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  • #31
    Originally posted by MMalehorn View Post
    Scratch built McLaren M8A using the AutoWorld body as a base from about a decade ago...



    Didn't do the side intakes since they wouldn't clear the chassis....

    Love the windscreen!!! This is much nicer looking IMHO than how the body came from AFX. I need to rework mine now!!! ...

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    • #32
      Thanks. That car took a bunch of styrene, body filler, and a vac-formed windscreen. If I can find my digital camera, I see if I can get some better pics loaded.

      I prefer the M8 series much better than the original AFX body myself as well.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by mrtc4w View Post
        Jim Hall rocks!!!



        BTW - If you are interested here is a link to my photobucket album of the Can-Am Reunion at Road America featuring the Chaparral:

        http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mrtc...?sort=3&page=1

        Marty
        Marysville, OH
        Marty, I went through your photobucket album of that Can Am reunion at Road America, and am I jealous! What a great collection of cars overall, but specifically of the Chaparral collection! I had planned to attend this event, as it is not that far from where I live (unfortunately, my son's travel baseball team's tournament had to come first). My hope is that some time in the future, I can make a trip to the Petroleum museum in Midland, Texas, and visit the Chaparral collection then. I was eleven when I first saw a Chaparral (as well as the Ford GT & Ferrari 330P) in a Car and Driver magazine in 1964; from then on, I was hooked on sportscar racing, and got my first Aurora HO set , then began to race commercially on local tracks in 1/24, eventually building my own cars.The 1/24 stuff is gone (apparently cleaned out when I was away at college, along with my Sgt. Rock comic book collection!), but the HO cars I still have, as well as my love of racing. Great pics, Marty!

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        • #34
          lots of inspiration for the batch of bodies I got from MRTC4W last month. I am thinking that there is a wide open spot for a McLeagle build.

          Hmmm. I was just thinking/wondering if one could take an AFX Lola T330 and kitbash it into a 332 with Can Am (II) bodywork. Maybe a March with one of the Indycar bodies of the early 80s?

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Speedhoppy View Post
            Marty, I went through your photobucket album of that Can Am reunion at Road America, and am I jealous! What a great collection of cars overall, but specifically of the Chaparral collection! I had planned to attend this event, as it is not that far from where I live (unfortunately, my son's travel baseball team's tournament had to come first). My hope is that some time in the future, I can make a trip to the Petroleum museum in Midland, Texas, and visit the Chaparral collection then. I was eleven when I first saw a Chaparral (as well as the Ford GT & Ferrari 330P) in a Car and Driver magazine in 1964; from then on, I was hooked on sportscar racing, and got my first Aurora HO set , then began to race commercially on local tracks in 1/24, eventually building my own cars.The 1/24 stuff is gone (apparently cleaned out when I was away at college, along with my Sgt. Rock comic book collection!), but the HO cars I still have, as well as my love of racing. Great pics, Marty!
            Thanks! Back when I had a real job my friends and I would go to Road America and Mid-Ohio for the vintage races every year. Mid-Ohio was always near mine and two other friends birthdays so we would all meet there and celebrate. I had a Sony Mavica camera with the disc for storage. Obviously I converted the Chap reunion pics and put them on a CD. My old computer died and now I don't have a disc drive to convert the rest and I can't afford to have some one else do it. I should say I don't have the drive in my computer. I kept the disc drive. A friend of mine told me I can get a cable to hook it up to a USB port and still use it.

            I got my 1st slot car set in '62 and I haven't quit yet. When I was old enough to travel by bike to the local slot car shop I got my first 1/32 car, a Monogram Lola GT. I had the Cox Chap and Chap 2D, the Monogram package with two bodies, Cobra Daytona Coupe and Lola, with one chassis. My favorite of the two was the Cobra. When that shop closed down I continued with the HO. After I got married and moved out, SOS, my parents had a garage sale and all my big scale slot cars, model cars, and magazines were all sold. Everything I owned in HO fit in a suitcase and for some reason I took that with me. I started collecting vintage slot cars in the 90's. A major portion of my collection came from garage sales. Now finding them at garage sales and flea markets is harder. **** internet!

            Marty
            Marysville, OH

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            • #36
              Originally posted by greg nagy View Post
              Hmmm. I was just thinking/wondering if one could take an AFX Lola T330 and kitbash it into a 332 with Can Am (II) bodywork. Maybe a March with one of the Indycar bodies of the early 80s?
              Greg -

              Did that way back when the second can-am iteration was running to make a T333. Sheet styrene in some spots to get the fenders right and to create a full-width rear wing, and the side pods/front fenders were cut from an AFX Lola T260. Basically cut the center section out of the two cars and fit them to each other. Wasn't one of my best efforts, but when I was 14 it worked. Oh the things I did to those cars when I was young...

