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3x5 wings

Post by trecraft » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:02 am

In the sprint car division, what was the last of the for the 3x5 top wings?

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Re: 3x5 wings

Post by 62xracer » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:59 pm

I'm thinking '81.

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Re: 3x5 wings

Post by Straight Shooter » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:14 am

Do they still run a configuration of 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 on the 358's Go?
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Re: 3x5 wings

Post by jmarsicano » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:06 am

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 by Mr. Port » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:37 am

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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Re: 3x5 wings

Post by 62xracer » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:30 pm

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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Re: 3x5 wings

Post by jmarsicano » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:09 pm

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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Re: 3x5 wings

Post by Mr. Port » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:12 pm

Yes, Jim Nace built us 2 wings in 1976 and they had wood in them too.

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Re: 3x5 wings

Post by Dave Bolger #18 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:45 pm

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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Re: 3x5 wings

Post by trecraft » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:44 pm

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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