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Hi Guys! I finished my new model. I didn't hold on to any real car, but it is similar to the old classic Chevrolet Bell Air / Impala. There's nothing to open, it's just a riding model. Drive / Turn = standard L-Motor / Servo. There is a 1:1 transfer from the L-motor to the differential. photos: FLICKR
EDIT:___________________________________________________________ Here's where I'm currently at: Modeled after this Impala. and some current build pics Well I'm off to a fresh start on a new MOC. I learned so much during the process of my last build that I thought I would dive right into another car with similar properties. It will likely be another air ride model with a more competent power train and taking all the things I learned on my truck and incorporating them into a lighter, smaller and more functional MOC. The 63 has a lot of really great body lines and it should be fun to take a sort of street rod approach to a version of the Impala. Right now I'm sorting out what wheels I want to scale the model to. I was thinking these; off the MKII With those tires I'm looking at about 27 studs wide and 64 or so long. I'm also thinking about ordering some of the 8448 super street sensation wheels since they are already sort of chrome and have an extremely low profile tire. The problem (as I found out in my 66 custom moc) is the wide tires make adding air ride harder, since it gives you less distance between tires to achieve your steering and suspension setup. Plus if I go with those, it'll be up to 80 studs long! Lastly, I was perusing Effermans custom parts page. Someone posted some American Racing style rims, but I don't see them on his shapeways account. Anyone know how I might achieve the style as shown in the first photo for the rim?