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Old 12-30-2012, 09:24 AM   #3511
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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!
Ha! I just got my PURPLE Challenger done yesterday! Its the HPI 1970 Dodge Challenger body. I did it to match their "Plum CRazy" color from back then. Used the R/T stickers as well. You can find photos of the real ones pretty easy on the Internet.

Paint is Faskolor. Its sitting on a TC5 chassis with Novak 25.5 and EDGE ESC.



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Old 12-30-2012, 09:39 AM   #3512
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Interesting... On my computer monitor, the purple looks almost exactly like it does in real life, but now looking at the same photo on my iPhone, the purple looks like blue. Guess iPhones don't render colors well or the same as a monitor.

Believe me, it's PURPLE!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #3513
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here are a couple of pics from our main last night. The class is new here this year but is growing well.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:06 PM   #3514
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Where are people getting the window net and windshield decals from? What about tire decals?
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #3515
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Where are people getting the window net and windshield decals from? What about tire decals?
Some of the HPI bodies had tire stickers on the sticker sheets. I also got some from CSeils (RCtech). He has had them in both yellow and white. Window net I don't know.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #3516
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Ha! I just got my PURPLE Challenger done yesterday! Its the HPI 1970 Dodge Challenger body. I did it to match their "Plum CRazy" color from back then. Used the R/T stickers as well. You can find photos of the real ones pretty easy on the Internet.

Paint is Faskolor. Its sitting on a TC5 chassis with Novak 25.5 and EDGE ESC.




Beautiful job!!! I love it!! Where did you get those wheels? they're real cool!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:48 AM   #3517
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That Challenger is AWESOME! Well done I'm thinking a slightly different variation but still mostly purple overall. Hopefully post it up here in another week or so.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:06 AM   #3518
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Beautiful job!!! I love it!! Where did you get those wheels? they're real cool!!
Thanks! I didn't really notice when the Challenger body came out. I thought it was really similar to the Cuda at first, but its unique to itself. The wheels are HPI Vintage (link below) that I bought from a friend of mine. They really are the right wheel for the Challenger. Note, that due to the nut size recess in the rear wheel these wheels only work on my TC5/6. They won't work on a TC3/4 which is why he sold them to me. Also, if you get these you really need to make sure you are gluing rubber to plastic. The chrome coating needs to be removed in those areas. I use a straight file and an Emory board to accomplish that.

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:15 PM   #3519
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Indyhobbies got the wheels from me. They are MOPAR style wheels and look great with that body.

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Like he mentioned, the key to any of the HPI chrome VTA wheels is to carefully remove the chrome plating from the areas where the tires will be glued to the wheel. I used a set of small flat files and some sand paper to remove the chrome. In the past I've used a dremel wire brush, but I felt that was a bit agressive (It would be okay if you were in a hurry on a race day and needed to glue up a new set).

Removing the chrome plating in the gluing areas will allow you to glue the rubber directly to plastic. If you glue directly to the chrome plating, the plating will eventually pull away from the plastic. At that point it becomes difficult to get the plating to glue back to the plastic.

It may seem like a waste of time to remove the plating, but it will prevent you from having to do it later. If you take your time when gluing the VTA tires to the wheels, the glue bond will last longer than the tires (even in high bite situations).
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Beautiful job!!! I love it!! Where did you get those wheels? they're real cool!!
I believe those wheels are HPI part # 33472 and 33474 - Vintage Wheel CC Type Shiny Chrome

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:19 PM   #3522
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It may seem like a waste of time to remove the plating, but it will prevent you from having to do it later. If you take your time when gluing the VTA tires to the wheels, the glue bond will last longer than the tires (even in high bite situations).
It's that old saying of, "Why is there never time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over?"

You did a good job on these! Hope to put them to the test this coming Friday night at www.IndyRCRaceway.com.
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My Challenger in here somewhere?
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Who's running VTA at the Birds next month?
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