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Old 09-19-2013, 08:21 AM   #5146
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Love the look of the body but also looks like very little to no wheel travel in the front whatsoever. much less get the front shock tower to fit.
it does look rather low

might be better to hit Dale and Co up on facebook and ask that question...I can't see them designing this body for the IFS cars - only Tamiya makes them, really, and it would leave a lot of chassis out in the cold
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:30 AM   #5147
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I know exactly what it means...I'm just messing with him since he's like a 5 year old on Christmas eve...
I had to clean up some drool myself.

Hey Dale (or Eric) Thanks for the 71 Trans Am for VTA. Now how about a 71 Camaro?
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:03 AM   #5148
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I had to clean up some drool myself.

Hey Dale (or Eric) Thanks for the 71 Trans Am for VTA. Now how about a 71 Camaro?
Seconded. need a 71-73 Camaro body now. All they need to do is smooth out the front fender vent/scoops, the hood scoop (and maybe that side exit exhaust pipe while they are at it), and then make a 71-73 specific nose piece mold.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:10 AM   #5149
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Love the look of the body but also looks like very little to no wheel travel in the front whatsoever. much less get the front shock tower to fit.
Hey Shadowracer,

The way the black Trans Am in the photos was mounted was purely for looks: extra low, oversize rims. Dale has actually made some small modifications to all 4 fender flares/wheel openings on the mold since the photoshoot as well. There shouldn't be any issues with clearance when mounted at racing ride height.

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Seconded. need a 71-73 Camaro body now. All they need to do is smooth out the front fender vent/scoops, the hood scoop (and maybe that side exit exhaust pipe while they are at it), and then make a 71-73 specific nose piece mold.
Many people have brought up the "swappable nose piece" when referring to doing a Camaro version. There's simply too much else that would need to be changed on the rest of the shape, like you said - no shaker hood, rear spoiler shape, fender flares - that it would need to be a whole new body, not just the nose. Definitely something for us to think about down the road though.
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Top notch Eric. The body really came out nice. I can't wait to get mine!!
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:56 AM   #5151
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hey all, new to the VTA scene, been running a SLash LCG for a bit now. My buddy and I got bit witht he bug and going to start out in VTA. He has a TC3 and I will be purchasing a Sakura Zero XI. We already have Hobbywing Justocks, and Novak 25.5. Just want to introduce myself and look forward to help!

Hey Slashdriver, we'll be racing in your neck of the woods, look forward to meeting you!

That Trans-Am body is way sick!

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Old 09-19-2013, 01:01 PM   #5152
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:25 PM   #5153
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I was thinking this morning a cougar woould be pretty sweet...
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:02 PM   #5154
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+2 on what Darkside and NorCalLump said about the Cougar.
Thanks to Dale and Eric for making another interesting VTA body.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #5155
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Thanks Eric. Most definitely ordering one now. Just couldn't figure out how I was gonna mount the front shocks for a minute there. Lol!.
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and then there the "oddballs" of Trans-Am. Chevelles, Falcons, I have even heard of a Ranchero somwhere...
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Actually the rear spoiler shape for 71 is the same except for the Q panel end caps (the 70 1/2 had a small spoiler like the 69 Z/28) Many people have brought up the "swappable nose piece" when referring to doing a Camaro version. There's simply too much else that would need to be changed on the rest of the shape, like you said - no shaker hood, rear spoiler shape, fender flares - that it would need to be a whole new body, not just the nose. Definitely something for us to think about down the road though.
Would also have to correct the rear bumper and tail lights. If you have a cad file to reproduce/replace body bucks, basic body and roof line are the same (commonly referred to as a "F" body), you're already half way there. Differences were the rear quarter panels and front ends (different wheel wells and nose) and taillight panels (different tail lights). Also have the option of the standard/SS or RS (different front turn signals) and full front bumper or split front bumper on the Camaro. Looking forward to a 70/72 Camaro body if you can get the project going. Lots more Camaros than Firebirds in Trans Am (SCCA A/Sedan) racing.
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and then there the "oddballs" of Trans-Am. Chevelles, Falcons, I have even heard of a Ranchero somwhere...
Most of those actually ran A/Sedan (same class without the manufactures points and big sponsorships, a.k.a mom & pop club level SCCA racing). For instance, see the below photos from 1971
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Yes!!! The Mercury Cougar must be next!!!

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Thanks to Dale and Eric for making another interesting VTA body.
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