Chad Layton Sprint car

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kossuth
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Chad Layton Sprint car

Post by kossuth » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:56 pm

I figured I would start another post detailing how far I've gotten. I'm using the Steve Kinser Revell model as the base for my project. First things first, I'm not super impressed by this kit. While it represents a Sprint car from 4-5 years ago on the box, the actual kit itself is modeled after a car that is 10-15 years old. Apparently Revell has never updated their molds. Oh well, at least it's a good foundation for the build.

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Re: Chad Layton Sprint car

Post by kossuth » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:34 pm

Front wing side boards:

The side boards on this kit do not represent a modern sprint car. No worries, I picked up some .040" plastic styrene and got busy. I know some of you guys can free hand stuff and more power to you. Quite frankly, I can't draw a line straight let alone figure this out so I drew up alittle template in Gimp (free version of Photoshop) and printed some likely templates off on 3x5 card stock. I figured that would give me an idea of the fit plus to see if the sizes work out. Here are the dimensions I used for this particular wing

A real sprint car side boards can be 26"x12" max
So I divided both by 24 for 1:24 scale and came up with 1.083" x .5"
Chad Layton's side boards have an angle on them. Approximately 15 degrees on front and back. Not all modern sprinters have angled front boards though.
I also put .025 or .030 thick rod for the upright braces on the side boards. Not all sprinters have these but all the recent pictures I've seen of Chad's car tell me those are the wings they are running.

Pictures below. I think it worked out pretty good. I got to prime, sand, and paint the whole thing yet, but I think I got it pretty close.
Actual car
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Re: Chad Layton Sprint car

Post by kossuth » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:01 pm

Right hand side board (big wing)

Being this kit is older it has an angled right hand side board. Most folks would probably look past this, but being Layton's car is so graphics intensive on the side boards (see picture above) I need a full size board like they use on the modern sprinters or leave something out. That's not an option so here we go. I made it out of the same material I made the front wing side boards out of. .040" plastic styrene. This time though I actually measured the left wing first and printed a template off of it in Gimp. I wanted them both sized identically because of the graphics and such. Yeah, the top wing isn't 100% correct (modern 410's can't run dished wings, and obviously this kit uses a dished wing) but that isn't a huge deal here. Anyways, so I replicated the left side to the right. Including all the ribbing and such. They seem to run 2-3 different wings because I've found pictures on the net that some of the right hand boards show reinforcement and some don't, so I just created it. Anyways here are the particulars.

Board is 2.903" x 1.202"
plastic styrene is .040" thick as well as the plastic rod I used to create the ribbing
Front and back ribs are .070" from the edge
The second rib from the front is .930" off the front edge
The thirst rib from the front is .855" off the back edge

I created centering pins for use to help center it when assembling it.
Centering pins are .060" plastic rod
Both pins are .208" down from the top of the wing
The front pin is .164" back from the front edge
The rear pin 2.042 behind front pin

More to come later on.

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Re: Chad Layton Sprint car

Post by s29 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:44 pm

getting there mate, the right side boards don't have the ribbing as you call it on them,(if you look at your picture you can see that the face is pretty much flat with a decent gusset round the edges) pretty sure that is a stiffening for the top side because it catches the wind to try and give the car more down force

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Re: Chad Layton Sprint car

Post by sigmaman » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:52 pm

Mate,your off to a great start. The skys the limit with altering these cars for true accuracy. Have fun. It'l be a great model when finished.
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Re: Chad Layton Sprint car

Post by Dirt Devil » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:46 am

Great work so far, its looking good.
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