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09-22-2010, 12:38 AM
I took this Mopar hardbody kindly given to me (aqua-marine and covered with drift stickers at the time)...


.. and did this...


Now I'd like to combine it with this...


.. so it will do this...


Does anyone know of an affordable source for aluminum? I need a piece larger than I can find at the LHS (chassis).

09-22-2010, 12:48 AM
I've found some aluminum sheet at Home Depot for pretty cheap. 2x4 foot piece. Great pictures Man. :rock:

09-22-2010, 01:17 AM
Cheers. I'll try home depot first thing tomorrow.

09-22-2010, 04:25 AM
Cool idea Al, I like the half primer setup. Nice job as usual on the pics.
Still working on good local sources for supplies in our area.

09-22-2010, 07:30 AM
For some metal, check out http://www.metalsupermarkets.com

They have places all over. Lots of stuff on display to look through. You just pick up what you like and put it on a scale and they figure out how much to charge. I go to one on Still Creek Rd in Burnaby.

09-22-2010, 12:06 PM
Thanks all,for your help and compliments.

Cool idea Al, I like the half primer setup.

The inspiration actually came from a Mustang on 'Pinks'.

09-25-2010, 01:55 PM
OK. Found a fabricator on the Shore happy to cut me (and anyone else in need of metal) a piece of .05" aluminum sheet at 20x40cm for $20.


From the little bit of on-line research that I did, it seemed like a compatible price but as I'm totally new to this, I may have been completely hosed. Any feedback on pricing would be nice...


The axles are 6mm but with the wheels drilled out and custom aluminum spacers to keep the touring-car wheels running friction free on the pan-car drive-train, I quite like the look.


The stance is very narrow so we'll see how she rolls..... er.. I mean runs.:paranoid: This is how she should sit when mounted.


09-28-2010, 02:54 PM
Chassis completed... The wheelie-bar is 90% wishful thinking and 10% precautionary as I can't afford any 'slapping' wheelies on a car without suspension.


Note the ultra-light and adjustable upper deck running between the front and rear bulkheads. This allows me to limit or completely eliminate the chassis flex experienced on launch and should help me adjust the level of traction off the line.


The rear 1/3 of the chassis is also bowed upward in an attempt to preload it against the 'launch-flex'.


The front 1/4 of the chassis is kicked up substantially to increase the caster thus increasing high-speed stability.


Steering is direct and minimal (huge turning radius).


Reverse body-posts (my favourite kind).


Time for testingevil....... I was spitting off tires just trying to do a 3-point turn in the basement....

09-28-2010, 03:27 PM
Man that is seriously cool!:biggthumpup:

09-28-2010, 05:20 PM
Looks great. Nice and clean.


09-28-2010, 08:47 PM
thats realy cool al looks good

09-28-2010, 10:58 PM
:evilgiggle:..:laugh:....:crazy:...:evilgiggle: I can't believe how well it handles. Way better than I had imagined... I couldn't think of a place that was long, flat, and empty enough to really give her a go, so I chose the road in front of my house. It's a short block but I was still surprised that I didn't have the room to go into the upper half of the throttle range; Still plenty left up topevil..... Best news was the control though. She's light-weight with some fragile vintage parts and even a moderate crash could be fatal (like 1:1) so I drove with utmost restraint but still, as we all know, 'carnage sometimes happens'. Yet, not a single roll-over! Naturally, there were close calls but I was able to recover. Once she ended up coming to a sideways stop after a long 4wheel slide and never considered rolling: Way beyond my greatest expectations. I'm totally elated and impressed by its performance and can't wait to do some racing with other electric RWD 10scalers.:Brunette:


12-07-2010, 01:13 AM
Added a few more details...

Front lip and revamped headlights:


'Plexiglas' windscreen with DC decal from one of Kevin's new sheets:

Rear wing:



I've also installed a front wheel-lock and will post pics when I've obtained some sort of control for it from HeyOK. I think one of his winch-controllers should do the trick..

12-07-2010, 08:34 AM

I've also installed a front wheel-lock and will post pics when I've obtained some sort of control for it from HeyOK. I think one of his winch-controllers should do the trick..


What have you got in mind to be controlled?

12-07-2010, 12:43 PM
Great build man, this thing is awsome. I've really been getting the drag car imagination lately too. This is really inspiring.

12-07-2010, 03:37 PM
great job dude...this looks awesome:bowdown:....as for the price of the alluminium thats a pretty resonable price for what it is

12-07-2010, 11:37 PM
Thanks guys and thanks, Scorpion, for answering my question on pricing:laugh:(you actually took the time to read the whole thread!:bowdown:).

