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Mike Van Veghten
10-07-2009, 12:17 AM
I'm about 2/3's done building a 1/24 scale radio controled 53/54 coupe (Conestoga) Stude.

While not exactly cheap, it IS a very cool little car.
Since I have the Conestoga, that's the body I'm using...but the AMT model body has the same wheel base, so that's also an option for a vintage NASCAR car with wide tires and wheels, rounded fender openings, sitting low, etc.
Looks great sitting in the desk.

It'll be a while as I have to make a coupla custom parts but I'll post some pictures of what I have this weekend if anyone is interested.

Mike

clonelark
10-07-2009, 02:39 AM
Sure someone is interested, post pic's when you can.

http://i35.tinypic.com/28a5clx.jpg

wolfie
10-07-2009, 10:21 AM
Yes, I would love to see pics. Steve

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll160/wolfie_53/T-cabhoodsprings015.jpg

raprice
10-07-2009, 05:08 PM
I'd love to see the pix. It's a fascinating project.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

monomaniac
10-07-2009, 06:30 PM
You could also consider submitting something on this project to
Turning Wheels. We also like models.

4961Studebaker
10-08-2009, 09:31 AM
sounds really cool,
alway's wanted to do a c-cab body and place it on a R/C monster truck chassis.

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg
140 weeks till completion.

Mike Van Veghten
10-11-2009, 09:37 PM
Ok...current pictures up

The coupe body will have to wait for a second chassis. This chassis is for the Conestoga panel body.
I will be cutting rear windows in the body to make it look more like my actual wagon.

The carbon fiber "spring" holding the motor pod in place will have to be custom made for the correct wheel base. The one on there now has been...."modified"....to fit, but it's really not driveable the way it is. Carbon fiber sheet on order..!
The "shock" on top is adjustable for friction.

The tires are made for wider wheels. These tires will be narrowed to fit the narrow wheels that fit under the stock fender openings on the wagon body.

Nice thing about FM radios...NO ugly antennas sticking up out of the body...!

I know about the "CASO" moniker...and while this car drivable is well into the three digit range (including the control radio)..I can build copies. Since I'm not yet done, I don't have an exact cost yet.

http://public.fotki.com/-Mike-/

Click on "Slot and RC cars". Double click to enlarge any picture.
Sorry about all the dust..!

Mike