How to build Speedsters favorite car!

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How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by whodathunkit » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:52 pm

The Hershey's chocolate bar car in 15 pic's or less!

( Speedster this Hershey's bar car is being built all in good fun just for you! )

First you'll need a kit and a king size Hershey's candy bar wrapper. ( And disregard the chocolate smudges seen on the wood !)

https://imgur.com/6NuqNXX
For this I will be cutting the block to about a 1/4" thick or more.. & drilling the axle holes.. then routeing out weight pockets.
https://imgur.com/r01gnsI
https://imgur.com/M8d9Rqg

And a quick run on the belt sander to bull nose the front end.
Next weight pockets routed out!
https://imgur.com/Sf0AeQE
Then some cut outs on the scroll saw to drop more wood weight.
https://imgur.com/KN6DCA8
And then draw out the bite marks in the chocolate bar and cut out.
https://imgur.com/bTTJ9HE
https://imgur.com/kxdyhpI
A little splash of brown paint on the front end and fitting of the wrapper.
https://imgur.com/5iESRkY
https://imgur.com/3gAqHjH
And a quick adhesive spray to the wrapper and setting of glue.. and applied to the frame.
https://imgur.com/hxfRodO
https://imgur.com/lbk5vqK
Weight's, wheels & axles.
https://imgur.com/uxZEOH9
https://imgur.com/2mkKg3e

And speedster.. that little splash of brown paint is not even dry yet..How did i do for speed at putting this car together ?
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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by Darin McGrew » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:18 am

Nice job!

Years ago, I build a Hershey bar car, but that was back when Hershey bars came wrapped in foil, with the paper label wrapped around that.



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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by Speedster » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:12 am

I LOVE IT !!!
Never, ever did I think of having a chunk removed from the bar. I think you might have started something. It's the Best of both worlds. It will make people smile and it's designed for speed.

The speed with which you build things is astounding.



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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by whodathunkit » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:14 am

Darin McGrew wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:18 am
Years ago, I build a Hershey bar car, but that was back when Hershey bars came wrapped in foil, with the paper label wrapped around that.
Darin I remember those day as well with the foil and paper wrapper!
It would of been nice if i could have used a vintage candy bar wrapper for the car.
Maybe some would enjoy seeing how there favorite candy bar wrappers evolved over the decades that can be seen in the link below.
https://www.metv.com/stories/see-how-yo ... he-decades
Speedster wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:12 am
I LOVE IT !!!
Never, ever did I think of having a chunk removed from the bar. I think you might have started something. It's the Best of both worlds. It will make people smile and it's designed for speed.
The speed with which you build things is astounding.
Thanks Speedster.. I new that this car build would cheer you up!


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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by Vitamin K » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:14 pm

Very cool.

What drill jig is that in the top picture?



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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by whodathunkit » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:14 am

VK it’s one that I had made some time back!


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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by Vitamin K » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:28 pm

whodathunkit wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:14 am
VK it’s one that I had made some time back!
Oooh, custom tooling. Slick.



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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by dbarker72 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:53 pm

Any chance of reposting or sharing the photos of this one? I found some of them on a google search which lead me here, but they are listed as "no longer available" on this thread. I wanted some step-by-step so my son can help me out as much as possible. Please let me know! Thanks!



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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by whodathunkit » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:28 am

:welcome: dbarker!

Sorry , I haven't been on DT much here lately!
I almost missed seeing you post about the pic's.. I used to use tiny pic to host the images there no longer hosting images now.
So a lot of my photos are gone on a lot of the topics I have posted in the past.

I have re -loaded the images using Imgur to the car build topic above for you to see.
However you'll have to click on the image link. to open them up in Imgur.

keep in mind that I did not go into grate detail at the time ..while building this Hershey Chocolate bar for Speedster.
And that I just built it really quick.. and that I drilled axle holes for the car at the time .
However if your rules say that the axle slots must be used :
You can still build this car with them.. it will be tricky to not to brake out the back axle slot.. while routing out for the weight pockets.

For the weight pockets:
I routed them out using a laminate trimming router & a straight bit 7 mm 1/4". To a 1/4" deep for tungsten cube weights.
The over all thickness of the car body is just over a 1/4" thick.. by a 1/6" or so on.
Just enough to leave some wood topside of the weight pocket 's .. so that the weights can be glued in.

For gluing the Hershey's candy bar wrapper to the car:
I used.. 3M super 77 adhesive spray.. spayed to the back side of the wrapper ( only!) then placed it onto the car.
Laying it down on the top side of the car first.. then wrapping the sided's and back end down .
( Note: My wrapping job was not so hot at the time i had lots of wrinkles in the wrapper! ;) )
To smooth out the wrapper you can use old credit card .. for the air bubbles .. a needle can be used to poke a hole in the wrapper to let the trapped air out.
( Just don't poke a hole in the wrapper where your open holes are in your car body!)

I used and x-acto knife to trim off the excess of the wrapper flush with the bottom side of the car.
The bottom side of car was not wrapped at all..
I use chrome HAVC tape or clear packing tape to cover the open holes and weight pockets bottom side of the car.

Best Of Luck To You Guy's!
I hope the image's will help you and your son to build your very own Hershey's Chocolate bar car.

Whoda.
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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by Speedster » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:16 pm

Whoda, Fun seeing that again. Missing piece made me smile again. Great Job.



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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by whodathunkit » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:52 pm

Your Welcome Speedster It made me smile as well !


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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by dbarker72 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:55 am

Thanks a ton! One Hersey Bar car for the Webelos and one Kit-Kat Bar car for the Wolf!



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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by Speedster » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:45 am

Whoda, Ya got a new admirer! I'll bet it's going to be Fast too.



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Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Post by whodathunkit » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:11 pm

Your welcome dbarker72! .. and I hope it is Speedster!


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