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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. comp1839's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    syd, the rolling chassis looks absolutely wonderful!! you should be very happy with the results. i will agree with you, scratch building is very tedious and time consuming but, you seem to have a strong knack for it. can't wait to see more.
    never poke a sleeping bear with a pointed stick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmeaders@q.com View Post
    That looks cool with the wheels and all, Syd. I find a lot of satisfaction in scratch building and you've got to be happy with what you have built there. For me, the planning and the figuring out " how am I going to do this" is half of the fun. The only kits I have done are those balsa wood airplanes I have been building lately. Ken
    You're right, Ken. Half the fun is figuring out how things should be done. I've found a great deal of satisfaction when the lightbulb over my head pops on. It really does inspire you even with a head full of burnout.

    I also agee strongly with Dave in that you definitely have the knack for scratchbuilding. The work you're putting out is outstanding. Keep up the great work.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Yeah Yeah - Thanks guys but I really am going back to kits when this is finished.

    Never heard of a Jacob's Ladder until Ken Meaders sent me the 4 Bar drawings. Now I have one and as soon as the chassis tabs glue dries I will mount it.
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    Syd, just wanted you to know I've really enjoyed this thread very much! It's nice to learn history as you were building this beauty!
    Keep up the great work!

    BTW Syd the 8th scaled ford coupe in my avtar has an inverted Jacobs ladder/ "W" link on the left side of the car.
    Yours is well done Syd.

    Gary
    Last edited by VintageModMan; 12-25-11 at 10:44 PM.
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    Attached the Jacobs Ladder to the rear shock mount on the axle. Probably puts too much strain on one component in real life but there wasn't much room here for tabs.

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    I received an email asking where one can find the rod ends. They can be found on the new combined TDR Vintage Sprint Car website:

    https://sites.google.com/site/tdrinn...op/1-8-rodends

    They really work well. I used 5/8" scale for the radius rods and 3/8" scale for the Jacobs Ladder.
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    Far as I can go until the final body shows up. Worried I have gone too far anyway - the chassis fits the prototype body but its existing cutouts preclude it being used for this assembly. The plan should be to obtain the body. Cut the pan, front and back ends. Develop the frame to fit, then carry on. I hope someone does that with MF's Vintage Sprint body. I haven't attached the dash just in case I can fit the body then develop a fit dash and seat.
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    [B]Hey Syd...just wondering if you recieved the body for this project. This is a great build you have going...[/B]
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