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      • Those are some nice variations on the Shadow Mk.II; especially that FedEx car!

        I only have one of those (low wing version); it was one of my first paint projects (and I think my first multi-color paint job as well). Here it is with my AFX Ferrari 612:

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        By using the SRT chassis in these AFX Can Am cars, I get mostly equally matched cars (smaller, lower bodies with less front/rear overhang will give potentially better results given the same chassis, so this Ferrari is usually my first choice against the others)....
        Last edited by Speedhoppy; 10-10-2021, 06:40 AM.

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        • I always thought it interesting that AFX tried to make all three variations of the Porsche 917 "Can Am" cars (except for the Siffert STP car with fins instead of the wing). I raised the issue years ago, but don't recall if a reason was given: why was the first (non-turbo-charged) development mule (actually later raced in both Can Am & Interserie) called by AFX a "Porsche 510"?

          Anyway, here are my three painted up examples:

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          LTR: Porsche 917 (510?) "Development Mule"; 917-10 "Square Nose"; 917-30 (Round Nose". The 917-30 is not really accurate; AFX just rounded off the nose. The real car was physically bigger, with a longer wheelbase/wider track.

          I have several "Fastbodies" cast-resin 917-30 body kits (thank you, Gary), made for the longer wheelbase TYCO 440x2 "Pan". But, they would easily adapt to the Mega G 1.7 as well. I tested one (unpainted) on the TYCO chassis years ago on my basement layout in Aurora (pre-retirement), and it handled well, and looked better (more physically imposing) than the AFX version.

          Going to have to finish it........

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          • Originally posted by Mini Mojo View Post
            Hi CoachD, thanks. Yes, those are the standard "square front" bodies painted white with the decals added. I also have one or two of the "rounded front" 917-10 bodies around. I might try to do a Mark Donohue 917-30 with one of those some day with a bit of body work. I'd use the Pattos decals for that one.

            The chassis on these cars are the AFX Magnatractions. Most of my cars are in the "pancake" family although I'm toying with the idea of some single seat Can Am cars with the Jag Hobbies in-line chassis.

            Karl
            I'm sure whatever you make will look good.

            I too prefer the MT chassis to most everything else. IIRC the Ferrari 312PB wouldn't fit on the MT chassis and could only be used with the G-Plus chassis. That sort of made a mess of my desire to have competitor cars since most of my other Cam-Am/Le Mans cars were on MT chassis back in the day.

            I guess honestly, I'm not even sure what is an appropriate competitor car for the 312PB anyways? It was an enduro car, right?

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            • Coach D, there was a thread a loooong time ago about remounting the AFX Ferrari 312PB on a more competitive chassis. Gary Fast ("Fastbodies") went with the TYCO 440x2, and extended both the wheelbase AND the car body.

              I think I found a better solution, in the Mega G 1.5, with the center section of the body clip cut out, and the side pieces Super-glued to the chassis:

              IMG_0429.JPG IMG_0430.JPG IMG_3103.JPG

              As you can see, the bodies sat low; only one of the three I converted needed a bit of sanding underneath, and on the Mega G 1.5 (with suitable rear tires and front end) are very quick.

              As for whom they would have competed against, this car first appeared in 1970; so, Porsche 917K, Ferrari 512S, Lola T70 Coupe (in the "Sports" category) and various "specials" with the 3-liter Cosworth DFV stuffed into previously under 2-liter chassis (Lola would be one).
              1971-72, then the Matra , Alfa Romeo 3-liter Prototypes ( these have been made in cast-resin or Lexan) would have been the main protagonists, with the Cosworth powered Lola t-280 (Bonnier team) prominent in 1972.......

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              • I thought I posted my Can-Am collection in this thread but cannot locate. So here it is again. All these sit on Viper V-Spec chassis.

