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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: Pinewood derby van Reply with quote

I guess this is a somewhat van related topic... I thought I'd post pics of my son's Cub Scout Pinewood Derby car. It's complete with working LED head and tail lights, table, full interior, etc....

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on... a Cub Scout didn't build that.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We built it together. Check out some of the national winners at www.derbydesigncontest.com. We didn't win. SOme of the cars are really nice!
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I let me son build all of his cars and they look like a 7-10 year old made them.

Best he did was 2nd place in his Pack.

BTW... he's 15 now and became a Eagle Scout last week.

Tell you boy to stay in scouting and he can do it also.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Pinewood derby van Reply with quote

Yellow Rabbit wrote:
I guess this is a somewhat van related topic... I thought I'd post pics of my son's Cub Scout Pinewood Derby car. It's complete with working LED head and tail lights, table, full interior, etc....


Well, in all fairness two points of consideration:

1) no cub scout ever builds their derby car. I am looking forward to continuing that grand tradition by building my son's in a few years.
2) a vanagon ain't gonna win no races... especially not with the top popped. Unless there is a wrx motor in the back?

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We also built a second car for speed. This one was really slow. The other car got 2nd.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey i'm about to do my eagle scout project soon. i'm still in the approval stage!
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, that was AWESOME! I'm saving the pics to show to friends.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AWESOME!!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very cool! VW busses are built for comfort... not for speed! Did it come in under the 5 ozs. or whatever the weight limit was?

My first pinewood derby car was 2 tapered rails with a wire frame holding a tapered lead bullet on the top. My dad helped with the design, made suggestions like graphite on the axles and smoothing the ribs on the wheels, but he made me do the bulk of the work. We made a plaster mold for the bullet. He melted down the lead tire weights and poured it, but I shaped it with a rasp and some files. Great thing to do for your kid... "here... grind on this chunk of lead for awhile!" Smile

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's funny. I remember melting lead when I was a kid also. The van meets the 5 gram limit if you remove the top, table, sleeping bags, and battery.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The van meets the 5 gram limit if you remove the top, table, sleeping bags, and battery.


And the 1/8th ounce of pot....

But seriously - I'm an eagle scout. Never a finer institution to learn how to light things on fire!
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