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Old 10-15-2008, 02:58 PM   #511
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I'm looking forward to the Pegasus bodies to come more readily available. The '70 Camaro body style was my favorite. I agree, the Parma bodies are pretty dull.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:22 PM   #512
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What actual material are people using to reinforce the front ends of their 'Cuda bodies?

I run the Cuda body exclusively. I reinforce my front ends with shoe goo or epoxy with fiberglass. The front airdam and the bumper are the weak points. The rear, I use 3mm round head screws and CA glue.
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How are the camaro bodies holding up. They seem pretty thick. I'm building one now using and old TC4. I've got to come up with a paint scheme though.There are alot of nice ones here to help me decide.
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I run the Cuda body exclusively. I reinforce my front ends with shoe goo or epoxy with fiberglass. The front airdam and the bumper are the weak points. The rear, I use 3mm round head screws and CA glue.

yeah, I use shoegoo also on all my bodies after painting just to make the lexan and paint last longer. tip. moisten your finger w/ water (will stick less to your finger and not be so messy) and smooth/thin a big glob of goo in the corners and front air dam and any other places that typically crack.

on a tc4 I recomend everyone get a parma foam bumper and the tc3 nitro front bumper guard...will save you on lots of parts over the skinny stock bumper. RPM front bumper w/ the parma foam is what I got: http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...M80272&click=3

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Old 10-17-2008, 09:04 PM   #515
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Since my crashing skills are a whole lot better than my painting skills, I figured it was time to show them off! Trademark VTA body = multiple door donuts, broken front splitter, dimpled front headlights, and significant fender clearance issues.

I always hated damaging a lightweight Alfa, but I always enjoy putting another mark on the P&C Camaro.
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How are the camaro bodies holding up. They seem pretty thick. I'm building one now using and old TC4. I've got to come up with a paint scheme though.There are alot of nice ones here to help me decide.
I think the Camaro holds up the best of the three HPI bodies, but it still would help to reinforce the front a little so it doesn't split up the sides of the front and the splitter is still pretty weak. Leave a little extra lexan on the sides of the splitter (you can see that in most pictures posted of these cars).
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Interesting quote from a recent iHobby expo attendee:
"Pegasus Hobbies has plans to do up to 10 Vintage Bodies, mostly cars that the owner has had or does have, and the AMX/Javelin is one of the 10. They are still trying to find a decent mold maker who will not want an arm and leg to do the work."
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Awesome news. Just remember that Pegasus bodies are by Andy Jacobsen, for 80s body fame "Andy's Bodies."

Let's hope for tight proportions, good looks and better fit.
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Awesome news. Just remember that Pegasus bodies are by Andy Jacobsen, for 80s body fame "Andy's Bodies."

Let's hope for tight proportions, good looks and better fit.

Any relation to Tom?
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Since my crashing skills are a whole lot better than my painting skills, I figured it was time to show them off! Trademark VTA body = multiple door donuts, broken front splitter, dimpled front headlights, and significant fender clearance issues.

I always hated damaging a lightweight Alfa, but I always enjoy putting another mark on the P&C Camaro.
Greg, i like the way you cut your front spoiler, That cut looks much stronger. To bad I already cut mine.
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Awesome news. Just remember that Pegasus bodies are by Andy Jacobsen, for 80s body fame "Andy's Bodies."

Let's hope for tight proportions, good looks and better fit.
We used to run a lot of Andy's stuff back in the day. I 'd like to see a 69 Z/28
with the correct hood and molded side pipes. Did Andy just start with Pegasus or has he been involved with them from the get go?
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He's been there for a while. He's responsible for the three bodies that they have right now for Trans Am.
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Awesome news. Just remember that Pegasus bodies are by Andy Jacobsen, for 80s body fame "Andy's Bodies."

Let's hope for tight proportions, good looks and better fit.
Now and then you spit out information that is totally cool! I did not know that.

Who was it that posted the article by Dale Epp on body molding procedures? I think it was Robk.
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The only thing that has prevented from buying a Pegasus body to this point is lack of good decals. I'd prefer that they have a more generic grill/lights and nice decals. HPI is hard to beat in the area of decals.

Other than that, maybe Pegasus can produce some other cars like the Cougar, Mustang Coupe, or Javelin. Let's hope they get a new body done before it gets too much colder.
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