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Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby nhdungeonracer » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:30 am

Wow, look at those "training" wheels out the back... :lol:

Chassis looks good...nice and simple! :D
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Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby TuscoTodd » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:28 am

Thank you sir!
From the motor bracket back, things are pretty stiff to allow it to contend with the 1.2 second blasts to 40+ mph - but forward of that, with only needing to go fast in a straight line, I tried to keep things as light and simple as possible. :)

Here is a shot with the body mounted before pulling things apart to add decals and start fitting the accessories, etc.
Still have to cut axles, add the guide/wiring and fit the wheel inserts, but those are items to address while the clear dries tonight. ;)
If all goes well, she should be up for a maiden run this Wednesday evening!
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Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby dge467 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:07 pm

Looking good Todd!
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Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby ourwayband » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:43 am

Great looking ride!!
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Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby burad » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:47 am

For BARC, here's a list of what i know of that was produced in 1/32 for 1930-1940 cars.
I've been able to find most of these on ebay from time to time, but Vickys, 4 doors and panel vans can be real hard to find.
I did not include cars that typically didn't turn into hot rods, like Cords, Packards, etc.
Some of the kits from some manufacturers are the same as other manufacturers, as some of these manufacturers sold their molds to the others when they went under.

YEAR MAKE MODEL KIT
1930 Ford Pickup Lindberg
1932 Ford Coupe Pyro
1932 Ford Roadster Palmer
1932 Ford Roadster Life Like
1932 Ford Roadster Lindberg
1932 Chevy Pickup Lindberg
1932 Chevy Cabriolet Life Like
1932 Chevy Cabriolet Palmer
1932 Chevy Cabriolet Pyro
1932 Plymouth Roadster Life Like
1932 Plymouth Convertible Lindberg
1932 Plymouth 4 door Sedan Pyro
1934 Ford Coupe Revell
1934 Ford Coupe Lindberg
1934 Ford Coupe Life Like
1934 Ford Panel van MPC
1934 Ford Victoria Pyro
1934 Plymouth Convertible Lindberg
1934 Plymouth Convertible Pyro
1934 Plymouth 4dr sedan Pyro
1936 Ford Roadster Lindberg
1936 Ford Roadster Life Like
1936 Ford Coupe Palmer
1936 Ford Coupe Pyro
1937 Chevy Roadster Life Like
1937 Chevy Roadster Lindberg
1937 Chevy Coupe Pyro
1940 Ford Convertible Lindberg
1940 Ford Convertible Palmer
1940 Ford Convertible Pyro
1940 Ford Tudor sedan Palmer
1940 Ford Tudor sedan AMT
1940 Ford Coupe Pyro

I've had success in putting D3D chassis under the ones i have built, with a slimline chassis and FF-050 motor.
For the budget conscious hot rodder, one can use some of the various Carrera or Monogram, etc wheel & axle sets; you just have to look for the ones with the 'look' you want.
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Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby TuscoTodd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:57 pm

Still have to add my card "interior" - but she is going for shake down runs tonight and assuming those are successful - next stop will be trying to earn a spot on the "330 Outlaws" top ten list!
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Shot of the chassis...
(I haven't painted it yet, in case I have to make mods)

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Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby Z-carfan » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:18 pm

That turned out amazing Todd, great work!
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Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby BIG E » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:39 pm

Very cool, Todd. I like the "Big Dipper" name, kinda goes with the Creamsicle idea, eh?
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Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby TuscoTodd » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:19 am

Appreciate the comments guys! Really happy with how it turned out and yeah Ernie - I made the "Big Dipper" decals based on the Creamsicle idea. :)

Now in regard to the shake down runs...
I have a tire shake / wheel hop issue that no amount of adjustment seemed to eliminate.
The single rails of the main part of the chassis are flexing enough that on launch that I am getting a bit of a galloping effect. :(
The good news is - she definitely seems to have potential as even with fighting that issue and having to roll into it to get a clean run, I managed a best of 1.369 @ 40.1mph. :D

I am hoping that simply adding a set of top bars from the front to rear axle tubes will eliminate my current issue and I will have her digging hard down the strip next week!
More to come!
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Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby nhdungeonracer » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:57 pm

40 mph...?

That translates to over 1000 scale mph!!!!

That's really good for a panel van... :lol:

Are you racing on a scale 1/4 mile (52.8')?
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Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby TuscoTodd » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:36 am

Yeah - these things get up and run! :D
The restrictions of the class keep thing close though - making for some GREAT side by side action!

The track we run on at Mark's Model World is actually designed around 1/24 scale cars and is a full 55' between the lights before hitting the shut down area. :)
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