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by howie » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:21 am

Currently working on a new Can-Am car. Don't know what brand this chassis is out of my old chassis drawer but it will be used on this new Lexan body from Blue Groove: Google it. They do a lot of bodies for R/C cars also. This body is a .030" Lexan Chaparral. It is almost like working with a hard body! These bodies should last a long time. In case you want to spray paint, the blue coating prevents over spray on the outside of the body. The blue coating easily peals off. The body is rather narrow for this chassis: 2.970" at the bottom. The chassis is 3.190". So if my math is right I will have to narrow the chassis by .220". The body is really nice and detailed, I see no flaws in it. I already roughed out the wheel wells. Once again I will fabricate an adjustable rear axle mount.

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by wb0s » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:25 am

That body really looks good on there Howie!

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by howie » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:29 pm

In the process of getting Blake a TA2 chassis ready for tomorrow's race. This chassis is a Slotting Plus # SP800001. I used 1/4" brass angle and soldered it to the chassis side mounts. I cut the width of the side mounts to accommodate the body. For the race tomorrow Blake will be taping the body on, but I will make body mounts to do away with the tape method. The race tomorrow for the TA2 is a fun race and so his car will not be completed, but will be racing. This chassis is also going to be used for his NASCAR, the only thing he will have to do is change motors and bring the pans a little farther out, easy to do as they are mounted in a slot to slide in and out! Tracking and wheelbase are the same.

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by howie » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:21 pm

Finally finished this car, it was going to Dayle but it will be Blake's new Xfinity NASCAR. The paint scheme is simple as this body will be raced one time only in the Rapid 500. After that race the NASCAR"s will be going to Lexan bodies for the 2017 season and beyond.

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by racerbob9 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:37 pm

Finally got a GT3 body done! Looking forward to a new season.

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by howie » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:52 pm

Working on an Xfinity NASCAR for Blake. Beings we voted to go to a Lexan Gen 6 NASCAR bodied car, the only one's we could find are form Pattos, the bodies are rough, the wings are worse, but that is what we have to work with. So I decided to make the wing out of .005" sheet styrene by Evergreen. I cut it and bent it according to the pictures of the 1 to 1 NASCAR and using a strong double stick tape by Scotch, stuck it to the back of the car. When I am done with the car I will post a picture, it is a Dodge Challenger.

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The previous posts to this topic were copied over from the Northwest True Scale Racers site with Howie's permission. The NTSR site is scheduled to close down at the end of this year. I will be copying over as much of the great information posted there as possible in the next few months.  =====Bill

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Here's a photo of Blake's finished NASCAR Infinity Dodge Challenger built by Howie.

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indy museum

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indy museum

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Pic of Early Modified built by Beau

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Great stuff Beau, thanks for sharing.

Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.

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Another test run photo

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Great photos Beau! Thanks for posting!

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As most know we went to current hard bodies for NASCAR. The only current NASCAR hard bodies are by Revell and  only Ford and Chevy are available at this time. So beings I am a Mopar fan I bought a current 1/24th. Dodge Charger SRT8. by Lindberg. The Ford and Chevy have a wheelbase of 4.5". This Mopar has a 5.0" wheelbase. It is a four door car, way too long. The rest of the body dimensions are close to the Ford and Chevy. So I am taking .300" out of the body. As soon as my good friend Bill adds the pictures you will be able to see the "action"! I will use Goop and toilet paper to glue the body back together and then body filler to hide the seems.

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Nice Howie. BTW, I plan on being there tomorrow.

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Great Mitch, looking forward to seeing the new controller in action!

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The project Dodge NASCAR is far from done and it is sitting on a NASTRUCK chassis. But it is picture worthy.

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That thing really looks good Howie!

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Wow, that looks great.

"Big Smooth"