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    I am sure anyone who owns a scalextric car has had the chassis crack at the rear bushings. Often the car is still able to be run because the body will hold the chassis together making it less than perfect but usable.

    Now if you are like me and like to tweak and tune with the body off this can be a problem as the rear axle will often pop out. This was the case with my Camaro so I came up with a small fix that worked great. It printed in just a few minutes and after a touch of sanding I glued it in place. Good as new and stronger than stock.

    Gipper
    Last edited by Gipper; July 21, 2020, 04:30 PM.

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    Well done....I am sure that bracing will help handling too if you run it on the inside between the two uprights. A good modification!
    Come Race at The Trace!
    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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    • #3
      Works with small pieces cut from old credit cards too...
      BB

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      • #4
        I put a small blob of superglue either side of the bearing

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        • #5
          Back long ago in an age long forgotten it was suggested to use bread wrapper plastic closure. Similar to what Gripper did for those without access to a 3D printer. It might have been on SCI site.
          Last edited by arroldn; July 22, 2020, 11:40 AM.

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          • #6
            Wow................you just gave me a brilliant idea to fix one of my vintage Fleishman Lotus rear bushing carrier~!! Thanks

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            • #7
              Originally posted by red73mustang View Post
              Wow................you just gave me a brilliant idea to fix one of my vintage Fleishman Lotus rear bushing carrier~!! Thanks
              Glad the thread helped! Post a oic when you get a chance!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by arroldn View Post
                Back long ago in an age long forgotten it was suggested to use bread wrapper plastic closure. Similar to what Gripper did for those without access to a 3D printer. It might have been on SCI site.
                You mean those plastic closure things that seem to get lost all the time and you just end up twisting the package and fold it under? 😁

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                • arroldn
                  arroldn commented
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                  Yes Sir those are the ones. I just put one in a drawer this morning.

              • #9
                I did the Wonder Bread Thingy several times. Held for a while and then repeated as necessary.

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