How to build Speedsters favorite car!

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How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by whodathunkit » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:52 pm

The Hershey's chocolate bar car in 15 pic's or less!

( Speedster this Hershey's bar car is being built all in good fun just for you! )

First you'll need a kit and a king size Hershey's candy bar wrapper. ( And disregard the chocolate smudges seen on the wood !)
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For this I will be cutting the block to a 1/4" thick & drilling the axle holes.. then routeing out weight pockets.
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And a quick run on the belt sander to bull nose the front end.
Next weight pockets routed out!
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Then some cut outs on the scroll saw to drop more wood weight.
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And then draw out the bite marks in the chocolate bar and cut out.
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A little splash of brown paint on the front end and fitting of the wrapper.
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And a quick adhesive spray to the wrapper and setting of glue.. and applied to the frame.
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Weight's, wheels & axles.
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And speedster.. that little splash of brown paint is not even dry yet..How did i do for speed at putting this car together ?


What type of automobile can be spelled the same forwards & backwards?

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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by Darin McGrew » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:18 am

Nice job!

Years ago, I build a Hershey bar car, but that was back when Hershey bars came wrapped in foil, with the paper label wrapped around that.



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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by Speedster » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:12 am

I LOVE IT !!!
Never, ever did I think of having a chunk removed from the bar. I think you might have started something. It's the Best of both worlds. It will make people smile and it's designed for speed.

The speed with which you build things is astounding.



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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by whodathunkit » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:14 am

Darin McGrew wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:18 am
Years ago, I build a Hershey bar car, but that was back when Hershey bars came wrapped in foil, with the paper label wrapped around that.
Darin I remember those day as well with the foil and paper wrapper!
It would of been nice if i could have used a vintage candy bar wrapper for the car.
Maybe some would enjoy seeing how there favorite candy bar wrappers evolved over the decades that can be seen in the link below.
https://www.metv.com/stories/see-how-yo ... he-decades
Speedster wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:12 am
I LOVE IT !!!
Never, ever did I think of having a chunk removed from the bar. I think you might have started something. It's the Best of both worlds. It will make people smile and it's designed for speed.
The speed with which you build things is astounding.
Thanks Speedster.. I new that this car build would cheer you up!


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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by Vitamin K » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:14 pm

Very cool.

What drill jig is that in the top picture?



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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by whodathunkit » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:14 am

VK it’s one that I had made some time back!


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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by Vitamin K » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:28 pm

whodathunkit wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:14 am
VK it’s one that I had made some time back!
Oooh, custom tooling. Slick.



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