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Old 04-16-2012, 06:34 AM   #241
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Which of these will fit a Tamiya f104 well?
I believe the Tamiya F104 is 180mm wide so you would have to get
the conversion from RSector to make it 190mm. I tried it with my
F104 with a Tamiya Toyota TS-020 but it was still too narrow and had
to use the body on a Pan Car. See photo. Regards
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:47 AM   #242
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Which of these will fit a Tamiya f104 well?
The McAllister shells are made for the old wide pan cars, so the F104 is around 2 inches too narrow.

There are many shells still made for the Tamiya F103, see here for examples, but you would have to convert your F104 with the F103 front end, and you might still have problems as the F103 chassis is 20mm shorter.
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Hey guys does this count? Tamiya Advan Courage LC70 Mugen F103gt
Ive had this in the garage for years. It has two pristine bodies, the factory painted body and the one I painted see below. (one ding from the boards at Tamiya Factory Test track) I think mine came out better than the factory version. I am missing wheels for this. I was hoping to find something more blingy than the black stock ones, I found the gold rims, but they have interference. Any suggestions for some cool looking wheels for this?
I've used the HPI 6 spoke on my F103GT. 6mm offset in back, 0mm offset in front. The Tamiya 6 spoke would also be cool, with the wider ones in back. You can find those on Ebay .
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:58 AM   #244
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Can't forget the Jaguars!

Andy's RC used to make a killer XJR10 short tail in the old 1/10 235mm.
Andy is back in business. So I'm hoping maybe he'll re-realease the Jaguar body's. Purchased his Mercedes body for my 12th scale. And he also has it in 10th scale.
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I believe the Tamiya F104 is 180mm wide so you would have to get
the conversion from RSector to make it 190mm. I tried it with my
F104 with a Tamiya Toyota TS-020 but it was still too narrow and had
to use the body on a Pan Car. See photo. Regards
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That looks good. A couple questions:

1. What chassis are you using?
2. Can you measure the track fr and rr and the wheelbase for me?

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Old 04-17-2012, 02:44 AM   #246
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Default Porsche 962 Specs

The specs for a Porsche 962C are:

2000mm width and 2650mm wheelbase.

Therefore a 1/10 model should be 200mm wide and 265mm long for wheelbase. Aren't those the dimensions (roughly) of Tamiya's Group C chassis? What about World GT pan car chassis-aren't they also 200mm by 265mm?

What I'm wondering is if a Porsche 962 body were done to a high scale quality like Tamiya's Mercedes C11, and made to fit the Tamiya chassis, could it also be used on current 200mm pan car chassis like the CRC GenX and Speedmerchant World GT cars?

If any of you guys can give me some measurements for the above mentioned chassis that would be greatly appreciated.

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That looks good. A couple questions:

1. What chassis are you using?
2. Can you measure the track fr and rr and the wheelbase for me?

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Hi Ed. Using a CRC GenX-10LE
Wheelbase 255mm ( 10") adjustable to 257MM
Front Track 7 5/8"
Rear Track 7 7/8"

Hope this helps. Regards
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F103 is 200mm wide, 265mm wheelbase
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:26 AM   #249
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Hi Ed. Using a CRC GenX-10LE
Wheelbase 255mm ( 10") adjustable to 257MM
Front Track 7 5/8"
Rear Track 7 7/8"

Hope this helps. Regards
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Thanks Norman and everyone else who responded to me.

I realize now that World GT cars have a considerably shorter wheelbase than the Tamiya GroupC/GTP and F1 cars do. Therefore a body made for Tamiya Group C cars would be limited to that market, and not really applicable on a car like the CRC Gen X even at its longest settings. On the upside, Tamiya does not seem to want to keep producing a supply of replacement bodies for the Group C/GTP cars they've sold. So is there a market for a really nice, scale Porsche 962 body in 200mm by 265mm?

Thanks again,

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:23 AM   #250
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In response to the original question posed for this thread, "Am I the only one who likes Gp. C Cars?" No you are not the only one, however i do see a disconnect in RC Car racing in general between realistic, scale looking cars and the vehicles that are raced. RC racers do not seem to be fans of real race car racing and maybe thats why you don't see a big demand for current racing classes to emulate current and even historic racing cars. The exception to that has been 1/10 F1 cars and Historic Trans Am racing classes. Because of that, I think if someone did make a body like I've been mentioning in my posts, it would have to be for a very limited market.
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Has anyone successfully mounted one of the Nissan bodies on an f103?

I am wanting something more realistic to run in a local Le Mans class and I have the chance to buy one
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:34 AM   #252
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I saw Tamiya has released the newman joest group c body afain: http://www.etamiya.com/shop/tamiya-5...-90040777.html
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:23 AM   #253
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Default Group C Tamiya Chassis F103 and F104

Here is my .02 on Tamiya body's and Chassis:

Chassis/Body

Group C:
This chassis has 3 different length settings (a grand option that I've only seen in this kit) in the short setting you will be able to fit most 200mmm body's and 190mm although your tires will be a bit pass the fenders with the 190mm Its looks cool as a GT2 or GT3 will post some photos with a 190mm latter

BTW - I have run it short and it's as amassing fast and grips as good as when set full length.

The Kit bodies however are not as flexible when it comes to other chassis, good luck trying to find a good fit other than the kits own.

F103:
You have two lengths on this one: the F103L (came as an Indy car Kit) and it only works for the Indy bodies - its way long.

The Regular F103 (RS, LM, RM and R) and the F103GT
This are all the same length but the GT lower plate is wider and has a different front wing/bumper setup, but still it will fit the F103 components.

Look at my car which is a F103R, with a F103GT lower plate (nice wider place to set electronics and better TA05 bumper) perfect for the Le Mans F103 body.


F103R / F103GT lower plate


You can fit any Tamiya F103 (RS, LM, RM and R) chassis with F1 and Le Mans the including:
Toyota GT one
Porsche 911 GT1
Audi R8R
There are many prototype aftermarket body’s for the F103, go to e-bay and search “Tamiya F103 and you will find some of them.


Exception: the F103GT Advan Courrage (see photo in previous post) will not fit well in anything but the 103GT Chassis. The reason being the sedan style wheel base of this kit.
I have seen a couple of F104 looking chassis running this body at TQ. But I have no idea how they managed the longer chassis, they looked ok (none were competitive do) so you can fiddle it in that direction.

F104
Tamiya has yet to produce a prototype body for this chassis. The F104 comes in Pro, Ferrari or McLaren, W and GPW . The W’s have F103 front ends so you can fiddle with tires and F1 bodies between them.

But I don’t see how you could use a LM- F103 body because of the F104 Length.


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Old 04-20-2012, 09:18 PM   #254
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@Heliyogi....Your forgetting the F103LM chassis.
It is even wider so you can laydown the servo for a even more LCG.

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