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Old 09-27-2011, 07:41 AM   #16
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1970 pontiac firebird. hello HPI
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1970 pontiac firebird. hello HPI
Would much prefer Protoform to do it, with an add on nose, with spares like their J71.
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Would much prefer Protoform to do it, with an add on nose, with spares like their J71.
As long as it's not Pegasus I don't care who does it. The spare nose is a good idea in theory, but the few guys I race with that have run that body said the nose is so strong that the body just splits right behind the nose.
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I would love to see some old prototype cars, run 17.5's with VTA tires. Would be interesting to say the least to have some Porsche Vs. Ferrari action.





This is a great idea but unless you're mounting them on pan cars, they may only fit on cars with laydown front shocks like the tb-03 and later Tamiya TA series cars
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^^^^ What he said. But they would be nice to see though, if it could be done on a touring car.
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I would love to see some old prototype cars, run 17.5's with VTA tires. Would be interesting to say the least to have some Porsche Vs. Ferrari action.





This is what early (80s and early 90s) 12th scale bodies looked like, with an emphasis on realism. Today, 12th is like TC with global body specs, same look wedge, different package, and all painted up like rolling easter eggs.



I want this one!
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aarivers,

man I love that idea!!! The Porsche 917 vs Ferrari 512S was one of the great classic rivalries in Le Mans racing history. I have another suggestion: How about the vintage Can am cars from the 60s' like the high winged Chaparral 2E, the McLaren M8, the Lola T70, etc. They were awesome racing cars!!

Put them on a pan car and bring back the hub adapters that allow you to mount touring car wheels, such as the HPI vintage wheels you mentioned and we would have something awesome!! There used to be two or three different manufacturers who made those adapters.

Buckaroo is right when he says that 80s' 1/12 and 1/10 cars were more realistic looking than the stuff they have today with the "easter egg" paint schemes and "cookie cutter" bodies. The cars no longer look like a real car and are simply too fast and too expensive! The same thing happened with touring cars which started out as an "everyman" less expensive, realistic appearance racing series, which has unfortunately been hijacked by the so-called "pro" drivers and they have changed it into yet another ultra-expensive series with "cookie cutter" bodies, "easter egg" paint schemes, and those god-awful ugly looking white or neon yellow dish wheels that don't even look real!

Thank god for the Vintage Trans Am series which puts affordability and scale appearance ahead of all-out performance! We need to see more on-road series follow that path if on-road is to grow again!
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man I love that idea!!! The Porsche 917 vs Ferrari 512S was one of the great classic rivalries in Le Mans racing history. I have another suggestion: How about the vintage Can am cars from the 60s' like the high winged Chaparral 2E, the McLaren M8, the Lola T70, etc. They were awesome racing cars!!

Put them on a pan car and bring back the hub adapters that allow you to mount touring car wheels, such as the HPI vintage wheels you mentioned and we would have something awesome!! There used to be two or three different manufacturers who made those adapters.


Thank god for the Vintage Trans Am series which puts affordability and scale appearance ahead of all-out performance! We need to see more on-road series follow that path if on-road is to grow again!
Yeah I just got started in RC this march and the scale look of the VTA cars it what hooked me. I love the Can-Am cars too and would love to see a full line of vintage bodies like these especially the T70 Lola. I wonder if you could use a 1/10 F1 car chassis like the Sakura F109 (as a cheap entry car) as base for these cars to avoid the shock height issues. I wonder how hard it would be to make a mold for the 917 (as a start) myself and get someone like McAllister to pull it.... hmm *wanders off into unrealistic thoughts*
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Realistic, scale cars is where its at.
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What would work would be if Tamiya brought back their direct drive car that came with those adapters I mentioned. It was based off an F103 chassis; I forget what it was called; the F103GT I think it was. Not sure. They only discontinued it a year or two ago. Actually if Tamiya just sold the wheel adapters again, you could mount them on an F103 and do the same thing basically.

Then we need to find someone to make the bodies we described, like the 917 and the 512S and the Can Am cars; and then we would really have something awesome! A new Vintage Le Mans or Can Am series! I get excited just thinking about it!!
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What would work would be if Tamiya brought back their direct drive car that came with those adapters I mentioned. It was based off an F103 chassis; I forget what it was called; the F103GT I think it was. Not sure. They only discontinued it a year or two ago. Actually if Tamiya just sold the wheel adapters again, you could mount them on an F103 and do the same thing basically.

Then we need to find someone to make the bodies we described, like the 917 and the 512S and the Can Am cars; and then we would really have something awesome! A new Vintage Le Mans or Can Am series! I get excited just thinking about it!!
I think I know which one your talking about, The chassis they used under the Mercedes C11 and Jag XJR-12 right? Can't be too hard to get a 1/24th scale model of these cars, make some templates from each side, enlarge them and transfer them to a buck to shape. hmm..hmm..
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I'm not sure about the Merc and Jag bodies; but I know they did have a Le Mans Courage body on it that was very scale realistic.
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I would totally race this in Tamiya Mini Cooper racing if it was possible!!!
Its looks could make your stomach turn though.
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would love to see a Mk2 RS2000 Escort and someone to make the Sierra body again
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These 2 old Opels for us from Europe.
Amazing cars from a forgotten time... By the way, first is Opel Ascona 400, other is Opel Manta 400.

Carson used to make these in lexan some years ago, so the moulds is there.
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