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I really like the 60s sports cars, particularly some of the American stuff for some reason. I have 8 Cheetahs, 3 GT-40s, a few Chaparral 2Ds, some Cobras, etc. I'm not a huge fan of the other Chappys but I really like the 2D, especially the Sebring. A 2D from Slot It (or NSR) would really be a nice match to the new Slot It GT-40.

Anybody else think so?

Randy
 

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Love them myself. I've got a very effective Revell 2C with a Slot.It inline, and I'm working on a Strombecker 2D at the moment. But you couldn't get a sidewinder in one, surely, especially with the nice fat tyres the model demands - that's why their 2E is overscale, which is such a pity.

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I suspect a 2D would not be a great seller, so don't hold your breath.
Slot.It have already announced their next Chaparral, it will be a 2J and it will be 1/32 scale.
Dave, the 2E is over scale because Slot.It did a deal with Racer to co-operate on the project and Racer do not make 1/32 scale cars.
It is perfectly possible to do a sidewinder 2A, 2C or 2D in 1/32 scale but you need to remember that rear tyres were only about 12inches wide in 1966.
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Mick, why do you think the 2D would not be popular?

I'm going to check tonight to see if the Slot It GT-40 chassis will fit under a Strombecker 2D shell. If it does, next step will be to see if the GT-40 chassis is available separately. I already know an HRS chassis is too wide.

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Hi.
I'd like to clear up things.
The 2J is my 'dream car when I was a child' that I want to make one day. But it will not be our next Chaparral.
A similar car to the 2E, which will use a few parts from its sibling (chassis, cockpit, wheels, wing), is more likely to happen - for example a 2F, which also raced against the GT40.
Nothing is being done yet though.

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This was one of the first re-paints I did (some time ago), but I did a new chassis for it a few days ago. Still working on the tuning, going to be a bit tricky to get it running with the Slot It GTR-40. They make a nice couple:



Here's the chassis:



Don't laugh too much at the chassis, it works better than it would appear to. The chassis without the body was only 2/10s sec off the GT-40. I did a fair bit of fooling with weight to get the GT-40 to run with the NSRs (keep in mind the GT-40 is half the price of an NSR). I'm fairly sure I can get the Chappy close.

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Just thought y'all might like to see some video of a Slot It GT40 and my Chappy 2D with homebuilt chassis racing neck and neck:



Just click on the photo. I'm surprised at how well the PCB chassis works. They're doing approximately 6.5 second laptimes, very good times for my track.

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