Car Plans 4 – Download

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Pinewood Derby Car Plans 4 provides you with three winning car designs: the Sports Car, the Truck, and the Dune Buggy. 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 Prixc, or a similar race through Royal Rangers, Indian Guides, Christian Service Brigade, or another organization, Maximum Velocity! Car Plans 4 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 16 helpful drawings and diagrams.

The three plans in the Car Plans 4 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(2), 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.
(2)The Dune Buggy is only available in standard wheelbase.

Click on a car for a larger picture and a list of any unique tools or supplies required to build the car.

The Sports Car

THE SPORTS CAR is a sleek machine that looks good speeding to the finish.

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

  • 13/32" (or larger) Brad Point Drill Bit
  • Shoe Rasp
  • Coping Saw
  • Tundra Rod1
  • The car in the photo sports a custom paint job by Liquid Illusions.

1Maximum Velocity recommends Tundra Rod for weight. Lead Wire can be used instead of Tundra. However, Lead is toxic if taken internally, so make sure to follow all safety precautions if you choose to use Lead Wire.

 

THE SPORTS CAR is a sleek machine that looks good speeding to the finish.

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

  • 25/64 inch (or larger) Brad Point Drill Bit
  • Shoe Rasp
  • Coping Saw
  • Tungsten: 3-1/2 ounces of tungsten cylinders and tungsten disks for trim weight. This is a available in a Tungsten Weight Kit (part 8104)
  • Wood Filler
  • Drag Racer and Turbo decal sheets, and window material from a body skin 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 Truck

THE TRUCK is fun and easy to make. It provides great flexibility for fine-tuning the weight position to help achieve top performance.

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

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (can be larger or smaller)
  • Coping saw or another type of saw
  • 2.5 to 3 ounces of weight (can be Tundra, tungsten, or other). The truck in the photo uses a 'barrel' filled with tungsten disks.
  • The 'windows' were made from black window material (available from Maximum Velocity). The decals are offered by BSA through scout shops. The barrel was purchased at a craft store. The top was cut off and the inside was hollowed out with a drill.

THE TRUCK is fun and easy to make. It provides great flexibility for fine-tuning the weight position to help achieve top performance.

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

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (can be larger or smaller)
  • Coping saw or another type of saw
  • 2.5 to 3 ounces of weight (can be Tundra, tungsten, or other). The truck in the photo uses lead with simulated stones on top.
  • The windows were made from black window material (available from Maximum Velocity). The pinstriping is 1/8 inch black from Maximum Velocity and the reflective sticker material is from a hobby/craft store.
  • 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 Dune Buggy

THE DUNE BUGGY catches the eye with a roll cage made from aluminum rod. With ease of building and great performance, THE DUNE BUGGY 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 DUNE BUGGY:

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • 3/32 inch standard drill bit
  • Coping saw or another type of fine saw
  • Tundra Rod1 - 3 ounces (available from Maximum Velocity!)
  • Wood Filler
  • 2 feet of 3/32 inch aluminum rod (Maximum Velocity, or hobby or hardware store item - look for "K&S Metal Center")
  • Custom Designs decal sheet and 1/8 inch red and gold pinstriping were used to customize the car in the photo (pinstriping is available from Maximum Velocity!).