Wedge Car Plans – Download

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Wedge Car Plans provides you with three winning Wedge designs: the Wedge, the Wedge GT, and the Wedge SE. 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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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! Wedge Car Plans provides you with three winning car design plans. 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 19 helpful drawings and diagrams.

The three plans in the Wedge Car Plans 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

THE WEDGE is the classic pinewood derby car, combining ease of building with top performance. The optional cockpit cover and exhaust pipes add a touch of sportiness to set your car apart from the rest of the field.

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

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Wood filler (hardware or hobby store item)
  • Optional cockpit cover (available from Maximum Velocity, or from some hobby stores). For the car in the photo, the inside of the cockpit was painted black.
  • Optional pipes - 1/8" brass, copper, or aluminum tubing (hardware or hobby store item)
  • 3 ounces of Tundra Rod
  • Custom Designs decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo

 

 

THE WEDGE is the classic pinewood derby car, combining ease of building with top performance. THE WEDGE is the perfect car for first time builders.

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

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Wood filler (hardware or hobby store item)
  • 3 ounces of Tundra Rod
  • Custom Designs 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 plan booklet.

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 Wedge SE

THE WEDGE SE adds an elegant twist to the classic wedge design. With ease of building and top performance, THE WEDGE SE 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 SE:

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw or another type of fine saw
  • 3 ounces of Tundra Rod(available from Maximum Velocity!)
  • Wood Filler
  • The Wedge SE in the photo sports a custom paint job from Liquid Illusions.

THE WEDGE SE adds an elegant twist to the classic wedge design. With ease of building and top performance, THE WEDGE SE is a great choice for new builders.

The WEDGE SE is a great car for displaying your team colors. My apologies to the non-Diamondback fans - just imagine this car with the colors of your favorite team.

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

  • 3/8" or 25/64" Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw or another type of fine 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 or 6" of 3/8" dowel rod
  • 1/16" black pinstriping and some stickers from a Team Shop 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.