I like the girl driver idea so if I find one cheap I am going to put her in there (woot! woot!), but the car will be more along the lines of a drag/salt-flats kind of car rather than Nascar, but now that you mention it, girl Nascar style would be cool.
But I'm thinking light blue all over with orange roof and trunk and side insets, and orange tinted windows.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2014 10:48:26 GMT -5 by peatbog
I might get another one of these and build it stock to use as a tow vehicle so you can see the difference between stock and race car. But then I would need a freaking trailer also. Dagnabbit, maybe I won't do that. So maybe that stock car could just be a "pusher."
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2014 16:15:36 GMT -5 by peatbog
I'm thinking maybe I need to extend the frame out through the grill so the front wheels set out in front of the car. And since the front wheel wells would be empty, I could use that space for exhaust headers to poke out. And then put a big wing on the back and maybe a small wing on the front between the wheels. It would be like an early grass-roots drag racing experiment. Maybe not, but this is something that needs further contemplation.
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2014 10:11:04 GMT -5 by peatbog
I finished enlarging and reshaping the rear wheel wells with a 10" half round file:
Then I made a pattern out of paper plate cardboard so I could use it to shape the other side exactly the same.
I also filed off the door handles and trim on the quarter panel and trunk, and filled in the gas cap cover and vents on the front fenders, and...
...filed off the windshield wipers. There is still some work to do around the top chop areas. Also, though not shown here, I filed down the length of the axle housing so the wheels would not stick out quite so far.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2014 10:49:41 GMT -5 by peatbog
I thought about making a front high, no bumper, gasser type car like this...
...but I don't have a straight front axle and I am too cheap to buy one, so I started molding the front end in like on the box:
So the car will look more like a salt flats car only with not really salt flats wheels and tires. But that is really okay because we were at the county fair and the newest kid who tends to make faces for no known reason snared herself a green inflatable monkey on a stick. So all is well.
blown240: Kingsnova: I have a couple of those hubs.... Ill sell you a hub or parts or whatever. Send me a PM
May 30, 2018 12:32:08 GMT -5
kingsnova: Hello all, I just bought a used 26" Mongoose Beast fat tire at a garage sale $140.00. Good deal till the rear bearings were loose and broke the axle. Anyone know how I can get parts to fix it?
May 28, 2018 15:55:56 GMT -5
blown240: IM selling my boys Fatbike it anyone is interested....
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