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Old 08-04-2010, 08:45 AM
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My son loves Disney's Cars movie, particularly Tow Mater and McQueen. Does anyone know of a SCT body that somewhat looks like Tow Mater? He likes to push my SCT around so I'd like to make it look like one of his favorite characters.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:51 AM
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I would go to a local hobby shop and ask if they could recommend a good guy who paints RC bodies. They will probably know one, I know my hobby shop knows a great painter.
I bet they can paint a body that will look real close to Mater.

There aren't any prepainted short course bodies that look like that though.
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Try this one...

http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...259.17970.0.0?
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I "patina'd" my stock Slash body, sort of like Mater.
The ProLine Silverado has a big face area, might be able to do a paint job like this and the smile with buck teeth on the nose.
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I don't think there are any short course specific bodies that look like classic trucks. Cool idea though.

My son loves that movie too. He begs to watch it every day. I was just thinking of doing a Lightning McQueen TC body for him just the other day.

Might be something to consider too, keep an eye out for an old TC on ebay or whatever like a TC3 (still plenty of parts around) and throw in some cheap chinese or old brushed/Nimh electronics and make him a mcqueen to play with. My son is only 2 1/2 but he loves driving my crawler around in circles. You can tie a rag around the Tx under the trigger to limit throttle travel until he gets old enough to not smash into stuff full throttle.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:51 AM
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Thanks guys. I couldn't find any SCT bodies of old trucks either. I did find a PL monster truck body of an old Ford and another of a 70s Chevy...thinking one of those might be ok. My sons not even 2 yet so he won't notice the fine details or differences. If anyone comes up with more ideas, please share them.
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So has any one found a suitable body yet? I am wanting to do the same thing but on a slash
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