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Old 08-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
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Hey Racers,

Feel free to post comments or questions about PROTOform products in this thread. We'd also love to hear from you about what products you'd like to see from us in the future.

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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I'd like to see a interior for the VTA cars.
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Lightweight OVAL bodies!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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First of all, Protoform bodies rock!! I love your products and have been using them since day 1.

As I race 1/8th on road, I would like to see the moulded body supports fit a bit better than they do now.

Maybe even make specific body supports to suit that particular body and not just generic ones.

Perhaps even make carbon supports like Exceed and SRC do.

Keep up the great work!
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A. With ROAR requiring headlights on all vehicles, it would be nice if headlight decals were included in your 1/12th bodies.
B. Going a little further, a window trim decal in the 1/12th's would be appreciated as well.
C. Now that I am thinking about it, some dimples (ala the Black Art bodies) for the body posts in the 1/12th's for the most popular cars would be really nice as well.

Tell Dale to keep his head up and the fish on the molds. I have a ton of respect for him and am proud to race bodies promoted by a fellow Jesus lover.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:13 PM   #6
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how about a 70'/71' Camaro, 70'or 69' Firebird for VTA. I've been using your bodies since the NASCAR Lumina. Great bodies!
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A BMW Rahal Letterman Lannigan Racing M3 for WGT would be great! Not probable, but definitely would be cool.
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C. Now that I am thinking about it, some dimples (ala the Black Art bodies) for the body posts in the 1/12th's for the most popular cars would be really nice as well.
^ This.



I would also love to see some new pan-car bodies... 12th, WGT, etc.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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I would like to see PROTOform SRS-N come out for 190mm tc.
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how about a 70'/71' Camaro, 70'or 69' Firebird for VTA. I've been using your bodies since the NASCAR Lumina. Great bodies!
+1 69-70 trans am/firebird
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Do you CNC your vacuum form dies or hand cut them? Just wondering.
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Hey guys, thanks for replies. All great suggestions and questions!

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Lightweight OVAL bodies!!!!!!!!
Lightweight oval bodies are something we've avoided in the past mostly because of durability issues (the bodies would probably only last a couple runs). The thinner lexan is also more expensive and needs to be bought in large quantities. Since oval is a relatively small market, this would increase the cost of the bodies substantially. But since this is one of the requests receive more than any other, we won't shut the door completely on the idea.

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A. With ROAR requiring headlights on all vehicles, it would be nice if headlight decals were included in your 1/12th bodies.
B. Going a little further, a window trim decal in the 1/12th's would be appreciated as well.
C. Now that I am thinking about it, some dimples (ala the Black Art bodies) for the body posts in the 1/12th's for the most popular cars would be really nice as well.

Tell Dale to keep his head up and the fish on the molds. I have a ton of respect for him and am proud to race bodies promoted by a fellow Jesus lover.
RE: decals on 1/8th and 1/12th bodies, this is something we currently have in development and all future bodies in these classes will come with headlights. RE: dimples, with so many different chassis out there, many different locations would be needed which could create confusion for consumers. I relayed your note on the fish to Dale.

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I've been using your bodies since the NASCAR Lumina. Great bodies!
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I would also love to see some new pan-car bodies... 12th, WGT, etc.
We definitely have some new pan-car bodies on the 'to-do' list. Stay tuned!

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I would like to see PROTOform SRS-N come out for 190mm tc.
The SRS has seen great success in Nitro Touring and this is another request we've received often. However, the aerodynamic features on it are specifically created for the needs of 200mm racing and in order for it to work well in the 190mm class, it would have to be altered drastically and probably wouldn't resemble the 200mm version you posted.

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Do you CNC your vacuum form dies or hand cut them? Just wondering.
The processes have definitely evolved over the years, but Dale has been crafting the molds by hand ever since he started PROTOform 20 years ago.
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Sorry, double post.
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Bring back the Corvette in ALMS trim!
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:41 PM   #15
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Would love a couple another WGT bodyshell to choose from.
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