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Baja 5b Sprint Car Dirt Oval

Discussion in Dirt Oval Racing forum, started by RL24.

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Old 05-09-2009, 07:29 PM
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Baja 5b Sprint Car Dirt Oval

Hey Everyone

I'm back with a new idea for the Pacific Northwest. I had a great response from the CORR Pro2 trucks I built but I don't live in So. Cal where the home of off road racing is so me and a few Baja enthusiasts up here in WA state decided to build a Baja Sprint Oval 1/5 scale and see where that might go. Sprint car racing is to WA like CORR racing is to the Southwest. I haven't given up on the CORR Pro2 trucks but there is a tremendous amount of work involved and there isn't a huge interest in them in the northwest.

This is a prototype that no doubt will have some improvements. The center pieces of the wings will be vacuum formed once I complete the molds. The tail tank and hood are vacuum formed and are complete. The side panels will remain flat pieces. The chassis will change slightly but not much from what you see in the pictures. The SS exhaust fits underneath the tail tank and has an aluminum shroud to protect it from heat. The nerf bars and rear bumper are removable and are made of 1/4 inch steel tubing. The chassis is made of 3/8 and 1/4 inch steel tubing, very similar to the CORR truck and buggy slip over design I created previously (in my photo album if you want to check it out). There will be no modification needed to the Baja 5B to convert this to the Sprint car.

I also want to note this does not compare to the 1/4 scale Sprint cars. Those are unbelievably scaled pieces of art and in a completely different price range then what I built. It seems like you go from 1/10 scale to 1/4 scale and there's not much in the middle. Maybe this will fill the gap and be a good support class for the 1/4 scale sprint cars?

Anyone in Western WA that's interested, email me and maybe we can get some time on a dirt oval go-Kart track to start with. There's many tracks and clubs in the north Puget Sound to start with.

Photos are included and also see my photo album for other stuff I've built. I'll send some action photos soon. Please give me any feedback, good or bad. I can't fix it if I don't know it's broken.



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Rob
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:32 PM
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Interesting stuff Rob, nice work I am digging that tube frame
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:39 PM
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nice..what tires are those?
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:39 PM
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I love it. It looks very scale to me. Believe it or not, the wheel base on the 1/4 scale sprinters is almost the same as the 5b. Let me know a price, and if I can afford it, I will get one. The baja is alot more fun on the dirt oval because of the dif and independant suspension. That makes it alot more forgiving. Plus, when you rub a wall, things like to bend on the 1/4 sprinters.
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:47 PM
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Nice car Rob, shouldn't the left rear tire be smaller then the right?
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:29 AM
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Very nice build!! Good luck with the sales. You do quality work.
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:31 AM
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That looks HOTTT!!! Any video of your cars or trucks out on the track?


Great work.....
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:38 AM
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that is very cool
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:59 AM
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I am amazed at your work! Simply awesome!
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:56 AM
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Great stuff Rob!

The scale looks really good. I raced 1/4 sprints for a while when I lived in Texas, and I really miss it. I would love to see some guys put a few of these together and give it a go. I bet once they were set up they would be better handling than the 1/4 scale cars anyway.
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Nice car Rob, shouldn't the left rear tire be smaller then the right?
If you were to use the SUH racing hub adaptors you could run BRP 1/4 scale wheels and tires. Then you could run all the stagger you like.

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Old 05-10-2009, 04:46 PM
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man those are fun I bet, I love love oval racing its fast
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nice..what tires are those?
They look like a set of Tarmac Busters with cuts in them to make a treds design instead of HPI slicks. Just like the monster truck guys do!
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:55 PM
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I have built dirt oval conversions (EDM, Sprint, Late Model, etc.) for a plethora of 1/10 and 1/8 scale cars in my time. That is actually how OFF started.
I must say that is a very nice conversion you have built. Really captures the theme of the whole thing. I would like to see it with the body off. Are you planning on selling the, by chance?
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:51 PM
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Nice design working around the stock frame.
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Man that looks great as well. I LOVE your truck build, and i hope you can continue to manufacture both for sale. your builds are truely badd ass! and i suspect youd sell a fair few of both of them.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:53 PM
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WOW! Rob, You Rock!

Wow Rob, Nice Job! I cant believe how fast you whipped that sprinter out!
You truely Rock Huge Sums!
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nice work
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Any video? That would be great. I would love to see it in action.
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