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    Carbon Fiber Wing Car Chassis?

    I am trying to locate one. I saw some old ones from years gone by the other day and it fascinated me.

    Anyone still making them (I have emails out to 2KK).

    Seems odd to me that no one makes these available.......

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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    If you had one in mind to have made. You could contact my Brother Kenny Farrell (co-owner of SCC). He owns Carbon Fiber Manufacturing. He has had some ideas on producing some slot car chassis. He make all kinds of Race Car, Aerospace, and custom Carbon Fiber parts. See www.CompositeShop.com.
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    Thank you for the response!

    What is the best way to reach him directly? Does he have direct email?

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    All points go directly to him. You could email him kenny@compositeshop.com or call him @ 704-968-5560
    220' Engleman Grandstand
    1000' 1/24th Scale, Dragstrip
    Aaron Farrell
    Slot Car Cave
    3033 Suite B Cherry Road
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (803) 524-8844

    Check Website for hours.
    Follow us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/SlotCarCave

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    He may be able to make the chassis plates but thats all.

    If anyone knows where I can find one........please help.

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    2KK was the only one to try it and they didn't really work or at least offer an improvement over aluminum so they never made any impact. The only ones you might find are the stuck in some corner of a racers box in the reject pile.
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    Another Australian actually Australian Racing Legend Garry Johnson made some, First was a wedge and then a peremiter the perimiter was best. Gary's is better than 2KK.

    I have 2 wedges it turned out for some reason and i dont know why they have less bite than a aluminium chassis and are a bit heavier. They are a bit slower round a track no one is currently using them.

    regards
    Michael

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    There was one floating around Keystone while I was working there. Was a little heavier than aluminum but seemed to work a little better in spray or low glue situations. Biggest problem I saw was that it took much longer than regular chassis to change out motor, this was in the time frame when OMO was just starting up so most racing at that time required multiple motor changes. They were also about twice the price of other open chassis at the time. If memory serves me they were imported by GT-1 Gears, so, if there are any still kicking around, I'd start looking there.
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    John Mills made one think years back it was cool he's from Rhode Island

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    I have one of the 2KK's coming to experiment with.

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    I just seen a carbon fiber chassis for the first time in an old box that Houston and Micky pulled out at Slot Car City.

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    Another Aussie (Wayne Bramble) also made a few while he worked for JK in Illinois about ten years ago. A steel motor/axle box was screwed to the CF plate so that the motor and parts were soldered in.
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    Guys:
    Back in the day a racer named Tracy Brown I think, had one. It was in the 90's, the chassis looked somewhat like a flexi, I remember it being very different for the times, a racer was thinking outside the box and looking for an edge, not sure if manufacturing process killed it or what became of it. The chassis was competitive w/ the others of the era.
    Thanks Ron

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    After a few " whacks " the screw mounting points come loose . As these are moulded into the carbon fibre it cannot be repaired .
    Garry Johonsons from Australia was the best > Re what Fast_mick said above .

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