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J-Milz
2011.04.02, 03:13 PM
I saw this on a over seas website. This would be a great new for of mini z racing!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_93hhq2SnA&feature=player_embedded

KA2AEV
2011.04.02, 04:17 PM
I saw this on a over seas website. This would be a great new for of mini z racing!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_93hhq2SnA&feature=player_embedded

Oh That looks so cool!
Anyone where they get those?

kyoshosan
2011.04.02, 10:34 PM
I've done some research on this topic before and they use Truck bodies from FLY Slot Cars 1/32 scale. The problem is that i can't find the truck bodies alone but just w/ the slot car which brings the price to $80 to $145.

It is awesome by the way! :-)

unicorn
2011.04.03, 03:54 AM
This is a body slot, brand Fly, is a white body painted and adapted by me. I hope you like to know how I did the adaptation.
:D

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4342/pict0001wa1.jpg
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/341/pict0003kb2.jpg
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6043/pict00011ya1.jpg

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8250/pict0004ce5.th.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0004ce5.jpg)http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4673/pict0005tn8.th.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0005tn8.jpg)http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7543/pict0006uz8.th.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0006uz8.jpg)

moz
2011.04.03, 04:21 AM
cool...truck body look race to me:)

KA2AEV
2011.04.03, 09:25 AM
This is a body slot, brand Fly, is a white body painted and adapted by me. I hope you like to know how I did the adaptation.
:D

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4342/pict0001wa1.jpg
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/341/pict0003kb2.jpg
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6043/pict00011ya1.jpg

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8250/pict0004ce5.th.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0004ce5.jpg)http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4673/pict0005tn8.th.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0005tn8.jpg)http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7543/pict0006uz8.th.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0006uz8.jpg)

But what type of chassis is that?

J-Milz
2011.04.03, 10:10 AM
Kyosho should make a body like this. It would break up the same old Nissan, lambo, and Ferrari bodies they constantly make. Wouldn't it be cool to see 8 of these trucks goin around the track.

Hey PN, Trp you should jump in on this too.

moz
2011.04.03, 11:19 AM
100% vote:D

arch2b
2011.04.03, 11:26 AM
this stuff is not new guys. EU drivers have been doing this for a LONG time. you'll find old posts about it here. the same sentiments were said then and well, nothing ever came of it.

the wheels on the last truck shown are impressive:cool:

kyoshosan
2011.04.03, 12:44 PM
this stuff is not new guys. EU drivers have been doing this for a LONG time. you'll find old posts about it here. the same sentiments were said then and well, nothing ever came of it.

the wheels on the last truck shown are impressive:cool:

Arch is right! In Europe where truck racing is big, there is a lot more traction for these races to happen.

What I'd like to know is, are these drivers doing themselves all the mods on these truck bodies to fit them to the Mini-Z or is there someone out there, who have a Mini-Z ready custom molded kit ?

Other Fly Truck body conversion:
http://kyoshosan.blogspot.com/2011/02/awesome-mini-z-truck-truck-race.html

unicorn
2011.04.03, 01:07 PM
But what type of chassis is that?

It is a 02 in MM, but with H RM. Unfortunately, it no longer I have the body or chassis :( (I made it in 2008)

KA2AEV
2011.04.03, 03:16 PM
It is a 02 in MM, but with H RM. Unfortunately, it no longer I have the body or chassis :( (I made it in 2008)

Wow :(
Thats something I would have held onto to!
Nice job tho!:)

NoBrainer
2012.11.01, 06:30 PM
Love the Idea.
hotslots132.com have some bodys for around $60-70.
Not cheap but it has to be fun...

herman
2012.11.01, 11:30 PM
yep idea isn't new… i posted this pic way back in 2004 (gosh has it been that long?) take note 2nd row from top
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=9628&d=1080192975

i took that pic when i was in hk see this thread (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12050&highlight=r%2Fc+heaven) it is a pretty cool idea, i believe that there are some videos on youtube… i think LM tires - with the beefier profile would look great on this scale… great work and thanks for sharing :D

NoBrainer
2012.11.02, 04:27 AM
Just need some money before I order.
I "need" one of these...

:D

Thanks for shareing

arch2b
2012.11.02, 07:33 AM
check with alain to see if he can't model up some truck bodies made with mini-z nose clip mounts and side body clips. they are going to be expensive simply due to mass of materials but still within reason given the rising cost of autoscales.

NoBrainer
2012.11.02, 07:35 AM
Well, I like the FLY trucks, so I'm going to make one anyhow.
Would be cool if you could get them from Kyosho, since you then didn't have to make mounting for them.

I haven't found a white body yet.

arch2b
2012.11.02, 07:52 AM
if kyosho made them, no telling how expensive they would be :rolleyes: would it be fun to race commercial truck bodies, absolutely. am i willing to pay $60-70 for a body to adapt, no, no more than i'm willing to pay that much for a finished autoscale. it may be cheaper to get a 3d printed truck with mini-z mounts built in but won't know unless alain checks it out.

good luck though and i hope your efforts turn out successful. it's looks to be plenty of fun, which is the whole point to racing these things :p

NoBrainer
2012.11.02, 07:55 AM
Yeah I know about the expenses and I don't "like" it, but I love to fix things myself.
It's a pitty all these bodys get very expensive.

I just run white bodys, but it would be cool if I could run some ASC from time to time.

arch2b
2012.11.02, 07:57 AM
has anyone ever seen them race with trailers?

NoBrainer
2012.11.02, 08:01 AM
Yes and it looks like a pain in the a**... hihi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT_LiHSe33I&feature=share&list=PL482272A55A9D9726

reaper
2012.11.02, 03:59 PM
You can get 1/24 lexan truck bodys on ebay
I got one about a month ago for 5 . . . Not done anything with it yet though lol

akura2
2012.11.02, 08:09 PM
Yokomo was going to release its own 1/28 scale chassis, and one of the bodies that was going to be made available was the race trucks... This was almost 10 years ago

Too bad they scrapped the whole idea