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Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:29 am
by davet
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 anywhere but had to adhere to NSC rules.

Here is what I built this year:
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Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:41 am
by Darin McGrew
That's pretty cool! It looks like the "trailer" is rigidly attached to the "jeep", making it a 6-wheel derby car rather than a 4-wheel derby car with a trailer. Is that correct?

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:02 am
by whodathunkit
davet
Way to go with the light's on this Jeep with a trailer build!

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:28 am
by davet
The Jeep frame and trailer are all one piece. 1/4” thick hollowed out block.

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:21 pm
by davet
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.

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:09 am
by gpraceman
Very cool!

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:25 am
by Vitamin K
Nice light effects!

Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:39 pm
by whodathunkit
davet wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:21 pm
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.

Are you kidding me davet .. Your 's is the work of art here!

And as much as I hate to say it , I have yet to build a derby car with working lights that lasted.
However I have tried to do one of my guitar design's some time back by using the working's out of a musical hallmark card with fiber optics lights.
To play music and light up the strings.. it worked and looked cool in the dark .. However the music and lights did not play for very long while working .
Think that topic where i was working on this can be found here:
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=6439&p=64964&hilit ... ars#p64964

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:27 pm
by Zebracar
Looks great. I built a army Jeep with trailer for this years outlaw. I build one each year just to show out for the boys. I like your use of lights.

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:18 am
by davet
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

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:07 am
by Zebracar
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Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:10 am
by Zebracar
I found a cut sheet on line. I printed it off and sized it to scale with a copy machine. Then it was just a lot of scrollsaw work and glueing peices together. I free handed the fuel can on the back bumper and I free handed the trailer just from my head. I also cut the tire off of one of my wheels and used it for a steering wheel.

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:27 pm
by davet
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.

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:03 pm
by Zebracar
http://pinewoodworld.com/wp-content/the ... tterns.pdf


I couldn't have done it without the tools, time, and this pdf file. I did spend a lot of time on the details. It's fun o show off for the boys.

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:43 pm
by whodathunkit
davet wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:27 pm
A scroll saw sure would’ve cut my time down vs my knife and sandpaper method.
Funny you should say that davet! if you carved your jeep out with a knife you done a really good job of it!
And nice use of the Max V wheels as well on the jeep!
Zebracar wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:03 pm
http://pinewoodworld.com/wp-content/the ... tterns.pdf
I couldn't have done it without the tools, time, and this pdf file. I did spend a lot of time on the details. It's fun o show off for the boys.


Zebracar.. very nice job with your jeep build as well.. I like the way the jeep looks with the PineCar brand mag wheels as well !
Speaking of the Fox chapel Pfd file you used.. and devet wishing he a scroll saw to use.

For me.. the first time i seen this jeep pattern it was in a scroll saw mag found here:
http://scrollsawer.com/2009/08/26/off-road-racing-jeep/
From the pattern in the scroll saw mag... the jeep i had made had no trailer behind it!
just a canvas looking top that I made for it.
Pic of the jeep with out a trailer or working lights.
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Good job with the trailer builds davet, and zebracar, ( works of art guys!)