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#1 mcseitz

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:36 AM

Looking at putting a Fujimi 917 body on a 1/24 TSR chassis. I know it is a two-piece body that would need plenty of Plastic Weld but just wondering if it is wide enough without needing narrow wheels to accomodate?
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:58 AM

I have several of the Fujimi 917K kits at home (some in various states of assembly).

Would you like any measurements taken??? If so, let me know specifically what you need.

Word around the campfire is that an LH version is in the works.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:45 PM

Would you like any measurements taken???

Sure would. Width measurement at the wheelwells would be most helpful with a guesstimate of what max width might fit with the tires unseen from above.

The LH would be cool addition. That boattail could nerf someone two lanes over.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:28 PM

These dimensions were taken from the Daytona 1970 kit (no fins on rear bodywork):

Front: 3.236"
Rear: 3.300"

The 1971 rear bodywork is slightly wider, but not by a whole lot.

I feel that these kits are quite pretty; especially so considering their relative cost at approx US$26.

If you want to go all-out, check Studio 27's alternate decals and photo-etch detailing sets for the Fujimi 917s.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:32 AM

Thanks, MG. I think it should work.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 10:40 AM

Marcus,

I have several Fujimi 917 bodies over TSR chassis. They fit just fine. I cut the front axle in its center and extend it through a brass tubing piece between the axle mounts, so as to extend the front track and make it wide enough. Once the stacking is done, I use a bit of crazy glue to stick the half axles inside the tubing piece. It is a bit permanent, but nothing that a cut of the Dremel can't take care of.

I also have a resin-cast Japanese 1969 917 short-tail that fits great and has extended rear fenders as run in the Japanese GP that year. Looks WILD! I have as yet to paint that thing...

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 05:26 PM

The rear decks are much wider on the 1971 Porsche 917K. I remember seeing a resin deck being produced for this. I cannot remember the name of the company that produced this. I also have a set Tk24/189 made by Renaissance which has photoetched parts for the 917K, i.e. windscreen wipers, exhaust mounting, etc. In the UK I use Grand Prix Models in Abingdon near Oxford. What I especially like about the Fujimi kits is their supply of optional parts.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 04:32 PM

Dokk, great idea! I am working on a Hasegawa Porsche 962C right now, so that mod will help out. ;)

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:55 PM

Remember that, as mentioned elsewhere, the recently-released Revell of Germany 962C kit is actually from the Hasegawa tooling. Stock up!

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:23 PM

Any of you guys got an extra set of clear parts for the Fujimi 917K?
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:47 PM

Any of you guys got an extra set of clear parts for the Fujimi 917K?


I have had good luck writing directly to the company to order a "tree" of parts. If you are polite in your request, you may be surprised at the very good customer service that you receive.

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