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Skateboard Car Design (Full Plan Included)
Kids love the Skateboard car because it looks just like the skateboard they fly down the street with. They can paint their skateboard car just like the one they roll around with or use our cut-out Spiderman template.
Each of our Car design plans include:
Below are some sample pages from one of our car design plans:
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Tips & Hints
The best part of pinewood derby is designing a unique, cool car that you can call your own. Don't worry about aerodynamics because it is almost insignificant. We identify dozens of other speed tips in Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets that rank far above aerodynamics.
The axle slots that are cut into standard blocks are too tight for BSA axles that are .089" diameter. Small axle slots make it difficult to get your axles in straight. A #44 drill bit is .086", which I find too tight. Consider a #43 Drill Bit, which is a perfect match at .089" for a snug fit.
Wood filler is your best friend when it comes to building a pinewood derby car. Use wood filler to fill holes, gouges and other cutting mistakes. You can even use it to add a bubble, racer cockpit, spoiler, etc.
My daughter won 1st place, and my son won 3rd place. It was very fun and hope to do again next year. Thanks for your great information,
- Barry from MI
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This was my 7-year-old's first Pinewood Derby and he won 1st! We followed your Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets and his car smoked other the cars by 4-5 car lengths each race. Thanks again.