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Old 05-02-2009, 05:13 AM   #361
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I'm afraid I'm going to be the only local with one of these. Oh well I will have fun with it.
I came close to "buying it now" on eBay from some HK seller but the cost with shipping would've been ridiculous. So I Googled "ABC Hobby Celica 1600gt" and found Toysonics.com from City of Industry, CA. Still paid a pretty ridiculous price for a body but at least I got old school Celica I always wanted sooner and a bit cheaper.
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Thanks for the sources guys. I really had wanted a TC with an m chassis footprint. I had thought about the Genetic, but im shy about buying from HK shops. I'm in for one of those Celicas. Love the Z too. Bring on the ABC shells.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:43 PM   #363
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^^^ all the while i thought you were asking bout the 1M, my bad.
anywhoo my LHS offered me $165 for a new genetic M kit, either that or another cupracer. what you guys think ???
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:53 PM   #364
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^^^ all the while i thought you were asking bout the 1M, my bad.
anywhoo my LHS offered me $165 for a new genetic M kit, either that or another cupracer. what you guys think ???
What shop was this? $165 is super cheap.
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What shop was this? $165 is super cheap.
seriously...

I paid 175 for mine
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:10 PM   #366
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speedshop in hawthorne, owner is a great guy.
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:13 PM   #367
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i hesitated since to upgrade the shocks would cost me bout $50 more so its in the 1M price range, still debating the offer though.
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I came close to "buying it now" on eBay from some HK seller but the cost with shipping would've been ridiculous. So I Googled "ABC Hobby Celica 1600gt" and found Toysonics.com from City of Industry, CA. Still paid a pretty ridiculous price for a body but at least I got old school Celica I always wanted sooner and a bit cheaper.

How mush did you pay for the body?

I just got one in the mail yesterday from ABChobbyusa.com.... it's niiiice


I've got an ABC.. but I'm getting a Cup Racer too, just in case HPI puts on a spec race

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How mush did you pay for the body?

I just got one in the mail yesterday from ABChobbyusa.com.... it's niiiice


I've got an ABC.. but I'm getting a Cup Racer too, just in case HPI puts on a spec race

my ABC:
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I can't wait to start racing these little cars again) I still have my M01 Mini
great work on that body mang. wish i had the patience for such work.
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great work on that body mang. wish i had the patience for such work.
thanks.. I can't wait to get to my new Celica
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when you get the cupracer let me know how it is compared to the genetic, im clueless on the ABC kit.
below are some ABC i just finished, the 510 is still WIP but you see what i mean by skill and patience i need to do bodies.




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ok - silly question..

has anyone found a way for the nuts in the cvds to stay in place? I went to attach my wheels and 3 of the 4 nuts were pushed from their 'seats'

Any ideas?
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ok - silly question..

has anyone found a way for the nuts in the cvds to stay in place? I went to attach my wheels and 3 of the 4 nuts were pushed from their 'seats'

Any ideas?


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I found that as well. I will be taking them apart and gluing them in.
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Gluing the internal lock nuts may be a good idea. Contact or rubber cement perhaps? For now, I just tilt the car so that the nut would lean onto the screw.
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