Fly Classic Lola T70 conversion

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Fly Classic Lola T70 conversion

Postby VTECFOUR » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:53 am

My Fly Classic conversions so far (Porsche 908-3, Ferrari 512) have turned out so well that I looked for another beat up body in my collection. Found a Lola T70, one of my favorites and knocked out another hybrid chassis.

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Good results on the looks.

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Will try to modify the existing interior driver tray as I like to retain as much of Fly's modeling detail. Think I'll go with Slot It GT40 six spoke inserts in black.

These have been fun to convert and the improved performance is the icing on the cake.

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Re: Fly Classic Lola T70 conversion

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:02 pm

Its very easy to make perfect inserts from the Fly wheels. You might like that on all of these. Just spin them down with a fingernail file, sand paper, just about anything.

Does it feel weird to have a Fly car you've had for a while, and have run a lot, suddenly run like a scratchbuilt?
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Re: Fly Classic Lola T70 conversion

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:22 pm

Inserts are easy to make.

Page 1 here shows one approach.

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Re: Fly Classic Lola T70 conversion

Postby VTECFOUR » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:04 pm

Finished with the modelling detail completed.

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Went with Slot It Ford GT40 Halibrand wheel inserts. Modified and kept as much of Fly's detail - driver tray, driver figure, engine and rear exhaust. Worth the extra weight that may affect performance.

Runs and looks just fine.

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Re: Fly Classic Lola T70 conversion

Postby FootScoot » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:18 pm

Another great looking car. It has just the right stance too. Very nice.
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Re: Fly Classic Lola T70 conversion

Postby indidragracer » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:33 am

I converted a T70 like this using a 3-D printed chassi from Shapeways/CG Slotcars. Slot It motorpod, gears and guide. Stock Fly motor and custom made wheels. NSR tyres. And of course i had to give it a little Jagertouch.

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Re: Fly Classic Lola T70 conversion

Postby Mitch58 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:21 am

I did the same thing with a 3D chassis and Fly body. It's a great car to drive and as smooth as a Slot It.
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