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Toy costruction #113: Sprint race car Frame

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Blog entry by htl posted 10-18-2016 09:45 PM 545 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 112: 32 Chevy Adding the last touchs Part 113 of Toy costruction series Part 114: Sprint race car motor, seat, rear end »

Going to try my hand at a tubular frame for a sprint car.

Dirt bikes has always been my favorite form for racing but if I was into cars this would be my style.

I put two drops a super glue behind the first brace so it would stay in place on the paper, now I can line everything else to the lines to get it right.
Once it’s all glued up I can tear the paper away and sand sand sand.


-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 10-18-2016 10:06 PM

Damn son, You’re a MACHINE !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Ryan Haasen

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#2 posted 10-18-2016 10:08 PM

Looking good!! I know how hard it is to work dowel like that…. lots of trial and error. Keeping an eye on this one!

-- Ryan

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crowie

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#3 posted 10-18-2016 10:14 PM

This will be one fast ride in a sprint car with Bruce driving…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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htl

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#4 posted 10-18-2016 10:23 PM

I’ve got 4 hours in that frame.
You’re right Ryan a lots of trial and error mostly errors.
I got it figured out by the time I got it finished.
I’ll know better how to go about it next time, but hey I learned enough to stay away from it!!! LOL

The plans have you cutting out the frame with a scroll saw but just wanted to do it a little differently.
Making the frame is the whole reason to try this build,all ways like to try different things.

I would have liked to use oak dowels but I have a bunch of these dowels left over from building dollhouses so this will be a great way to use them up.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 10-18-2016 10:43 PM

Dirt bikes has always been my favorite…

- htl


Dirt cars are my choice… I haven’t washed mine for years…

I know why you took on this project… NO headlights…

Great progress and appreciate your patience… especially the small parts. Looking forward to your take on the tyres…
Did you use a “rat’s tail” file on the end of the dowels for profiling?

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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Bruce Barber

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#6 posted 10-19-2016 12:19 AM

that is going to be fun to watch you buikd it ,, i did two ,, one was just cut it to the buid ,, the next one i use a dremal and rounded the 1/4” x 1/4” so it came out looking like i used dowels

kep me up to date on the build ,, i am going to build a B-Modfied dirt track car so and willl show you step by step…love the work you guys do

Bruce

-- Bruce, Thunder Bay , Ontario, Canada

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htl

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#7 posted 10-19-2016 12:23 AM

Bruce I remembered that one of the Bruces had build one but couldn’t remember which, was one of the reasons I wanted to give it a try after seeing it..

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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bruce317

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#8 posted 10-19-2016 12:37 AM

Love race cars. Like your take on the frame.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 10-19-2016 03:04 AM



Damn son, You re a MACHINE !

- JoeinGa

your a fricking MADMAN
GREAT JOB so far
should be done tomorrow …LMAO

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#10 posted 10-19-2016 03:15 AM

You all quite making fun of me, I can’t help it if I don’t have a life or a job. LOL
Being retired is tough work!!!
Thanks for checking it out and having fun here, it makes my day!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 10-19-2016 04:17 AM

Damn son, You re a MACHINE !

- JoeinGa

your a fricking MADMAN
GREAT JOB so far
should be done tomorrow …LMAO

- GR8HUNTER


And his next toy will be made of flesh...

You all quite making fun of me,...

- htl


Hey #4... we’re laughing with you… NOT at you. Just start worrying when I call you Mr. Bruce… husband of Mrs. Bruce!

Keep up the good work and posts… they make my day, and something worth waking up for…

I’m a bludging retiree too and can’t lay eggs any more!

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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Tinnocker

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#12 posted 10-19-2016 09:23 AM

Wow that is loooking gooood! Where did you get the plans for your build? My 12 year old grandson races Quarter Midget Sprint cars at Atco Speedway here in the lovely state of confusion, I mean NJ and I would love to build one for him. I have been looking all over for a kit or plans to do this. Your help would be much appreciated.

-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ http://www.twhgrafx.com/blog/ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!

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htl

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#13 posted 10-19-2016 02:11 PM

Tinnocker Gatto is the place, the plans are quite reasonable and the shipping is cheap but slow!!!

Would love to see your pictures as you build.
Here they are.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Tinnocker

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#14 posted 10-19-2016 11:33 PM

Hi Bruce,
So I ordered the Sprint Car plans from Gatto and I can’t wait to dig in and start building. I am actually going to build 3 cars, my grandson has three different weight classed he drives in. This will be a great 13th Birthday present present for him. I will sure yet to take pictures as I build but I’m bad at that, don’t know why, I always get caught up in the building and forget to document the builds. I built a 16” band saw, a band saw saw milk and many other power tools and only remembered to take the pictures after I was done. Go figure.

-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ http://www.twhgrafx.com/blog/ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!

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