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Old 14th September 2011, 09:33 PM
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Default GTS Tuning Challenger body

Evening all

Has anyone tried fitting the Challenger body from GTS Tuning?

http://www.ekmpowershop9.com/ekmps/s...enger-30-c.asp

Would it fit on the Haynes MX5 Chassis?

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Old 14th September 2011, 09:48 PM
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just search gts on any of the kit car forums. 99% of stuff ordered from them doesn't ever turn up and you wont see your money again. and for the rare occasion when something does turn up its usually a pile of crap
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Old 15th September 2011, 08:37 AM
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Crikey that looks like an on site emegency repair to some tractor implement. I certainly would not advertise a part as rough as that.

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Old 15th September 2011, 09:20 AM
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Wow!

Even I can do better than that!

My cat can do better than that!
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Old 15th September 2011, 11:16 AM
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The "Original" Challenger had it's own chassis with a daft mono shock rear end and in board shocks and rockers up front. It was fitted with a Triumph 955i bike motor and tweaked with a laptop to tease some more go out of it. Chassis etc was ALL tig welded which at the time (8ish years ago) was unheard of in Kit Cars.Mono shock did some weirdy stuff when out on track too..... but heyo if you don't try these things life is boring!
The body will fit the early Ron Champion Locost chassis but will require some dicking about to make it fit.
It will also need to be painted as it never was a gel coat shiney finish.
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Old 15th September 2011, 06:06 PM
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Thanks for that.

I got a reply from Darren George.

Confirms it won't fit a Haynes chassis without a lot of mods.

Oh well. Will have to have the new Vodou body panels or maybe this.



I'm pretty sure I can get this to fit as the prototype is using a modded Mac#1 chassis, which I believe is similar dimensions as the Haynes?
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Old 15th September 2011, 11:04 PM
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That looks like MK Sportcars new full body (pretty wee beast)for the Indy too me not a Mac 1. Both are narrower than the Haynes by 2" so it might be a tight fit...Wider body on a narrow chassis is a doddle but squeezing narrow body over a wider chassis might be a cock of a job.
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Old 16th September 2011, 10:48 AM
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This is the MK body

http://www.mksportscar.co.uk/index.p...ls&Itemi d=29

its says its a Austin Healy shape, which I like! the pictures looks very similar but the front light detail and sides are slightly different.

I thought the haynes was a similar size to the Indy as didn't the book car from Chris use a MK scuttle and nose without mods? but I might be wrong
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Old 16th September 2011, 11:56 AM
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Both bodies are related in that they originally came off another replica. The yellow one has been completely redone and is available as a Thruxton GT from JW Engineering in St Austell http://www.thruxtongt.co.uk/



It will be available as a lightweight Ford based track car or a BMW based tourer with doors and windscreen etc.

The MK one has a shortened bonnet and was developed by Pat Jackson. http://www.driveaction.co.uk/hsr/hsr.htm

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Old 20th September 2011, 11:00 PM
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i dream of the bodywork off the bentley lemans car on my chassis !
never gonna fit but id love to see something similar !

where theres a will theres a way !
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