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Advice on first fender car?

Discussion in 'Building tips' started by KyleBCostco, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. KyleBCostco

    KyleBCostco Rail Runner

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    Hi all,

    This is my last car to build for the adult class basically Box Stock rules. Thoughts on these fenders? Thoughts on how low they are. Should I try to drill out the mid fenders to lighten them up? I'm worried about whether or not they will clear the track.
     

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    Fenders look great! The only thing you might want to check out is the underside of your dfw. I’d suggest you cut it back enough to make sure it doesn’t make contact with the rail
     
  3. KyleBCostco

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    It's not letting me post and I just took a 3mp picture.... I don't get it... I'm trying to show the sides and bottom.

    It is telling me the size is too large.
     
  4. KyleBCostco

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    Anyone know how I can circumvent this issue?
     

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    Gso125 Racing Workshop Leader Pro Race Winner Pro Racer

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    Did you try a smaller photo. I just email myself the photo and select small or medium size photo and upload that one
     
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    If you are using a phone to take the pictures, you may be able to lower the resolution or MP of your photos in your camera settings.

    There are also many apps that will resize photos. Paint on windows machines has a resize option as well.
     
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    Just make sure the fenders cant touch the rail ever.
     
  8. KyleBCostco

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    Like John and Mike said make sure those wont hit the rail. In the picture of the bottom of your car it looks like they may hit. I would sand back the bottom/inner portion of the fenders to ensure they wont touch. If you have a small 1/4" strip or piece of track test it out.

    Nice looking car!
     
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    Brian Stanley Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    Not sure what track you're running on, but the center section on a BestTrack is 1.625 by .25. You could mock this up and lay your car over to check. It does look like it will rub to me.
     
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    Doesn't seem to rub. Very tough to get a good shot for you guys...

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Can you turn the car upside down and take a picture? May not be perfect but would help.
     
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    Try putting a light at the far end to illuminate the under side. You might be amazed at how well the pic turns out.
     
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  17. KyleBCostco

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    I think they may be good now, I sanded them underneath quite a bit. But now final question is, the raised wheel right now can not spin due to the fenders being that tight. Should I sand them back so it can spin if necessary? We run on a pretty nice 42' besttrack and the block was drilled using the clear 5 bushing jig. Race is Saturday and have to finish mine up today so my kids and I can focus on theirs for the rest of the week.

    As always, thanks for all of your help! It has made me a crazed PWD enthusiast!
     
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    It is better to have the raised wheel not spin! Just make sure that the inner edge is polished smooth so in case you get a wiggle, that the surface that touches the rail is polished. From what I can see in the pictures, it appears to be good. It looks like the wheels will touch first.

    Good luck with your races!
     
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