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Old 09-20-2008, 08:53 PM
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Default 1/4 Scale 1934 Ford Frame

A few shots of a WCM 1/4 Scale 1934 Ford Frame for those out out there who are interested.
Might post more shots as it progresses.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:56 PM
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Default RE: 1/4 Scale 1934 Ford Frame

Gorgeous, but I hate these threads

The problem with them is that none of this gorgeous 1/4 scale stuff is available anymore
Old 09-20-2008, 09:00 PM
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I know what you mean. I've been collecting various small parts for a while, but finding things like a '34 coupe body, or the odd Conley V8 to go in it is impossible.
The rear ends are usually readily available (from time to time), as long as you're prepared to pay.
Ahhh...one day I'll get it finished.
Old 09-20-2008, 09:07 PM
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Yeah, I'm not sure why every single 1/4 scale manufacturer bit the dust other than some stock car guys still. You'd think theres a market for really high end large scale stuff :/
Old 09-21-2008, 05:00 AM
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With the level of detail on the old cars surely there's a market out there, but most people won't pay high dollars for cars when there are cheaper items on the market that do a similar job, and generally their buying habits rule the manufacturing process.
Still.....the lack of plastic does have appeal. Some more photos....
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:33 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 Scale 1934 Ford Frame

Gorgeous rims you have there

This thread really is going to make me cry
Old 09-21-2008, 07:34 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 Scale 1934 Ford Frame

Oh my god,that is just sick!Looking very much forward to see more of this beauty!
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have you been intouch with QSL ? he might be able to help you with missing parts http://www.quarterscalelegends.com/
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Default RE: 1/4 Scale 1934 Ford Frame

sweet.
Old 09-22-2008, 04:22 AM
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ORIGINAL: cyclops1970

have you been intouch with QSL ? he might be able to help you with missing parts http://www.quarterscalelegends.com/

Haha...yes Mike's site surely has a stack of info, and is probably the best resource for anyone looking to start out with 1/4 scale cars. I believe that I've actually promised him the '34 frame if I decide not to finish it. I know it would find a very good home with him.

There are also a stack of guys on there with significant amounts of information among them. To look at their collections makes you realise you have nothing by comparison.

Old 09-23-2008, 09:47 AM
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I was told from WCM back several years ago that the '34 body I bought from him was his last.

But I refused to pay what skellenger rear ends cost.


Old 09-23-2008, 11:12 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 Scale 1934 Ford Frame

That is just way too cool! But in the end will it be a shelf queen? Will you be putting in one of those Conley V8's?
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Looks sweet man, can`t wait to see it finish....... What engine are you runing??
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Its always been a shelf queen for probably over 15 years. Due to my interest in so many hobbies this is one that was never finished.
I made this body from several pieces that I bought from WCM back when they made them from vac-u-formed abs plastic.
So I made a mold out of fiberglass and this is the only fiberglass 1/4 scale body I know of.
I remember back about 25 or more years ago when WCM had one of these completed cars with a 23cc gas engine in it at a model show in Atlanta, GA
He wanted something like $1500 for it so he wouldn't have to load it on the plane.

If I had only known. It did have the skellenger rear end in it too.

Personally I dont like Conley's motors cause they are 2 cycles with glow plugs instead of a real 4 stroke like a VERY few people have built.

Since I am a 30+ year machinest and a CNC Programmer I have access to all I need to build my own V8.
Here is a pic of a prototype crank I made.
However, again, way to may hobbies keeps me from this endeavor.


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Wow, you are a true craftsman, looks sweet..... keep pics comming
Old 09-25-2008, 03:48 PM
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Default RE: 1/4 Scale 1934 Ford Frame

Here is a pic of the original sales brochure WCM used to hand out of their '34
This is how the one I could have bought looked.


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ORIGINAL: DTW

Still.....the lack of plastic does have appeal.
Oh yes, I agree it does [sm=thumbs_up.gif]

For those of us seeking to eliminate or otherwise hide any plastic, your pictures are inspiration! Really nice chassis you have there. I also agree with 34Ford in that the 2-stroke V8 powerplants would take a serious back seat to a valved 4-stroke. Other than the Weber Precision alcohol V8, I don't really know of others that were or are produced.

I am happy to see someone else with an aversion to plastic
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Reiko and I are adamant supporters of all metal living.
Old 09-25-2008, 07:52 PM
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True! Call it a metal fetish [:-]

Those 1/4 scale cars have such detail. I remember when one of Conley's old Cobras was on eBay with lots of pictures...
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:30 PM
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Default RE: 1/4 Scale 1934 Ford Frame

its so sad that these gorgeous models don't quite exist anymore. Everyone just wants plastic electric crap :P
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It's cool![sm=thumbs_up.gif]
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There has been several V8 engines hand built that are real 4 stroke engines. True spark plugs, oil pumps, etc.
I have several volumes of a magazine that used to be published that discussed the building of miniature engines.
http://www.strictlyic.com/

They even discuss how to build a cam grinder, make the entire engines including the piston rings.

Here is a couple of running V8's I can think of right now.



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Oh here is a place you can listen to a hand made V8 run.

http://www.nvbackflow.com/inprogress/mpegs.htm

http://www.nvbackflow.com/engines/index.html
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Wow I have been looking at Tamiya because I thought that was as good as it got, I was always looking for models like these. Anyone have a link to any of these running?
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