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A Spec IMCA/UMP Modified

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  • A Spec IMCA/UMP Modified

    My effort at reproducing my UMP modified from 18 years ago.
    I built this for a series in the quad cities that require using an unmodified Womp chassis.
    A little wide for my purpose, but it'll work I guess.
    I built the body from .020 styrene, Professor Motor motor, spec Pro-Track wheels/tires,
    Parma gear & guide & Big Mama braid.

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    Dave J
    Millstadt, Illinois

  • #2
    Very cool!


    • #3
      Excellent work there oh Strange one.

      Yes, Womp chassis are too wide to be realistic, but otherwise are a great basis for a modified chassis . I remember being in a series where we had to used the chassis in stock configuration. Now I trim the width to 2" to go with a 3 1/4" wheelbase.

      Here's my version of Brett Hearn's northeast dirt modified on a cut down steel Womp chassis.

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      • #4
        Brett the Corporate Jet!
        i liked his red Budweiser car better. nice work though.
        did you move the chassis' side clip mount flanges inboard?


        • slothead
          slothead commented
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          Yes. Trimmed the width by cutting off the edges with the holes for the body pins, then soldered them on top of the chassis so they could still be used. The Womp body mounting pins work great with my bodies printed on thick photo paper.

          Unfortunately, I don't have a modified of my own to build replicas of like Strangebrew, so I copy cars from the Super Dirtcar Series. Generally speaking, the best performers have chassis made from stretched and narrowed Womp chassis.