Model Products Corporation Bodies
The Model Products Corporation (MPC) Dyn-O-Charger 400 was without question, very fast (for it's day) down the straightaway. However, when it came to handling in the turns... well, let's just say it was very fast down the straightaway. Early MPC bodies were a lot like their static models except injection molded out of tougher Cycolac plastic to help withstand hard crashes, which seemed to happen frequently.
Some later mid-1966 MPC bodies were vacuum-formed from a new kind of super tough plastic called Lexan, a full three years before Lancer and Dynamic began using it, only it was rather thick. How thick? The early 1967 MPC "Offy Special" RTR used the body itself as the front axle carrier, in monocoque fashion, with a center section similar to an Iso-Fulcrum chassis. Try that with an .010" thick Lexan handling body...
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