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  • Datsun 260Z

    Picked up a friend's purchase of a vintage Scalextric Datsun 260Z and was impressed by the body representation. Seemed quite in proportion and was always one of my favorite early Japanese sports cars.

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    With his permission, I prepared the body as a slosh casting master.

    First pop came out well.

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    Made a silicone mold of the window one-piece for a vac form attempt with clear PETG plastic.

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    Thought I'd go with a cleaner look on my first build, so removed the front and rear bumper detail along with all the other flash for a lightweight 13 gram shell.

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    Quite a narrow body, so went with one of my adjust-o-wheel base inline chassis with a slimline 3D printed motor pod that works well for small car builds.

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    Wheels/tires are Slot It. 15.8 x 9 plastic/Scalextric Caterham at the front and Slot Car Corner 15 x 8/trued down urethane Ninco F1 front copies out back.

    On to mounting the body.

    Dan
    Last edited by vtecfour; February 8, 2021, 04:36 PM. Reason: Missing pics

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    Mounted body with three posts.

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    Got the stance quite low.


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    Needed a bit of wheel arch grinding so wheels are free wheeling now.

    Wheel inserts are resin copies of the NSR Vanquish MG McLaren 8D ones.

    Will power up with a new motor to me, the SCC Predator 18K slimline motor.

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    • #3
      I have had my Scalextric Datsun for some time and every time I run ,it takes me back to when slot cars didn't handle very well and think of how far the hobby has come to be able to buy the car's of today.

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      • #4
        Installed the Predator 18K slimline with a 10t BWA pinion and Slot It 28t crown gear for a 2.8:1 gear ratio.

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        Motor's got a nice linear feel with enough acceleration on my small and twisty wood track. Seems to have more brakes than other slimlines I've used. Will put these in more small cars.

        Dan

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        • #5
          Originally posted by vtecfour

          Quite a narrow body, so went with one of my adjust-o-wheel base inline chassis with a slimline 3D printed motor pod that works well for small car builds.

          Dan
          Who sells that slimline pod?
          Loan Shark aka Matt
          I am Alive because Organ Donation Worked... TWICE
          Lake Country, BC, Canada
          Shark Pit: 38' Routed MDF

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          • #6
            Hi Matt,

            These are my own motor pods.

            Dan in Winnipeg

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            • #7
              need 240 and 510 in 1/32. the 240 is on the way from fly but no body make the 510 any more. once in a blue moon you see a rms resin kit for sell but those go fast...
              THE other Vancouver aka Vancouver Washington across the river from keep Portland weird....
              Member NASTE (Northwest Association of Slot Track Enthusiasts)

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              • #8
                I actually have a Warren resin 510 that I'm working on. Do you sell those?
                Last edited by Loan Shark; February 9, 2021, 08:02 PM.
                Loan Shark aka Matt
                I am Alive because Organ Donation Worked... TWICE
                Lake Country, BC, Canada
                Shark Pit: 38' Routed MDF

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                • #9
                  Way too cold outside to spray my bodies, so all I can do is paint detail in the warmth of the house with acrylic bottle paint.

                  Gave the wheel inserts some Tamiya Aluminum and Gray touches.

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                  Small paint details really help the look of a car and are worth the effort IMO.

                  Dan

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                  • #10
                    Weather's warming up so body painting backlog is getting cleared.

                    Decided on a racing theme so filled the headlight cavities with two-part Tamiya epoxy. First time using it. Like how it can be hand formed with wetted fingers before it cures, rock hard. Made a front spoiler from .040 styrene sheet. Went with the iconic BRE colors using Tamiya spray and bottle paints.

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                    Don't have the BRE decals but that can wait.

                    The vac formed windscreen's still a problem as my attempts on the children's Mattel Vac-U-Form toy isn't sharp and crisp to my liking. Will jusLoot wait for access to a better former.

                    Looks decent otherwise and runs well on my short and twisty Land & Sea track, so we're good.

                    Onto the next build.

                    Dan


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                    • #11
                      Classic, nicely done Dan

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