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  1. fanatic's Avatar Active Member
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    Hello,
    I am building a formula-car model in 1:8 scale, and have made the flat floorpan by cutting the shape out of 0.1 brass sheet. It is a fairly simple flat piece of brass. I am building the frame out of 1/8 square brass hollow tube. The floor will need to be painted to look like aluminum, and the frame will be painted blue. I was going to glue and solder the frame to the floor, but then realized I could probably only do one or the other, not both. Also unsure how to do this without messing up the finishes [probably paint on both] I don't think rivets are available in this size, 00-90 attaching frame to floor pan machine screws would work but have very little to bite into, solder will melt the paint, and I've heard glues don't hold flat brass very well. Any ideas or suggestions?
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  2. Jo NZ's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Hi!
    First of all, I'd use aluminium sheet for the floor, then you won't need to paint it. 0.4mm sheet scales up to 3.2mm full size, probably twice the 1:1 attaching frame to floor pan thickness but I don't think that you'll notice. 00-90 attaching frame to floor pan screws will hold in square tube - you'll be using a lot of them, so there shouldn't be any problems.
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    Thanks for the reply. I see from your avatar that you might know a bit about formula cars too. Is that a Formula Ford?
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    It's a March 763 formula 3, driven by Stephen South. I worked on formula Ford, FF2000, F3 and F2 during the 70s.
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    Cool. I started autocrossing in the early 80s, and bought a one-off [junk] FF before I even knew what Formula Ford was. It had road racing gears in it, and I didn't know how to change them, so I switched to Solo 1, then to racing, [and the end of financial stability!]
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