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#21 Austin T

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:00 PM

I have thought a few engine swap ideas for the 510's , my biggest gripe with this kit, inst really the kit itself, but what was pointed out already its a pain in the horse's rear end doing wheel/tire swaps on

I know. Eightyone81 has some awesome wheels that would look killer on a 510 but they are all 16'-18' which is way to big for the tiny wheel wells. Another interesting swap would be an AWD EJ20 conversion, use one from the Revell wrx sti kit or get one from Eightyone81 in a few weeks when they restock.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:06 PM

I know. Eightyone81 has some awesome wheels that would look killer on a 510 but they are all 16'-18' which is way to big for the tiny wheel wells. Another interesting swap would be an AWD EJ20 conversion, use one from the Revell wrx sti kit or get one from Eightyone81 in a few weeks when they restock.

One of the engine swaps that I have thought about doing, I cant take credit for, another builder was going to it , is the VG30ET from Tamiyas 300 Zed kit



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

I'm thinking about buying one and doing a ratty one or making it a wagon

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:27 PM

One of the engine swaps that I have thought about doing, I cant take credit for, another builder was going to it , is the VG30ET from Tamiyas 300 Zed kit

That would be a good one as well. About a year ago there was a real 510 on ebay with a twin turbo'ed V6 in it, some of the ideas for engine swaps people have are crazy.

 

I'm thinking about buying one and doing a ratty one or making it a wagon

Ah yes, a Ratsun is on my list to do someday. Bare metal look, exposed rivets, a tiger shark mouth , and some surface rust make a 510 look downright evil. Bonus points for exposed intercooler and a stripped down interior. 



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:38 PM

Any idea of how hard it'd be to put some type of stock-ish interior? any close donors?



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:18 PM

To do the stock interior, I would just hunt down the tuner kit with the stock panels. The only other kits that have that dash are the Hasegawa Rally kit, the stock version of that kit and the 1600 Bluebird Doyusha  kit that is pretty hard to find. 



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:29 PM

With a little inspiration, there is quite a bit you can do with this kit, just like the real ones! 

 

Surviving BRE Baja Racer

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Pete Brocks Personal 510 with Vette Engine in it

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And my friend Victors car with a Supercharged VG33E Xterra engine in it. The wheels are 15X8 in front and 15X9 in the rear. So yes, you can fit bigger wheels in them if you get creative! 

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for the info Jesse, I wasn't sure of the lineage on these kits; but I sure do love that body lol



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:11 PM

wow on those 1:1 510s!

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

I'm probably gonna have to get this. Just finishing up the old Tuner version. 



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:27 AM

I recently posted a BRE 510 from the original kit, and have a 1:1 BRE clone (sort of).  I would like to get some decals for the #85 dime but all I could find were 1/32 scale.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:42 AM

Dave Van appears to make the Bobby Allison decals for this car as well as some others.

 

http://public.fotki....s/bre51085.html



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

I just picked up two today. I'm pretty pleased with them so far. Much better release than the tuners series release.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:25 AM

Dave Van appears to make the Bobby Allison decals for this car as well as some others.

 

http://public.fotki....s/bre51085.html

I've got a set-good quality but limited run type printing, buy 2 and double up.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:58 AM

WOW love the 1:1 shots!   I am really wanting to find a 1:1 510  I have a original Brock kit along with the Bre 240z and then the strett tuner kit as well.  I am looking forward to picking up a couple of the new re release Brock kits



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:39 AM

still looking at my local hobby lobby to get some in stock.



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:09 AM

And some 510's with a bit of "Flares" 

 

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

Just picked up mine at my LHS the other day. I'm very impressed by the thinness of the body, hood, and glass and how well it all seems to fit together. All the glass fits from the outside of the body perfectly and there's no warpage whatsoever. I'd have loved to have built one of these when the tool was new... I've been correcting some uneven molding around the front windows and the panel lines, especially on the passenger side, are all but gone. Not a big deal, and it's going to look great on my shelf!



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:31 PM

Almost forgot these were re-issued. bought two of them from tower hobbies. LHS doesnt have them



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

Anybody want to post pix for a guy who wants one but has never seen or built one