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 Post subject: 3x5 wings
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:02 pm 
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In the sprint car division, what was the last of the for the 3x5 top wings?


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 Post subject: Re: 3x5 wings
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:59 pm 
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I'm thinking '81.


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 Post subject: Re: 3x5 wings
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:14 am 
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Do they still run a configuration of 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 on the 358's Go?

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 Post subject: Re: 3x5 wings
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:06 am 
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I still have the wing for my dads car, which last ran in 1981, and it is a 3x5. Heavy SOB.


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 Post subject: Re: 3x5 wings
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:37 am 
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jmarsicano wrote:
I still have the wing for my dads car, which last ran in 1981, and it is a 3x5. Heavy SOB.

Maybe it has wood inside of it?


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 Post subject: Re: 3x5 wings
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:30 pm 
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The 358s still run 16 sq. ft. wings. Not sure why 16 sq. ft. wings started being called 3X5 though. And the wing that came with our first sprint (a 4X4) had wood inside, and it was heavy, never used it though. Our first nose wing, which we made at home, had spines made of pine inside the aluminum skin.


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 Post subject: Re: 3x5 wings
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:09 pm 
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Mr. Port wrote:
jmarsicano wrote:
I still have the wing for my dads car, which last ran in 1981, and it is a 3x5. Heavy SOB.

Maybe it has wood inside of it?



Yup, with a tin overlay.


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 Post subject: Re: 3x5 wings
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:12 pm 
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Yes, Jim Nace built us 2 wings in 1976 and they had wood in them too.


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 Post subject: Re: 3x5 wings
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:45 pm 
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My dad used to build his own. Take about a week. Had balsa wood frames with and aluminum skin. Used old road signs to cut out the side boards. This was early thru late 70's.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x5 wings
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:44 pm 
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Thank you all. I'll have to check the inside. It was said to come from a Stanton that raced in PA. !981 as the last year for 3x5's seems to make sense.


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