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Old 10-12-2012, 11:31 AM   #2056
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Considering when you go their website and to their bodies and their camaro and mustang bodies arent even listed for purchase, or even on the downloadable PDF of all their bodies......yeah would make sales numbers low. Personally I dont like the quality of their body designs. No where near the HPI bodies. More like the Parma
Well that's all the more reason we should support JConcepts so they can make a VTA-Era Pontiac Firebird like the one in the pic below ...
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:39 AM   #2057
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Id be happy seeing the 70 but Id much rather have the 68. If it was made like the HPI 68 camaro with the firebird changes (grill and tail lights along with a few minor other accents) it wold be perfect. I wouldnt think it would be hard especially for HPI since they could start their mold with the mold for the camaro and make the minor changes.

The 1:1 67-69 Camaro and Firebird were basically Identical and could interchange many parts. I had a 69 Firebird and my dad had a 68 Camaro we restored at same time.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #2058
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The 1:1 67-69 Camaro and Firebird were basically Identical and could interchange many parts. I had a 69 Firebird and my dad had a 68 Camaro we restored at same time.
So if the '68 Camaro and '68 Firebird were basically identical, then why don't you just take a HPI '68 Camaro and paint it to be a Firebird?
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #2059
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So if the '68 Camaro and '68 Firebird were basically identical, then why don't you just take a HPI '68 Camaro and paint it to be a Firebird?
As I already stated.......the grill is significantly different, otherwise you could. Youd just have to slot the tail lights instead of rectangles and paint in some louvers kind of similar to the 69 camaro on the rear fender. other then that they are the same.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:52 AM   #2060
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To help you see.....

Firebird
http://www.historictransam.com/Drivers/BillBryan.html

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http://www.historictransam.com/Drivers/TonyHart.html
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Considering when you go their website and to their bodies and their camaro and mustang bodies arent even listed for purchase, or even on the downloadable PDF of all their bodies......yeah would make sales numbers low. Personally I dont like the quality of their body designs. No where near the HPI bodies. More like the Parma
And have you seen the camaro body they make. Almost looks as bad as the Parma brick.
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And have you seen the camaro body they make. Almost looks as bad as the Parma brick.
No but from looking at their other bodies, that is how I imagined it. It will take someone like HPI or Jconcepts to make a pleasing accurate body. Only issue I can see is if they have to get rights to it since Pontiac is no more. But being they were a subsidiary of GM it is probably still possible
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:10 PM   #2063
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... Only issue I can see is if they have to get rights to it since Pontiac is no more. But being they were a subsidiary of GM it is probably still possible
Since HPI already produces 3 other Pontiac bodies (#7447 - 1994 Pontiac Trans Am, #17000 - 1967 Pontiac GTO Body (for the Savage MT), and the #107201 - 1978 Pontiac Firebird) I don't think they would have an issue with getting the rights to make a VTA-Era Pontiac body.
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Since HPI already produces 3 other Pontiac bodies (#7447 - 1994 Pontiac Trans Am, #17000 - 1967 Pontiac GTO Body (for the Savage MT), and the #107201 - 1978 Pontiac Firebird) I don't think they would have an issue with getting the rights to make a VTA-Era Pontiac body.
probably not unless its model specific rights. they would have had those rights before Pontiac shut down. if they even have to get rights at all.
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Wish who ever made that nose piece would produce them. At least until a manufacturer made a body possibly
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Thats what I was thinking Rob. Where is ol Johnny Socko anyway? That is some nice work right there.

I think there is money in making lexan Louvers and little side window convers for Mustangs and Hood scoops and various sized NACA ducts. Interior trays and Roll cages and little fire Extinguishers.
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Ive got pics of the nose...Ill see if anybody at HPI will bite...
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but I was looking at my HPI 69 Chevy Z28...and it comes with an extra nose...this seems like an easy fix for HPI...
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