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  • 1997 Porsche GT2

    Somebody sent me this body shell some time ago . It was a slotcar that had lighted headlights with Blacked in glass.

    I built a brass and Lego chassis with an inline BARC motor 8/16 gear ratio. The BARC motors have good torque and I wanted a car with a little more top end. This car could end up being my BARC class entry for next years Pronomag.

    Car has Lego wheels. These are available from the Lego store and and a small bucket full cost less than $10.00

    BARC urethanes were glued and trued to the wheels

    Vacuum formed the glass using washed produce packaging.

    Decals were laser printed

    Pictures taken indoors at Kleskun Hills Raceway.

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    Last edited by Barc 1; April 28, 2020, 09:42 AM.

  • #2
    thats some quality craftsmanship right there .Never would of guessed lego wheels.

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    • #3
      Another beautiful car Dan and great photos

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      • #4
        I use these lego wheels as inserts on 132 scale cars as well. They have a few styles, and have some 4 spokers that look very similar to Lotus wheels.

        If you have access to a lego store , they have bins full of these wheels. They provide different size containers and you can fill the container with any lego parts you want for a fixed price. I am sure it works out to pennies a piece. Very cost effective. I sleeve them with brass tubing. K&S brass tube with the 3/32 i.d. has an O.D that is a snug fit into the lego opening making an easy no wobble wheel for use on a slot car.

        Thanks for the comments guys.

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        • #5
          Dan check your PM I had a question about your Datsun 240 Z build

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          • #6
            Nice! The Lego wheel is brilliant!

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            • #7
              Nice work on extending the fron end of the Artin body shell!
              Clear windows look great, very nice!

              the whole car looks really good, way better than the original.

              Great photos! how do you get the sun-lighting effect?

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              • #8
                Peter
                Thanks for identifying the manufacturer of this shell. It was a gift from a forum member that had no use for it, and it has remained sitting in my parts box for some time. It may have been Randy who provided me with this and some other 143 stuff he know longer had use for.

                He also sent two 77 whale tale Porsche. one of them is getting some Martini markings today.

                Pictures are taken with an aperture of 16 , no flash and the exposure set on automatic. Sounds like about a 3 second exposure. I discovered this gives a result of natural sunlight. Room lighting is provided by Led track focused lighting and I think this directed light is giving the nice, “ glint” off the fenders. Of course camera is fixed and I use the timed shutter feature so I don’t have to touch the camera.

                You may be may be driving this car next February. It runs strong and and is very stable. The 8:16 gearing gives it more top end, and the square can Mineabea has the torque to still snap it out of the corners. The car still has decent braking even with this tall set up.

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                • #9
                  Could you share some picturs of the chassis please?

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                  • #10
                    Here is the chassis

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