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by Old Sprinter
Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: General Building
Topic: chassis and body help
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Re: chassis and body help

I have been scratch building 1/8 scale sprint cars for drivers and owners for the last 5 years. I use styrene tubing { comes in practically any size for the scale you want} for the frame and axles, styrene sheet .040 and .060 for motor, wings, body, etc. I use aluminum tube for the radius rods, stee...
by Old Sprinter
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: 1980 San Jose Dirt Car
Replies: 3
Views: 4041

Re: 1980 San Jose Dirt Car

http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff516/Ken_Meaders/005_zps70d06722.jpg Got the body done and mounted. Adjusted the wings some and starting the axles. http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff516/Ken_Meaders/010_zps5718d2d4.jpg http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff516/Ken_Meaders/007_zpsb2ab209f.jpg
by Old Sprinter
Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: 1980 San Jose Dirt Car
Replies: 3
Views: 4041

Re: 1980 San Jose Dirt Car

Here's a picture of that car back in the day.Image
by Old Sprinter
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: 1980 San Jose Dirt Car
Replies: 3
Views: 4041

1980 San Jose Dirt Car

I nthe late 70s the San Jose speedway closed. It was a banked 1/3 mile pavement track and all those racers had no where to race. The local fair grounds opened up a 1/3 mile dirt track and those pavement cars ran on it for years. The rules were changed to make the supermodifeds more like sprint cars ...
by Old Sprinter
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: 1/8 Scale to 1/12 Scale sprint Car
Replies: 0
Views: 4849

1/8 Scale to 1/12 Scale sprint Car

After 4 years of scratch building 1/8 scale race cars I decided to try something a bit smaller so I drew plans for a 1/12 scale modern day sprinter and started to build it. It is 1/3 shorter 12" vs. 18", less material and I think maybe a little faster to build. I will be able to get the same detail ...
by Old Sprinter
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: 1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter in 1/8 Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 15503

Re: 1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter in 1/8 Scale

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Done at last.
by Old Sprinter
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: 1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter in 1/8 Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 15503

Re: 1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter in 1/8 Scale

Image More progress
by Old Sprinter
Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: 1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter in 1/8 Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 15503

Re: 1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter in 1/8 Scale

More finished on the 1/8 scale sprint car
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by Old Sprinter
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: 1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter in 1/8 Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 15503

Re: 1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter in 1/8 Scale

A little more progress.
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by Old Sprinter
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: 1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter in 1/8 Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 15503

Re: 1974 Beck Pavement Sprinter in 1/8 Scale

Image Made the grill out of styrene and got the axle done.
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