SCI Logo

Scalextric USA
Pioneer Slot Cars
SCIs  MarketPlace, the online slot car mall
Carrera Slot Cars
Fly Model Car
BRM Model Cars
NINCO
MRC
AFX
Slot.it
Slot Car Illustrated Forum
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 08-03-2012, 07:53 PM
Kazooracer's Avatar
Kazooracer Kazooracer is online now
International Racer
View Kazooracer's Photo Album
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 633
Default Rebuilding Da Vols' Mooneyes

Some of you might remember the Mooneyes semi that late SCI member Da Vols created back in around 2006. I ended up with the truck and have raced it occasionally whenever I hit the road to visit a new track. Well, even though the truck was very creative in it's design, it really wasn't built to survive the test of time.

Bruce used a Pro-Track 1/24 chassis that was cut about 1/3 of the way from the front, and then used styrene rod to fill the gap. The body was hot glued onto the two aluminum rods that are parallel to the axles:



Unfortunately, as the truck has spent time on the track and sitting in my display case, the chassis has slowly collapsed at the point the styrene rods were used:



So I've started work on rebuilding this bit of slot car history. The first step is going to be trying to remove the styrene and replacing it with some brass tubing soldered in place.

More updates to follow as I make progress.
Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.