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team burrito
07-04-2006, 11:37 AM
...I just finished this. It's a modified Champion Indy chassis with a Kyosho Mini-Z replacement body.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/teamburrito/hb1-1.jpg

Check out the rear wing.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/teamburrito/hb2-1.jpg

And here's the bottom view.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/teamburrito/hb3-1.jpg

The only problem is it's 1/28 scale & the rear width is under 3". But with looks like this, I may not want to race it. :p

Jad_Eisert
07-08-2006, 07:13 PM
Sharp looking car, how does it handle?

team burrito
07-09-2006, 05:38 PM
...the chassis itself handled very well, even with the narrow rear track. The body however needs to go on a diet (ala Dremel). It's quite heavy, so it does affect the handling. Stay tuned for further developments. :D

Closet Racer
07-19-2006, 07:32 PM
If you want to vastly improve handling using a Dremel tool to thin out the body is a good idea. We used to do that in the 60's for "hardbody" stock car racing. You can get pretty thin but ya gotta be carefull and take your time so as not to bore a hole in the body! It's a pretty messy ordeal also! Shredded plastic everywhere!!:eek:

team burrito
07-20-2006, 10:18 AM
...and I made a BIG mess. I used a ball grinder with the Dremel & it did get thin in a few places. I repaired the holes with plastic goo, made from chopped plastic bits with liquid cement. It's a little bit lighter, but I won't know until I test it on the track this weekend. Stay tuned, kitties! :o

Closet Racer
07-20-2006, 09:15 PM
Yup it is messy but if done right can make a nice handling car! You have to be carefull and not trim much away from thin roof pillars so they can maintain some strength. The more you do it the better at it you will get. The body will be much lighter and much more flexible.