High Boy chassis "How To"

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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby Audi1 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:01 am

That came out really great, Dave! The look with the body on and the exterior bar work is totally awesome.

I've got a 60's modified that I'd like to do. Maybe we can get a jalopy/modifieds proxy going................like the one you had last year. Think there'd be any interest in that?

Here's a pic of it; "The Big O", raced by a local hot-shoe, Olie Silva

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I need to ID the body that was on the car.

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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby tin_indians » Mon May 23, 2016 9:51 pm

That is too cool...any chance you could post a short video on the soldering process?
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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue May 24, 2016 6:05 am

Watch on youtube.com
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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby tin_indians » Tue May 24, 2016 3:31 pm

Now THAT was slicker than s**t through a goose with terminal diarrhea!! Thank you sir.
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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby tin_indians » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:20 pm

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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby tin_indians » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:30 pm

***You will need a piece of K&S 1/4"x1/8" strap to fashion the guide tongue from***

Dave...isn't that a piece of 1/4" x 1/16" in the picture? Doubling it to make the 1/8"?
Not nit picking, I am seriously looking into starting brass chassis building and the hobby store here sells K&S materials..I just couldn't find any 1/4 x 1/8 strap. But they do have 1/4" x .064".

An added note...I missed out on an ebay deal coz the seller wouldn't ship to Canada. Four 1:32 scale models already assembled (these kits were built back in the 60's) three 1930's hotrods and a 1939 LaSalle hearse. I was thinking it would have been cool to build that hearse. All four for $10. :doh:

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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby ShotgunDave » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:48 pm

Thank you Sir! Glad you found it all helpful.

As for the brass strip, you are indeed correct. it is 1/4"x .064 That is what I use almost exclusively for the guide tongues on my cars.

Looking forward to seeing what you're building!
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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby tin_indians » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:40 pm

Ok, ...I think I have the basics.
Wire bender, ceramic jig plate, Varying thickness of square brass tube and round brass tube, .047 music wire, motor mounts, rims, tires, bushings, axles, calipers.

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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:42 pm

Looks like somebody is ready to get after it. Nice haul.
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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby tin_indians » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:44 pm

Do you think I went a bit too overboard? Waiting for the 1:32 '32 Ford roadster to get here I won on ebay..it'll be my first attempt.
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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby ShotgunDave » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:08 am

No such thing as overboard. :D

Looks like you're well underway. Looking forward to seeing what you build.
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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby Fitzy » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:14 am

I really need to build some chassis what solder and liquid flux do you use?
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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:13 am

I use Tenma 60/40 solder. Example Link

I use Lucky Bob's flux or what I can find on the shelf at my local.
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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby SpeedyNH » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:22 pm

oatey acid flux is the best.
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Re: High Boy chassis "How To"

Postby bill from nh » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:17 pm

Audi1 wrote:
Here's a pic of it; "The Big O", raced by a local hot-shoe, Olie Silva
I need to ID the body that was on the car.



Allan, that's a 34 Ford 3-window coupe body, built in Salem, NH, probably his most famous coupe, but Olie(Ollie) drove a number of coupes & other modifieds with number "0" on them too. I knew of him better as a supermodified driver at Star Speedway in Epping. NH & elsewhere. I saw him win several times. He passed away in 2004. You Tube has a video on Ollie Silver Racing. :)
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