              Mika -

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              • #37
                Built From the Car Model Article

                I built this up many moons ago, using the article from Car Model magazine. I keep planning on doing one again with all the modern tools, resin parts and decals now at our disposal. This one was built in 1975 or so. Hot knife, rub on lettering and whatever else I could find back then to complete the build.

                -Paul



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                • #38
                  Originally posted by pshoe64 View Post
                  I built this up many moons ago, using the article from Car Model magazine. I keep planning on doing one again with all the modern tools, resin parts and decals now at our disposal. This one was built in 1975 or so. Hot knife, rub on lettering and whatever else I could find back then to complete the build.

                  -Paul
                  LOL! I still have that issue and I look at it every once in a while thinking I'm going to do that! Yours turned out great!

                  Marty
                  Marysville, OH

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                  • #39
                    [quote=pshoe64;760176]I built this up many moons ago, using the article from Car Model magazine. I keep planning on doing one again with all the modern tools, resin parts and decals now at our disposal. This one was built in 1975 or so. Hot knife, rub on lettering and whatever else I could find back then to complete the build.

                    -Paul

                    Paul, thanks for sharing; I like that wing on the Shadow! Nice album, and certainly nice collection overall. I noticed cast resin the Ferrari P4. Is that on a pancake chassis, or a bigger inline?

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                    • #40
                      Ferrari 330 P4

                      The Ferrari was a casting I did about 4 years ago. That one is setting on an Auto World Super III. The body also fits the Tomy AFX SG+ or SRT long wheelbase chassis. The body is a bit narrow inside. You can put a Tyco/Mattel pan chassis under it, but you would need to trim out the pan's edges to hide it well. I did a Spyder version too, but that mold did not last long and only a handful of bodies were produced. I'll find some pics of that one and post. They showed up at Watkins Glen for the elephant parade a couple of times. Gotta love Can-Am, anything goes as long as it goes fast!



                      -Paul
                      Last edited by pshoe64; 07-09-2013, 05:40 PM.

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                      • #41
                        pshoe
                        I really like your 330 P4. Love to have one myself. Very nice. Great job.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by pshoe64 View Post
                          The Ferrari was a casting I did about 4 years ago. That one is setting on an Auto World Super III. The body also fits the Tomy AFX SG+ or SRT long wheelbase chassis. The body is a bit narrow inside. You can put a Tyco/Mattel pan chassis under it, but you would need to trim out the pan's edges to hide it well. I did a Spyder version too, but that mold did not last long and only a handful of bodies were produced. I'll find some pics of that one and post. They showed up at Watkins Glen for the elephant parade a couple of times. Gotta love Can-Am, anything goes as long as it goes fast!



                          -Paul
                          I'm with Stez on this; that P4 is sweet! Fits the Super G+, you say? Is that without the body clip? You might have a market for this, if you are planning to make anymore. Not Can Am car in this configuration, but Ferrari did convert both a P3 (for NART) and a P4 for Amon to drive, as a spyder with a slightly bigger engine, low windscreen, and new nose. Got Ferrari interested enough to make the 612, then 712......
                          Last edited by Speedhoppy; 07-18-2013, 01:54 PM. Reason: Sentence structure

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                          • #43
                            I just finished this one up. Porsche 908 H.O.S.T. .010 body. Since Can-am had little to no rules I decided to make an "inspired car". I love the Silk Cut xjr12, so I borrowed the closed in rears, and added a stylized four fin wing.




                            Last edited by Ditchrat; 07-18-2013, 01:04 PM.

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                            • #44
                              Ditchrat, since the Can Am wasn't restricted to open bodywork (one year at Watkins Glen, sports prototypes ran on one day in the enduro, the next day in the Can Am), I suppose you could put it here, although I think it rates it's own post! Share some info on the build: what kind of chassis; modifications, if any; how is that wing mounted (body only, or to the chassis; how does it perform?

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                              • #45
                                It is a tyco wide pan, with a 3 ohm arm. Independent front end for a thunderstorm, narrow quicker .250 rims on a tyco axle with a 21t predator crown. 1.3 gram weights in the traction pocket and 3 grams on the nose. The wing is material from a mega-g replacement parts package. I mounted it by taking a brass tube, crushed to oval, then bent into a staple shape. It is mounted through the lexan body and glued into position from the inside. The wing is pinned and glued to the uprights. Its actually very sturdy.

                                It runs nice, the long wing looks great sliding out .

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