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Old 04-28-2012, 12:11 AM   #271
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So I'm thinking of doing a Porsche 962 body...
Ed It wold be cool if you can make it for the Tamiya C group chassis maybe in the 2nd length position?
We need a 190mm Le Mans for the F104. There is currently no Le Mans body in the market for this chassis, maybe a good opportunity?

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There already is a Porsche 962C body available. it's made by Colt.
http://www.rcmart.com/colt-m1141-200...?cPath=438_876
This one will fit a Tamiya F103, but the tires on the F103 look off scale.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:20 AM   #272
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So I emailed Tamiya USA in regards to a Porsche 962C 1/10 car-below is a copy of what I wrote and their response:

Dear Tamiya USA,

When is Tamiya going to finally make a 1/10 Porsche 962C using their Group C
chassis like the Mercedes C11 or Nissan R91CP? I would model it after your
#24233 1/24 plastic model. I think it would make a great addition to your
line and would surely be a top seller. Just look at all the comments on the
RC forums such as RCTech.net to see he demand for that as well as
re-re-releases of the previously made cars like the Jaguar and Mazda Group
C/GTP cars.



Dear Tamiya Customer,

Unfortunately we at Tamiya America don't have that information, all of
Tamiya's decisions regarding development and planning for new releases and
"re-releases" are made at Tamiya Inc. in Japan and are posted on their site
first. If you would like to see the products that Tamiya is planning to
release, please go to:

http://www.tamiya.com/english/e-home.htm

Tamiya America
Customer Service


So I will now send the same email to Tamiya Japan. If they receive more than one email maybe they'll consider it.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:26 AM   #273
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Ed It wold be cool if you can make it for the Tamiya C group chassis maybe in the 2nd length position?
We need a 190mm Le Mans for the F104. There is currently no Le Mans body in the market for this chassis, maybe a good opportunity?



This one will fit a Tamiya F103, but the tires on the F103 look off scale.
Will the Courage body fit the F104 chassis? I hate to say no to anyone, so I'll just say let me think about it.

BTW, don't expect anything soon, as I have alot on my plate right now.

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Old 04-28-2012, 12:30 AM   #274
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So I emailed Tamiya USA in regards to a Porsche 962C 1/10 car...So I will now send the same email to Tamiya Japan. If they receive more than one email maybe they'll consider it.
ED, the Courage is the same length as the F103 just narrower.

Here you go, your letter to Tamiya Japan:

タミヤアメリカ親愛なる、

時タミヤはついに彼らのグループCを使用して、1月10日ポルシェ962Cを作成しようとして いる
メルセデスC11または日産R91CPのようにシャーシ?私はあなたの後にそれをモデル化する だろう
#242331月24日プラスチック製モデル。それはあなたに素晴らしい付加を作ると思います
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #275
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Does Tamiya make any 1/10 Group C bodies that are 200mm wide?
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Does Tamiya make any 1/10 Group C bodies that are 200mm wide?
All of Tamiya's Group C bodies are 200mm wide. Most are also 265mm long in regards to wheelbase at least the Jaguar XJR12 and Mercedes C11. I think the Mazda 787B might be a little shorter-don't forget that the Group C chassis from Tamiya has an adjustable wheelbase. This makes sense when you think that Tamiya makes their cars true-to-scale: a full size Porsche 962C is 2000mm wide by 2650mm long wheelbase-divide by 10 and you get you the 200mm by 265mm dimensions for their Group C chassis. Also, remember that the Porsche 911GT1 and Toyota GT1 cas built on the F1 chassis are not Group C cars but GT1 cars-some people confuse them.

The problem with Tamiya is that they have a collector mentality when it comes to their Group C/GTP cars and bodies-limited production and that's it-you missed the production run and you're screwed! How many Group C chassis owners wouldn't like to buy a replacement body for their car or try a different one for a change? Besides that fact that the most numerous of Group C cars-the Porsche 962-they have yet to make. It's just ridiculous.

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All of Tamiya's Group C bodies are 200mm wide. Most are also 265mm long in regards to wheelbase at least the Jaguar XJR12 and Mercedes C11. I think the Mazda 787B might be a little shorter-don't forget that the Group C chassis from Tamiya has an adjustable wheelbase. This makes sense when you think that Tamiya makes their cars true-to-scale: a full size Porsche 962C is 2000mm wide by 2650mm long wheelbase-divide by 10 and you get you the 200mm by 265mm dimensions for their Group C chassis. Also, remember that the Porsche 911GT1 and Toyota GT1 cas built on the F1 chassis are not Group C cars but GT1 cars-some people confuse them.

