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    We have been running CanAm cars for awhile. Windows were obviously the issue, especially with models like the Elva.

    I finally got a vacuform machine and I am pretty happy, to say the least. My 350 CanAm now has a decent windscreen!
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    Now I have to go back to TinkerCAD and make bucks for all of the cars!
    Come Race at The Trace!
    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

  • #2
    Looks good.! Should be a great addition to your 3D work. Nice score.

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    • #3
      So what did you pick up for a machine?

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      • #4
        It's a Chinese "dental" machine, off Amazon. Bed size is about 5x5 so not quite large enough for bodies, but perfect for glass and headlights etc.
        I guess maybe some small 50s cars might fit....... Click image for larger version

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        Come Race at The Trace!
        Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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        • #5
          I've had one of those for years, and I bought it just for making windshields. As long as you don't overheat, it does great. I think it is well worth the price.

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          • #6
            Chappy, good job. Once you perfect the bucks. Would you be able to 3d print copies?
            A new industry for you, providing bucks windscreens.

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            • #7
              Nice Chap...just don't over cook anything
              TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!

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              • #8
                Hi Frank,
                Yes that 350 CanAm buck was 3D printed. Working on bucks for the 3DP 312P and 917-20 that I have waiting for windows. Then the Elva.....then a couple more.
                Come Race at The Trace!
                Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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                • #9
                  Hey Chappy,

                  I too have been considering one, they seem the perfect size for the screens and lights
                  Small enough not to get into too much trouble

                  Great work again on the model and glass

                  I'll def be getting one soon, so expect an email

                  Cheers
                  NimROD

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