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Old 11-26-2014, 02:24 PM   #1021
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You can make the stock body work for racing. It will be a bit heavy but what we did was lay down drywall fiber tape on the front an then put a thin layer of shoogoo over it. This will make the front of the body last alot longer. Must also add a foam bumper to the front.

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Thank you for the info and link. I'm trying to make this class as cheap and spec as possible. Having to immediately buy another body isn't ideal, but maybe we can review it and see if people prefer it. It will definitely be cheaper in the long run.

Do you have any pictures of that body painted up and mounted on an LM1? That would be awesome!
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:38 PM   #1022
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You can make the stock body work for racing. It will be a bit heavy but what we did was lay down drywall fiber tape on the front an then put a thin layer of shoogoo over it. This will make the front of the body last alot longer. Must also add a foam bumper to the front.
I did do the shoe goo/dry wall tape, but I didn't go far enough back apparently, as when I did tap a pipe, it just cracked the body further back. I guess I could conceivably just shoe goo all the way back to the front of the cockpit.

Did you have a foam bumper recommendation? I'm sure any of them would need to be pretty modified, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-26-2014, 02:44 PM   #1023
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Thank you for the info and link. I'm trying to make this class as cheap and spec as possible. Having to immediately buy another body isn't ideal, but maybe we can review it and see if people prefer it. It will definitely be cheaper in the long run.

Do you have any pictures of that body painted up and mounted on an LM1? That would be awesome!
I'll try to get a pic up later tonight.

Here's a link to the bumper I use. There is enough material to make two bumpers.http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPUR6&P=7

My original LMA body is shoe gooed all the way up to the cockpit lol. A thin/flexible layer of shoe goo, just enough to hold the drywall tape in place, is what your looking for. I have reattached my entire front clip with shoe goo and drywall tape numerous times on my LMA body. Now my LMA body hangs on the wall in its final state of repair.
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:50 PM   #1024
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I'll try to get a pic up later tonight.

Here's a link to the bumper I use. There is enough material to make two bumpers.http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPUR6&P=7

My original LMA body is shoe gooed all the way up to the cockpit lol. A thin/flexible layer of shoe goo, just enough to hold the drywall tape in place, is what your looking for. I have reattached my entire front clip with shoe goo and drywall tape numerous times on my LMA body. Now my LMA body hangs on the wall in its final state of repair.
Thank you yet again! Super helpful, I appreciate it!
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:07 PM   #1025
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Ryan - The fact that the stock body is so delicate is likely going to be the achilles heel of the class. I'm guessing that the optional SP body won't be any different. Most guys are choosing to get in to this class for the look of the LM body (next to the level playing field at our track, anyway). If a body manufacturer were to, say, release some more durable vintage GTP bodies and more durable prototype bodies, we might get past this. Particularly if a Mazda 787B body is offered. This needs to remain a class that focuses on scale appearance - we already have the option of less realistic pan cars in the form of WGT and 1/12th scale.
I wonder how the Plasma LM bodies hold up? The cars some with two!
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:26 PM   #1026
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body list below from here: http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/index.html

Body recommendations-
SpeedPassion LMA
Royce RM-1
Toyota GT-1 TS020
Rivall LMP1
Porsche 962
Nissan R91CP
Toyota Group C 88CV
Mercedes Group C CLR
Porsche 962C
Toyota GT1 TS020
Porsche 911 GT1

This shows how many options you have, some are hard find or expensive unfortunately. Plus more like the SP LMP body.
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:49 PM   #1027
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body list below from here: http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/index.html

Body recommendations-
SpeedPassion LMA
Royce RM-1
Toyota GT-1 TS020
Rivall LMP1
Porsche 962
Nissan R91CP
Toyota Group C 88CV
Mercedes Group C CLR
Porsche 962C
Toyota GT1 TS020
Porsche 911 GT1

This shows how many options you have, some are hard find or expensive unfortunately. Plus more like the SP LMP body.
Who makes these bodies? I had no idea so many bodies already fit the LM-1. Awesome!
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:06 PM   #1028
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Thank you yet again! Super helpful, I appreciate it!
No problem just trying to help the LM1 chassis stick around.

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Who makes these bodies? I had no idea so many bodies already fit the LM-1. Awesome!
Heads up guys, I'm posting the non-SpeedPassion body pics here:
LeMans LMP1: 200mm Pan Class Discussion
Don't want to thread jack too bad lol.
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Old 11-26-2014, 06:55 PM   #1029
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http://www.reflexracing.net/Team-Mus...03_p_2384.html
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Old 11-27-2014, 03:36 PM   #1030
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The Mon-Tech Racing M10 is pretty cool, too, and €18 (~US$23) is relatively inexpensive for these sorts of bodies...
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That Mon-Tech body is awesome.
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:51 PM   #1032
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Almost looks like the Toyota body HPI had
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:20 PM   #1033
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The Tamiya C Car bodies will also fit. I put a Nissan on my car (which I had from another project) and it was almost perfect. Durable as well.
They re released the bodies - not sure what is out there but this is available for sure

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radio...an-r91cp-84269
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:53 PM   #1034
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The RJSpeed 962 body is our body of choice. Inexpensive and good quality. Those tamiya bodies are so cool though. I'd love to have a Nissan, but don't want to hack the rear wheel wells too bad.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:40 PM   #1035
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Does anyone use a Speed Passion motor in their LM1? The pod seems awfully tight for using the plug-in wires to the 12-4-8 positions on the endbell.
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