The problem with Tamiya is that they have a collector mentality when it comes to their Group C/GTP cars and bodies-limited production and that's it-you missed the production run and you're screwed! How many Group C chassis owners wouldn't like to buy a replacement body for their car or try a different one for a change? Besides that fact that the most numerous of Group C cars-the Porsche 962-they have yet to make. It's just ridiculous.
Thank you for your help.

I take it then that they will fit my 200mm wide Calandra 1/10 pan car?
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Thank you for your help.

I take it then that they will fit my 200mm wide Calandra 1/10 pan car?
No, your Calandra car's wheelbase is too short. The Tamiya Group C chassis has 3 wheelbase settings-the longest is what the Mercedes C11 and Jaguar XJR12 bodies use-265mm approx. At its shortest setting you can place a 200mm TC style body on it-I had a Ferrari F50GT1 body on mine before I sold it (which I dearly regret).
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No, your Calandra car's wheelbase is too short. The Tamiya Group C chassis has 3 wheelbase settings-the longest is what the Mercedes C11 and Jaguar XJR12 bodies use-265mm approx. At its shortest setting you can place a 200mm TC style body on it-I had a Ferrari F50GT1 body on mine before I sold it (which I dearly regret).
What about the Toyota GT1 body? would it work? I have an old Tamiya Porsche 911 GT1LM body that's too beat up to use; but I test fitted it to my Calandra and it fits almost perfectly. The wheelbase of the body is just slightly long, and I stress SLIGHTLY.(you can hardly notice it) I could definitely make it work! And as I recall the Tamiya Toyota GT1 body is the same dimensions as the Porsche as they are both GT1 bodies.

I see also that RCMart sells the Colt Toyota GT1 body that looks to be the same size as the Tamiya. It is considerably cheaper too; although not quite as detailed. Another one I like is the Cross Mercedes CLK 200mm body; very low and aerodynamic!

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You mean something like this?
It is a 10R5 and you need to widen the rear axle so the tires won't run against the body.
Also it is on it's longest wheelbase.

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Hi, The Tamiya Toyota GT-One fits the Calandra CRC Chassis perfectly.
See Attached photos. Regards
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That's exactly what I'm talking about!! That particular body should provide lots of aero downforce I think. Just what I need for asphalt parking lot racing!
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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 .
Thanks for the response. I finally saw your pm, those look cool.
I my have to back burner this project for a while, I just picked up an FGx F1 kit. I will post up pics when completed, in the FGX forum of course!
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That's exactly what I'm talking about!! That particular body should provide lots of aero downforce I think. Just what I need for asphalt parking lot racing!
Tamiya made three body's for the F103 chassis (200mm). Like you guys seen and done they will fit most 1/10 scales chassis on 200mm (CRC, even a "C" Tamiya chassis on the short setting).

The body's are:
Toyota GT One
Porsche 911 GT 1
Audi R8R

Racing pedigree (my experience driving them):

Toyota GT One:
Great all around, I heard from other drivers with more experience that this one is the best off all 3. I been racing mine on carpet and tarmac (parking lot and track).
Good fast griping corner steering.
Fast and rock solid in straight's .
Weak side: If you trimmed the front fender air intakes it breaks taring off the front fenders.
The rear wing mounts easily get caught in traffic and torn away from the body... (to be continued)
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Tamiya made three body's for the F103 chassis (200mm). Like you guys seen and done they will fit most 1/10 scales chassis on 200mm (CRC, even a "C" Tamiya chassis on the short setting).

The body's are:
Toyota GT One
Porsche 911 GT 1
Audi R8R

Racing pedigree (my experience driving them):

Toyota GT One:
Great all around, I heard from other drivers with more experience that this one is the best off all 3. I been racing mine on carpet and tarmac (parking lot and track).
Good fast griping corner steering.
Fast and rock solid in straight's .
Weak side: If you trimmed the front fender air intakes it breaks taring off the front fenders.
The rear wing mounts easily get caught in traffic and torn away from the body... (to be continued)
LOL....50 something and STILL racing toy cars!!!
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