Hardbody Chassis photos
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Keith Tanaka's 1953 Corvette hardbody. Total weight of car is 150 grams.


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Chassis is basically a modified Warmack kit. 4.250" wheelbase.


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Front end, middle section and side pans are all .032" brass. Piano wire chassis rails are .078" with .055" inner "U" brace.


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Front axle is .125", rear axle is .093"


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I used a 1/8" front axle in order to use front wheel/tires which have less "wobble" than the regular 3/32" front tires.


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Side pans utillize "L" shaped brass strip to provide a more secure body mounting surface.


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8/48 gearing (6 to 1). Most racers use 5 to 1 gear ratio for the BPR flat track.


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Pro-Stock rear tires.


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Falcon 7 motor.


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Paul Sterrett's '64 Cobra Daytona Coupe. Although the real car was small with a wheelbase of 90" (3.75"), Paul has proved that a 1/24 scale car does not have to be wide and longer in order to be fast.


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Paul's Cobra Daytona is very fast and handles very well.


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Bryan Warmack's '53 Corvette. Total car weight = 153 grams.


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Another typical Warmack chassis with lead weight added makes for a winning combination.


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Bryan won the D3 Hardbody Nats "3 C's" race with his new '53 Corvette while setting a lap total record for hardbodies of 243 laps.


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10/43 gear ratio. Bryan likes to use a higher (numerical) gear ratio than most racers.


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Bruce Frye's '63 Corvette


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Paul Sterrett's '40 Ford Coupe Jalopy


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Bryan Warmack's '36 Ford Coupe Jalopy


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Bruce "Wayne" Frye's Jalopy


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Paul Sterrett's Talladega Nights Modified 36D NASCAR. This hardbody class only races on the BPR King track and does "not" race monthly. The 36D motor has a rewound, balanced armature.


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Typical inline 36D chassis.


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A similar racing class uses the same chassis/body, but utilizes a stock 36D motor rather than a rewound 36D. This class races each month on the BPR Flat track.


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Another new car by Bruce Frye. This time, Bruce decided to build a Trans Am. It's based on the Jerry Titus Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.


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His attention to detail is evident on all the cars he builds.


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Bruce is also an excellent chassis builder. Excellent Trans Am car Bruce!


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Newest hardbody racing class is for '46-'56 inline Falcon motor (Falcon II or Slick 7 Mini-Brute) cars. This new class competes against the existing stock 36D Nascars. This photo shows Keith Tanaka's 1950 Olds stock car which was raced by Buck Baker in 1950, 1951.


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Keith's new car was built heavy, 225 grams to compare to a typical stock 36D NASCAR. The performance of this new Falcon powered inline class should be similar to that of a typical stock 36D NASCAR.


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Gear ratio is 8/35. The heavy weight of this chassis requires a much lower gear ratio. Motor runs cooler with a lower gear ratio than normal.


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Chassis is .063" brass thruout, .078" piano wire main rails and motor box.


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Falcon II motor.


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Rear tires on final race version was narrowed to .500" wide (.700" wide tires shown in photos).


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8/35 gear ratio.