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by davet
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 16
Views: 2830

Re: Jeep with trailer build

OK Whoda, now you’re just showing off. That “canvas” top looks beautiful. Doesn’t surprise me. fortunately or me my audience is made up of kids that first saw derby cars for the first time 2 yrs ago at church. My fit and finish will have to improve I can see that now. I need to come up with a design...
by davet
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 16
Views: 2830

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Oh man! Beautiful. Mine looks good from 10’ away. Yours is really a work of art.

A scroll saw sure would’ve cut my time down vs my knife and sandpaper method.
by davet
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 16
Views: 2830

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Thanks Zebracar. Any pics of your rig!
I meant for my lights to create a nice blue reflection on the track while at the pin. It didn’t”t show up as well as the blue lights in my avatar pic. Next time I’ll do it differently
by davet
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 16
Views: 2830

Re: Jeep with trailer build

whodathunkit wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:02 am
davet
Way to go with the light's on this Jeep with a trailer build!
Thanks. Not anywhere’s close to your works of art. I think I need more tools. Yeah, yeah more tools would be good.
by davet
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 16
Views: 2830

Re: Jeep with trailer build

The Jeep frame and trailer are all one piece. 1/4” thick hollowed out block.
by davet
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Back to the 50's Blvd.
Replies: 24
Views: 4284

Re: Back to the 50's Blvd.

Unbelievable!!!!. That would sell for big dough at a craft store. I picture it hanging from the ceiling above some little kid's bed.
by davet
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 16
Views: 2830

Jeep with trailer build

We had our 2nd Annual pinewood derby event at church today. I put on 2 workshops and offered a Builder Class where the cars are built entirely at church with church supplied materials. These cars stay at church until the race. We also had Open Class where cars could be built with any materials anywh...
by davet
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: what will this car do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

Re: what will this car do?

Thanks Speedster. I went and picked it up from church. Took the measurements and found the 5/8 com. I removed some rear weight and added some putty ahead of the front axle. It’s now got .63 oz on dfw but com didn’t change noticeable. This dfw weight on our extended wb cars would be a com of 5/8”. Th...
by davet
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: what will this car do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

Re: what will this car do?

Balances at 5/8” ahead of rear axle line. We usually had our extended wb cars at 5/8” and one even a hair under. I’m not sure how “tippy” this design will be with the same com.
Will it be more susceptible to the front getting light off the transition since the rears are more forward.
by davet
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: what will this car do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

Re: what will this car do?

I didn’t check that specifically but I know that an extended wb car with .62 oz on the Dfw is between 5/8 and 3/4” and very stable.
by davet
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: what will this car do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

Re: what will this car do?

Also, I gave it 4.5" of steer in 4' because of the light front.
by davet
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: what will this car do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

what will this car do?

We had our 2nd Annual derby workshop at church today in prep for the race on Oct 20th. I had some helpers with no building experience working with me so you already know I was busier than a one-armed paper hanger on a windy day. I was tuning cars on the tuning table and was brought the last car of t...
by davet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: cab-over semi
Replies: 14
Views: 4109

Re: cab-over semi

devet, I do like the looks of your fuel tanks dents wrinkles and all! However If your still looking to do something different to cover them up maybe you could change up the looks to like what is seen in this link. https://misracing.com/site-assets/2017/07/Anderson-Motor-Speedway-Big-Rig-Truck-Vinta...
by davet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: cab-over semi
Replies: 14
Views: 4109

Re: cab-over semi

Yes, Yes....that was look I was going for. ;)
by davet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: cab-over semi
Replies: 14
Views: 4109

Re: cab-over semi

It's all chrome tape that's why the rounded fuel tanks turned out looking like sausages. I may actyally remove those and square the ends. It's bugging me.