1:25 ´57 Chevy Gasser Slot Car


My entry for the
at MMRK, Ikast (DK)

It started with a JDS2013 Gasser Chassis kit

Kit front and rear soldered together - motor mount is replaced with a brass item cut out of a motor bracket from a Schöler inline chassis.

Main chassis assembly

Work started on adapting the chassis and large motor to the kit. I replaced the kit chassis/floor plate with a similar part from another kit as this has a separate chassis frame.

Now the motor fits in - actually I had to completely rebuild the rear part with a mix of kit parts, placicard and vacformed parts - that took some time :-(

Ride height is determined with the wheels made for this car.

Drop arm added to ensure that the guide stays in the slot during wheelies. 
The small wheels for the wheelie bar came from a Parma Dragster kit

Work on the interior and engine. 
Both is a mix of parts from different kits/spare box.
I wanted a full interior and engine bay, which was hard work! 

Body was painted black with at thin lyaer of dark silver on top.
Decals were printed in silver and metallic magenta and added 
with some sponsor markings and flames from the parts box.
Kit crome parts and silver paint around the windows finishes 
it off together with a clear coat on top. 

Body is hinged in the front to access to motor and gears.

Here is the finished car showing chassis and drop arm assembly.

Now the car is ready to rumble.....

The finish is not perfect, du to the many changes I had to make 
along the way to make everything fit together. 
But I am fully satisfied with looks of the car 
and the decals came out almost as intended :-) 

Niels Elmholt, Jan. 29th 2018