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#1 gtx6970

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:55 AM

The recent wanted thread has me thinking about it,,,,,again.

Anyone have any ideas on a reasonably close chassis for the MR Unswitchable GTO . It's my understanding the original MPC kit isn't accurate , let alone cheap to find

I don't have the patiance or the time to scratchbuild something and for myself it doesn't have 100% accurate either.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

Here is are some pics of the chassis and the car. The body was also heavily modified and was never a fliptop car.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:52 PM

Bill I built this kit way back when it first came out. ( Wish I still had it but a couple of Black Cats pretty much destroyed it ) I could be wrong but I think it had a Logge chassis.

Any one else have any different info on this.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:01 AM

^_^
How about an Ohio George Montgomery "Multi-Maverick" chassis?
Looks like a little bit of modifications it might work?
Just my 2 cents. :P
Looks like a very ambitious build and "FUN!!"
Looking forward to it
Thank You for sharing
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:03 AM

I'll have to look into that one( I don't have one her to ck)

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:52 AM

I'm planning on starting with a Wild Willie Borsh altered kit chassis. Kitbash the cage and you should be very close. Aaron Dupont

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

Am I seeing things or does this cutaway show split-beam front axles like a Ford pickup ???
Attached File  Mr Unswitchable Cutaway.jpg   125.05KB   34 downloads

I realize you don't wish to scratchbuild a frame but you would be way better off starting the frame with rectangular tubing.
I'm thinking .080 X .080 (2" X 2" in real terms) and .080 X .160 (2" X 4")for the main rails. Then drill the numerous lightening holes and add the round rollbar tubing(1/16th inch round)(0.062") Add some c-channel evergreen for the long front shock supports and 'Bob's your uncle'.
Less work than modifying a kit chassis I think.

However, I think the bodywork necessary to convert a stock wb. GTO into that car is daunting. The tubing for the exhausts that exited upwards, the top chop, the relocated wheelwells etc.etc. will require a lot of time ,patience and determination if you want to build an accurate replica.



P.S. Looking at the photo of the incomplete orange car it appears the front half of the chassis was replaced with round tubing and the rollbar's been updated, the driver's boxy compartment looks original.

Edited by doggie427, 02 November 2012 - 12:54 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

Am I seeing things or does this cutaway show split-beam front axles like a Ford pickup ???
Attached File  Mr Unswitchable Cutaway.jpg   125.05KB   34 downloads

I realize you don't wish to scratchbuild a frame but you would be way better off starting the frame with rectangular tubing.
I'm thinking .080 X .080 (2" X 2" in real terms) and .080 X .160 (2" X 4")for the main rails. Then drill the numerous lightening holes and add the round rollbar tubing(1/16th inch round)(0.062") Add some c-channel evergreen for the long front shock supports and 'Bob's your uncle'.
Less work than modifying a kit chassis I think.

However, I think the bodywork necessary to convert a stock wb. GTO into that car is daunting. The tubing for the exhausts that exited upwards, the top chop, the relocated wheelwells etc.etc. will require a lot of time ,patience and determination if you want to build an accurate replica.



P.S. Looking at the photo of the incomplete orange car it appears the front half of the chassis was replaced with round tubing and the rollbar's been updated, the driver's boxy compartment looks original.


Yes it was a Twin Beam Suspension . Scratch building the frame and chassis isn't as bad as you might think , I've already started my own build of this car .
Here are some more photos of the original car . http://photobucket.c...tchableoriginal

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

amt cougar funnycar chassis is the same...you can pick one up on e bay $ 9.99~phil

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

Bob, can't see the photos, it says private album
Thanks