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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Sun 01 Feb 2015, 10:51 am

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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Sun 01 Feb 2015, 10:54 am

That's coming along great John. nice neat wiring.

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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Sun 01 Feb 2015, 6:57 pm

Man it looks drivable.
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Mon 02 Feb 2015, 3:26 am

Thanks for the kind comments guys

Started on the trailer, got the basic frame done





and just had to see how she fit on it





Going to get the dual axles figured out, I thing it's a little too long for a single axle unless you guys think a single would look OK ??
The wheels are already done, have the fenders, ramps and a few other things to figure out also.
What would you guys think about a wood deck on the trailer and ramps ??

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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Mon 02 Feb 2015, 6:48 am

Considering that almost all the weight is on the back half of the trailer, dual axles would probably look better. Great job by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Mon 02 Feb 2015, 9:37 am

But then if the car was reversed on, the bias would be to the front, which is correct!! Just a thought.

A couple of onservations if I may:

I think you need cut the cross braces back to the width of the 'deck' then run a length down the full length of each inner edge of the deck. Also place two or three cross braces in the gap.

The draw frame looks too wide to me. I'd suggest the frame triangulation points be closer together. If you make the mods above, locate them at the inner 'deck' points.

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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Mon 02 Feb 2015, 4:51 pm

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But then if the car was reversed on, the bias would be to the front, which is correct!! Just a thought.

A couple of onservations if I may:

I think you need cut the cross braces back to the width of the 'deck' then run a length down the full length of each inner edge of the deck. Also place two or three cross braces in the gap.

The draw frame looks too wide to me. I'd suggest the frame triangulation points be closer together. If you make the mods above, locate them at the inner 'deck' points.

The weight on the back half is why I'm going with dual axles. If you set the single axle back far enough the weight would be on the front also you can use a single axle with the car reversed but I think that looks funky IMHO

Al I'm going to put a frame rail on the inside of the deck just haven't got that far yet and I've seen the draw frame set up both ways. Thanks for the observations.
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Mon 02 Feb 2015, 5:27 pm

I almost suggested that you put the car on backwards, but thought it would look odd. If you're going to display the car on the trailer and nobody sees the bottom, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Of course I always seem to obsess about some detail that is of little importance and then stall out on my build.
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Mon 02 Feb 2015, 8:47 pm

Which ever way you go its a neat subject, car looks great and I bet the trailer will too
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Tue 03 Feb 2015, 12:12 am

What a beautiful build..
I believe you should name this: "INSANITY"
Nice job on your trailer also.....
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Mon 11 May 2015, 6:37 am

Hi Gang, well I got some time to work on this, got the decals on, put the body panels on after some I DON"T WANT TO FIT issues





and a shot of the cockpit



have to put the frt. susp, tie rod, steering shaft and the chute on yet and hopefully I can do that tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Mon 11 May 2015, 5:01 pm

What a beauty. That Cammer looks right at home in it. Reminds me of Sneaky Pete Robinson.
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Tue 12 May 2015, 12:52 pm

Looks great sir ............ that's a beautiful build
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Tue 12 May 2015, 3:36 pm

I luvved the Pete Robinson dragsters, both small and 428 Cammer engined!  My quibbles with this one are small and matters of taste.  Biggest shortcoming would be the engine came along well after the narrow 8 inch (?) drag slicks were replaced with wider ones.  Thanx for bringing this model and build up to date here. 
    re: later dragster kits, there are a number that were issued and some must be around as glue bombs at hobby model conventions and built and kits come up on e-bay.  Folks do get lucky on e-bay and sometimes real gems can be built.
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Fri 22 May 2015, 11:29 am

That's looking great, John. Nice info on paint and ABs
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Wed 17 Jun 2015, 8:25 pm

Well I finally got this done, been fighting an eye strain problem so could only do a little at a time but it's finished Here is a teaser



The rest will be in the finished section and thanks for following along and the support
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PostSubject: Re: Slingster Dragster   Wed 17 Jun 2015, 9:56 pm

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