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 Post subject: Body Designs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:22 am 
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I've never been too fond of the locost design (please don't take offense - it is a nice design). I would love to make it a full body like a Lemans LMP2 or similiar. But what is everyone's opinion of the Whelen Modified racecar design? http://hometracks.nascar.com/files/imag ... 100211.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Body Designs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:15 am 
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Fewski wrote:
But what is everyone's opinion of the Whelen Modified racecar design?


I think I just vomited a little.


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 Post subject: Re: Body Designs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:22 am 
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Hmmm... I guess Cheapracer doesn't like 'em much...

Personally, I like the open-wheel front end and the exposed air filter pokin' up through the hood. The nerf bars in between the front and rear wheels are kinda cool, don't quite see that working well on a street car though. But to me, the point that the Whelen cars fall down on is that roof. It's too tall, out of proportion to the rest of the car. I'm not crazy about the rear wheels/tires protruding out thru the fenders either, but that's easily remedied.

Are you building a track-only toy or a road-going toy? That Whelen look would translate pretty well to a track car. (Duhhh... They ARE track cars...) :mrgreen: Street vehicle? Not so much.

IMHO, of course. :cheers:

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 Post subject: Re: Body Designs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:54 am 
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And you thought the 7 was ugly. Well, there's a girl for everybody.

I too am not the biggest fan of the 7 design, especially the rear end, but it does have it's upsides such as you can build one and make it all on your own without spending a ton of money plus it can keep you out of trouble.

The car is quick, very quick, it's just not fast. That means you can run rings around just about everybody and the car keeps you from going so fast that a wreck is scary &/or super dangerous. It saves you from yourself.

I think the bad aero is actually a plus.

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 Post subject: Re: Body Designs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:50 pm 
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Im with cheap on that one..


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:25 am 
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Someone dropped 2/3's of a Europa on top of a 7?!?? :ack:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:10 pm 
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To each his own.


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 Post subject: Re: Body Designs
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:47 pm 
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Would that Whalen be a late model dirt track racer where they have to keep an original roofline or something weird so the can say its a Corvette, like a "super modified"?


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