As for my line-lock, here's a view of my front end with the left wheel removed...


I was fortunate to start this build with a chain-driven 4wd pan-car with a one-way diff up front. At first I removed all the front-end components to free up the front wheels completely but I knew that there had to be a way for me to use these parts to build my line-lock. There was.

First off all;
An installed front one-way diff which isn't connected to the powertrain in the rear may as well be thin air. Even if the front wheels are joined via the one-way, they can run forwards and backwards completely freely and independently of each other, as long as that diff is free to run independently of the motor/rear wheels.

A front one-way diff installed backwards to run in reverse will do the opposite of it's intended purpose. So, now, when I interrupt the rotation of the diff, the wheels are free to roll backwards but not forwards.


12-07-2010, 11:49 PM
:bowdown: Great idea! Gotta see some video of it doing its thing.

12-08-2010, 12:21 AM
:bowdown: Great idea! Gotta see some video of it doing its thing.

Someone burning a little midnight oil back in Mono???... I tried shooting a little tire-ripping footage in the basement but ran into 2 problems. A) The GoPro camera sucks in low light. B) When I launch without the brakes, the thing takes off like a rocket but when I try to burn rubber with the brakes on, it still launches like a rocket, but this time with the front wheels locket up!:eek:

Shilo; We gotta get something happening sooner than later. I don't think I can wait till spring.. A spot that's long, empty, smooth/flat, and dry.:confused:

12-08-2010, 06:09 AM
Awesome idea for the line lock, time to get the lead out and wiegh the front down a bit? :rock:

12-08-2010, 07:57 PM
Cool Build!!!!

12-10-2010, 06:09 PM
beautiful car!

12-19-2010, 06:07 PM
Lookin good alan! cool idea for the line lock

12-26-2010, 11:27 AM
genius design ...amazing car...glad im not racing you for pinks lol

12-26-2010, 03:37 PM
Dude, that looks great!

Nice Job

05-07-2011, 11:06 PM
Cheers for the votes guys. I feel truly proud to be the first pavement-eater of the prestigious CC/SBG ROTM competition.:beerchug:
Here's some more pics from the poster photo-shoot:


05-07-2011, 11:10 PM
wow just wow.

05-07-2011, 11:20 PM
All looks great Al. A very fitting ROTM. :biggthumpup:

05-08-2011, 04:38 AM
No wonder you won Al, you submitted a real car! ;)

Congrats again!

05-08-2011, 07:34 AM
No wonder you won Al, you submitted a real car! ;)

Congrats again!
Yeah no doubt... Very nice background you chose. Looks stellar!......

How's the ankle?

05-08-2011, 11:23 AM
How's the ankle?

Thanks guys! This shoot was a trying one. It took 2 days and I still wasn't really happy with the results. In the process of getting these I was followed and harassed by the harbour-cops, I was 'mugged' by an aggressive crack-head, and I managed to absolutely destroy my ankle in a gopher-hole. Though, worst of all was the atrocious natural lighting I was forced to work with.:p6639707: I'm pretty tight with Murphy and his darn laws..


Uuh...:blink:...ok then..:paranoid:.... I'm better now.. .
.. The swollen ankle has discoloured which hopefully means that the crunchy sound was just ligament damage, not bone.:biggthumpup:

05-08-2011, 02:02 PM
looks great and love the detail.

05-09-2011, 08:33 PM
wow.. that is all.

05-10-2011, 07:42 PM
.. The swollen ankle has discoloured which hopefully means that the crunchy sound was just ligament damage, not bone.
Pics are awesome and will make some insane new AAMP Wallpaper!
Glad to hear that that stump is turning color and not broken..... dude, you're dangerous! :biggthumpup:

05-11-2011, 12:10 AM
Cheers guys!

..and finally..

Gotta see some video of it doing its thing.

..a little footage of the diff pulling to the right:

05-11-2011, 01:01 AM
Footage is wicked! And you told me I was a risk...

Sidenote, ligament damage is NOT necessarily better than breakage. Messed mine up about 5 years ago, still bugs me (though it was BAD, and has been a couple more times since...). Hopefully you're feeling well enough to get out again soon!

05-11-2011, 02:13 AM
Hey Jeevs.. You're right. Hard to say which is worse.. My troubles began back in Europe when I would sometimes wear clogs as a kid. OUCH! Then came skateboarding. yada yada.. X-rays in the past have shown that I have sprained and broken both ankles several times. It's borderline routine around here, along with a few other people I know. Nevertheless, I'm good to go again!

05-11-2011, 08:45 AM
Car looks good... Looks fast! I snagged a couple pics on the strip. I see some dragg'n soon!


Lined up and ready for an opponent...



