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Does anyone have a good source for info regarding early FEDs? I’m looking for wheel base, tire sizes, etc. Basically info to do some 3D modeling work. I’m 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 didn’t have reverse or change gears, this was purely to test the 3D model importing process.


I’ve found there is a big gap in online info to model these.

Thanks for any help.
 

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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 it was sold and replaced in '64 for a new small tube long wheelbase rail as it was outdated by that point.
 

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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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This is The Chubasco built in late 1962 and first run in 1963. The great Kent Fuller built the chassis. This car was longest he had built up to that time and he built the Greer/Black/Prudhomme car directly after this car and matched all the dimensions.
I restored this car in the early 2000’s and have it back now preparing it for permanent display at the Lions Museum.
The wheelbase is 133”.
Rear axle to Motor plate is 24”.
Front of block to Front Axle is 87.5”.
Front tire spread center to center is 48”.
Hope this helps.
Let me know if you need anything else!
 

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Here is a thread Cacklefest.com did on the car when I built it.
Has some good shots of the frame that may help you out if you are going for detail.
Also a lot of other builds on the site that might help you as well.
 

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This is The Chubasco built in late 1962 and first run in 1963. The great Kent Fuller built the chassis. This car was longest he had built up to that time and he built the Greer/Black/Prudhomme car directly after this car and matched all the dimensions.
I restored this car in the early 2000’s and have it back now preparing it for permanent display at the Lions Museum.
The wheelbase is 133”.
Rear axle to Motor plate is 24”.
Front of block to Front Axle is 87.5”.
Front tire spread center to center is 48”.
Hope this helps.
Let me know if you need anything else!
Nice!

That's what I've seen too . . . 135"ish is 1963/early 1964 (mine is 137")

The urban legend I heard was they added a foot a year through 1969. Not sure how true that it is but the eye test says it's probably close.
 
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