September 28, 2023


Just Do Automotive

PROJECT GARAGE – Pony Inventory Racing

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Have you ever ever been to the native quick observe races on Saturday nights and seen the Pony Inventory class? These guys are the toughest racing guys and are quite a lot of enjoyable to observe!

Out in So. California there’s a historic racetrack that has been round since 1947 – the Orange Show Speedway. This observe is celebrating their seventy fifth yr of internet hosting races and has seen drivers like A.J. Foyt and Kevin Harvick competed on the 1/4 mi asphalt bullring oval in San Bernardino.

This Challenge Storage is a quite simple construct to duplicate the Pony Inventory class. After I noticed Professional-Line’s Drag Racing Pinto physique, I considered this construct instantly and it matches on any quick wheelbase (11.25″) 1:10 Buggy chassis. I selected the Associated’s SR10 kit that’s already a brief observe oval equipment out of the field.

First off, let’s begin with the Wheels & Tires.

These vehicles run on slicks so I selected the Professional-Line Bald Eagle 2.2″ 4WD Buggy Front Slick Tires and paired with the Professional-Line Slot Mag Drag Spec 2.2″ Stone Gray Front Wheels as they’ve the classic look. You’ll be able to hold the usual 1:10 Buggy rear tire for higher dealing with, however for this construct I needed to go for scale appears with the identical tire throughout. Sure, the entrance 4WD tire within the rear! You’ll must get a large offset hex (10mm) for the rear to carefully match the entrance observe width. Any greater than 10mm and you wouldn’t have sufficient threads on the rear axle. NOTE: Earlier than you glue up your tires, paint your wheels to match your paint scheme or use a chrome pen to offer them a satin chrome look.

Subsequent step we have to modify the entrance foam bumper on the SR10 by trimming the froth flush alongside the plastic mount. This can enable the entrance of the Pinto physique to sit down properly in opposition to it.

Then mark and trim the physique. NOTE: The Pinto physique is made for the Drag SC tires, so the rear wheel effectively is bigger. I minimize out the entrance wheel effectively and used that piece as a template to mark and trim the identical for the rear wheel effectively space since I’m utilizing smaller tires within the rear than the Brief Course Drag Tires. Additionally, the rear physique posts can be within the prime of the window and later we’ll trim out all of the home windows. For now, simply get the physique mounted. Drill out the physique mount holes and set the peak on the physique posts.

The subsequent half, and the good, is the custom designed 3D printed Pinto roll cage by Robksii Fab. This provides a lot to the look of those vehicles with the home windows minimize out displaying the roll cage and a spot so as to add within the window web. This 5-piece cage design mounts to and screws into the two empty holes on the plastic chassis in entrance of the rear tires and taped to the servo itself for the entrance. You’ll wish to 3D print this cage design or paint it in a shade you want and assemble with some M3 button head screws.

Ending touches.

Discover some slender flat shoelaces and begin weaving it right into a window web. Measure the peak of the window body and depart a bit of additional to connect a loop on the shoelace. Run a chunk of thick hen wire via for the highest and backside because the bar to carry the web. Zip tie the completed web to the underside of the roll bar. Glue a chunk of outdated antenna tube to the rear bar as a spot to insert the window web wire so you might be nonetheless in a position to decrease it as a scale contact.

Paint the Pinto physique on your race scheme. Discover some 2”-2.5” tall race quantity stickers or paint them in. Then as soon as dry, trim out each aspect home windows. Mark a mounting tab on the prime of the rear window part to help and mount the physique posts to as proven beneath, then trim out the remaining.

Now you’ve got a reproduction of the Pony Inventory/Mini Inventory quick observe vehicles to have some enjoyable essential occasions in your driveway or carpet oval observe!


Components Checklist:

1972 Ford® Pinto Clear Body (#3572-00)
Bald Eagle 2.2″ 4WD S3 (Soft) Off-Road Buggy Front Tires x 2 (#8302-203)
Slot Mag Drag Spec 2.2″ Stone Gray Front Wheels x 2 (#2792-05)
10mm Offset Hex
Custom 3D Printed 5-Piece Roll Cage (obtain)
12  M3x6 button head screws (for the doorways and chassis mount)
2  M3x15 button head screws (for the highest of the X bars)
Shoe laces
Glue for window web
Polycarbonate Paint for the physique (optionally available plastic paint for the roll cage)



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