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Project by htl posted 10-24-2016 10:29 PM 714 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I kept seeing some sprint car models on here and was wanting to try my hand at doing tubular frames so got the Gatto plan and off to work.
This was built using cherry and walnut with a tad a oak.

The plans call for a scroll saw frame but changed it around a little to use dowels as framing member.
I still need to get some axle caps but that will be a couple a days from now.

The build blog is here.

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





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bruce317

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#1 posted 10-24-2016 10:39 PM

Bruce, Another great build. Have these plan for along time. Like you was going with tube frame.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 10-24-2016 11:13 PM

awesome Bruce …........ I just got my plans today but guarantee I will NOT be done as fast as you …...oh yeah I love the rear tires …......... will work on it after 65 mustang …..... GREAT JOB

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

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 10-24-2016 11:39 PM

Another nice one. As usual !

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

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 01:08 AM

Cool super job. Excellent work on those rims.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Pjonesy

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#5 posted 10-25-2016 01:22 AM

Great job. I like the tube frame.

-- Peter New Zealand

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 10-25-2016 02:59 AM

Damn #4, those wheel smoke (or was it the loco weed I do)... nope, the wheels smoke. The mags are great as well, the profile is shizen hot.

In pickie 5, the pinkie stands out (and I’m not referring to the hand model), but not nearly as well as those treads (well, nearly as much.. ok more).

Not a dirt car enthusiast so I cannot comment on the aptness of your Massala Scimitars. Is there a reason for the oversized axels (are they in the design??) or were you just feeling amorous? Sorry for my arrogance!

If it wasn’t for your straw frame, straight backed camels would race in circles on dirt tracks.

PS. Your fuel cap needs a screw on lid…

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

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majuvla

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#7 posted 10-25-2016 05:29 AM

Nice and unique work. Good looking wheels. I’m impressed with dowel joinery.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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crowie

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#8 posted 10-25-2016 05:36 AM

I just love the timber contrasts in the build Bruce….
The wind has some pretty grain…
Also agree, the wheels look great…
Another TOP JOB sir….well done.

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

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Dutchy

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#9 posted 10-25-2016 07:16 AM

Again and again and again you are able to make something nice. and not only nice but also in a short time. Well done br,br,bru….Bruce.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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hunter71

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#10 posted 10-25-2016 10:54 AM

Came out great.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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toyguy

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#11 posted 10-25-2016 12:09 PM

I have that plan and have never built it because of all the scroll saw work….. “Not my strong suit”
Now after seeing the way you approached this is giving me ideas…...... Thanks.
Your sprint car is looking good.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Dee1

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#12 posted 10-25-2016 12:44 PM

Very nice, great work and so fast, I also like the dowel feature and must have taken additional time figuring angles?
D

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htl

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#13 posted 10-25-2016 03:17 PM



Very nice, great work and so fast, I also like the dowel feature and must have taken additional time figuring angles?
D

- Dee1


I sure could have taken more time with the angles, and as always hindsight is 20×20 but learned a lot for my next project.
I need to do some experimenting with bending dowel. LOL
Thanks all for checking in and having a look.

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

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microsystem

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microsystem

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