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    #26
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    This is a good thread. I am a big fan of the 70s. The cars I would like to see reproduced in 190mm lexan:

    Triumph TR7 Coupe
    Lancia Stratos
    Maserati Bora
    BMW M1
    Datsun 240Z
    Jaguar E Type Coupe
    TVR Griffith

    I would also encourage any company remaking those bodies to make them lower and wider than the originals.
     

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    my main 3 requests.
    in order:
    1. 62 - 66 VW bug
    2. any year 21 or 23 window VW bus
    3. 64 - 66 VW notchback (ill settle for the fastback or square back)

    other suggestions:
    muscle cars. you name it, i want it. mopar's are preferred.
    04 or earlier GTI
    04 or earlier jetta
    honda CRX
    dodge SRT 4
    how about some decent looking truck body's for touring cars?
     

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    #28
    I'm all about the nostalgia! HPI is putting some effort into this category but there are many body companies who do not care...
     

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    #29
    Quote Originally Posted by st_dragn_wagen
    my main 3 requests.
    in order:
    1. 62 - 66 VW bug
    2. any year 21 or 23 window VW bus
    3. 64 - 66 VW notchback (ill settle for the fastback or square back)

    other suggestions:
    muscle cars. you name it, i want it. mopar's are preferred.
    04 or earlier GTI
    04 or earlier jetta
    honda CRX
    dodge SRT 4
    how about some decent looking truck body's for touring cars?
    the 21 or 23 window is made in 190mm by hpi....discontinued but their around.
     

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    HPI used to make an ASTRO van body for 200mm cars
    I would love to see a Ferrari F50
     

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    #31
    I'll take all 65-73 "Muscle" Cars, that actually fit...suprise...cars!!

    TVR has some sweet cars, how about the Sagaris (sp?)

    New M5 please

    Ferrari F40...
     

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    #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by MT2 owns you
    well then...*porsche 930 turbo*
    1968 dodge charger
    1978 280z
    audi rs4
    ruf r turbo (just a fancy turbo)
    porsche 993
    ruf ctr2 (pretty sure its just a fancy 993)
    school bus
    bat mobile
    the flintstone car
    bmw e30 m3 (the newest one-like 1990 or so)
    dump truck
    TAXI!!
    armored truck
    ferrari f430
    aston martin db-anything
    aston martin vanquish
    a large rat
    roadkill
    delorean
    model T
    mini cooper
    mystery machine

    and i third the weinermobile an UPS truck...yea...ALL delivery trucks....and U-Haul...yea....any business truck/car/van

    "A LARGE RAT"???? I hope MT2 doesn't take this the wrong way, but c'mon guys...please don't put silly stuff like that on this thread. We want the Big Boys to take our requests seriously . Besides, HPI, TAMIYA and others should also be applauded (in addition to being gently prodded) for their efforts in bringing us some really exceptional bodyshells. Given the tremendous outlay of cash that it takes to make masters and molds, the engineering/marketing people have to be able to justify the costs to the bean couters. It's not like we're demanding...more like "we would like to help guide" their efforts in the future

    That being said, a little suggestion to Tamiya......I know how expensive NASCAR licensing costs are/can be, but how about taking your excellent and low cost TT-01 chassis, droppping the front drive portion (along with the front diff ) making a longer wheelbase rear wheel drive and releasing it as a TT-01L or XL with current NASCAR bodyshells and maybe even some really nice vintage NASCAR stuff like the Ford Galaxy or Richard Petty's SuperBird. I'll be you a lot of the gang here will snap them up in a hurry. Oh and, on behalf of the other 1/24th static car modelers here (besides myself) THANK YOU for the current crop of excellent kits with the Cartograf decals. That was simply brilliant. Pssst...Tamiya...Revell/Monogram has re-issued some of their 60's slotcars. I know that somewhere in the vast Tamiya vault lies the dusty tooling for your own line of slotcars from the 60's.
    Last edited by mikevillena; 06-09-2005 at 02:37 AM.
     

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    #33
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    I would want:
    - 86-93 5.0 Fox body hatchback with optional scale 4" cowl hood (Mustang)
    - 1977 F-100 reg cab (scale, none of this warped stuff )
    - 1992-1996 F150 reg cab
    - 88-91 Daytona
    - Ninja Turtles van (didn't see if that one was posted )
    - 4dr Chevette/Acadian
    - A DHL truck, so you can race the UPS trucks
    - Subaru Brat

    That all I could think of for now.
     

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    #34
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    I'd like to see:
    77 Firebird (Bandit's Trans Am)
    300C/Magnum
    Ferrari Daytona
    Ford RS200
     

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    #35
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    Having seen PTI's bodies, I'm really hoping they are getting set up to do more. I'd like to see some of these classics from them.

    Hey Mobil1, you listening???
     

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    #37
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    Notwalkin,
    Nice and classy choices...but you forgot the Citroen Mahari! How about a nice Messerschmitt Tiger? I see you've also included the Pacer (the styling inspiration for the 928 just kidding! ), maybe a "Wayne's World" limited edition...no? HoneyBEE!!! Is that an Opel Kadett? Do I win a prize?
     

