Intro: Knex Vintage F1 Car
This is an F1 car that I built out of knex. It has independent suspension and steering and looks like a car from 1967/1968.
The suspension is actually the flexibility of the knex under load but you can put real springs in place of the spacers on the suspension.
Step 1: Front Suspension and Steering
Make all of this stuff and just follow instructions.
Step 2: Front Frame
This is the front of the frame and attaching the front wheels.
Step 3: Driver Tub & Engine
This is where the driver sits and the engine. The engine is a V8 with individual carbs and air filters.
Step 4: Rear Suspension
This is the rear frame and suspension. Almost done!
Step 5: Putting It Together
Step 6: Wings
In 1968 F1 cars were allowed to have wings. Teams put the wing struts on the suspension to improve grip but that caused failures of the aerofoils. The next year the wings had to be mounted to the frame. This car has wings that would be found on a Lotus 49B.
Step 7: Modifications
A few months ago I heavily modified the car.
Excuse the dust, it was in storage.
What I changed was the rear suspension, I moved it closer to the front of the car.
I also change the rear end, and put in a mock transmission.
These pictures are of the car in non-wing 1967 spec, and winged 1968 spec.
I think that the modification really helped with the looks of the car.