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Old 05-15-2010, 07:16 AM   #1456
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Those are just pretty.
thanks they look really good on the track driving
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:17 AM   #1457
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No problem....I especially like the black and silver car.
yeah i raced both at Nationals
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:00 AM   #1458
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Well, it's the start of another week. Maybe this week AndyH will finally reveal what the other 2 new VTA bodies are from HPI.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:28 AM   #1459
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Yeah, some estimated release dates would be nice too.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:12 AM   #1460
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Just finished my first VTA body. We just started this class. Its catching on faster than the Short Course trucks did!
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:24 AM   #1461
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Just finished my first VTA body. We just started this class. Its catching on faster than the Short Course trucks did!
Looks good.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:59 PM   #1462
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Just finished my first VTA body. We just started this class. Its catching on faster than the Short Course trucks did!
Looks good, a tip on the Camaro body, be sure when you cut a long the lower valence not to follow the trim lines exactly, leaving the corners will make the front of the body much stronger.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:08 PM   #1463
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Looks good, a tip on the Camaro body, be sure when you cut a long the lower valence not to follow the trim lines exactly, leaving the corners will make the front of the body much stronger.
It looks like he did leave them, he just painted them black. Good advice though, I learned that one the hard way.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:46 PM   #1464
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It looks like he did leave them, he just painted them black. Good advice though, I learned that one the hard way.
After looking again I believe you are correct...
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:29 PM   #1465
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Good looking body above. I followed the trimlines and my body lasted about.... um....... 1 minute!
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:21 PM   #1466
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glad to hear that I am not alone with that one, my nephew was trimming out my camaro and followed "the lines" and as someone else stated, it lasted about a minute into its maiden voyage.
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Thanks for the trim line tips. I was wondering about reinforcing the front end a bit. I've already put that drywall mesh tape inside the front end but I really don't want to back that up with Shoo-Goo.(messy and heavy too). I was thinking about using that spray foam insulation and trimming it to fit tight against the front bumper. I'm just not sure if the foam would attack the Tamiya paint I used on the inside. The paint has cured about a week now. Any ideas? Thanks.
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HPI makes foam adhesive bumper strips. Here is a link on tower hobbies (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXST41&P=7).

I'm currently using the HPI adhesive foam bumpers attached to my Parma TC3 foam bumper with a Pegasus Mustang body and the front of the body is holding up well after a month of racing. I've also attached the HPI adhesive foam bumpers directly to an R/C car body after the paint has cured with decent results.


The only time I've ever felt the need to use drywall tape & silicone adhesive is with the HPI 'Cuda body. I used it to reinforce where the front quarterpanels meet the entire hood (above the wheel wells). This gave the front end the rigidity to withstand front impacts without drooping.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:57 PM   #1469
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Well here it is. Not much but I like it...

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There is something to be said about the simple paint jobs. It's just refreshing to see sometimes. I dunno what it is about them, but they just look good.
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