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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) sydeem is offline
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      Started: 06-25-11 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Edmunds Offy Midget:
      http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/...-midget-6.html

      Thank You Madd Fabricator:
      http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/...abricator.html

      I am a kit builder not a scratch builder but after I saw these two threads I just had to contact the Madd Fabricator and see what he had for a sprint car body. I have the TDR Offy and once MF sent this picture I had to order one for the Offy.




      I first became interested in Sprint Cars around 1949 (but lost interest soon because of the Korean War and College) and MF’s body is vintage sprint so I decided to try to build a car like a Pepper Tree mechanic might if he inherited an Offy engine in 1949. Sprint cars then were just beginning to grow into tube frames and disk brakes but there were still cars being built with T frames and either T or Deuce running gear. I have junk parts left over from T and Deuce kits so there shouldn’t be too much scratch building required.

      The is a great thread in the H.A.M.B forum with about 800 posts covering sprint car history:

      History VINTAGE SPRINT CAR PIC THREAD, 1969 and older only please. - THE H.A.M.B.

      MF’s body lends itself to either tube or rail frame design. I will choose to try to build a car with the T frame inside the body, although many in this era still had the frame on the outside. I hope others will become interested in this branch of 1/8 model building. Please feel free to chime in with either build suggestions, comments, ideas or personal experience dialog.
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  1. kmeaders@q.com's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Nice job Syd. This is some what simular to a scrtach build and things don't always go right. Nice problem solving.
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    Thanks Ken, it is almost all scratch building. Have to leave it for a short while though as I now have the remainder of the detail parts for the 427 TDR Vintage Sprint Car Roadster in the frosted material. Have to finish that up.

    Space constrains me to one model at a time. Hate to leave it as I also have some basic frame members in work here crying for finish work.

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    Syd, the frame fits great, nice job! I understand the space issue.
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    Just finished fixing the pics at the start of the threat.
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    Thanks Dan - That is over and above service. What a site
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    The frame is starting to take shape. I was going to just mount the Offy with a torque plate but then I thought of all the hot Vintage Sprint Car stuff that could come back at me if something shook loose from the engine so I will instead make up a firewall torque plate assembly.

    The Offy bell housing by the frame is something the Madd Fabricator made up so the Offy can be mounted in a Deuce or other car besides the Sprint. It is a perfect fit as we will see later.
    Syd
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    Looks great!!!
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    Syd, that sprinter is really taking shape. Is this car from the 40s and early 50s? What kind of wheels will you have for it?
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    Yep - that is the exact time frame which let me get away with using the Ford frame rails. And seeing as they were still hand built in the late 40s I have full latitude on details. No two were exactly alike. And as this driver had a sponsor he will have, besides the Offy, Halibrand wheels (resin) from the Madd Fabricator.
    Last edited by sydeem; 09-03-11 at 10:51 AM.
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    Lot of test fitting required when working from the inside of a body. I am torn between using the Ford frame or moving up in time to the late 40's and switching to a tube ladder frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sydeem View Post
    Lot of test fitting required when working from the inside of a body. I am torn between using the Ford frame or moving up in time to the late 40's and switching to a tube ladder frame.
    Wow this is so impressive! I have not been on the form for awhile and happy I got the link from you on Fotki. This (should) get me back on track with my Salt flat car.
    Thanks for shareing
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    Still working on 1950s tube frame. Wish I was a draftsman instead of a cut and try builder.

    Did modify the Deuce steering box to look more like what you would find in a race car. Cut up a perfectly good bell housing and tranny that the Madd fabricator made for Offy/Automobile use to look more like a race car bell housing and In/Out box.



    Syd
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    Getting race ready, Sid. That's looking real. Ken
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    You are more than kind Ken. Maybe between us we can generate some interest in period racing when a Pepper Tree Vintage Sprint Car garage could field a race car w/o millions invested in prototypes, funded by super sponsors, supported by car companies, etc. It was a sport then, not a business. Maybe we can get TDR Vintage Sprint Car interested in doing a simple frame and body (by MF) to house their Offy.
    Syd
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    Hello Syd,

    another wonderful built. Even for me, to be European and not so much involved into Sprint Races, it's another great building wonderful done job of yours.

    Thank you for sharing it.

    Cheers

    Michael
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