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Old 09-15-2014, 02:30 PM   #5056
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Show me your VTA drivers and how they are mounted... Are you mounting them to the chassis, or to the body?
I prefer the driver mounted to the body. Attaching it to the chassis would get in the way of basic maintenance. At least, that's my reasoning.

First I tried a Losi SCB driver 'cause I happened to have one:


This is how I mounted it:



I thought it looked great, but it made it too complicated to corner balance the car properly with all the weight up high and on one side. So I picked up an RJ Speed interior. Same weight, but evenly distributed left/right. I just use double sided tape to tape the dash to the underside of the hood, trim out holes for the rear body posts, and double side tape the rear to the underside of the trunk. Here's a pic on my short-lived Firebird. This interior has been in a bunch of VTA bodies over the last year and a half.


If you want better pics, let me know and I can grab some for you...
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:29 PM   #5057
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Show me your VTA drivers and how they are mounted... Are you mounting them to the chassis, or to the body?
Here's a picture of my VTA Driver mounted to the chassis using a few pieces of antenna tube as "legs".
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:34 PM   #5058
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looks good... can't wait to see them on the track- I'll be running the big pink pig Porsche
Sweet!! C U at the Nats
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:40 PM   #5059
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thanks - that gives me a couple ideas...

I used the McAllister driver and cut it down to just the steering wheel, arms, upper torso,e tc. and used a piece of 5/16 delrin about 2 3/4 in. tall and mounted it to the chassis. (If it gets in the way of anything, there's just one screw..and it's off and out of the way.)



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Once again, awesome decals from Carl after I sent him a couple fuzzy pictures and a half-formed "let's put the wrong stuff on the wrong car" idea. Now if only someone would make a 69 Mercury Cyclone body....
*Cool* Bobby Allison paint!

Now, if that had been on the Pegasus '70 1/2 Camaro or the RJSpeed Nova - and had "Neil Who?" on the door - it would be *right*





By the way...RJSpeed *does* make a '69 Torino Talladega body - close to the Cyclone. It *is* a legal "U.S. Vintage Stock Car" body

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Old 09-15-2014, 08:55 PM   #5061
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Once again, awesome decals from Carl after I sent him a couple fuzzy pictures and a half-formed "let's put the wrong stuff on the wrong car" idea. Now if only someone would make a 69 Mercury Cyclone body....

Nice, finally some Booby Allison decals, are these available from Carl. RJ also has the 72 Montecarlo. I can see the Coke machine now !!!!

Bobby,Donnie and Neil ....THE ALABAMA GANG Oh yeah and....Red Farmer.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:33 PM   #5062
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^^^ That is Badassed Awesome!

I just picked up a PF 1971 Trans Am, looking at this thread has me really excited!
What body is this?
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:14 PM   #5063
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That body is the HPI #7494 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro with a badazz paint job!
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HPI 68 Camaro.
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I wonder how much it would cost to 3d print a driver figure. Also it would be cool if someone could 3d print a scale pit crew.
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I wonder how much it would cost to 3d print a driver figure. Also it would be cool if someone could 3d print a scale pit crew.
I saw a place in a mall by me once that uses a 3D scanner to make a "copy" of you and can then 3D print your likeness on to a number of novelty type items. I'm sure they could turn you into a driver figure but I never inquired about the cost.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:46 AM   #5067
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I've seen that javelin body some place before

sadly, it still looks nice - the front end just isn't as attached at it was in that pic
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:28 AM   #5069
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:03 AM   #5070
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Hi,

unfortunately we don't have this racing class over where I live, but would these bodies and wheels fit my Tamiya TT-01? Just for fun I might build one...

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