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Old Sep 21, 2009, 07:37 AM
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1/18 1/16 scale bodies and wheels

I have always been a mini freak. There is just something about these cool little trucks, truggies and buggies that I love. I have owned a very high percentage of most of them that have been made. The one problem I have always experience is that most manufactures do not adhere to any kind of rule about size. It would be helpful to all the rest of us if they would. But that is typical that they all want to make some proprietary stuff so yo have to buy from them.

Ok, so enough about my rant. Here is what I am asking of everyone that can contribute to this thread.
I am looking for the best sites that offer the widest variety of truck, truggy and buggy bodies and wheels. We can expand upon this as we go if you like.
I would also like to find out the different ways that wheels are mounted on different vehicles. There will be two main ways. Hex adapters and bare axle with axle pin. So I would be looking for the hex adapter sizes and shaft sizes.
I know that proline makes some great wheels and bodies, but they don't make everything. And HPI makes some great bodies with great decal sets.

I will start off with some main sites. Here you can see that Proline only offers 6 bodies and they bunch it all in one category called "mini, micro and other". Don't they just love us
http://www.prolineracing.com/c-47-bodies.aspx
and here you can see that they don't offer alot for wheels and tires either.
http://www.prolineracing.com/c-46-tires.aspx

HPI only offers car bodies in the micro scale unless you guys can find something I couldn't.

Tower has a pretty big selection, but they are listed under "Miscellaneous Scale" Doesn't it bother you guys like it does me, that it seems that no one really takes this micro hobby seriously, or at least won't get it together enough to be able to correctly categorize them.

So, please share all that you can on 1/16 and 1/18 scale bodies and wheels/tires.
Another good topic for this thread would be, body post extensions and mods.
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 07:18 PM
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i have seen alot of people adapt the new bright bodies to there cars . just a thought
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 07:41 PM
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Thanks, I did a search and could not find their site. Do you have a link?

I really thought I could get a better turn out than this. Am I in the wrong category or something?
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 10:12 PM
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That means that everyone is basically running stock bodies and not doing any cool body mods or changes. Kind of sad. I used to like to put beetle bug and car bodies on my trucks and truck bodies on my cars. Just to make things fun.

So I just learned that thetoyz also has a large selection of bodies. Some of them are pretty High$$ but at least they have a good selection. I have also found some body post extensions there.
Here is my old E-Savage with a bug body to try and inspire you guys.
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Old Sep 22, 2009, 04:53 PM
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There is rchobbies.com.au for those of us here in Australia. They seem to have a good range and their prices are fairly good too. I hear their customer service is another good point, yet I have never dealt with them myself.

I have not owned an RC car since I was a child, but the Half 8 mini inferno LAV is a very tempting buy. (even though it's an old model)
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Old Sep 22, 2009, 05:20 PM
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I have always been a mini freak. There is just something about these cool little trucks, truggies and buggies that I love. I have owned a very high percentage of most of them that have been made. The one problem I have always experience is that most manufactures do not adhere to any kind of rule about size. It would be helpful to all the rest of us if they would. But that is typical that they all want to make some proprietary stuff so yo have to buy from them.

Ok, so enough about my rant. Here is what I am asking of everyone that can contribute to this thread.
I am looking for the best sites that offer the widest variety of truck, truggy and buggy bodies and wheels. We can expand upon this as we go if you like.
I would also like to find out the different ways that wheels are mounted on different vehicles. There will be two main ways. Hex adapters and bare axle with axle pin. So I would be looking for the hex adapter sizes and shaft sizes.
I know that proline makes some great wheels and bodies, but they don't make everything. And HPI makes some great bodies with great decal sets.

I will start off with some main sites. Here you can see that Proline only offers 6 bodies and they bunch it all in one category called "mini, micro and other". Don't they just love us
http://www.prolineracing.com/c-47-bodies.aspx
and here you can see that they don't offer alot for wheels and tires either.
http://www.prolineracing.com/c-46-tires.aspx

HPI only offers car bodies in the micro scale unless you guys can find something I couldn't.

Tower has a pretty big selection, but they are listed under "Miscellaneous Scale" Doesn't it bother you guys like it does me, that it seems that no one really takes this micro hobby seriously, or at least won't get it together enough to be able to correctly categorize them.

So, please share all that you can on 1/16 and 1/18 scale bodies and wheels/tires.
Another good topic for this thread would be, body post extensions and mods.
Hi this is rc rules!! I would like to ask you a question. Are they Tamiya? well if so, type in tamiya america and it should come up with a site that you chose which country. Click on america and go to parts support system and type the name, chassi and some other stuff. your car should come up and then you type in what part that your looking for.
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Old Sep 22, 2009, 05:24 PM
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Thanks, I did a search and could not find their site. Do you have a link?

I really thought I could get a better turn out than this. Am I in the wrong category or something?
I don't know what went wrong and I am sorry if it wasted your time. Rc rules!!
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That means that everyone is basically running stock bodies and not doing any cool body mods or changes. Kind of sad. I used to like to put beetle bug and car bodies on my trucks and truck bodies on my cars. Just to make things fun.

So I just learned that thetoyz also has a large selection of bodies. Some of them are pretty High$$ but at least they have a good selection. I have also found some body post extensions there.
Here is my old E-Savage with a bug body to try and inspire you guys.
I was gonna say that it looked a bit weird, BUT ALSO AWSOME!! RC rules!!
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Old Sep 22, 2009, 06:36 PM
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rc rules,
My comment wasn't directed towards you, I appreciate you stepping in and at least trying to help.
I was just saying that I am suprised that I didn't get more responses.

Also, the main point is to try and find bodies that are not originally meant/designed for your truck or car, but will fit close enough that you can either mod it a little or use some body post extensions or something like that to make it fit. One of the biggest problems is that a lot of sites like thetoyz, do not list the dimensions of the body. So, to see if it is close enough. You have to email and wait for a reply. That can take a long time, especially if it won't fit and then you are emailing about other bodies.
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Old Oct 05, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Just updating the thread.
Here are some body post extensions I just bought. The ones I got were black.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ABC-Hobby-66213-...d=p3286.c0.m14

I am currently trying to find and put a 1/16 scale truck body on a 1/16 scale buggy. I will post pics later of the on road car conversion that has already been completed.
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Old Oct 06, 2009, 09:45 AM
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i usualy go to walmart or even good will to find cheap rc cars with the bodies i like and just mod it to fit . the reason no one does this too much because its so easy to buy an original that has holes and window masks . also when you use these hard bodys they normaly get trashed in short order due to the high power nature of most can nowadays .
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