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  • Sunday Morning Coffee - Project Ideas

    You would think I have enough kits...but this one popped out to me and had to have it.

    But now to decide which way to go

    -Harry


  • #2
    Glad to see your morning is laid back! Mine, not so much,lol. That ‘60 Chevy truck! Und a go-cart!
    Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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    • #3
      Nice kit Harry! Looks like a fun project. Look forward to your progress.
      A trailer something like this in brass would look cool, particularly with some rust weathering.

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      • slothead
        slothead commented
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        That is one ratty trailer. Would be perfect for a street stock or jalopy.

    • #4
      My uncle had ‘60 Chevy Cheyenne that he used as painting contractor’s truck so you can imagine what it looked like. The go-kart is very cool.
      Ken
      Evansville, IN

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      • #5
        The wife and I were at Hobby Lobby on Friday. They had some petty cool kits. I will be going back there. They also had a good supply of model paints.
        Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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        • Mickey thumbs
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          Don’t forget to take along the weekly 40% off one item coupon. Available on their website- print it or access it with your cellphone for them to scan. I often make a couple trips to pick up the more expensive items I need when planning a new project.

      • #6
        Saw that one at Hobby Lobby as well. Grabbed the 78 GMC P/U instead with the intentions of a trailer race/tow vehicle

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        • #7
          My eyes deceived me at first, thought the box said 1/32 scale. That would be ideal for me since everything on my oval is scaled that way (concession stand, restroom building, walls, billboards, etc.). Years ago I converted an early 90's Chevy S10 RC pickup to a battery powered slot car for testing the slots on a new track. I found some nice wheels and tires at a hobby shop to use for a trailer but never made one. Now that I have some Legend cars and am planning to make some sprint cars the idea of a truck and trailer like you have interests me again.

          A pickup truck could also make a great track pace vehicle for a Saturday night type oval. Put speedway decals all over it along with the name of a dealership that sponsors the truck. In your case Harry, the truck could be sponsored by Go Kart Mart with the kart on a rack in the bed for advertising. What kid seeing that at the races wouldn't immediately start bugging dad to get them one?

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          • #8
            Trucks can be a blast. I modified a truck kit to make a transporter by simply building a ladder frame that was extra long and making dual wheels for the back. I made the bed from plastic bits out of my parts bins.


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            • waaytoomuchintothis
              waaytoomuchintothis commented
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              Dave, when the dual wheels technique has you pulling your hair out, just let me know. It took me a while to figure it out.

            • Fathead59
              Fathead59 commented
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              For the dual wheel can't you place spacers between them ? You would need a longer axel , but I think most of us can get those .

            • waaytoomuchintothis
              waaytoomuchintothis commented
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              Try it. The tires need to be a scale distance apart. By the time I got this figured out, I had 14 HRW guys asking how to get it done. Long time ago. That truck is in Australia now.

          • #9
            That got to be a great place for service. REL13 (Robert Lee)
            Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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            • #10
              You can always print one out with a chassis setup to use double reduction. According to trackmate it sweeps the track at an average 70 mph and the rear duals really dig in for the haul. The wheels are printed also to accommodate the tires.

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              • Fathead59
                Fathead59 commented
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                I like the track cleaner you have there , you should put yellow emergency lights on it

            • #11
              Allow slung race truck/tow truck could be nice

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              • #12
                TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!

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                • #13
                  I did a track cleaner truck, too. I used a 1/32nd Zamboni (a toy from the drug store!), towed by an SCX Diesel from years ago. I added tall stack exhausts with yellow LED lights on the truck, and lots of LED clearance lights on the Zamboni. I replaced the scale cleaner pad with one I soaked in Windex. Once around each lane did great for cleaning. I tell ya, trucks are a blast! So much you can do for fun with them.

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