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#1 Steve Okeefe

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

Model Products Corporation Bodies

 

MPC Bodies 13 Nov 2009.jpg

 

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...

 

Reviews, advertisements and photos in chronological order:

 

CM V3N9 Apr 65 p34.jpg

 

CM V3N10 May 65 p47.jpg

 

MPC 1958 Scarab.jpg

 

MPC 441-100 Lancia Ferrari.jpg

 

CM V4N3 Oct 65 p64.jpg

 

MPC 442 56-57 Corvette 01.jpg MPC 442 56-57 Corvette 02.jpg MPC 442 56-57 Corvette 03.jpg

 

CM V4N6 Jan 66 p8 (2).jpg

 

CM V4N6 Jan 66 p8.jpg

 

MPC 443 66 Pontiac GTO.jpg MPC 443 66 Pontiac GTO 02.jpg

 

MPC 443 66 Pontiac GTO 03.jpg

 

CM V4N6 Jan 66 p64.jpg

 

MPC Dyno-SC-100 02.jpg

 

MPC Dyno-SC-100 03.jpg

 

MPC 444 66 Bonneville 01.jpg MPC 444 66 Bonneville 02.jpg

 

MPC 444 66 Bonneville 03.jpg

 

MCT V3N5 May 66 p17.jpg

 

MPC Dodge Charger 1.jpg

 

MPC Dodge Charger 2.jpg

 

CM V4N11 Jun 66 p15.jpg

 

MPC Ford J Car 01.jpg

 

MCT V3N12 Dec 66 p11.jpg

 

MCT V4N1 Jan 67 p7.jpg

 

MCT V4N4 Apr 67 p15.jpg










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