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Old 10-08-2019, 06:35 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a good source for info regarding early FEDs? Iím looking for wheel base, tire sizes, etc. Basically info to do some 3D modeling work. Iím working on my personal project which I hope turns into a playable simulation. I want to have era specific cars. I plan to do early years first, up to 1970 or so, as a launching point.

Here is a model I started. This video is early work where I imported the model on top of a car with a wide track width. I know these didnít have reverse or change gears, this was purely to test the 3D model importing process.


Iíve found there is a big gap in online info to model these.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:22 PM   #2
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:33 PM   #3
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this is real abreviated but just some basic stuff (not the word of god) but '56-1960 short wheelbase large tube was the norm 88"-100" ,A/D would run a 8.20 -15 rear tire, B,C,D would run 7.10-15 rear tires both used large ford front spindles and either early magnesium spindle mount spoke wheels 18" or 3.25" x 19 harley davidson spoked wheels. 1960-64'ish dragsters got away from the large tube short wheelbase and went to 120"-144" 165" wheelbase's with smaller stronger and more flexible tube. tires remained the same with exception to getting larger 10.20 -15 and 11" and compounds getting better. front wheels became purpose made spoke wheels, lighter skinnier and smaller diameter 16-18" x 2.5" and the old ford spible was replaced with the smaller anglia (the aftermarket was now cashing in).

my dragster in my avatar is a 1959 Lyndwood A/D with a 98" wheelbase, 8.20 x 15 rear slicks on 15" american racing magnesium wheels, front wheels are 1934 Harley davidson VL spoke wheels machined to fit '39-'41 large ford spindles the tire size is 3.25" x 19". this car is restored to 1962-63 as it was run then. it was sold and replaced in '64 for a new small tube long wheelbase rail as it was outdated by that point.

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Old 10-08-2019, 09:36 PM   #4
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:32 PM   #5
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Thanks! I will read this over! Just got in from work!
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:24 PM   #6
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Go to Wediditforlove.com dig around and you may find a list that shows the progression by year.
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:56 PM   #7
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Thanks! I saw reference to this in the surfer’s 40+ part series.
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:27 AM   #8
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Thanks for the References. Work continues

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Old 10-15-2019, 07:55 PM   #9
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I did some 671, rear wheels and slicks modeling this week. Though you guys might enjoy it. I’m always posting progress videos on my channel. And there is a thread on the main forum as well.

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