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#1 chasbeeman

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:46 AM

I thought I had seen a GTP type body for the 4.5 inch chassis. We have used the Nastrucks and vintage stock cars. Just looking around for options to continue racing the chassis with different bodies.

 

Any leads would be appreciated.
 


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:30 PM

Sorry can not load the photo, for over a week now do to;

        Error No file was selected for upload

 

But, Parma no. 1137 is a 4.5" GTP body now out of mfg. 

 

maybe one day I can post photos once again.

 

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:38 PM

Gene, others can't post photos either, you're not alone. cheater is on the road in Florida at the moment. In another thread today, he posted he'll look at the problem when he gets home Friday.


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:03 PM

Whats really odd is that another member uploaded ads with pics this morning!

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:24 PM

Gene, others can't post photos either, you're not alone. cheater is on the road in Florida at the moment. In another thread today, he posted he'll look at the problem when he gets home Friday.

 

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 10:16 PM

Just a trial to see if I can post a photo using Google to get here.
 
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Posted 05 July 2018 - 08:21 AM

Matt,
So did you just copy an image off a Google image search?

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:43 PM

Mike, it is a photo I have saved on my computer.   I use Google to get to slotblog and as a web browser.   Does that help any?  Most of this stuff is over my head, I only understand the very basic computer stuff.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:13 PM

The only 4.5" GTP style bodies I've seen were actually the thick lexan bodies made by Tamiya for their Tamtech 1/24th scale RC cars in the late 80's, early 90's. They did a Porsche 962C, a Ford Probe GTP, and a BMW-March. These bodies actually fit pretty well onto a 4.5" Flexi chassis.

 



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 03:49 PM

JK at one time made a 4.5 Ferrari 333 body.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 05:53 PM

TrueScale had a 4.5" Porsche 962C that Victor offered.  Since it's 4.5" maybe you could find some for sale here on SlotBlog.  If you can find one or a hardbody kit you like Randy at The Slot Car Track in Concord, NC can pull re-pops.  I was there recently and saw some bodies he had pulled and they looked good.

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:40 PM

Parma once made Tamtech replacement bodies for the Tamiya R/C cars in 1/24 scale, that were perfect fits on slot chassis. 

The two I remember are the Porsche 962C and the Lancia LC2, although technically both were Group C cars, not GTP.

 

Both bodies were 4.5" wheelbase and approximately .015" inch thick Lexan.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:20 PM

Great info for follow up! Thanks for the response and related information on this matter!

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:41 PM

Here's the one from Gene

 

 

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:30 PM

That  #1137 body shown above is a Lancia LC2


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:36 PM

Found my old  #1137 painted body I think from early 90's

 

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 01:12 AM

Not sure if they are still available, but TSRF (from Electric Dreams?) may have the 4.5" (WB) thick Lexan Lancia LC2 & Porsche 962  shells as well.


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Posted 04 August 2023 - 06:57 PM

Not sure if they are still available, but TSRF (from Electric Dreams?) may have the 4.5" (WB) thick Lexan Lancia LC2 & Porsche 962 shells as well.

 

It is my understanding that Mid-America has these available. They are super crisp and well detailed. Thickness appears to be around .020" or so.

Check with them if you want to purchase 1/more.

 

The sticker sheets that Tamiya made for these bodies are readily available in the secondary market and reasonably priced.

 

P962 kurz: "Racing" (Rothmans) and B.F. Goodrich/Busby (67 & 68)

 

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LC2: Martini & Rossi and Geest

 

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Lancia LC2 Geest.jpg

 

The above photos are to give you an idea of the livery. They are not applied to the Lexan bodies being discussed.

 

A number of companies produce both self-stick and water release decals for the 962C. Nearly all raced liveries have been made at some point in 1/24th scale.


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Posted 04 August 2023 - 10:04 PM

Very cool
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Posted 06 August 2023 - 05:27 PM

Very cool

 

Darn, I let the cat out of the bag. Bill has samples waiting for you.


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Posted 06 August 2023 - 08:03 PM

"Although technically both were Group C cars, not GTP."    Group 'C" was the GT Prototype of the era.


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