Flintstones Car (Pinewood Derby Car Shell)

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A1 mini, 0.16mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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This is my version of the Flintstone's Flintmobile or Cavemobile. It won't win many races, but it will probably be the only one at your derby.

 

3/3/2024 Update: I've added new versions of the side panels, dashboard, and seats that are easier to assemble. You can attach the side panels to the stone wheels first, then slide the seats and dashboard in after the glue has dried.

What is a "pinewood derby car shell"?

The pinewood derby is an event created by the Boy Scouts many years ago. Each scout is given a pinewood derby kit typically consisting of a block of wood with slots for axles, 4 wheels, and 4 nails to be used as axles. The scout (and his dad, usually) will then carve the block of wood into the shape of a car, paint it and apply stickers, install the wheels on the axles, and then race it at the "derby", which involves a sloped track with a timekeeping apparatus.

 

An official scout derby will usually require that the parts in the kit be used for cars entered in the derby. Other organizations (including workplaces) often hold derbies, too, and some of them require the use of the parts in the box, including the block of wood.

 

These "pinewood derby car shells" are intended to be used with an official derby wood block, cut down to size, along with the axles and wheels included in the kit. A printable model of the shaped wood block is provided. You can either use the printed model or use it to accurately cut an official wood block down to size.

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Notes:

  • Overall, this model is pretty easy to print, but it's a real pain to assemble.
  • A few supports and brims are helpful but not necessary.

Post-Printing

Just super glue all the parts together.

Weights

You can add tungsten weights to the holes in the rear stone wheel to end up right at 5 oz. Playing with different infills and weights can get you close to the ideal front/rear balance.

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The author says it like it is. It prints ok but it is the devil to put together. I used dark brown for the wood. and stone for the wheels and seats I used black for the base and I used a light tan for the roof. Sorry no picture but it turned out ok. It was a difficult assembly. I tried superglue but it was too slow. So I plugged in the glue gun and barely touched the glue to each part. I think the roof was the most difficult but the seats were no picknick either.
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use accelerator with CA glue (superglue) it comes in an aerosol spray can and causes superglue to harden instantly. its rather cheap too
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2 stars? shame on you
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Replying to @Barika :
It was a rough build. That is what I gave it. Not shame on me and not shame on you. It is what it is. I would not want to repeat the build, but I did it once. and it is a flintstone car.
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Langer Kindheitstraum wurde erfüllt =) mein eigenes Stone Mobil ....echt toll
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Ich freue mich, dass es dir gefällt. Vielen Dank für den Kommentar!
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fun print! came off ez!
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Awesome
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Excelente diseño, se imprimio perfectamente y realmnte no fue tan dificil de armar y pegar. Gracias por compartir.
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很好看,但是组合度不高,拼装的的有点痛苦
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Mega 😀😀😀 ich musste es auch drucken 😎
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made this for my dad he loves it
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