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Super Simple '68 Camaro Mod

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A little Orange paint first...and some black paint faded on there...and that's it...

I have some bird shot to bring the weight of a little closer to 40 grams...that will get glued in and the body will be glued on...provided it has some speed!

I hope that this quick build up has been a help! These are just the basics...little tweaks might have to be made to get it running perfectly straight...and these techniques can be used on just about any car.

Please let me know if I can help you out! Don't be afraid to ask!

NICE!  VERY HELPFUL INDEED!!  I texted this thread to my wife, her instant reply was "Ohhhhh NO!!!! You ain't touchin' ANY of my Camaros!!". LOL. I have a spare!!!  


If you watch the Pony Wars race, the #18 Camaro of Keef921 is basically the same as this car. So that will give you an idea of the performance of this guy.

The #16 Camaro of C-10 (me) is a similar car, but was built using axle tubes...mainly to widen the stance a bit.

I usually use lead for weight, but not everyone has lead laying I thought the pennies would work for this build! Modeling clay can also be packed into the bodies to ad weight.

(Plumbing vent cover "boot" used in roofing). 

When I get to the built for raceing stage, I plan to use one of these for my lead source. Very soft and bendable when fresh. Cuts and melts easy as well.   

What is your source of lead?

  • careful melting lead, the funes are as bad as eating it... — model40fan
  • Agreed, fishing weights are what I use and I vise to mash into the shapes I fumes — Traction-Event

Good plan, CTD! I have a bag of 50 caliber lead balls that are easy to flatten out and fit into a chassis. 

I also have a spool of 1/2" x 1"'s got to be about 100, if anybody needs some, let me know!

  • Look for lead sheets on Amazon...down to 1/16 inch thick...good for making "glass" on bodies with no interiors...just paint it black for the — ScaledScorchers
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Mayberryman 2/2/15

Years ago I use to shoot patch round ball guns and we had a never ending search for soft lead.  I was fortunate enough to go to the scene of several X ray rooms that were being dismantled and got the soft sheet lead just for carrying it out.  This lead is about 1/8th of an inch and you can use heavy shears for cutting it into small pieces.

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model40fan 2/2/15

roof flashing is about 1/16", and most people don't use it all and are happy to get rid of the scraps...

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