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  • 1/25th Scale "Rat Racer"

    Just a little project I have had on the bench for awhile.



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    -Harry


  • #2
    Awesome build! Thx for sharing and I hope one day to be able to do something like that as well👍🏻

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    • #3
      This is so cool Harry! This car is great. Do you have any more chassis photos or WIP photos as you built the chassis? I would like to build a chassis like that.

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      • #4
        Another beauty from HRW Skunkworks! Impressive!
        Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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        • #5
          Nice - love the baby moons! Great idea!
          BB

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          • #6
            Harry, That's a cool looking car.
            Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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            • #7
              Very Cool!

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              • #8
                New class? Those big cars are a blast to run on the oval. Great looking car.

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                • #9
                  Saw this car under construction on my last visit to headquarters.
                  The video & photos don't do it justice.........
                  Nice build....................Brew

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                  • #10
                    It looks fantastic! I really like how the panels have void like a 1:1 car - amazing job! And the red chassis, (is that Big Block Red?) nice touch!

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                    • #11
                      Harry, Are you planning on doing another 1/25 Proxy race sometime?
                      Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks guys for the comments, glad some of you like it. Hope to see some more of you join in

                        Greg, hopefully the video helps but here is a few more shots.

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                        I am working on a new chassis and will try to go step by step as best I can.

                        I just want folks who watch to understand the methods I use work for BOTH 1/32 and 1/24.

                        In fact that is my goal. I buy ONE axle size, ONE gear, ONE bushing size, etc. This way my parts drawers have all that is needed to build whatever car comes to mind...in either scale.

                        -Harry

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                        • dinglebery
                          dinglebery commented
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                          That's a great way to do it! If I ever start building my own chassis, I'll follow suit!

                        • mopargreg
                          mopargreg commented
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                          Thanks for the extra photos & sharing Harry. I really aspire to build a chassis like that. What is the advantage of the piano wire structure compared to the way you used to build them with just square & rectangle brass? Looks great, plenty of inspiration there!

                        • HomeRacingWorld
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                          I think the advantage is a little more strength of course, but also the added support and ease of adjustment when I build the front axle.

                          It also adds a little extra support on the outer edges of the rear axle tubes. I have built supports before, not a big deal.

                          The reason I use the brass square is mostly to have some added height for my body mount system. And makes it easy to mount the wire on the sides.

                      • #13
                        Oh...if you need or want to use foams, there is the "smooth bore" CB Design.

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                        Here is the link to the wheels in all styles.
                        -Harry

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                        • dinglebery
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                          Thanks for the link! I see the new site is live now!?!??

                        • HomeRacingWorld
                          HomeRacingWorld commented
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                          Yes sir, seems to be working fine.

                      • #14
                        If you build narrow 1/32 cars, you may want to keep a couple of JK's 3/4" wide motor brackets in your spare parts. Some retro racers use them on the 1/24 scale cars too.

                        The video gives a good overview of this car.
                        Last edited by Bill from NH; August 1, 2020, 02:13 PM.

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                        • #15
                          Yes sir, I use the JK bracket for both. I prefer the wide. Then again I am not making much of anything else except Saturday night dirt models.

                          The only thing with the narrow bracket is you need the offset gears. They work fine, built a couple.
                          -Harry

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