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Old 07-15-2007, 04:53 PM
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With all these cool hand made tube chassis cars getting posted these days I decided to drag this thing out of the attic. I got it used like 15 years ago at a garage sale. It has a scale fiberglass Corvette body. I am pretty sure that its one of New Eras older models. It has a welded plaque on the front that reads C1008. The tires are shot so I need to figure out if I still can get them. Any sugestions what I should do with this project?
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:00 PM
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i would make it a dirt tracker!with a vett body...whats the bolt pattern????(lugs)what kind of tires????/wheels? and put a conley if you have enough money in it.
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:03 PM
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Very cool. I would rebuild it. They make some very cool wheels and tires now a days. It would look very sharp. I am not sure if its a New Era though.
Heres another project of mine (like I need another) its a WCM. I plan on building a cage similar to yours. As well as narrow the rear for some wider tires or a different offset wheel.
Thats a nice looking car.
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:05 PM
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where would I get wheels and tires?
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:38 PM
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check out quarterscalelegends.com them guys now everything about 1/4 scale. sign up and join the forum it's free. if you can't find it there you will never find out. also i have a new 1/4 scale website if you have the time check it out i just started it so i am still adding stuff to it when i can it's at www.quarterscaleprostreetberetta.com as for your question i think it is a old new era stock car. i would keep it it's bound to be a keeper. it was most likely built in the late 70s or early 80s. [stoneyberk]
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:30 PM
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gary,
let me see if I can find the link, I'll be right back. stoney suggested the right link QSL is a great place for all your 1/4 scale needs.

stoney,
Your site is awesome. Your car is insane, great job. Its a real work of art.
Are dropping in a Conley by chance? That is absolutely beautiful. I could compliment you all day, it is very impressive work that you have done.
What is your profession?
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:51 PM
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heres one place for tires http://www.bishopracingproducts.com/catalog.php

heres the link for some wheels http://members.tripod.com/~mike68517..._Motors_1.html
its in the browse section on the left under quarter scale wheels

hope this helps.
I'll see if I can find any more
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[link]http://www.quarterscalelegends.com/Newercorvettepic.html[/link] is this what it looks like?????? if so its an old new era
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stoneys not droppin a conley into it.....its a weberpresicion 1/3 scale hemi style big block. just to let you know.[link]http://www.weberprecision.com/[/link] heres a link to it!
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:05 AM
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hey thanks!! no little conley for this machine it's going to sport a 1/3 scale blown V8. like the one at www.weberprecision.com i think the beretta's going to be one of a kind what you think?
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oh yeah it will be!
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hey guys wanted to let you know i've updated my site again at www.quarterscaleprostreetberetta.com stoneyberk
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looks great man!
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Sweeet !!!!

Got any specs on it.
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thank you. yes i made a complete print for it and i will be posting it on my site to.in time but it based on a 25.1 E chassis. or better know as a pro stock chassis. it is 6 ft long - the 2 ft wheelie bars. the bars stick out 1 ft from the rear bumper.and it is 22 inches wide. from tub to tub there will be 1 1/2'' rocker panels on each side so overall 25'' wide and it's 19'' tall. it will have sheetmetal body the car will weight around 90 lbs with the 1/3 scale blown motor in it. thank's again stoneyberk
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