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I have always liked the famous “Pink Pig” or “Le Cochon Rose” , thought of making one with a Slot it white kit but then realized that the measurements were different and it just won’t work.

I also thought about buying the LM release, but USD$189+ taxes and shipping it just is a little too expensive , moreover if I run the risk of not getting the goods due to the shipping problems of the Covid era.

So, I was really lucky to find the @chappyman66 (great file mate btw😀) 3dp file in Cults so I downloaded it and printed it in resin for a smooth surface. My friend Mike Pérez painted it for me as I didn’t have the palid rose color at hand, but I did paint the motor and lights using some images from the web as reference.
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As you can see, I added a little race effect, as it would be in Lemans😀
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Then applied a coat of clear urethane with the airbrush and after it dryed applied the decals which were home made. This is the result after all the decals , it really looks promising and I can’t wait to finish the windshield and all the accessories of the body to put a chasis and race it!
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Maybe it’s not perfect but I have spent around USD$21 bucks+$4 from the file! So at this price I think it’s unbeatable the 3dp option.

Will update as soon as posible , hope you all like it.😀

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I’m excited about this build Laurence, I plan to install a HRS Slot it Chasis in SW configuration and get the car homologated for Racing at the Lemans Classic Class, along with the other models😀

It will be a challenge for my Tuning skills as I pretend the 907/20 to be competitive, but I’m still far away from that step, first the body and then the chasis.

I know you have the LM Trouffle Hunter, Laurence, whenever you can some pics (now in HD thanks to your new tablet😉) would be apreciated.

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I have always liked the unique nature of the 917-20 and the iconic livery adds to the allure.
I can't take credit for the file, it's the work of @nimrod444 as so many others....but the glass buck is mine and works fine. Still working on the headlight covers, those are complex....but I think I am close.

Your print and build look great so far!
Oh! I didn’t know it was @nimrod444 work, absolutely fabulous, thanks for clarifying Chappy . As you mention, Nimrod files are awesome and makes some of the best uncommon cars for slot racing.
Regarding windshield and headlights I tried the Slot it clear parts for the 962/956 and they seem to fit without major trouble, at 3-5 USD seems reasonable to me, will check it again once I finish the paint job and installed the body posts.

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And I have the Sideways 935.....so many more models to do for the livery.
Yep, and don’t forget the Nsr 997 which also was released with the Cochon Rose 🐖 livery, fact I will upload a pic of the three when the 917/20 is finished, I read somewhere a review of them as “ The father, the son and the ilegitimate son”😂
 

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Thank you Chappy i just downloaded your model, now i just have to figure out how to print it :unsure:
Preferably on a 3d printer mate😜

Sorry for the joke, ok being serious if you don’t have a 3d printer right now and don’t want to wait for it to buy it, install it etc, best way would be to comission the print to someone else, there should be someone near your place that does it in a professional way without having to be too expensive , more or less it should be around 20-30 usd for printing the 🐷, of course if you want a 3d print in carbon fiber dust melted by laser , it won’t be cheap, but a resin print with medium quality and /or filament print with good quality should suffice. Good luck with that!

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Never tried the Lychee slicer mate, but Chappy said something about the model being a bit shorter (as in long /short body) than 1:1, although I remmember that somewhere I got this measurements:

3960 mm / 155.9 in long,
2216 mm / 87.2 in wide
926 mm / 36.5 in high

From there I made some math and the result is very close to the specs given by Chappy related to the file created by Nimrod.

Hope this helps

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Sadly, no luck with the HRS chasis ☹
The guide won’t turn freely so I’d have to cut almost the whole front (front air vents) or rise too much the body so that there’s enough space for the guide to turn.
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So I guess it will have to be a 3dp chasis, if any of you have one that works with the stock file measures for the body, please send me a PM .

In the mean time will try to advance with the pilots cockpit…

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Discussion Starter · #29 ·
But should the HRS chassis allow you to move the guide back and forth?
Yes the HRS chasis has the guide and front wheels joined in a single plastic part that moves back and forth, unfortunately the alignment of the front wheel arches with the front wheels make the guide to stay too much at the front , so the guide actually is under the border of the body, just below the air intake. I could cut the air intake to make some space for the guide and wires but the body would lose that part.
I still haven’t figured out how to resolve this issue…
 

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Thanks Keith & Chappy, I’ll get a look at bits of that chasis and see what I can do, I’d like the HRS fitted as its easier to get the car homologated for Classic/Lemans racing series(you know people gets scared of the 3dp chasis as If it was cheating 🤪)

I’ll update you later.

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Discussion Starter · #36 ·
Ok so followed Keiths advice and looked into the bag of bits of the HRS chasis , luckily I didn’t throw the bag to the basket or I wouldn’t have fixed the issue😅.

So put another axle holder to the chasis and used the Dremel to sand a bit of the front bumper from the inside of the body and bingo!
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Still have to work on the body posts and make a cockpit in the small space that’s available but I think It’s nearly done.😀

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How are you guys dealing with the void in the back end?

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Mmm not yet there hehehe😅

It’s quite interesting as it doesn’t look like any of the Classic Porsches 917 from Nsr , although a bag of spares from the rear would be useful, the problem is the big red cover that seems unique to both 917s and 956/62 Porsches.
Maybe and I’m just thinking loud, a flat print on paper glued a plasticard and then using the bits of an Nsr rear end or S&B those small headlights and use plastic rodes for the rear.

Will keep thinking mate😉
 
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Discussion Starter · #50 ·
Body posts attached, rear is good, front could need a bit of height adjustment but nothing that the dremel couldn’t solve.

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The pilots cockpit is a mix of a 3dp pilot and helmet over a small sheet of lexan cutted to the right size and a fire extinguisher from another car that was in the spares box.
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Not 100% pure lexan but not a bad weight eh?

Chappy, your rear end file for the Pig would be much apreciated if you happen to share it as Kevan suggests😉.

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Discussion Starter · #65 ·
Chasis full assembled and fitted in the body.

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Pilots cockpit also ready.
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Everything ready to race, only pending the rear details but Pig🐖 is ready to hunt🐽 some trouffles on the track, preferably if they carry prancing horse 🐴motiffs !
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Ok wheel inserts also pending hehehe😄

Gave some maiden laps and I’m pretty happy with the results as it goes right to the pace of most Classic Lemans cars by Slot it.😃

Will update pics as soon as I finish the details pending.
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Discussion Starter · #67 ·
Well done, Daniel. A fabulous model. I actually like it without wheel inserts. Nice chassis and running gear, too. Looks as though the Truffel Jaeger von Zuffenhausen is going to be a quick slot car. Very, very nice.

Now to build the white version, perhaps?
Much apreciated and kind words Laurence, I will try some wheel inserts and see how it looks, will post pics here and yes I plan to build the white version😀

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Don't want to nit-pick but I'm gonna! Your driver is on the wrong side of the car.

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Yep, I realized that too late😅🤷🏻

Ps. In my defense I get confused sometimes cause here in America cars have the driving wheel on the left “ oh! The Colonies”(Jeremy Clarksons voice)
 

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The question has to be why did F1 constructors put the gear change on the on the right side of the car even when most of the constructors came from countries with righthand drive? All those drivers going from F1 cars to sports and saloon cars with the gear change onw on the left. I can only assume it a historic legacy going back to days of two seat GP cars and the gear change was outside the car.
But nowdays most of the racing cars use paddles in the driving wheel and secuencial gearbox or DSG gearbox(this last works wonders, when not broken)🤔
 
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