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    That's a Manta... but yes, you can have a cookie.

    Check out this 914...
    http://www.glenphotos.com/historic2004/04his1.jpg
     

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    #39
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    Id love to see a e36 BMW M3 and the new M5. I would definitly buy a couple of each.
     

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    Wow... those last two links aren't working... hold on.
     

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    #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotWalkinBlind
    That's a Manta... but yes, you can have a cookie.

    Check out this 914...
    http://www.glenphotos.com/historic2004/04his1.jpg
    I must be considered "rif-raf" because I was forbidden....pah!!! You Porsche Owners are such an elitist bunch!
    Instead of the cookie can I have:
    Alpine A310
    Alfa Romeo TZ2 "Tubolare"
    Alfa Romeo "Bimotore" 1940 F-1
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (Fangio's car with the "air brake")

    Pretty please...
     

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    #43
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    Go here...
    http://www.glenphotos.com/historic2004/index.html
    ...and click on Photo #13 (935) and Photo #34 (914)
     

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    #44
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    slightly off topic, but going off of NWB's site, pic #26:
    (had image going, but decided not to work).

    Back on topic, what about the VW Scirocco?
    Last edited by Piggy89373; 06-09-2005 at 02:21 PM.
     

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    #45
    Quote Originally Posted by ososlow
    I would want:
    - 86-93 5.0 Fox body hatchback with optional scale 4" cowl hood (Mustang)
    Now that's what I'm talkin' about!!!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikevillena
    "A LARGE RAT"???? I hope MT2 doesn't take this the wrong way, but c'mon guys...please don't put silly stuff like that on this thread. We want the Big Boys to take our requests seriously . Besides, HPI, TAMIYA and others should also be applauded (in addition to being gently prodded) for their efforts in bringing us some really exceptional bodyshells. Given the tremendous outlay of cash that it takes to make masters and molds, the engineering/marketing people have to be able to justify the costs to the bean couters. It's not like we're demanding...more like "we would like to help guide" their efforts in the future

    That being said, a little suggestion to Tamiya......I know how expensive NASCAR licensing costs are/can be, but how about taking your excellent and low cost TT-01 chassis, droppping the front drive portion (along with the front diff ) making a longer wheelbase rear wheel drive and releasing it as a TT-01L or XL with current NASCAR bodyshells and maybe even some really nice vintage NASCAR stuff like the Ford Galaxy or Richard Petty's SuperBird. I'll be you a lot of the gang here will snap them up in a hurry. Oh and, on behalf of the other 1/24th static car modelers here (besides myself) THANK YOU for the current crop of excellent kits with the Cartograf decals. That was simply brilliant. Pssst...Tamiya...Revell/Monogram has re-issued some of their 60's slotcars. I know that somewhere in the vast Tamiya vault lies the dusty tooling for your own line of slotcars from the 60's.

    im not sure when i wrote that but it weas probably pretty late, but the reason i put some of the not so serious things in is becuase other than being bored and 3 months to go (summer) thers a lotta litle kids now...it might be funny to see their faces when they see this gigantic rat coming towards them ...but yea...you may not know it yet but im not a very serious person... but a porsche 930 would be pretty sweet...
     

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    In no particular order:

    '34 5-window
    Datsun (not Nissan heh) 240Z
    1949? Hudson "Moonshine Runner"
    Honda CRX (latter year version)
    Meyer's Manx (completely concur with MikeV on this one!)
    1961? 1963? Mercury Comet (I forget what year, but it was sweet looking)
    Chevy Biscayne (forget what year had the cool tail lights)
    VW Beetle (classic air-cooled, not the "New Beetle")
    Dodge Magnum
    '68 Firebird with Ram Air 400 because I once had one

    Porsche 356 (A, B or C, preferably B)
    ps to Mike: What is FHC and DHC?
    ps to Boston: What was the Pre-A Speedster?


    My computer keeps crashing on me and I lost like half of the list I had going, so I'll just leave it as it is, log off and then shoot my computer. I don't know when I'll be back on.
     

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    #48
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    most of those bodies would be in production if it werent for licensing problems. some companies dont want to license the manufacturing of these bodies to companies like HPI and Parma...thats why you get these crappy knock-offs that like very similar to a supra or prelude, but just arent the same. its a shame really.
     

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    #49
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    MT2 - Would you settle for "Rat Fink" car (really cool 60's stuff)?
    Kitty - FHC (Fixed head coupe) DHC (drop head coupe) are uniquely Brit nomenclature along with "Shooting Brake", "boot", "bitter" (warm beer near as I can translate it)..etc. Hope your computer lets you come out to play soon...
    Josh - You are probably correct. However, Revell-Monogram and Tamiya along with a lot of plastic kit manufaturers still manage to produce licensed products in 1/24th scale. Funny, I thought a lot of Tamiya's and HPI's bodyshells are licensed?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by h20pressure
    the 21 or 23 window is made in 190mm by hpi....discontinued but their around.
    i thought the HPI bus was for a mini back when the pint size 1/10th scale stuff was popular. and the proportions of it weren't the greatest.
     

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