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QUOTE (BEEJAY7 @ 2 Oct 2004, 11:35)Can't help with the Wheelbase Al....But this site has some great pictures of Scarab's, including some pictures of the wheels used, are they Halibrand's?....

Scarab Pictures

Nice pics,but those are of the MKI.This is a MKIV,much later car.

Yes,those are Halibrands.

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Alan

PS Have you asked Doug at Resilient Resins? ...or the Other Guys at Pelican?.
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OOPs,after rebooting my brain,and having another look,This thing is indeed about .100 long in the wheelbase.So,I was right all along,that this body was indeed a bit long,and didn't need the callipers to SEE that.

Now,to figure out the best place to remove the offending material.The place where it looks out to me,is also the hardest part to remove anything whithout turning the car into a jigsaw puzzle.

Sure wish I could find some pics on the MKIV.
 

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QUOTE (Jim @ 2 Oct 2004, 20:30)Al,

Now that your dimension problem is solved, what are you going to do for wheels? Do you plan to make those Cooperesque wheels as shown on the front of the car in Russel's picture?

Jim
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Actually,the master is done for those,and is sitting in the pile with Howmets 50s era Halibrand,along with about 10 or 12 others just waiting for me to get them into one big mold so I can start production on them all at one go.

My brand new 18" Modern LMP/GT/LeMans wheel was programed up last week,and I should have them to market next week.Same basic outline/size as Scaley's MG Lola and the DTM cars.I can hardly wait.
 

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QUOTE The body accurately duplicates a similar feature on the Vanwall so I am a bit puzzled as to why they did not duplicate the prototype contour on the Scarab.
Because,I believe they are just copying a preexisting shell,and not altering,or correcting obvious mistakes.What they copy is what you get.I don't believe they are doing new masters for any of thier stuff.
 

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QUOTE 91"wb, Tread 52f, 50r; 32" high, 56"wide, 62" with the later flares
OK,then the one I have is a great big Pig,being 64"wide,with no flares.

An overall length would be realy handy,because apart from having about 4 extra inches of Wheelbase,I think it has extra in the nose and tail areas.

Mine measures 155" nose to tail.
 

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QUOTE With regards to dimensions, Quarterman mentions that the Monogram 1/24 scale Scarab is "a very accurate model even in it's simplicity".
Great,if anybody has one,if they could measure it,and give me it's length in 1:1 inches,that would help.
 

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Lenght : 4.955" (159") same for mine

Width: 2.071" (66") same for mine

WB 2.879" (92") I measure this as just a shade under 3 inches,which is around 95/96 inches.The wheel well openings on this model are rather long,and it is easy to measure the wheelbase anywhere from 91" to about 97"

So,I suspect this is the same body,and,it is way too big.Lot's of slicing and dicing needed here.Might be easier to start fresh.

Oh!Well!
 
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