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Old 12-04-2005, 09:53 PM   #1
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Hey all, I am building a carpet track in my basement and I need some suggestions on how to build the corners. I am using two by fours for the sraights. I saw some pictures of Vegas and it looks like they had a piece of plywood cut into an arc with a plastic side. Is that right and what did anyone who ran there think of it? I have also seen two by fours with plastic kind of spaced out and acting as a shock absorber. Since this is my track I want it to protect my car when I cut it too tight. So if anyone has some good ideas as to what works to help protect the car and looks good (always a bonus) I would love to hear it.

Edited to add: Pictures would also be very helpful!
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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If you want to put material on the perimeter of the track to protect your car there are several alternatives.

One, you can buy 4-6" piping insuation (FOAM) and that works GREAT. It comes in different lenghts from 2 to 8 feet. It will absorb the shock without damaging the car and you can shape it any way with duct tape. YOU also use duct tape to adhere the foam to the carpet.

Another solution is vinyl/rubber elevator/stair railing. YOu can get it at any building supply house. You want to fold and wrap to define your track perimeter. Again, this will absorb energy w/o causing damage... YOu can use duct tape or tie wraps to fold the molding and get the shape you want.

There are other solutions but these are easy to obtain and work great.

If you need more help just ask...

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Here is what I have so far.




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That is so awesome!

My dream is to have my own track at my house, my plan is to buy a semi-rural property for my next house so I have enough room
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:16 PM   #6
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Cool , when does racing start ?
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http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...99#post1922199

These guys all could help you out with that if you need it
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