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Seat Leon

One careful (and slow) driver

Bodywork in good condition



Chassis slightly damaged





This is really all I needed, can't afford a new car yet and i was hoping it would last a month or two

My only alternate at the minute is



Another SCX Seat (or Fiat as it was in this country)



A 30 second job to change the motor cradle and we're all good to go


Just one problem, it's a rally car, as it's only 2wd is that a problem (I'll remove the co-driver if you like)
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Don't know what happened or how it happened, I dropped what appeared to be a good chassis, about 1 or 2 feet to the carpeted floor and when I picked it up it was like that. I can only presume there must have been a crack in it from last night that I didn't notice.
 

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It's somebodies but i wasn't sure who's it was, it sort of got passed down the line. Meant to take it off after racing and forgot, I'll let you have it back Thursday
 

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Lee that's what I have on the back of my AS Mitsu

Forecast is good for the weekend Rain rain and more rain, plenty of time to be in the shed working on slot cars!

Paul, Lee is right don't worry there's always someone willing to loan you a car
 

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And a few hours and a bottle of super glue later, it's fixed; whether it holds is a different matter, but until it breaks it has given me the chance to try something out... I've completely removed all the contact plates and put a "proper" guide in, well a Ninco guide anyway, so I had to glue a new guide hole in place first, that is the bit I don't think will hold, once the cars together the chassis should be braced a little by the body whereas the guide is under quite a bit of pressure. It certainly sits closer to the chassis so should handle better if it lasts long enough to find out
 

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For what it's worth, I would recommend using Super Glue only to hold everything together for the actual gluing *grin* From the little I've seen in your pics, I think it could be wise to reinforce all your joints with some 2 part epoxy, aradite etc,making sure that the epoxy is spread wide enough that it is contacting the plastic chassis, not simply gluing to the Super Glue that is already in place. It wouldn't hurt to use epoxy to reinforce around your guide flag tower either (a little vaseline on the guide flag post first so nothing freezes in place). Just a thought...it sounds like you are in good hands already at your club.

Also, the failure looks like it was caused by long-term flexing not by a a sudden impact which also indicates the need for a little reinforcement.

best regards,
John
 

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
If I decide it is worth repairing properly, then I had intended to use something stronger, but until I know it's worthwhile doing, I'm not going out and getting the stuff


I've braced it for now with weights




Although three might be too many




Me and DIY aren't a good mix but it looks half reasonable from underneath...for now
 

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quite right Pasiro
the fine line is clearly visible though on your car
it is right between the glued repair and the modified guide fixing
 

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Apart from the guide modification, the gluing together and tyres, it was pretty much standard.
It only had the standard SCX 42B motor and standard wheels all round with 20 X 10 ultra's on the rear, I'll have to get wider rears and a quicker motor in for next time
 
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