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Carrera 1/24 Adjustable Chassis

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  • Carrera 1/24 Adjustable Chassis

    I know this doesn't exactly fit in with you brass chassis guys but I needed a plastic chassis that I could use to expand my Carrera Gt fleet. Carrera has great cars but in the 1/24 field there is a large gap in what is running out there.

    The size of the chassis was determined by the smallest wheelbase car I had in Carrera which was the Cheetah. So that was my starting point. The narrowest width was the Gt40. The chassis adjusts out 3/4" from the smallest which should give me more than enough adjustability. Most of the cars I have there is only 1/2" difference in wheelbase.

    The chassis was cut out of 2.25mm Styrene. All I had was 1.5 and .75 so I just glued them together. I wanted something simple and the easiest solution was to use 1/32 parts since I had almost everything. (plus this is for home use, not racing so they should hold up) The only issue I was going to have was 1/24 wheels on a 3/32 axle. I ended up using Scaleauto wheels and put brass tubing inside the wheel to shim it down to 3/32 which worked great. I used adjustable axle mounts for the front and a Devis3D scratch builders pod screwed down in the rear. This way I can still adjust the axle height with shims under the pod if needed. I used a B-Nova adapter for the guide mount. The only thing I'm not sure of is I used plastic square tubing for the adjustable length. I'm not sure it will hold up. I may have to go with brass if it flexes to much.

    The body I chose was not my 1st choice but it was cheap ($11 shipped) Man I didn't realize how expensive models were. Just finished putting my last coat of clear on it and then a few decals.

    Well that's my 1st scratch build even if it is in plastic.

    Last edited by dw5555; 12-10-2015, 03:39 PM.

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    Pretty Cool.


    • #3
      Hey Dave, it's looking real nice.Interested to hear how it runs.I had thought about doing something similar a ways back with a slotit pod,but I couldn't figure out how to get 1/24th wheels on the smaller axles.Great solution.
      And the shims on the chassis pod to adjust the height are a good idea too.I didn't even notice that when I was over