With the Nascar race coming up in the Spring and the Sedan race right around the corner, I thought I'd do a build-up of a car, just to show you what I'm currently doing to put these cars together...it doesn't make it right, or the only way...it's just what I've been up to.
The car that I'm going to build is a '67 Chevelle, based on the one built by Smokey Yunick. If you don't know who he is, do a quick google search. He is a hero of mine...a very creative builder, and the rule books of Nascar, Trans-Am and Indy Car racing are thicker because of Smokey.
So, where to start? Well, I guess, here is a pretty good place...
The car itself is the current Hot Wheels '67 Chevelle...the donor car is a 2005 Chrysler 300 fte (faster than ever), which I grabbed on ebay ($1.99 plus $3.00 shipping, so try to combine the shipping). And the JB Weld is the the plan, old kind, because I don't like the smell of the quick setting kind.
The first series fte wheels (circa 2005-2006) are really the way to go. They have nickel plated axles and the wheels are very light and spin very freely right out of the blister...but we are going to try to make them even better.
That's all for right now. I'll be taking pictures and writing up every step of this build...I hope it will help people and inspire them to come up with even better ways of building fast cars!
One of the first rules in building fast diecast racers is that, first, you need to build a bunch of slow ones! Don't get frustrated...learn from your mistakes...and have fun putting together cool stuff!