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Hillman Imp

Postby VTECFOUR » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:54 pm

Built a Hillman Imp started from a Retro Racer 44's slot car estate purchase.

Can't do better than begin with a George Turner body resin cast .

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Extended the existing wheel flares slightly, front and rear, with fast setting epoxy to accomodate Slot It 14" plastic and BRM Nascar rims. One day, we'll resurrect the U13 Challenge Proxy for under 1.3 litre cars, so I wanted this car to be eligible for the modified class.

Reworked one of Retro Racer's chassis to have adjustable wheelbase.

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Sprayed on Tamiya TS-16 Yellow and TS-10 French Blue to replicate George Turner's rendition.

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The minilite wheel inserts were created by Ron, our club's 3D printing wizard.

Gave it a run on Luf's Big Targa track and it felt planted with decent speed. Pleased with the results.

Another little car for the collection.

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Re: Hillman Imp

Postby SuperSlab » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:20 pm

I can vouch for the fact that it runs beautifully too! Good job Dan!

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Re: Hillman Imp

Postby Brumos RSR » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:07 pm

That looks oddly familiar
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Re: Hillman Imp

Postby VTECFOUR » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:17 pm

@ Super Slab - respect your measured observation as always.

@ Brumos RSR - thought you'd notice and appreciate.

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Re: Hillman Imp

Postby Dundee Denny » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:13 pm

Very impressive, and just a fast looking car even standing still!!!

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Re: Hillman Imp

Postby Brumos RSR » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:55 pm

[quote="VTECFOUR"]@ Super Slab - respect your measured observation as always.

@ Brumos RSR - thought you'd notice and appreciate.

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Needs a 44 on it and it would be perfect
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Re: Hillman Imp

Postby Audi1 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:38 am

Nice looking car!

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Re: Hillman Imp

Postby bigman » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:07 am

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:text-goodpost: Real nice looking car. :text-bravo:
Looks like it should handle the corners :auto-driving: real well, outstanding details :clap:
The flares and the wheels & tires makes it super Cool :auto-checkeredflag: , for sure. :clap:
These smaller versions (under 1.3 litre) of racers are starting to grow on me. :auto-driving:

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