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Does anybody know the origins of this top deck on a HPI Pro 3. Is it aftermarket or HPI?
I had this one before HPI released the Pro 3 Hara Edition. As you can see, it's one piece, the set-up in the Hara edition had a shorter top deck and an alloy brace above the motor.

Just trying to work out who manufactured this one.

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Originally Posted by jsr555 View Post
Hi,
Does anybody know the origins of this top deck on a HPI Pro 3. Is it aftermarket or HPI?
I had this one before HPI released the Pro 3 Hara Edition. As you can see, it's one piece, the set-up in the Hara edition had a shorter top deck and an alloy brace above the motor.

Just trying to work out who manufactured this one.

thanks

it look like the upgrade aftermarket top Deck
stock Pro3 I think it didnt come with the CB top deck
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Originally Posted by jsr555 View Post
Hi,
Does anybody know the origins of this top deck on a HPI Pro 3. Is it aftermarket or HPI?
I had this one before HPI released the Pro 3 Hara Edition. As you can see, it's one piece, the set-up in the Hara edition had a shorter top deck and an alloy brace above the motor.

Just trying to work out who manufactured this one.

thanks

it look like the upgrade aftermarket top Deck
stock Pro3 I think it didnt come with the CB top deck
This is stock upper deck from HPI
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it look like the upgrade aftermarket top Deck
stock Pro3 I think it didnt come with the CB top deck
This is stock upper deck from HPI
Thanks, but that upper deck there is the same as the one in the Hara LE Pro 3 kit. See picture below. Not sure if it had a Hot Bodies or HPI part number, but it was a later option part. That's the one that has the purple alloy brace above the motor. My original one, as pictured initially, is different and goes back over the motor. That's the one I'm trying to find out who made it.

And your right, the original Pro 3 did not have a top deck, just a Reinforced type plastic tub chassis. These option parts removed the old chassis and added a new carbon bottom chassis and top deck.

This pic courtesy of RCTech...

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Thanks, but that upper deck there is the same as the one in the Hara LE Pro 3 kit. See picture below. Not sure if it had a Hot Bodies or HPI part number, but it was a later option part. That's the one that has the purple alloy brace above the motor. My original one, as pictured initially, is different and goes back over the motor. That's the one I'm trying to find out who made it.

And your right, the original Pro 3 did not have a top deck, just a Reinforced type plastic tub chassis. These option parts removed the old chassis and added a new carbon bottom chassis and top deck.

This pic courtesy of RCTech...
I believe the Hot Bodies dont make upgrade part for Pro3 or own different part number for pro3
The Hot Bodies first TC was the Pro5 was designer by Masami dad
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Stop looking everyone, I found it.
HPI 73044 Upper Deck Set (Woven Graphite) Pro 3
Now, anybody got one....


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Stop looking everyone, I found it.
HPI 73044 Upper Deck Set (Woven Graphite) Pro 3
Now, anybody got one....

Sorry I was wrong about Hot Bodies they do make one for Pro3 upper deck
here is one on Ebay Hot Bodies HB60103
Hot Bodies HB60103 - Graphite Upper Deck (HPI Pro 3) NEW WITHOUT TAG/ON SALE | eBay
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Originally Posted by jsr555 View Post
Stop looking everyone, I found it.
HPI 73044 Upper Deck Set (Woven Graphite) Pro 3
Now, anybody got one....
Is this it?

https://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/fl/cars/hpi/pro3.html


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Originally Posted by OVA View Post
Sorry I was wrong about Hot Bodies they do make one for Pro3 upper deck
here is one on Ebay Hot Bodies HB60103
Hot Bodies HB60103 - Graphite Upper Deck (HPI Pro 3) NEW WITHOUT TAG/ON SALE | eBay
Thanks, but that is the one that comes with the Hara Kit, it will certainly do the job, but I really want the HPI one...
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No. But thanks for the effort.
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if you contact teamprp they made a upper deck that made it easy to remove the battery...but it's a little pricey..you'd get two decks but no hardware...it's what i did
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Penguin RC made a top deck kit for the HPI Pro 3. I owned own but gave it at the car away years ago. Below is a link to the website. The date on the website is 2001 so I have no idea if that company is still active.

Penguin r/c - P3000 Pro3 Performance Chassis
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