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Old 05-06-2012, 07:15 AM
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Default 60's Mustang Gasser/Altered

Wanted to try something different this time, on-road and old school. So I am going to attempt to build a mid '60's period drag car. I am using some of the altered/gasser style rides as inspiration. I will also take a stab at a Logghe brothers style chassis. More to come. Here are some inspirational pictures:
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Some parts: Tamiya semi diff and front axle-later to be modified as a drop axle.
SRB front tires on 1/8th scale wheels, 1/8 drag slicks on narrowed HPI vintage rims.
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Started the frame. The wheelbase will be "altered", moved slighly forward of stock position.
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THis should be really cool, off to a great start!
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Most likely going to be in top builds at the rate you're going.

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This build has definitely caught my interest!
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Most likely going to be in top builds at the rate you're going.

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Awesome start. Will look good when finished.
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how do you plan on doing the body work? bout grate start it looks good so far
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Awesome start. Will look good when finished.
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how do you plan on doing the body work? bout grate start it looks good so far
I am working with the HPI '66 Mustang body, which will need a little butchering to make it work. I am feeling like too much of a slacker right now to attempt to build the body from scratch.
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So here's the rough idea. I had to ditch the last frame and make a new one that was longer and not as tall in an attempt to make it a little more scale. The wheel openings in the back will be enlarged and at the same time, moved slightly forward. I might not move the front fender openings but will have the wheels just slightly forward of the normal position.
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FLB, I have some of those tires from a model kit myself, do you think they will grip enough to move this with the fact it is going to have a tube frame that will be "heavy"?

The updated frame looks good and this should be cool. Some of the guys might be starting a Dragster build off soon.
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FLB, I have some of those tires from a model kit myself, do you think they will grip enough to move this with the fact it is going to have a tube frame that will be "heavy"?

The updated frame looks good and this should be cool. Some of the guys might be starting a Dragster build off soon.
I hear you. Well for sure, this will not be the lightest drag themed build-I have already resigned to that. I was going to run these tires first. I have a backup plan, like some 2.2 slicks, similar to whats on the back of your hot rod build. I would try to narrow them as well. My other weak spot could be the front wheels and if they don't hold up, I'll swap them out as well. I'm kind of doing my usual flip-flopping between priorities here-scale vs function.

Thanks-I am digging the frame as well.
I am taking some time to think about the width of the chassis-how and where the axles will mount, etc. Appreciate all the comments and feedback!

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Front axle installed-basically used the 1/14 semi axle ends and mounted them to some rod to look more like a drop axle. Went with modified/shortened leaves up front and also got the rear links in place. On the hunt for small coils for the back and drive train parts. Prob go with Traxxas 1/16 from Fiesta/Revo, etc.
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I like where this is going
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