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  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: wisconsin
Rod and tube
Posted by trapper on Friday, April 10, 2020 7:13 AM

Hello, I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me what is a good all around size of rod or tube for scratch building a 1/24 scale promod chassis? Any help would be appreciated.

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, April 10, 2020 1:33 PM

I have no idea what size tubing the real car would use, but that should be easy to find with a google search. Once you find the size, divide it by 24. 

for example; if they use 2" tube, 2 divided by 24 = 0.083. You would need .083". The nearest size to that would be 3/32" (.094"), unless you have access to metric sizes, 2 mm = .079", pretty close. 

Aluminum and brass tube is available from 1/16" on up in increments of 1/32, and in metric sizes from 2 mm on up in increments of 0.5 mm. Of course, rod and wire in smaller sizes. Plastic available in slightly fewer sizes, but there's usually something that will do the trick. 

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