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Hi,
Finally finished my project of mating a Betta Classic Eagle Weslake fiberglass shell to one of my SlotCarHeroes F1 chassis. A special thanks to Steve (PastTimeRaceway) for his donor body!



I fabricated a detailed rear end from brass tubes and rods. It's attached by one screw & nut to the rear part of the baseplate. This was my first attempt at something like this... and think I need to shorten the transmission area, as it's too far back.


Here's a closeup of the intake horns (covered with a very fine filter screen material I purchased from a surplus store).


This is the underside. I trimmed off the four mounting loops and detached the front of the lower suspension rods from the chassis and made holes in the body to accept them.


The wheels and tires are TSRF, the wheel inserts are plastic "star" beads that I machined to fit the wheels. Boy... that was a bit of work.


This was a hugely fun project. This is one of my favorite F1 cars from the 1960's.

Thanks!

Tim Johnson
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Hi John!
Thank you for your compliments! Yes, the car runs pretty darn fast. I need to build a running mate for this one... anyone have any suggestions?

Tim
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Hi Guys!
Thank you for all your kind compliments!

The body shell is a BETTA Classic (fiberglass) from ABSlotSport. I received it from Steve (PastTimeRaceway). The body came to me unfinished, and in need of some minor repairs. I used photo's from a 2002 car magazine to help me with the details and decal designs.

My apologies for the light color of the car in the photo's. The car is actually darker than it appears, the paint seems to illuminate or "glow" under flourescent lighting, and of course some digital camera's alter the hues as well.

This car is rather special to me, so it will stay home. However, there's quite a few folks located around the globe that have purchased the SlotCarHeroes F1 chassis ... and they may have plans to enter the race


I have hopes of carrying some of the BETTA Classic bodies, so if anyone has a "wish list" I'd like to hear what you'd like me to carry.

Thanks
Tim
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