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Old 01-20-2014, 10:00 AM   #1
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Hi, are the HPI preprinted bodies for the 69 mustang and camaro up to VTA spec? I really like them and would like to get them for a couple of cars. If so do the holes fit other cars like tc4 and sakura? TIA -Wing
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Hi, are the HPI preprinted bodies for the 69 mustang and camaro up to VTA spec? I really like them and would like to get them for a couple of cars. If so do the holes fit other cars like tc4 and sakura? TIA -Wing
HPI made a VTA RTR kit a while back that came with a Camaro body, it was legal for VTA so I'm fairly positive the prepainted bodies are legal as well.

As for it fitting other touring cars, probably not with the current mounting holes. You'll most likely have to drill out new body mount holes for the other touring cars.
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Quick Answers:
  1. The pre-painted orange 1968 Camaro body is USVTA approved.
  2. The pre-painted gunmetal 1969 Mustang RTR-X Body in not approved.

You can check the list of approved bodies at this web page --> http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/

As of today there are 20 approved USVTA bodies to pick from:


RJ Speed (aka. Bolink) part numbers:
1. #1054 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
2. #1055 - 1965 Ford Mustang


HPI part numbers:
3. #17510 - 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
4. #7494 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
5. #17531 - 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28
6. #17508 - 1965 Ford Shelby GT-350
7. #17519 - 1966 Ford Mustang GT
8. #104926 - 1966 FORD MUSTANG GT COUPE BODY
. . For the HPI Mustangs (6, 7 and 8 above) which are not provided with a spoiler:
. . A lexan spoiler of 16mm total height from trunk deck, and overall chord of 20mm is allowable. All other bodies must use the spoiler included with that specific body set. Built in spoilers may not be enhanced.
9. #17546 - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (scale wing ok)
10. #105106 - 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER BODY


Parma part numbers:
11. #10143 - 1969 Z28 Camaro
12. #10141 - 1970 Boss Mustang
13. #10113 - 1970 'Cuda


Pegasus Hobbies part numbers:
14. #PGH4001 - 1970 Camaro SS (aka. Chaparral)
15. #PGH4002 - 1970 'Cuda (aka. 'Big Fish')
16. #PGH4003 - 1970 Mustang (aka. 'Mach Racer')


Protoform part numbers:
17. #1526 - J71 (Rendition of 1971 AMC Javelin)
18. #1535-30 - 1971 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am


McAllister Racing part numbers:
19. #286- 1969 Mustang body
20. #295- 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am VTA body- 1/10- 200mm
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ok there is a preprinted green cuda body from hpi so I am assuming it is the same as the one listed?
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I didn't know about the gunmetal mustang body. Just because it's not approved for USVTA competition doesn't mean it won't be allowed at your local track for club night racing.

I ran a Corvette body for a while at club level when I got into VTA racing. Now I run the '69 Camaro Z28 body.
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ok there is a preprinted green cuda body from hpi so I am assuming it is the same as the one listed?
If it's an HPI body then it is not a legal VTA body because the only legal cuda body is the one from Parma. Not sure what makes 1 body legal and another one illegal though.
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If it's an HPI body then it is not a legal VTA body because the only legal cuda body is the one from Parma. Not sure what makes 1 body legal and another one illegal though.
3. #17510 - 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda


they do sell a preprinted green version of this
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3. #17510 - 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda


they do sell a preprinted green version of this
Blind as a bat sometimes lol.
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Blind as a bat sometimes lol.
I did some research, the preprinted might not be legal as it was for a nitro car. I wish they sold preprinted bodies. I'm terrible with paint. I've done it before and it never works out.
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If you are decent at washing the shell, cutting along the lines, placing window masks in place, spraying the paint, and applying the decals, then you should end up with a respectable shell. There is no shame in driving a one color car. If however you are unable to do that, you can still find someone that can do it for you.

You can always find painted shells on eBay. Just search for the HPI part number for the shell and add the words custom and or painted. You will still have to punch holes for your body posts.
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