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    I got this idea a couple years ago at the local flea market. I bought salt and pepper shakers that are a man and woman in an old Model T Roadster. I figured it would make a neat drag car to take to one of the others guys tracks (dragstrip and trackmate) . We run handicap there, so I figured I would make it slow and get a big spot when we raced.

    I saw a vac body like this on Ebay and got it. This week I got some paint on it and built a chassis. I set it up for racing on my track, but it will drag, too.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	P1010028.JPG Views:	0 Size:	127.7 KB ID:	44882Click image for larger version  Name:	P1010031.JPG Views:	0 Size:	137.2 KB ID:	44883 I used my favorite LVJ chassis and one of the cheap FK180's I got thru Ebay for $2. Turns out the way it is runs about .1-.2 off of the minimum lap time we allow. It handles great, so I'm just leaving it as it. I am going to use the salt and pepper shakers to mold drivers. I found the same S&P shakers with the T on Ebay for $4, so I bought one just to build up again with the hard body. This is the S&P shakers.

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    Last edited by mattb; July 11, 2020, 04:01 PM.
    Matt B
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  • #2
    Cool ingenuity right there talk about one of a kind
    Peterborough Ont


    • #3
      Very cool Matt! Reminds me of the Riggen vacuform hotrods of yore, which are now bringing astronomical coin.



      • #4
        Cool! Are the front wheels/tires vintage Dynamic pieces?
        Have FUN and... Enjoy! -- Ernie :>)


        • mattb
          mattb commented
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          They are Dynamic, A few months ago a guy was selling them on Ebay 5-10 pair at a time.

        • BIG E
          BIG E commented
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          Thanks for the reply. Great score on those fronts! Enjoy -- Ernie :>)

      • #5
        Driver is in!
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        Matt B
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        • dinglebery
          dinglebery commented
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          What's with the screw in the motor on your second pic???