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MWG
06-28-13, 11:42 AM
This is my Top Fuel dragster I built.Avro Arrow paint scheme.http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/250.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1230876.jpg.html). This is with the tail fin added . http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/251.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/cid_30-Copy.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/252.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1210151.jpg.html).

chassisdude
06-28-13, 06:37 PM
Nice Rail man..Im building a 1/8 (static display) 31" long so far.... this thing has got to be 4' or so..Got any video of it running?

MWG
06-28-13, 07:06 PM
The picture is deceiving.It's almost 9' long with the wheelie bars.No video yet.

chassisdude
06-28-13, 07:15 PM
The picture is deceiving.It's almost 9' long with the wheelie bars.No video yet.

9 feet !!! 1what1 Thats got to be impressive.....Way cool dude

dpride
06-29-13, 06:14 PM
I like 1/4 scale models, kinda grabs your attention. It would be good to see some close up pics to see how you built the chassis and body.

MWG
06-30-13, 12:58 PM
This is my learning build. Mostly trial and error. I only had pics to go by.I started with the 300 in. wheelbase of a full size Top Fuel and went from there.In one pic you can see the plastic model I used. http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/261.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1170663.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/262.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1170812.jpg.html), http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/263.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1210138.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/264.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1210122.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/265.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1210128.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/266.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1210137.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/267.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1210188.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/268.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1210191.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/269.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1210163.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/270.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1210828.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/271.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/cid_604.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/272.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1230049.jpg.html). http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/273.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/cid_603.jpg.html).

doug banner
09-10-13, 10:57 PM
if u don't mind me asking where did u get your rear diff. im building a 1/4 digger also and am having a time trying to find one or the gear set so I can make my own I have a 6 inch lathe and can make the rest of the parts.u sure did a nice job on the car I hope mine comes out half as good.


thanks doug
dougbanner@gmail.com

MWG
09-18-13, 10:39 AM
Hi, The rear gearbox is a modified Raco gearbox.Which means it has a solid or straight axle instead of dogbones.It's mounted to a hub.http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/09/50.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/B9dB92kKGrHqIOKiwEzSKiJTJBM51Hv8yCg_12.jpg.html), This is the stock setup.http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/09/51.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/IMG00764-20110616-1737.jpg.html).This is the gear after it was removed from the stock shaft and machined to fit the hub in the first picture.http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/09/52.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/grimbly-guitars/media/P1170670.jpg.html).They do come up on Ebay.Here's a 1/4 scale Skellenger on Ebay right now. 1 4 Scale Skellenger Quick Change Rear | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-4-scale-skellenger-quick-change-rear-/171128978638?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27d814fcce#ht_175wt_1022) . Not cheap.There is a guy on rcburnout.com the makes and sells the hub and axle.

Bradleyhightower
06-06-14, 05:08 PM
How much would you charge to build me one and send it

Bradleyhightower
06-06-14, 05:09 PM
In white

joep
06-07-14, 07:20 AM
that is way cool!