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Old 06-27-2012, 11:55 AM
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What are some of you guys using for 1/8 scale. I bought a 24X24 piece of plexxi from Home Depot but it seems to have to much flex. Let's see/hear what you have, and where did you buy it. I'm trying to avoid spending 50 bux on a piece of plastic.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:05 PM
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What are some of you guys using for 1/8 scale. I bought a 24X24 piece of plexxi from Home Depot but it seems to have to much flex. Let's see/hear what you have, and where did you buy it. I'm trying to avoid spending 50 bux on a piece of plastic.
Plastic isn't gonna be solid until it gets to about half inch. Be careful on what type of plastic because they aren't all fuel proof. Lexan is, but I don't think you can get really thick lexan.

Carbon fiber that big is solid at about 6mm, that is pricey though.

Best bet might be 1/4" tempered glass, but that is fragile. Just be careful with it and sand/bevel the edges.

Next up would be a Hudy board. They are decent priced and wear good. Pretty heavy also though.

I have seen guys use Aluminum panels, top and bottom is solid but the innards are corrugated. it is stiff and light.

You might be able to get a sink cutout from a granite countertop company. That would be really heavy but for something sitting in your garage it wouldn't be bad.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:16 PM
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I use the hudy truggy board at the track and it gets the job done. At home I have a piece of 28x28 alum. It is very heavy but accommodates truggys nicely. 24x24 works but that extra 4" is nice when setting up a truck.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:20 PM
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Looks like the Hudy might be the clear no brainer if you want something consistent. My Hudy setup station is arriving today so I wanted something other than that ugly scratched up piece of plastic I'm carrying around. Thousands have been spent so i guess another $50 bux won't kill me. I keep telling my fiance I pretty much have everything I need.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:26 PM
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I use 1/2 plexiglass... It does not flex...
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:50 PM
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I use a glass cutting board from Walmart or Koles.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:11 PM
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I get all of mine from www.estreetplastics.com
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:21 PM
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Home Depot - White Melamine Board

Similar, if not the same thing they use for HUDY boards.

$17.00 is enough to cut two Truggy boards and maybe a 1/10 size board.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:52 PM
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Home Depot Melamine Board, same or similar stuff to what Hudy uses.

I suggest the 3/4 thickness. Its enough to make a few boards for less than $20.
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I have started making some out of pvc trim board thats 5/8" thick. I make them 20 x 24. Little larger then the Hudy truggy board. I even put a 1 1/4" hole at the top, so that its easy to carry
The pvc trim board has proven to be fuel resistant, I havn't left fuel sitting on it very long to prove if its fuel proof. The little bit I have spilled and wiped off hasn't left any marks or started destroying it yet.

I keep it flat when stored since almost any product could warp if left on edge for long. I do know that if it does warp, leaving it out in the sun on a flat surface will soften it up enough that it will go back into shape. I have made a few for friends and just got enough stock to sell them local for $30 a piece. Shipping to AZ would be the only draw back. Not even sure how much it would cost to ship these out, not to mention I only have enough material to make 12.

That being said you could check out a local building supply company to check on pricing or maybe get a broken or damaged piece you could get for cheap.

I also made a set of cornhole boards out of this stuff that I never have to store in the shed since its weather proof.
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If you want something light, strong and straight get a piece of airplane aluminium, a 2 layer plate with in between a hollow hex profile.
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Originally Posted by beidle99 View Post
I have started making some out of pvc trim board thats 5/8" thick. I make them 20 x 24. Little larger then the Hudy truggy board. I even put a 1 1/4" hole at the top, so that its easy to carry
The pvc trim board has proven to be fuel resistant, I havn't left fuel sitting on it very long to prove if its fuel proof. The little bit I have spilled and wiped off hasn't left any marks or started destroying it yet.

I keep it flat when stored since almost any product could warp if left on edge for long. I do know that if it does warp, leaving it out in the sun on a flat surface will soften it up enough that it will go back into shape. I have made a few for friends and just got enough stock to sell them local for $30 a piece. Shipping to AZ would be the only draw back. Not even sure how much it would cost to ship these out, not to mention I only have enough material to make 12.

That being said you could check out a local building supply company to check on pricing or maybe get a broken or damaged piece you could get for cheap.

I also made a set of cornhole boards out of this stuff that I never have to store in the shed since its weather proof.
Can you post a pic? I might be interested i one of these.
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Originally Posted by Zerodefect View Post
I use a glass cutting board from Walmart or Koles.
+1for about 10-12 bux your good to go.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Z Crazy View Post
Home Depot Melamine Board, same or similar stuff to what Hudy uses.

I suggest the 3/4 thickness. Its enough to make a few boards for less than $20.
Right at 20.00 for 24x 48 melamine and roll of edging, can make 3 boards out of that, here is 1 I made today
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:33 PM
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Dustin,

I've been painting my edges, what were you using for them?
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