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1949 Ford Tudor

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This was the first slot car I ever built back in July of 2018. It was the prototype for everything that got built after. My first paint job too. A scary thought now.

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This was the only chassis to get manufactured on a vertical mill. I couldn't take the mill home. I had to come up with a better solution to achieve the same goal.

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The mill was only used to drill and ream the holes. Talk about over kill. But the digital read out was convenient.

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The sides have been cut away. Please excuse the rough edges and unfinished look. I left the side plates long around the motor so I could figure out a way to screw the motor in place.

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Test assembly.

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Screwing the motor in seemed like a good idea. Right up until I saw the 5-minute epoxy. That should at least get me through this prototype.

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Test fitting the body to the chassis.

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Driver added. Fred Steinbroner, car number 18. 1950 Carrera Panamericana.

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The car flipped over and off the track like mad the first 2-races. I added urethane washers between the body and chassis and started winning races. It later came back to me from another club that the car earned the nickname Lightning in the bottle. I never saw that coming or planned for it. I got lucky. It started the ball rolling for aluminum chassis.

Custom aluminum chassis. Sloting Plus roller bearings. BWA wheels (sadly no longer available. See RS Slots). DArt tires and inserts. BWMS050 motor with 10x23 gears. Professor Motor axles and wire. Slot It guide and braid.

Thank you very kindly for looking.

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Nice. What did you use for the hub caps?
Thank you very kindly, Top Down.

D'Art Hobbies moonshine hubcap inserts. They were painted with a Molotow chrome pen.
I didn't find that colour for the Tudor I did for the Bordo Mille Miglia/Carrera event, in was it 2014?; I found one in black with white decals, having a horror of white decals I reversed the colour and did black letters on ivory, it looked the part. I sold the body to Julien Touya and I haven't seen it since. it was a nice piece of research to do.
I might as well post my second Tudor. No point in doubling the thread. Slight change of colour for this one.

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I made an interior template for the last car. It came in handy for this build. I try to plan ahead.

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I cut the front bumper in half and removed about 4mm from the center. It was so oversized that it looked like big fishing hooks on either side of the car. I omitted the front bumper on the blue Tudor for that very reason. I took more time with this car.

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I could not leave the rear bumper alone after doing the front. So I removed 3mm from the center of the rear bumper.

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Custom aluminum chassis. Sloting Plus roller bearings. BWA wheels (Sadly no longer available. See RS Slots). DArt Hobbies tires and inserts. BWNC1 motor with 10x24 gears. Professor Motor axles and wire. Slot It guide and braid.

Thanks again for looking.

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Great idea to narrow the bumpers,maybe another in the future.
Thanks Gerald. They do look like big fishing hooks in stock form yes?
Any more ideas for a Mexicana car? I have decals for Tupman Lincoln,what was
Hi Gerald. Thank you very kindly for your curiosity.

From what I can see. The Tupman Lincoln had a lot of sponsership. I chose to build liveries that were not so popular. I can't find a 50's Lincoln Capri slot car body or I might make that very car.

This is what's I'm building for the next Carrera.

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One of these days, I should really learn how to master the English language... "What's I'm building"?

Spel chek iz ovur raited.
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