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#1 tjcdas

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

Any suggestion for some model bodies Revell ect....that fit the FCR 4" wheelbase chassis? I have a couple chassis that I want to run with a hard body but everything I am familiar with if for the 4.5".

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

As a dedicated hard-body racer, and the owner of WAY too many model kits, your question piqued my interest.

So... I dug out an old 4" FCR chassis and started checking bodies. I don't know what class of car you are seeking, But a perfect fit, (and a way-cool bod) is the 1/25th Revell "Hot-Wheels" Camaro. Available on E-bay:

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A 1/24 Tamiya Ford GT40 also fits for wheelbase, but is tight for width. Cutting the rocker panels (horrors!!) would improve the fit, but is a criminal act in many states. :shok:

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:31 PM

Thanks!! Class is open and I run some GT-40's on the 4.5" chassis. I got a couple 4" chassis for cheap and bought a 88C Toyota Tamiyia that was supose to be 99mm which is in the 4" size but the wheelbase was 115mm, 4.5".

I through the dimension were correct using the racing hard body index.

http://www.slotracin...hp?action=model
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

The AMT 1/25 1957 Corvette also fits for wheelbase, but is tight for width and the guider extends beyond the front.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:20 AM

How about a nice Ferrari 512 BB? The wheelbase is 4" & the rear width is 3".
PM me if you're interested.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

The Parma FCR is a very versatile frame for hard bodies. I have mounted both a 68 Mustang and a 69 Camero on them both models were from AMT I believe. You will have the stretch the sides a bit.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:24 PM

Would these be the model kits you mentioned?

Thanks

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:31 PM

We raced C5 and C6 on the 4 inch FCR.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

Yes they would be.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:48 AM

You have a PM
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:18 AM

We ran sixties vintage SCCA Trans Am class at Slots-A-Lot on 4½ FCR chassis (I ran a Barracuda). When we ran the modern Corvette class (C4, C5 or C6) we could use either the 4 or 4½ (I ran a C5 on a four inch).

I mounted a ’67 Corvette Coupe on a four inch, it required a bit of stretching but it came our nice. I always kept the Adjusta-Bushings set for the longest wheelbase possible.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

Guys thank for all the help. I will definatly have two nice 4" hardbodies in the garage.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

Corvette Grand Sport (63 C2) works nicely on the 4 inch FCR chassis.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:44 PM

Tom,if you are still looking for cars to fit the 4" I just bought a TAMIYA TOYOTA SUPRA GT that fits perfect.It's a 1/24 series no.163.The sides fit out of the box.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:48 PM

I love to see modern car on the FCR chassis, they look great...
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