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Tip of the Month: NASCAR modeler Bob Casey sent along two photos of his technique for dropping the suspension on various NASCAR stock car kits, along with a straight-to-the-point description:

“This is how I lower the front of any NASCAR model from AMT. First, drill out the upper A-arm mount holes and glue styrene block over the holes. Next, drill out the block for upper arms and drill out the ball joint on the lower control arm. Glue the block over the hole, then drill out the block. Finally, assemble the upper A-arm, lower A-arm, and spindle as you usually would.”

Bob’s method is wonderfully simple. By adding “lowering blocks” to the A-arm mounting points, you can lower the front of the car without modifying – and possibly weakening – the tire mounting pins on the spindle.


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