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Jul 18, 2019, 02:12 PM
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Vaterra Nissan GTR 1/10 new body ideas


Picked up a Vaterra Nissan GTR 1/10 RC car for a ridiculously low price( I threw the money at him and ran ) . There is nothing wrong with it other than the body shell is the typical blown lexan effort and there are some minor scuffs from the previous owner on the base plate.
I want to lift this up a little and give it a nice hard/killer body, normally I would use one of the jeep/4x4/D90 bodies but as this is a "road" car I would need to change too many parts to get it looking like an off roader so "on road" it will be.

What are my options ? Ive seen killerbodies in Lambo, Ferrari, Camaro and an Alfa Romeo but they just dont float my boat, I could try and find a 1/10 plastic (revell/airfix etc) car and modify that I suppose but would rather find something relatively hassle free.

Any suggestions ?
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Jul 28, 2019, 10:26 PM
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hey since no one said anything... you have a standard dimensions touring car with low shock absorber towers, so basically any 185mm wide 255-260mm wheelbase body will fit. That's the good news.

You mentioned wanting a hard body, those are scarcely available if at all for this type of car. There is of course the Tamiya Lancia 037 hard body, but this runs non-standard wheelbase of 236-240mm.

I'd strongly suggest you look into Tamiya on-road bodies, even though they are blown (vaccum-formed) they can be incredibly intricate and detailed.

The primary thing is, what sort of car / truck do you wish to model it after?
Jul 29, 2019, 06:51 AM
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Cheers Firefox , my other cars are basically all Ford Focus blown shells (1/28, 1/24, 1/18) or overblown wheels for off road.
For this I would like either a Ford Focus body which would bring it inline with my other models or I would really like to switch them all to classic Rally bodies (MKII Ford Escort, Lancia Delta/Stratos, Audi Quattro S1, Peugeot 105 or maybe an Open Manta, Honda Civic or Toyota Celica) I am open to a relatively large scope.

I also have a 3d printer so i have that option as well
Aug 02, 2019, 10:14 AM
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i would look up "teambluegrove" on ebay they do alot of older cars and unique bodies for tc's.
https://www.ebay.com/usr/teambluegroove
Aug 05, 2019, 06:48 AM
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Cool Thanks WFD3123


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