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Tubbing out a car
Posted by bauercrew on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 7:18 PM
does anyone know how to go about tubbing out the rear section of a model car to get that Pro Street Look,
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Posted by Enzo_Man on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 10:25 PM
Do you mean like a rear end cooling system like stock cars?
Aerodynamics is for people who can't build engines.
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Posted by bauercrew on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 8:55 AM
hi enzo--no im talking about like pro street hot rods with the wide slicks up under the rear of the car
QUOTE: Originally posted by Enzo_Man

Do you mean like a rear end cooling system like stock cars?
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Posted by Enzo_Man on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 1:23 PM
I haven't got a clue to Pro Stock. I'll ask my dad who is a pro at Pro Stock an then get back to you, oki-doki?
Aerodynamics is for people who can't build engines.
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Posted by bauercrew on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 1:33 PM
Hey Enzo thaks for your help,i know how to narrow the rear but i dont know what to use to tub the frame and make the tubs with
QUOTE: Originally posted by Enzo_Man

I haven't got a clue to Pro Stock. I'll ask my dad who is a pro at Pro Stock an then get back to you, oki-doki?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 12, 2003 12:16 AM
Actually, I am going through this procedure right now.
I have a Dodge D-50 that I want to lower to the weeds and have some wide tires under it. I have created the tubs out of sheet styrene and have yet to narrow the frame.
Just kind of winging it really. I plan to cut the rear part of the frame off and cut out of the middle the appropriate material and then glue it back together and then voila!!
Not too sure if this helps though. Good Luck.
Ray
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Posted by Enzo_Man on Friday, December 12, 2003 10:42 AM
Whoops! I thought you menat "TUBE". Well, I'll still ask Dad. Lemme clarify everything before asking my dad so I dont conguse him. You talking about like the large "wheel Wells" or what? Personally, I would like to try something like this when everything is figured out. Tell me exactly where the tub is and I'll ask my Dad and then I'll get back to ya.
Aerodynamics is for people who can't build engines.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 8:58 AM
This depends on what era car you wish to build, if its a 50's or later car the easy way is to buy a second kit that has a pro street chassies and modify that to fit.
The other way is to cut out the original kit chassies wheel hump so that the tyre you wish to use fits well, then build the 'tub' back up using plastic card, you will have to then make a new rear chassies to hold the rear end in, you can use your imagination there are so many way a rear end is set up!.
For a Hotrod, (I build these in all scales including 1:1) This depends if it has the floor and chassies molded in one or separate.
With a separate one cut the chassies in two forward of the wheel openings, build a cross brace so that the chassies is now shortened and enclosed. Now calculate how narrow the chassies needs to be to accommodate the rear tyres, narrow the remanning chassies section to that and glue to the forward section, vola narrowed chassies, build the tub's from sheet styrene as before.
If it has the floor molded in this is harder, I usually cut the whole floor from the chassies and remake the floor from sheet styrene, then narrow as per the last way!
If I knew how to add pics I would add some accompanying illustrations for you!
Hope this helped!
the Doc.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 9:12 AM
Also try searching the net for chassie builders, as Pro Street is modelled from race cars they are almost the same from street to strip.
Most shops that have a site will have pictures of there product, shows you what you need to know.
You could also get adventurous and build a chassies out of soldered brass tube and all the floor / wheel tubs etc from sheet styrene. I am making this type of chassies for a 1/32 scale Aston Martian DB5 at the moment, a lot of fun!!
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