That Vulcan Chevy..
It's been quite a while since I've done a build thread. And, since I have a little down time this weekend, I decided to build a car for the King of the Mountain series.
Since this '58 Chevy is done up in Star Trek livery, featuring Mr Spock, I've decided to call the car, 'That Vulcan Chevy'.
After taking the car apart, I ground the center pin off the chassis to make it easier to lay the led in the car. As you can see, I'm using axle tubes to get the wheels spaced out slightly beyond the width of the body. You might notice that I am holding the axle tube in place with a 2-56 screw...since this car will be weighing quite a bit.
I drilled the rivets with a 1/16" drill bit and tapped them with a 2-56 tap. The body will be held in place with 2, 2-56 x 1/8" button head screws. This is a nice way to work because you can take the body on and off, securing it in it's final position...so, you can clearance the wheel wells...
The original wheels were tucked up under the body, but you don't want that with a race car. If the body scrubs the wall of the track, you will lose a lot of speed. But, if the wheels are rubbing the wall, you will lose less.
I might fit the rear wheel tonight, but they will take a massive amount of clearance work...so, I might just get started fitting the rears. Once the wheels are mounted, it's on to sanding and polishing. Then, we'll see how much lead I can fit in this thing.