Custom Brass Chassis with Strip Pans
This car debuted at a recent online auction. Everyone loves a hot red Corvette!
Doug Azary writes:
"I built this car. The motor bracket and guide flag tongue are current production
Ferret brass parts. The chassis consists of a 'main rail' of .062" steel wire
that starts at the front axle tube, goes past the motor bracket, does a square u-turn,
then goes back up the other side to the front axle tube. The brass strips are 1/4" x 1/16"
that were soldered to the chassis for weight, because the body is so heavy."
"The body is from a plastic friction toy car. But the rear bumper was screwed to the chassis,
then the chassis was screwed to the body, so I had to utilize the very back end of the friction
chassis to save the rear bumper. I made a T strap out of 1/4" x 1/32" brass and made the rear
body mount. The front body mounts were also made from 1/4" x 1/32" brass and are attached
to the original screw mounts in the body on one end and are soldered to the front axle tube
on the other end. This way, all of the original screw mounts are now used to
secure the new chassis."
"The motor is a Plafit Cheetah and has Parma FCR rear tires and Pro-Track fronts.