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    Just spent the last 3 weeks on these 3 Late Models.
    Tried to build some cars for a series that runs some tracks in the Quad Cities.
    They've got a lot of rules that are hard for me to build for.

    Anybody that knows me on this forum will understand that rules are tough for me to follow.
    I like uniqueness rather than conformity, but I tried nontheless.
    They use "impossible to find" unmodified Womp chassis & a maximum weight rule that
    I found almost impossible for me to meet since they use lightweight vacuum formed bodies
    without driver figures or any detail. I was determined to use my home-cast resin & styrene
    bodies with drivers, fuel cells, etc. To make it even more difficult, they run designated Pro-Track
    foam only tires & hand out the rears on race dates. Oh one more thing.......
    The motors are 25K Professor motor cans & to make it even more difficult, they powder the
    track beforehand with a baked corn meal solution of some kind. I made one visit before
    trying to build something & I admit they have a lot of fun with a room full of drivers, so I thought
    I'd give it a try. I even had to dig out my calipers to get the legal track width.
    We're talkin' milimeters here.... (scratchbulders they're not)
    I got the detail I wanted & came in with about 5 grams to spare, even with a little balast,
    but it wasn't easy. Had to Dremel the nose to almost nothing, use .020 lexan for the interior,
    Cut down & drill the guide, hollow out the driver figure & even the air cleaner..............WHEW!

    Here's the result of my efforts.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	one.jpg Views:	0 Size:	1.52 MB ID:	26584

    Click image for larger version  Name:	two.jpg Views:	0 Size:	1.73 MB ID:	26585
    P.S. The season's over next week, so I'll save a 4 1/2 hour drive or 3 'till next year.
    Last edited by strangebrew; March 14, 2020, 05:14 PM.
    Dave J
    Millstadt, Illinois

  • #2
    Mr. Brew, That's a bunch of nice looking cars.
    Robert- Shoreline Model Raceways Club
    Connecticut, U.S.A.


    • #3
      Brew - you're gonna make some guys sweat over the summer even more than usual, thinking about next year's competition. If the cars run near as good as they look the others are in for a long racing season.

      Let us know what the racing is like on cornmeal dust.


      • #4
        These are real beauties, you do some damn fine work.
        Go fast, turn left. Now in tiny HO size..