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Hi everyone! This is my first post. Sorry if I had to introduce myself before, but I didn't find a sub-forum for such purposes. My name is Juan Sebastián, I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Here I'm sharing with you some photos of my Ferrari 312 F1 1966. It was made totally from scratch, the chassis being made with cardboard and paper from magazines. It works like a real monocoque tube chassis, since there is no other body over it or other sub-frame adding strength.

(Sorry, I'm not getting still how to upload a photo properly, and apart from that, I took the photos only with my phone while I was working on it so not much definition
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https://ibb.co/mYHxfa

Here's the monocoque in making process, all with cardboard and cyanoacrilate.

https://ibb.co/fy9cfa

Here with the motor and rear axle mounted. The three pieces are joined with two screws

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Motor (Slick 7 with 45.000RPM, way too overpowered! I changed it afterwards with a 25.000 Slot It motor), chassis and rear train (1mm Piano Wire with 3/32" bushes soldered and anothe piano wire simultaing the rea roll bar)

https://ibb.co/maQiLa

Weight of chassis, front and rear axles alone

https://ibb.co/jhzA0a

Nose was vacuoformed. First I made the mould based on some blueprints. Easier than it looks.

https://ibb.co/bG4XDv

Nose installed. The front axle is independent, with steering wheel and wheels turning as well with the guide movement.

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With so many small pieces all over the place I started to store them this way

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Front radiator and oil tank

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Body painted in red by a friend of mine

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Almost finished (This kind of project is never finished, there is no last brick to be placed)

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Final weight (I added 2 grames of lead at the front after first tests)

https://ibb.co/jR7Ktv

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Hope you like it!
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Awesome work on that car...a car I do like a lot.

Your different approach shows a strong vision of the project.

A driver figure now perhaps?

And welcome to the forum.
 

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Thanks Munter and Aquaman! I thought about putting a driver on it, but, being a full cockpit I wanted to make one with a complete body including legs and everything else. And it will be hard to take it out or in the car, since there's almost no room to slide the body inside/outside the cockpit. Finding a 1/32 person that is able to move his body to enter the car would be helpful (?)
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I promise I will take better photos of it showing how the steering wheel works and all that stuff.
 

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That is such a cool way to build a car and you did such a great job.
 

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That is a great job! Real craftmanship and an original and imaginative way to build a slot car. Perhaps an Immense miniatures driver might fit-you can get them in two halves. I suggest the F-006 figure.

Its always nice to know our hobby stretches worldwide.

TED....
 

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great build showing some real original thinking and a lovely looking model at the end of it well done

cheers tony
 

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Original and very imaginative - I especially like the vac-formed nose piece. It does pose an interesting question that I would offer up for debate:

It is very common for the rules for local club classes or proxy races to include the proviso that only "hard bodies", i.e. resin, GRP moldings or injection molded bodies are permitted. How would this hybrid construction be classified?

EM
 

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Great work, you could tell us all something about yourself in the Welcome and Introduction area.

http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showforum=13

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Thanks David! I introduced myself now in that sub-forum.

I'm at work in my lunch time so I'll post a few more I have here. I'll take better photos after for showing you details of the construction.

https://ibb.co/b5DQYv
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Alongside my Scalextric Ferrari 375, with Froilán Gonzalez at the wheel (The Pampas Bull, or "El Cabezón").
 

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Original and very imaginative - I especially like the vac-formed nose piece. It does pose an interesting question that I would offer up for debate:

It is very common for the rules for local club classes or proxy races to include the proviso that only "hard bodies", I.e. resin, GRP moldings or injection molded bodies are permitted. How would this hybrid construction be classified?

EM
It's an interesting question isn't it EM.

Juan's/Schumi's model of the 312 is so gorgeous and an extremely accurate looking slot car that it would be great to have in any race entry. The construction and choice of materials wouldn't give it any performance advantage over a conventional construction slot car, whereas a vacform shell on a conventional chassis would.

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Absolutely stunning!

I agree the method of construction is terrific . I don't see any reason to exclude a car with a vacform nose, as David says it would have no great advantage.
I love the detail in the suspension, steering and engine.

Well done , and welcome!

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If i am not mistaken , i believe Mel has vac formed gearboxes for at least some of his Pre Wing cars.
Regardless this is a truly beautiful and original build, and would be an asset to any grid.
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Hi Schumi 44,

I could not believe it what these pics showes me: absolutly outstanding what you did here. It´s realy admirable how you connect craftmanship and your special skill for detail...!!
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If you could use an other host-service (or way to post) it would make it much more simple enjoying your work....!

By rhe way: the french manufacturer -Le Mans Miniatures- sells some moulded driver figures (some of these are painted) among them a -sixties- car driver..........

cheers, claus
 

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That is a great job! Real craftmanship and an original and imaginative way to build a slot car. Perhaps an Immense miniatures driver might fit-you can get them in two halves. I suggest the F-006 figure.

Its always nice to know our hobby stretches worldwide.

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Thank you so much! I just googled it and it could be the driver I was needing for. I'll try to figure out how to bring one to Argentina.

Original and very imaginative - I especially like the vac-formed nose piece. It does pose an interesting question that I would offer up for debate:

It is very common for the rules for local club classes or proxy races to include the proviso that only "hard bodies", I.e. resin, GRP moldings or injection molded bodies are permitted. How would this hybrid construction be classified?

EM
Thank you! This particular car wasn't made to race. I think the proxy rules that are being used are right, In my particular case I used vacformed pieces because It was the best way of modelling I could get or I was able to do, but if in the rules you establish that vacformed pieces can be used when it is considered that no techical advantage was taken by that, you're creating a grey zone in the rules that can create some conflicts. However, if some manufacturer starts selling resin bodies with vacformed noses, you can homologate that particular body after testing and finding there is no advantage. Sorry if my point is not understood, english is not my native language!
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Hi Schumi 44,

I could not believe it what these pics showes me: absolutly outstanding what you did here. It´s realy admirable how you connect craftmanship and your special skill for detail...!!
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If you could use an other host-service (or way to post) it would make it much more simple enjoying your work....!

By rhe way: the french manufacturer -Le Mans Miniatures- sells some moulded driver figures (some of these are painted) among them a -sixties- car driver..........

cheers, claus
Thanks Claus! Which image host would you recommend me to share pictures? You're right It's uncomfortable to share photos the way I'm doing. Cheers!

That's an amazing build. Have you tried to drive it yet - and what happened?

Andy
I tried it a couple of times with the extremely over-powered Slick7 (45.000RPM) but It was too difficult to drive. I couldn't flat out even in the main straight without lifting the nose and sliding the wheels. I changed it to the 25K Slot It (Still a bit overpowered, but, after all, It's an F-1) but I haven't tried it still
 
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