The body started life as a Monogram Lotus 25 (a Holy Grail car to many), and it will need a few modifications to turn it into a 33, the main one being replacing the "high" exhausts, with "low" exhausts.........this was my main reason for doing the transformation, as "high" (unprotected) exhausts, make me very nervous on a proxy car

    Anyway, as you can see in the pics., I have a long way to go to get the body ready. (The 3 ear knockoffs were done with one of the Molotow "Liqiud Chrome " marker pens, and if you have not tried one of these......you should!!!. There is a review of these pens in the News/Reviews section).

    The chassis is a much modified Beardog 3, and initial testing has been very promising......this proxy allows any FF050 motor, and I have used a stock Scaley......on the tracks we will be running on , it will be more than enough!! The wheels are double flanged 13" from RSSLOT, shod with some old vintage tires on the front and some left over Darts' on the rear.
    A few more final details to be finished, ....and a little fooling around with lead,.. but, the chassis is essentially done.

    Cheers
    Chris Walker

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    The finished body..................

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    Finished chassis............

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  • #2
    Super good looking stuff right there, I don't care who you are!!!
    Best Regards,
    Jack.
    P.S. Is the brass insert in the Beardog chassis for weight?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jag007 View Post
      P.S. Is the brass insert in the Beardog chassis for weight?
      Hi Jack, Yes it is............it has been mounted using thin brass tubes and .030 piano wire so that it does not impede the torsional flex of the main chassis rails.......sort of suspended within the chassis center.

      Cheers
      Chris Walker

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