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Old 07-01-2007, 12:57 PM  
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Anybody ever built or raced a Soap Box Derby car ?

Been thinking about getting the grandkids involved in this.

Anybody here ever done this and can shead some light on this venture before I get over the edge ?

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Old 07-01-2007, 01:00 PM   #2
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Pinewood derby is cheaper, easier, faster, and takes less storage.
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:07 PM   #3
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Pinewood derby is cheaper, easier, faster, and takes less storage.

I agree, I did this as a kid.
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:09 PM   #4
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:53 PM   #6
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I built one once as a kid out of some 2x4s, plywood, wagon wheels and some all-thread. Never entered a contest but had lots of fun with it.


Basically, I used the plywood as a deck, 2x4s and all-thread as axles. For steering, the front 2x4 was bolted to the plywood at center and I used a rope tied to each end of the 2x4 (at the wheels) and steered by pulling on one rope or the other kinda like a horse bridle.
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:16 PM   #7
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I built one once as a kid out of some 2x4s, plywood, wagon wheels and some all-thread. Never entered a contest but had lots of fun with it.


Basically, I used the plywood as a deck, 2x4s and all-thread as axles. For steering, the front 2x4 was bolted to the plywood at center and I used a rope tied to each end of the 2x4 (at the wheels) and steered by pulling on one rope or the other kinda like a horse bridle.

I thought you were going to talk about a horse drawn carriage going down a hill without a horse as your derby car...
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:17 PM   #8
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Pinewood derby is cheaper, easier, faster, and takes less storage.

Let me know if anyone wants a plan for a pinewood car, I will guarantee the fastest car...
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:30 PM   #9
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:55 PM   #10
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Let me know if anyone wants a plan for a pinewood car, I will guarantee the fastest car...
Okay, let's see the plan.
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:02 PM   #11
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Okay, let's see the plan.

I will draw it up when I get back from Volleyball tonight...
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:52 PM   #14
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I built one once as a kid out of some 2x4s, plywood, wagon wheels and some all-thread. Never entered a contest but had lots of fun with it.


Basically, I used the plywood as a deck, 2x4s and all-thread as axles. For steering, the front 2x4 was bolted to the plywood at center and I used a rope tied to each end of the 2x4 (at the wheels) and steered by pulling on one rope or the other kinda like a horse bridle.
Armstrong power steering huh?
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I went ahead and did it in paint, not as detailed as if I were to draw out the plans but it should do...

The key to this car is weight placement, since you have to be within a certain weight.. The car is also very aerodynamic for a pinewood car think toboggan or solar power car...

You can add one of those spoilers they sell also..

And **** off if you don't like my paint job...
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