Car Plans 2 – Download

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Pinewood Derby Car Plans 2 provides you with three winning car designs: the Wedge GT, the Racer, and the Dragster. All plans include templates and step-by-step instructions, and the plans provide for optimal quantity of weight, optimal weight placement for both the standard (scouting) wheel base and the extended wheel base, and much more.

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Description

Whether you are involved in a Pinewood Derby® race through Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, an Awana Grand Prix(1), or a similar race through Royal Rangers, Indian Guides, Christian Service Brigade, or another organization, Maximum Velocity! Car Plans 2 provides you with three car design plans to turn your car kit into a winning car. All plans include templates and step-by-step instructions, and the plans provide for:

Also included is a construction timetable, woodworking tips, weigh-in instructions, thoughts on adult involvement in the pinewood derby car building process, and a bibliography. Most importantly, all of the information is in an easy to read format with 14 helpful drawings and diagrams.

The three plans in the Car Plans 2 booklet are relatively simple to build, thus, they are ideal for those who have had limited experience with woodworking and with pinewood derby racing.

Here are examples of some of the cars that can be built using the plans in the booklet. Note that either wheel base can be used with any design or option, and that the color and any desired decals are selected by the builder.

(1)Templates are not provided for the Awana 'centered' wheelbase. Check your local rules to see if the standard or extended wheel base can be used.

The Wedge GT

THE WEDGE GT adds some sportiness to the classic wedge design. With ease of building and top performance, THE WEDGE GT is a great choice for new builders.

In addition to the wood block and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE WEDGE GT:

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping or hobby saw
  • Shoe Rasp
  • Wood Filler (hardware or hobby store item)
  • 3-1/3 ounces of Tundra Rod
  • Dragonfire decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo

THE WEDGE GT adds some sportiness to the classic wedge design. With ease of building and top performance, THE WEDGE GT is a great choice for new builders.

In addition to the wood block and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE WEDGE GT:

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping or hobby saw
  • Shoe Rasp (Hardware store item)
  • Wood Filler
  • 3-1/3 ounces of Tundra Rod
  • Stripes and Flames, Custom Designs, and Hot Rod decal sheets were used to customize the car in the photo
  • The extended wheel base can be created by either cutting new axle slots with two hacksaw blades, or by drilling axle holes with the Pro-Body Tool. Instructions and templates are provided in the car plan booklet.

The Racer

There's no doubt who is steering this car, and THE RACER is determined to win.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE RACER:

  • 1/2" or 7/16" Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw, or another type of saw that can cut a curve
  • Wood chisel (1/2" or smaller)
  • Shoe rasp (Hardware store item)
  • Toy Driver (a Lego figure works well)
  • 3-1/4 ounces of Flat Tundra (part #5008)
  • Turbo decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo

There's no doubt who is steering this car, and THE RACER is determined to win.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE RACER:

  • 1/2" or 7/16" Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw, or another type of saw that can cut a curve
  • Wood chisel (1/2" or smaller)
  • Shoe rasp (Hardware store item)
  • Toy Driver (a Lego figure works well)
  • 3-1/4 ounces of Flat Tundra (part #5008).
  • Stripes and Flames, Custom Designs, and Cobra decal sheets were used to customize the car in the photo
  • The extended wheel base can be created by either cutting new axle slots with two hacksaw blades, or by drilling axle holes with the Pro-Body Tool. Instructions and templates are provided in the Car Plans 2 booklet.

The RACER in the photo above was featured in a traveling science exhibit entitled "Speed".

The Dragster

Get out of the way! THE DRAGSTER doesn't waste any time getting down the track.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE DRAGSTER:

  • 1/4" Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw or another type of saw that can cut a curve
  • Flat and half round file, and a Shoe Rasp
  • Wood chisels (1/4" and 1/2")
  • 3-1/2 ounces of Flat Tundra (part #5008).
  • Hot Rod and Stripes and Flames decal sheets were used to customize the car in the photo

Get out of the way! THE DRAGSTER doesn't waste any time getting down the track. Note how the rounded edges give this version a sleek appearance.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE DRAGSTER:

  • 1/4" Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw or another type of saw that can cut a curve
  • Flat and half round file, and a Shoe Rasp
  • Wood chisels (1/4" and 1/2")
  • 3-1/2 ounces of Flat Tundra (part #5008).
  • Drag Racer decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo
  • The extended wheel base can be created by either cutting new axle slots with two hacksaw blades, or by drilling axle holes with the Pro-Body Tool. Instructions and templates are provided in the Car Plans 2 booklet.