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by whodathunkit
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

Whoda- Holy Smokes the paint job on that! Amazing. This isn’t going to be a full size rig so I want to use Balsa to maximize the amount of COG weights from tungsten. This will be on a standard pinewood/Grand Prix wheelbase. I am able to relocate axles but the max dimensions iirc is 7” long x 3” tal...
by whodathunkit
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Fall TMC Big Rig Challenge
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Fall TMC Big Rig Challenge

Hi Derby Talker's ! It has been awhile since iv'e last posted anything here on DT .. I've had a long go with some very bad luck with losing 3 of my parents.. all in under 6 mounts. With that said the Wife and I thought it was time to get out and do something fun for a change. So on Nov the 13th We a...
by whodathunkit
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

:welcome: mclewis_13! I like your truck idea And I'm with Darin on the open box for cabs. It's been a while since iv posted pics here.. and all the pics of the rigs i have made and posted here using tiny pic are all gone now! I like to build the cabs for the Big Rigs I make in this manner for open b...
by whodathunkit
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New builder needing help
Replies: 25
Views: 942

Re: New builder needing help

Speedster & Loud2ns, Sound like Singledad2019 is using tungsten cog weights like these https://houseofhobbies.com/collections/pinewood-derby-and-educational-pinecar-and-pinewood-derby/products/5006 In his first photo of the car.. with the open holes and the blue wheels .. it also looks to me that he...
by whodathunkit
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New builder needing help
Replies: 25
Views: 942

Re: New builder needing help

Noted: your car has what looks to be the newer style electric blue wheels on it If your last 2 test cars had the older black style wheels on them.. I wounder if the newer style wheels had anything to do with the improved times you were seeing out of the car as well.. as far as better wheel molds go....
by whodathunkit
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday SPEEDSTER !
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Happy Birthday SPEEDSTER !

Happy Birthday Speedster and Anniversary to you Bill & Sharon. Hope it's a good one ! Speedster I know your into helping kids make these cars.. just about as much as I am! You may recall the vintage Boy's life car I first shared pics of here on Derby talk ! Well don't know if I've ever told you that...
by whodathunkit
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Soap Box Derby Car
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: Soap Box Derby Car

killer looking soap box derby car there!
by whodathunkit
Wed May 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Shipping Trucks
Replies: 23
Views: 5707

Re: Shipping Trucks

Mark , I will be sending you an email about having some made made up. Here is a pic i took of my Bobcat rig at Mid America in the pit area.. It's seen in the back ground along with Mark's Speed Reaper Rig also seen in the photo. http://i65.tinypic.com/6iut8w.jpg Mark this topic will help you out on ...
by whodathunkit
Wed May 01, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Shipping Trucks
Replies: 23
Views: 5707

Re: Shipping Trucks

Speed Reaper wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 3:13 pm
Thanks, I didn't expect to get best in show after seeing Whoda's trucks but was excited when I did.
Thank's Mark!
I packed my rigs back up after the race that night.. Did they do the judging the next day? If so i took mine out of the running for best of show ;)
by whodathunkit
Wed May 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Shipping Trucks
Replies: 23
Views: 5707

Re: Shipping Trucks

Mark, I hope to see you racing there again next year .. it was good talking to you about your Rig as well ! Could I talk you into sharing some photos of your fifth wheel hitch system .. That you printed out on your 3D printer! I really enjoyed seeing just how well it worked by letting your truck and...
by whodathunkit
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Shipping Trucks
Replies: 23
Views: 5707

Re: Shipping Trucks

Welcome to DT Mark! What I most enjoyed seeing about your truck was the the combine you were part of in designing for Case! And the 5th wheel system you made for your truck ! Plus all of your hand painted details on the cab ! Congrats on taking best of show as well ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by whodathunkit
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.
Replies: 28
Views: 7942

Re: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.

Eagle , Thank you! It has been a little hard going since the loss of Mother .. She Passed on the 12th of April. At that time I did not do any more work to the truck as far as getting it weighted up to 25 ounces. You and Speedster were of big help to me as we talked threw email.. Thank you guy's ever...
by whodathunkit
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Shipping Trucks
Replies: 23
Views: 5707

Re: Shipping Trucks

Bill and Eagle! Just made the long 8 hr trip back home seen this post and just had to chime in.. The race was lots of fun guys Thank's for racing! Bill, Sorry about your truck getting damaged in shipping! But Thank you so very much for letting Randy & I get your truck fixed so you could race! Your t...
by whodathunkit
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car
Replies: 16
Views: 3483

Re: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car

Speedster thanks Yes 6 rolls of 50 would be 300 Don’t know why I typed 250 guess I was thinking 5 rolls of 50 would be closer to 25 oz. Eagle sounds like you and I are in the same boat When it comes to testing the truck threw a curve. The longer the truck is the more the wheels need to be closer to ...
by whodathunkit
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car
Replies: 16
Views: 3483

Re: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car

I wonder how many roles of pennies it would take to come up to weight on a Big Rig. Might be kind of cool to make them the cargo. Maybe a logging truck. Today's penny weighs 2.5 grams .. 100 of them = 250 grams .. or = to 8.81 ounce 11.3 pennies per ounce. 50 pennies per a roll.. 6 rolls of pennies...