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bakaguyjean 04-28-2011 07:02 AM

Classic 1/12th
 
Just tought I would start a classic 1/12th thread to see if anybody is interested in discussing them here on this forum.

My first car was a Jerobee that was a hand me down from my Dad.Still have it. My dad was running a hand made chassis made by somebody from Stout Field in Indiana.

I currentlly run a Kyosho Plazma,using LiFe and silver can 540. Thats the spec we use to run our classic 1/12th scale cars. Our small group includes My Plazma,a Tamiya RM3,Mugen K2-X Cosmic,Kyosho Fanthom and a L3. The L3 is the newest of the cars but he runs saddle pack LiFe so all of the cars are rather close.

We use classic bodies and enjoy it,the classic bodies are less twitchy and look a little better.

We are in Japan so most of our cars are Japanese but we will have a Delta running with us soon.

So anybody interested in talking about classics 1/12th,dont be shy.

nf_ekt 04-28-2011 07:31 AM

I have seen those older kyosho 1/12th going for a lot of money on ebay in NIB form. I definitely think they had the best looking shell designs.

bakaguyjean 04-28-2011 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by nf_ekt (Post 9031417)
I have seen those older kyosho 1/12th going for a lot of money on ebay in NIB form. I definitely think they had the best looking shell designs.

Most of those NIB cars on Ebay have been there for months if not years,most rollers go for alot less.Just last week a Plazma ended for $10
There are alot of nice bodies out there still for 1/12th if you are interested in running a classic.Not Kyosho bodies but some just as nice such as Group 5 cars.

nf_ekt 04-28-2011 08:14 AM


Originally Posted by bakaguyjean (Post 9031527)
Most of those NIB cars on Ebay have been there for months if not years,most rollers go for alot less.Just last week a Plazma ended for $10
There are alot of nice bodies out there still for 1/12th if you are interested in running a classic.Not Kyosho bodies but some just as nice such as Group 5 cars.

Links???

bakaguyjean 04-28-2011 09:01 AM


Originally Posted by nf_ekt (Post 9031591)
Links???

Delta Plastik Italy
http://www.deltaplastik.it/index.php...at2=35&cat3=58

Frewer Racing
http://www.frewerracing.com/

Team Blue Groove on Ebay

D-Drive Sports TOJ
http://d-drivesportsenglish.com/inde...roducts_id=379

nf_ekt 04-28-2011 09:11 AM

Thanks.

These may be of interest to you...

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-DELTA-SH...item19c4f6a6b4

wingman2 04-28-2011 01:35 PM

I first started racing 1/12th cars many years ago when my Mum bought me a second hand Lightning 2000. I can remember that it was made from blue fibreglass. I had an old buggy at the time and swapped that for a futaba ESC.

After that, I had one of the original PK/Corally stick pack cars that I bought second hand because it was far too expensive to buy brand new! Here's a pic of the same car:

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w..._2009/cor1.jpg

Since then, I have tried a couple of other brands, but after 25 years since having that original Corally car, I still like the brand and recently made a LiPo car for myself that is based on parts supplied by Corally! Here's a pic:

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w...9/DSCF3720.jpg

I have quite a few of the older Corally cars including the SP12, 12G, 12GII, 12V, 12X and a couple of the Pro10 cars also.

Keep this thread going guys!!

nf_ekt 04-28-2011 02:01 PM

Those old-school Corally logos look pretty cool. Nice car.

bakaguyjean 04-28-2011 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by wingman2 (Post 9032834)
I first started racing 1/12th cars many years ago when my Mum bought me a second hand Lightning 2000. I can remember that it was made from blue fibreglass. I had an old buggy at the time and swapped that for a futaba ESC.

After that, I had one of the original PK/Corally stick pack cars that I bought second hand because it was far too expensive to buy brand new! Here's a pic of the same car:

Since then, I have tried a couple of other brands, but after 25 years since having that original Corally car, I still like the brand and recently made a LiPo car for myself that is based on parts supplied by Corally! Here's a pic:

I have quite a few of the older Corally cars including the SP12, 12G, 12GII, 12V, 12X and a couple of the Pro10 cars also.

Keep this thread going guys!!

The stick pack Corally car is very interesting,Also the chassis you made is very nice.I was hopeing that Corally made a chassis just like the one you made as I really like the Corally front end,but they are using the Assoi front end on the LiPo kits now.



This is my Plazma,it has alot of hand made parts,but the spirit is still there.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/...3d3f84eb97.jpg
Kyosho Plazma by Niki Lauda, on Flickr

CypressMidWest 04-28-2011 08:53 PM

How has Bob Stormer not posted in this thread yet?

My favorite vintage 12th scaler was the TQ Engineering Eagle. I had every iteration of that car throughout my early career. I'll see if I can dig up a photo. Easily the most original 12th design ever.

PS wingman: Your Lipo Corally is beautiful. Nice work man.

wingman2 04-29-2011 03:36 AM

Thank you very much.

I have ran my car with an AE front end, here's a pic of it:

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w...2009/009-1.jpg

I will probably end up making a GT10 chassis to go with the 12th car next!

Cheers,

Chris.

PizzaDude 04-29-2011 05:09 AM


Originally Posted by wingman2 (Post 9035838)
Thank you very much.

I have ran my car with an AE front end, here's a pic of it:

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w...2009/009-1.jpg

I will probably end up making a GT10 chassis to go with the 12th car next!

Cheers,

Chris.

Nice job dude,

Personally, I always loved the Corally front beam.
It was always stable. At least on carpet.

squarehead 04-29-2011 05:19 AM

Some of my old Delta collection to follow. I unfortunately wound p selling it all to a fellow in the PacNW after I lost my job in 2009. I had a pretty extensive collection though...

http://www.apexspeed.com/doug/rc/vin.../delta_003.jpg

http://www.apexspeed.com/doug/rc/vin.../delta_004.jpg

http://www.apexspeed.com/doug/rc/vin.../delta_010.jpg

bakaguyjean 04-29-2011 07:48 AM

So Im guessing Im the only person that actually runs classic 1/12th on this board. Collecting is fine but I is there anybody that still runs thier cars?

UrabusDenis 04-29-2011 08:04 AM

Links with race photos would be nice :)


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