05-11-2011, 03:10 PM
Great shots, Shilo! Thanks for posting, bud!

05-12-2011, 06:32 AM
Great build, great video! All I can say is that thing is LEGIT!!

05-25-2011, 05:44 PM
TheDRAGqueen video (racing with MattC and the Mud).


05-25-2011, 09:02 PM
So when's the next drag meet ? My car is almost ready ?

05-26-2011, 02:47 PM
As soon as I do a complete rebuild.:mecry: R/T = Rite-off/Totaled.

05-26-2011, 02:55 PM
Can see some pics of what's left????

05-26-2011, 03:01 PM

.. Pictures coming soon....

05-26-2011, 03:04 PM
I'm a Chevy man I have to jump at the chance to see a dead MOPAR.hahahaha

05-26-2011, 03:11 PM
Here is a sneak peak at what is to came soon.

MMmmm Bowtie.

05-26-2011, 10:33 PM
^ Hey I have one of those. About a 1/6 scale.

05-27-2011, 11:55 AM
Here is a sneak peak at what is to came soon.

MMmmm Bowtie.

Can't wait to see the results, Richard!.. Though, I'm thinking the Camaro might be happier if it had its own thread.;)

05-27-2011, 12:33 PM
Oh it will.wasn't trying to jack you just show you.I've been thread jacked and it sucks.

07-25-2011, 07:23 PM
nice what is the donor car ? for the axles?

07-25-2011, 07:29 PM
nice what is the donor car ? for the axles?

Thanks. Vintage 4wd pancar. Not sure what kind.

08-28-2011, 04:56 AM
man what a sweet ride, excellent modding

10-02-2011, 10:18 PM
Man I am totally jealous!!!!! Where is that body from. I have a 2009 SRT8. I love it!! I would really apperciate it if you could point me in the right direction to find one for myself. Please.

Thanks Deric

10-03-2011, 06:19 PM
TheDRAGqueen video (racing with MattC and the Mud).


video of the year. I'm just speechless. wow

10-05-2011, 12:21 PM
Thanks guys! The body was given to me by a good friend who weaseled it out of the hands of his young nephew.

Little Guy
10-23-2011, 09:29 PM
...You make me feel like I stole it, Al. XD

He broke it and couldn't fix it. It was a Big Time Muscle 1:10 scale RC car. The car in question was an 06' Challenger concept.

04-01-2012, 01:13 AM
OK, I think I'm ready to roll her out of the corner of the shop to start on repairs. Life was hard on her last time out. It's unfortunate that there's no video footage cause it was probably one of the craziest/coolest things I've seen an RC do:

After several crashes (one of which put me in a rock-filled ditch) I was forced to remove a bent wheelie-bar which I'd always thought was just for show anyhow. I was wrong. The very next race, as Matt and I were crossing the finish-line side by side, the nose of the R/T started to take off towards the stars like a jet-fighter leaving the deck of a carrier. The only thing that stopped it from doing a back-flip was my meticulously crafted rear spoiler which exploded at every seam, joint and bend as it scraped along the pavement with all 4 wheels in the air, slapping the car back down on its chassis with such force that body-parts went flying. She came to a slow, crooked and wobbly rolling stop in the gravel at the side of the road. R/T was broken.

Though it was neat to watch, the carnage nearly brought me to tears:


The bent wheelie-bar and a torn off bumper:


A cracked front lip and a 'splitter' that looks like scrap metal:


Road-rash everywhere:


A collapsed roll-cage and torn off mirrors:


A blown out windscreen and damaged supercharger:


So the plan is for simple repairs and paint touch-up and to take her from that 'track-day only' look:


.. and using the chassis from the Stinger (http://www.scalebuildersguild.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15761&highlight=stinger), giving her a little bit of that bad-boy 'street' attitude:


04-01-2012, 07:23 AM
It's BaaaaACK and drag season is almost upon us! :biggthumpup:
The new stance is intense, will be fun to watch it come together again

04-01-2012, 10:59 PM
oh yeah..

04-03-2012, 10:20 AM
looks badass

Little Guy
04-03-2012, 10:20 PM
Oh man. This new stance is sexy.

...Is she single? :D

Just kidding, brother. You know that's way too much car for me to handle.

02-13-2013, 04:27 PM
HOLY !!!That car is AWESOME!!!!coolest drag car ive seen in my life.you need more vids on that car!

02-13-2013, 04:52 PM
HOLY *****!!!That car is ***** AWESOME!!!!coolest drag car ive seen in my life.you need more vids on that car!

Read the rules on swearing and SBG etiquette PLEASE! :mad:

02-13-2013, 06:25 PM