Originally Posted by kevin cole
Looking for a source to find the following body...
Pegasus Hobbies part number:
PGH4001 - 1970 Camero SS
Any ideas or help?
Go to Pegasus' own site, the bodies are available directly from them. Don't even bother searching for "Camaro" because the bodies are not called that (and DEFINITELY not "Camero"
) to avoid licensing. Search for "70 SS". Or you can enter "4001"...but not "PGH4001" which looks like a third-party product number assigned to the body.
I'm pretty sure these are in-stock there. Someone on the site JUST had some ordered and shipped about 2 weeks ago. I just went there and the Pegasus cart will allow me to buy 30 bodies ($660), but will not allow me to order 50 due to lack of stock on-hand.
Order up--best of luck. The biggest "challenge" with this body is that it is wide even for a VTA body and the wheel well cutouts are spaced too close together for the great great majority of touring car chassis. To my eye it just looks kinda sad on these with gaping gaps between the tires and the fenders, and the odd-ball stance on the chassis if the body gets cut on the lines.
A 200mm chassis is ALMOST a "must have" for this body to look right. You can also try hex spacers (HPI? See pics) which help but are only 2mm wide. The 200mm arms (at least for the TC3's) are 5mm longer each side, so the spacers get you less than half way there (40% to be precise). The other downside with the spacers is that they take up about half (or more) of the "depth" of the hex in the wheel AND make using "low-profile" axle nuts a MUST and even then the amount of engagement with the nyloc material is suspect. I'd be concerned about spinning the hex drive in the wheel and ruining the wheel, so I'd be DARN sure to check tightness every heat and would "life" the axle nuts so they were thrown away every couple races to be darn sure the nyloc material was as "grippy" as it could be.
One of the projects in my queue is this body on my Warpspeed D2 TC3 conversion chassis which, with 200mm arms and the 1cm shorter than standard TC wheelbase will end up with gaps, etc, like the HPI Camaro on a "normal" TC chassis. Pics.
In short, 200mm chassis are out there, you just have to look for them. Once in a great while a 200mm TC3 shows up but the oval guys snapped most of them up over the years. The TC3 front 200mm arms are almost like hen's teeth, last time I looked you could still get the 200mm rear arms and the extended "bones" (plastic or aluminum) from retail locations.
What you'll do about the wheelbase (other than cut the front wheel wells "off-line") I don't know. The Warpspeed D2 chassis is even rarer than hen's teeth. You see VERY few "regular" Warpspeed chassis around, even when the TC3 was a competitive TC ride years ago...this example is the ONLY D2 (short wheelbase) version I have ever seen.
200mm Warpspeed TC3 Conversion (standard TC wheelbase) w/ Pegasus Camaro body
This is as close to filling out the wheel wells side-to-side as you can get. I could probably add the 2mm hex spacers and really look hot...
Standard TC wheelbase is really too long for this body if cut on the lines. The front wheel wells need to be fudged forward.
Close-up of the front wheel well. Looks worse in person than in the pic--in the pic the body post is holding the body "up" and minimizing the effect. I have mocked this up as it would properly sit and the chassis is just too long.
pic of the 2mm hex spacer in place on the axle. I'm not entirely sure where the "regular" hex came from, but it looks wide compared to my FT hexes. I think that's mostly illusion as the FT hexes are relieved on the back side where these are cut square.
Hex spacer in-situ in the wheel. Doesn't leave much "meat" there. The VTA cars on 25.5 power are probably ok but I'd make DARN sure to life the nyloc nuts as described above.
Warpspeed D2 (short wheelbase) TC3 conversion has 2mm hex spacers installed. Close on width, but the 200mm is WAY better, 200mm PLUS the 2mm spacers is probably JUST right...probably won't turn though. Chassis getting darn close to as wide as it is long at that point.
Side view of Warpspeed D2 conversion...just about perfect on the wheelbase