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by whodathunkit
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: McDonald's French Fry Car
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: McDonald's French Fry Car

For the fries, I'd get either basswood or balsa or maybe even craft foam that is square and the right size for McD's fries. (I recall them being straight and square, not wavy, although it's been a while since I've had them.) I'd probably attach them to the back of the car directly, making sure I co...
by whodathunkit
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: McDonald's French Fry Car
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: McDonald's French Fry Car

Stephen For the fries I cut out the basic shape on the scroll saw also cutting the wavy shapes You could straight strips and use a Dremel tool with a round sanding drum to shape your fries. However that’s if you like the looks of wavy fries. For the cover plate I shaped the edges with The Dremel too...
by whodathunkit
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Computer Cart
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Computer Cart

Looks really nice Randy! Have you thought about having a cover made for it for those rain'y days when your unloading it out of your SUV and into a building. Maybe even having some pockets made into the cover for the extra cables and power cords and so on. just an idea here: Could you use something l...
by whodathunkit
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 85
Views: 1792

Re: Hello brand new here.

You will be setting your bend to point straight down (Positive camber). As you turn your nail forward, ever so slightly, you will steer your car to the left 2" in 4'. This is where you start on your level test board. This is with the RIGHT Front wheel as the Dominant Front wheel. Those with track a...
by whodathunkit
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 85
Views: 1792

Re: Hello brand new here.

K I feel stupid asking this. I was assuming I'm going to bend the front passenger axel downward so the tire ride on its outside edge leaning towards the rail and then bend the axel AGAIN somehow??? towards the front so the car turns towards the rail as in rolls down the track. Maybe this image will...
by whodathunkit
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 85
Views: 1792

Hello brand new here.

From the sounds of things Vk I’d say stainless steel .






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by whodathunkit
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: McDonald's French Fry Car
Replies: 8
Views: 311

McDonald's French Fry Car

Stephen You’ll want to take note of the concave shaped design on the front end of the car as well! Note: the car seen in the video and how it's front end sticks passed the starting gate pin! That little concave detail in design .. could keep you from racing the car as VK points out in the topic! Fou...
by whodathunkit
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: McDonald's French Fry Car
Replies: 8
Views: 311

McDonald's French Fry Car

Hi Stephen And welcome back! How did your car do in the race? Have you seen the do you want fries with that topic? Where I share how to make a version of the McDonalds French fry car. It’s some what different in looks for the fries..On the car however. But it should give a idea on how you could make...
by whodathunkit
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 85
Views: 1792

Re: Hello brand new here.

Happy to help out with an image where i could. I had problems with posting images when i first started posting here as well .. so please don't fell like your the only one. This topic might help on how to post Images.. as i would enjoy seeing a photo of your daughters car when it is completed. And if...
by whodathunkit
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 85
Views: 1792

Re: Hello brand new here.

You Wrote: Trying this....thats the car Im ready to purchase. Yes its not flat as a skateboard or looks like a pencil but being for a 5 year old it has to resemble a car. She isnt gonna have fun with a hollowed out pencil shaped car with a big oval weight on the back. And the pic didnt work. And the...
by whodathunkit
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 85
Views: 1792

Re: Hello brand new here.

Ok Sleekstak
Im with you now after rereading over the topic and getting the idea on the car design she wants.
by whodathunkit
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 85
Views: 1792

Re: Hello brand new here.

:welcome: Wood is weight but its not the right type of weight needed to make a fast car! Ballast weight is the much better weight choice because as Darin points out it's the motor to start pushing the car down the slope and to give it the push that is needed to carry it through the flat portion of t...
by whodathunkit
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Tamiya Craft Cotton Swab
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Tamiya Craft Cotton Swab

I like them for several reasons!
Ease of use for one.
No more cotton fibbers left in the bore or scratched wheel bores from the pipe cleaners.
Or the aggravation of twisting q tip steams
off destroying wheels.


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by whodathunkit
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tungsten and Duct tape
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Tungsten and Duct tape

What I like about the foil tape .. Is that if a little bit more weight is needed on the car . It takes less of the foil tape for weight then it does of the reg duct tape. But the way Speedster is building the car with a thin plate under the car to hold the weights. And a duct tape cover is a real pa...
by whodathunkit
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tungsten and Duct tape
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Tungsten and Duct tape

Wait a minute VK isn’t the shiny foil tape also considered a duct tape for air conditioner ducts? So it isn’t considered as a duct tape as well! Although I know what your saying about the foil tape As it has the higher adhesion and sticks to most everything. I just had to toss this thought in about ...