Topic: Parts List for Scratchbuilding a Hardbody Chassis
Here's a parts list Howie put together to help us get started on building a hardbody chassis:
Brass - available at some hardware stores:
.090 inch x 3/4 inch wide brass strip - used for side pans = 1 @ 12 inch length
.090 inch x 1 inch wide brass strip - used for center section = 1 @ 12 inch length
.040 inch x 1/2 inch wide brass strip - used for guide flag tongue = 1 @ 12 inch length (can substitue manufactured steel guide flag tongue if desired. Available at most slot car shops or online)
.062 inch x 1/4 inch wide brass strip - used for front axle mount = 1 @ 12 inch length
1/8 inch or 3/32 inch I.D. round or square tubing - used for front axle mount = 1 @ 12 inch length (if using axle bearings use 3/16 inch tubing for 3/32 axel, or 1/4 inch tubing for 1/8 inch axle).
3/32 inch square tubing - used for chassis hinges = 1 @ 12 inch length
1/16 inch square tubing - used for hinges and stops = 1 @ 12 inch length
.055 inch steel wire - used for hinges and mount points = 1 @ 12 inch length
.062 inch steel wire - used for hinges, mount points, and stops = 2 @ 12 inch length
3/32 inch angle brass strip - used for body mounts = 1 @ 12 inch length (can substitute 1/8 inch angle)
Specific Slot Car Parts:
1 motor/axle mount for the specific motor you plan to use, and for the motor configuration you plan for your chassis (i.e inline, anglewinder, side winder. Refer to the rules for the class you are building for).
2 axles 1/8 inch or 3/32 inch (refer to class rules).
1 guide flag.
1 guide flag mount (or substitute scratchbuilt).
2 pickup braids (installed in guide flag).
4 bearings or oilites (one pair for each axle - 2 front & 2 -rear. Can eliminate if using axle I.D. tubing).
1 motor (refer to rules).
2 motor lead wires (approx. 12 inches total = 6 inches each).
1 crown gear (for inline motor) or spur gear (for anglewinder or sidewinder).