                Can Am Thunder 2 by bonez 300, on Flickr

                Can Am McLarens by bonez 300, on Flickr

                Can Am Chaparrals by bonez 300, on Flickr

                Can Am Porsches by bonez 300, on Flickr

                Can Am Ferrari Lola Shadow by bonez 300, on Flickr

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                • I also use a metal clip that I glue to all my bodies that allow me to slam the height and set the stance. It also prevents cracking these old bodies since the plastic gets brittle with age. This method does not require splaying out the body to fit the factory side mounts.

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                  • Originally posted by Speedhoppy View Post
                    Coach D, there was a thread a loooong time ago about remounting the AFX Ferrari 312PB on a more competitive chassis. Gary Fast ("Fastbodies") went with the TYCO 440x2, and extended both the wheelbase AND the car body.

                    I think I found a better solution, in the Mega G 1.5, with the center section of the body clip cut out, and the side pieces Super-glued to the chassis:

                    IMG_0429.JPG IMG_0430.JPG IMG_3103.JPG

                    As you can see, the bodies sat low; only one of the three I converted needed a bit of sanding underneath, and on the Mega G 1.5 (with suitable rear tires and front end) are very quick.

                    As for whom they would have competed against, this car first appeared in 1970; so, Porsche 917K, Ferrari 512S, Lola T70 Coupe (in the "Sports" category) and various "specials" with the 3-liter Cosworth DFV stuffed into previously under 2-liter chassis (Lola would be one).
                    1971-72, then the Matra , Alfa Romeo 3-liter Prototypes ( these have been made in cast-resin or Lexan) would have been the main protagonists, with the Cosworth powered Lola t-280 (Bonnier team) prominent in 1972.......
                    Cool solution. Thanks for all the racing history. I love that stuff. Seems like I recall reading somewhere that the when AFX released the 312PB, it was a big deal (G-Plus chassis and the great detail of this body).

                    AFX made so many cool Can-Am (Interserie?) bodies. I need a flow chart to keep up with all them.

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                    • Originally posted by Bonez View Post
                      I thought I posted my Can-Am collection in this thread but cannot locate. So here it is again. All these sit on Viper V-Spec chassis.

                      Can Am Thunder 2 by bonez 300, on Flickr

                      Can Am McLarens by bonez 300, on Flickr

                      Can Am Chaparrals by bonez 300, on Flickr

                      Can Am Porsches by bonez 300, on Flickr

                      Can Am Ferrari Lola Shadow by bonez 300, on Flickr
                      They all look amazing. Are any of them "stock" bodies? Seems like they all have more detail/decals and better looking paint jobs than the ones in my collection.

                      I especially like the matching wheels on on the number 6 Sunoco Porsche (it's called a 510K in my mind since that's the way I learned it way back in the day...)

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                      • All are factory bodies that I repainted, added accurate decals and detailed to more closely model the real cars. They really look great on my scenic track.

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                        • Bonez, outstanding stuff, as always! Interesting you have made a decision to use the Viper (Super G+ style) chassis for all of them; some can certainly sit lower on a Mega G 1.5.........

                          That being said, all are no doubt quick, and as we all need to meet our own requirements, they are outstanding......

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                          • I am trying to limit how many chassis type I have and therefore reduce spare part inventories. I love Viper chassis - they just flat out work. Fast, smooth and consistent.

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                            • Originally posted by Bonez View Post
                              All are factory bodies that I repainted, added accurate decals and detailed to more closely model the real cars. They really look great on my scenic track.
                              What changes/updates were made to the #6 Sunoco Porsche and the #16 RC? Are they complete repaints as well? The stripes look very good.

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                              • The Sunoco I corrected the roundels/numbers and side Porsche/Audi with decals I bought decades ago. The rest are the factory decals/stickers.

                                The RC was a complete repaint and I used Indycals decal set. Same with the L&M. I used a lot of MicroSol setting solution to get the decals to form into the vents. They came out really nice.

                                I also add scratch built mirrors to all my bodies. And lastly, I apply two coats of Pledge acrylic floor polish to protect the bodies for racing. Although these are mostly parade cars since I would go nuts if they got damaged.

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