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  • My son's first vehicle wrap!

    sort of! its his pinewood derby car for the boy scouts. His uncle is stationed in Japan and he is fascinated by all things asian.
    Last edited by Brie; 03-24-2009, 03:14 PM.
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    That is precious!
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    • #3
      That's great! Let us know how it does at the races! My son has done those with his scout troop. Your son's turned out beautiful!
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      • #4
        nice one!
        "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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        • #5
          Cool! How big is that?

          When I was a kid, we never had many interesting factory made toy cars, so every year during the Safari Rally we would make wire hanger frame cars with rubber bathroom slipper wheels and race each other in the neighbourhood.

          The older boys were more innovative and would use large discarded tin cans that they would cut pannels ot off to make huge cars similar to that your son made.
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          • #6
            If you stash some weights in the front end it will go alot faster.
            How about a chain pickerel in your bath tub?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Logo-Mechanix
              If you stash some weights in the front end it will go alot faster.
              If you design your car to the min. requirements, then add the qualifing weight as lead 75% rear / 25% front. The front pulls it, but you need the extra downward push, the 75% in the rear will give you that extra push at the bottom of the track, AND you could polish the wheels (check local rules for this, some places you can be disqualified)

              Sorry, used to be in scouts.

              Nice car though Brie.
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              • #8
                Actually silicon works really well on the wheels.
                How about a chain pickerel in your bath tub?

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                • #9
                  We once tried using precision wheel bearings for these we found from some Californian supplier. These were subsequentially banned for the following year.

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                  • #10
                    ^Too funny man!
                    I wish the cub/boy scouts actually did fun stuff where I grew up. It was pretty lame.

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                      <-- Wasn't allowed to join the girl scouts.
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                      • #12
                        <- was in 4H.
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                          <---was a Sunbeam.


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                            <---was a brownie, girl scout and now I'm a Den mother to 6 boys!

                            Thanks for the tips on making it go faster, but I think the "scoop" on the hood (that my Dad installed on there) makes the car meet the EXACT weight requirements (He's an engineer, who does wood working as a hobby-hence the car looking more like a car and less like a block of wood if I had done it!)
                            Sakimoto - the car is about 6" long and 2" wide. They set up a track and the boys all race their cars. The derby is this saturday, so wish us luck! here's another pic
                            Last edited by Brie; 07-19-2008, 01:13 AM.
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