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Old 12-26-2012, 11:51 AM   #3496
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I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season.

I hope everyone keeps posting ALL of the pictures of their late 60's thru early 70's pony cars.

Not every body will be fully USVTA legal, but that is okay. I am going to just appreciate the effort that went into the paint scheme. Maybe it will inspire me to get off my rear end and paint the 2 bodies I've had sitting around for months!

So...keep those photos coming!!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:54 AM   #3497
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Default HPI '69 Camaro

Edit: I've found the answer, please ignore.

Hi there all,

I am looking at getting an HPI '69 Camaro shell which is 200mm, I've read on the HPI site that I can use a 190mm TC if I use the higher offset wheels, which is fine, I can see you can get fronts in 0,3 and 6mm offset, but the 31mm rears only appear to have one offset so i dont think they will fill the arches enough.

I've looked through this thread and there are alot of Camaros on here, so surely it must be possible?

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:34 AM   #3498
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6mm Offset with the 31 rears is all you need, and all everyone uses. Below is my 69 Camaro on a 190mm Xray Chassis. Fills out nicely, I reckon!

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Old 12-28-2012, 07:05 AM   #3499
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Does anyone have some pictures of headlights on a HPI 1969 Camaro Z28? I have some on mine, but they dont look very scale.


I'm trying to figure out a way to make them more scale looking on my next body. What I was planning on doing for the tail lights was using surface mount square LEDs in parallel to take up the entire tail light recessed area, and shoe gluing them in place behind the lexan. I was thinking of doing the same thing with the headlights, as they make circular surface mount LEDs. Just find one that will take up most of the head light area and glue in place.

Suggestions, ideas, pics?
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:39 AM   #3500
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What maker and shade of green is that?

And what color did you back it with?



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Old 12-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #3501
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What maker and shade of green is that?

And what color did you back it with?
That is Pactra Metallic green (rc266) backed with Pactra outlaw black (rc250). It was a little lighter than I wanted, thats why I backed it with black. Turned out AWESOME!

Before backing


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Old 12-28-2012, 09:41 AM   #3502
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Did you use a light bucket with your headlights? The bucket should help diffuse the light and might better fill the space better.

You can also try painting the tip of the bulb to help eliminate the hot spot in the center.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:53 AM   #3503
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Thanks Captain! Looks awesome!!!

That's exactly what I did on the HPI 70 Boss shell I have.
Then I backed the white with black so the shell wouldn't retain heat.
I slipped trimming it and wound up circumcisizing the front spoiler.

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Sorry about the pic =
Its snowing outside and my inside lighting doesn't do the paint justice.

Better ones at another time.



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That is Pactra Metallic green (rc266) backed with Pactra outlaw black (rc250). It was a little lighter than I wanted, thats why I backed it with black. Turned out AWESOME!

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AND I use the same brand of Sea Salt!!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:55 AM   #3504
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Did you use a light bucket with your headlights? The bucket should help diffuse the light and might better fill the space better.

You can also try painting the tip of the bulb to help eliminate the hot spot in the center.
Yeah, I used some of these I had laying around from another project:


Marv, at least the dogs are "scale" lol!
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:49 AM   #3505
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I made reflector buckets from some flashlight bulbs from Lowe's and mounted them behind the body.
This way the light shines through a lens looking more like a HID projector retrofit.
Not exactly scale in diameter but it does look nice overall.

Nothing fancy for the rear as the body was already painted.
Future projects I would mask the taillight area and shine leds through the body and the taillight decals like I did on my BMW USGT body.
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Did the same reflector buckets and mounted them behind the body.
The diameter is scale on the Dodge Challenger body and even looks good when the lights are off.
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SS LS1, my tail lights on the Camaro look exactly the same, black clips and all

These are the type of LEDs I'll be using on my next body for the tail lights


And probably something similar to this for the head lights


I've got to get the calipers out and take some measurements, then order some parts to do some testing. I'll wire them up using black magnet wire for a nice clean install. I'll be sure to post pics of the process.
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Can anyone point me to a purple challenger that may have been posted? No good way to search for a picture, and 234 pages of posts is quite a bit to sift through...an username to search for would be great. Much appreciated!
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Great looking Vta !
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6mm Offset with the 31 rears is all you need, and all everyone uses. Below is my 69 Camaro on a 190mm Xray Chassis. Fills out nicely, I reckon!

How do you guys get the white letters on the tires to stay on?? Is it paint or stickers??
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