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YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK AT THESE Z's!!!

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How cool is that jeez they've got some really nice cars, it's a shame they don't do the 240 in a RC version!

Here's some more from their site. The detail is great. How big is 1:24 scale in length?

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The Haynes manual quotes the 240Z as 165.2" in length so a 1:24 scale would be approximately just under 6.9" or 17.5 cms in length.

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I have a number of diecast cars, of 1:18 and a couple 1:24 scale, and IMO, Anything smaller than 1:18th scale is too small to apreciate the details as they would relate to the real car. Some objects, like a shifter, are too fragile to touch. At 1:18, you can see lettering, lines on vent grilles, the texture of the leater seats. On anything smaller, textures and details need to be exaggerated to be reproduced by anything less fine than a laser.

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Hey Tomohawk, I understand you're really into RC models? Do you know if there's a 240z body available anywhere? I'd like to get my hands on a 240z RC car and paint it like mine.

As far as the scaled die-cast models.... the 1:24's are better than a Hotwheel. :) Frankly, I like any kind of 240z model. I picked up one of the Franklin Mint models a few years ago and that's an excellent die-cast. But, I believe it's a 1:18?

Toecutter, that red model looks IDENTICAL to your ride.... I wish they had a yellow one for obvious reasons.... :bunny:

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As far as the scaled die-cast models.... the 1:24's are better than a Hotwheel. :) Frankly, I like any kind of 240z model. I picked up one of the Franklin Mint models a few years ago and that's an excellent die-cast. But, I believe it's a 1:18?

The Franlin Mint 240Z is 1/24. The best detailed 1/18 240Z I've ever seen is the Kyosho.

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I am bidding on this to make a set of plugs for a pair of molds modified for a club project Tomohawk will be working on-making the pieces available inexpensively to build your own car in 1/10 scale-so you can race everybody else at the shows while you wait for track time! According to Tomohawk, 1/10 scale is big enough to put serious hardware and batteries into if you choose, but small enough to find inexpensive mechanicals too.

Please don't bid up the price-you will be affecting the final price of the body kits(there will be atleast two-a rally version, a stock version, and one to get NUTZ with!

The auction I am planning to win is here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=008&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=180096274977&rd=1&rd=1

Again, please forgo any selfish:angry: and evil :mad: plans to allow access for a club fundraiser.:classic:

WIll

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sweet guys! i have been hunting for a 240z rc body for years! cant wait to see what you come up with. I was just about to sell most of my rc gear to help fund my 1/1 scale project. i may need to rethink that. i guess i will still unload all my nitro gear if any one is interested in 1/8 scale buggies. i have a killer hoped up ofna hyper7 pcr for sale . pm me and i can email photos and such. sorry to get off topic a little there! look forward to that 240z body! you guys rock!

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Hotwheels makes many diecast models you'd like to collect. I have a couple Ferraris from Hotwheels, even though they're considered an off-brand compared to Burago, et al.

I think I saw a diecast 240Z model- the kind with the detailed engine (spark plug wires, radiator hoses, etc) somwhere for sale, but at $750, I preferred to get some full-size tires. I probably wouldn't fit into it, or i'd lose the car keys in the rug. :eek:

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Did you see all that neato detail inside the car? That's what you get at 1:18 scale (or bigger.)

It's got the vertical defroster lines....

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Looks like a Maisto or Road Signature. Still not as detailed as the Kyosho. But the Kyosho costs about twice as much:

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Spend the extra on Kyosho. It's worth it. Curtis, I do not think they are still in production but some model shops may still have one. Or try ebay.

Has anybody seen the Jada cars in shops in Aus? Or is ebay the only way.

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I hate you guys posting all these great looking cars. Because of you, I had to go out and but a few of these to keep my die cast stealth aircraft company. :)

I ended up ordering the white 1:24 1970 240Z by Franklin Mint, the green 1:18 1970 240Z by Yat Ming (wrong hubcaps and all), and the silver 1972 240Z 1:18 by SunStar.

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I've got most of those. The 26 and the Sun Star have the "D" caps though there never was a black 240Z, I have the Z33 because it was cheap ($10 at Costco), the two Kyosho's are the most detailed though the 240 has the 'Fairlady' hubcaps.

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I'm just wondering...

If any of you guys want to build your own r/c Z car, about how much would you want to spend on it? Consider that most car bodies are $15 - $20, how high would you go for the chassis?

CHASSIS: A car frame with shocks & springs all around, A-arm front suspension & usually a straight rear axle w/ diff. The rear suspension may be of the independant type. Removable wheels ( to customise tires & rims.)

RADIO: A fully proportional radio control system with variable speed forward ( and maybe backward), and real proportional steering. It also has the usual 7.2V NiCad car battery, and a pistol-type transmitter.

Support equipment: A battery charger for the car battery is about all you'll need. Any more is optional, to taste.

The dececent car chassis kits run $90-$120.

The 240Z car prototype we are working on right now is totally up in design. If people want a $$9 chassis, I know where to get some, but the car will suck meaning it'll be "slow," and the steering will be like full-left, center, or full-right. The range would be about 100 - 200 ft, which might be OK, because you want to see where you're driving. The prototype Will & I are working on will have the 'good' chassis with 2WD, not the 4WD that people use for racing. It'll be fast. (so to speak,) Faster than "scale," but you can get used to it. The steering will be proportional, so you can go through a slolom course and just miss the cones, like in reality.

Thst's the $100 chassis deal.

thx

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hey man! sounds cool! so are you guys going to sell the body alone so i can build my own car or are you going to be selling the cars allready built. personanaly i would go all out and (or most of the way) and build a shaft drive 4wd ride. like fitting it onto a associated or hpi chassy. what will be the wheel base? if it is a standard wheelbase it should fit on most 1/10 scale cars, eh? i really want to acquire a 240z body only. i have been looking for one for some time now. keep up the good work! this sounds almost to cool to be true! have fun!ROFL

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