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#1 gonzo64nova

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:08 AM

I was wondering if anybody knows what would be a good kit to use for a chassis /wheels/tires/etc for an Iroc style race car (IMSA maybe?). I am wanting to do a 74-77 CAMARO version. I also need info on the wheel flares ,if they come in any kit or resin. I also need some suspension /under hood shots, I have no clue what they used back then under these cars. Any help or info with pics or builds would be great. Thanks in advance. 

 

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Edited by gonzo64nova, 25 April 2013 - 04:15 PM.


#2 bbowser

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:54 AM

Google images is your friend.  I believe they were tube-framed NASCAR styled type cars IIRC.  Some research should find out if they had truck-arm live axles or independent rears, they all used a basic GM 358 ci engine.  Probably your best starting point would be one of the ASA cars from Revell?



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:49 AM

If they are anything like the next generation Camaro, Dodge and Pontiac Firebird IROC cars, they were indeed WC style chassis with truck trailing arm rear suspension.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:54 AM

Yes, Google is your friend for sure. A good starting point for a chassis would be any of the old Monogram NASCAR kits. The IROC chassis of that time was very similar. IIRC They were a Banjo Matthews chassis with Camaro parts hung on instead of Thunderbird or Grand Prix parts.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:15 AM

On second thought.... The Monogram GM kits might not be correct for this, I think they're a Laughlin chassis. The T-Bird kits are a Banjo chassis though I think.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

The Promo's I have do show a chassis like the cup cars.

 

(True Value Hardware was a sponsor and sold promos 86,88,90,92/94??

86 Camaro Only red. 88 Camaro red, blue, white, and black.

I think the 90 Daytona's were the same 4 colors.

Last issue was available in all 12 colors as I recall)



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:09 AM

Thanks guys for the help. I think I'll try and find one of the early Nascar kits for a chassis and scratch build the flares, Ive found alot of reference yesterday on Bing ,it works alot better than Google.


Edited by gonzo64nova, 19 April 2013 - 06:22 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:04 AM

There is a pretty obscure japanese kit (Otaki I believe)  of a '74 IROC Camaro.  I have it in my collection (no it is not for sale).  I will post photos when I get a chance.  HRM makes a nice resin trans-kit to build the '73 Porsche RSR.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:14 AM

I have the Otaki kit and think it would be a great start for this car.

 

The True Value series would seem to be a good start for either the Camaro or the Daytona. These were plastic body kits and seem pretty close to 1/24. I think a Monogram Thunderbird would be a good chassis to swap under either of these. True Value also sold an Avenger. This was a metal body kit that I can't really say much positive about.

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:37 AM

There is a pretty obscure japanese kit (Otaki I believe)  of a '74 IROC Camaro.  I have it in my collection (no it is not for sale).  I will post photos when I get a chance.  HRM makes a nice resin trans-kit to build the '73 Porsche RSR.

Here are the photos I promised.  Looks like I mis-remembered.  The kit appears to be a '79 Camaro.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:10 AM

ANY IDEA ON WHERE TO PICK UP ONE OF THE "OTAKI" IROC CAMARO KITS.....DID NOT SEE ON EBAY AT THIS TIME.

THANKS, VERNON



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

Just Cross your fingers and Search!!

They will come up, but not often.

Look for them on All sale/auction sights.

Just be prepared to PAY for them!

 

Not sure who owns the Otaki tooling now, so can not even guess

 on the likely-hood of re-issues coming anytime soon, or ever again.

 

Bought mine in Pittsburgh in 79-80!!

Not much detail on either chassis or interior.

It was designed for batteries & motor. Has a 2 speed setting too. 4 AA batteries!!

 

I have heard it was molded in Many different colors.

Mine is dark blue. The other mag reviewed a re-issue and said it was Pink!



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:20 AM

Hello Daniel....Many thanks. I've been building models for about 40 years now and don't believe I ever saw this kit before.

Thanks again, Vernon



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:41 AM

Here is my built.

Just uploaded it to p-bucket transfer holder.

 

IROC-Mario-Ls_zps5eb5497b.jpg

 

I added the Rollbars from an Original issue Dukes Charger. (Same time frame)

That one came with full Race roll bars, while the IROC only had a Hoop behind the rear seat.

(If it even had that!! it was 79-80 after all!!)

 

The folder for it.

http://s145.photobuc...Z?sort=3&page=1


Edited by Edsel-Dan, 23 April 2013 - 10:44 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:32 AM

Hello Daniel...Sharp build....I am definetly going to have to search for one of these kits.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:46 PM

I've just completed a majority of the body work and its starting to look like my reference material. I scratch-built the wheel flares,the front spoiler, and the plates that cover the door handles and license plate opening. I've also incorporated a flange on the fender flares as these were pop-rivited on the 1.1 cars. I still need to make the headlight covers. The first generation of the IROC Camaros were basically built off of the stock chassis with a few up-grades. Im using 2 Camaro kits and  a Dale Ernhart Monte Carlo to create this race car. I just ordered a set of Minilite wheels for this build ,the only ones that really belong on this ride. As crude as these cars were I think they look bad ass and with their 500hp small blocks they probably were a blast to drive. Enjoy the pics and thanks to everyone that contributed to this thread.

 

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Edited by gonzo64nova, 25 April 2013 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 04:35 PM

Some good pics here, Bill: http://www.trans-ams...th70Camaro.html



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:50 AM

Great looking project Bill,  Please keep us informed of your progress.

Vernon



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:52 AM

Guess I ought to pull my Otaki Camaro out and see what I can trade it for.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:20 AM

Bill, That's a great start.  Where are you getting your mini-lites from?  I know Replica & Miniatures has some very nice ones but they don' t have quite enough offset for this car.