Want to build a 1970 Pontiac GTO

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  1. pooka2hot4u

    pooka2hot4u Member

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    Hi all
    With the coming of the summer and thus no school and not much to do, i decided to start a little project. Im going to build an RC 1970 Pontiac GTO.
    First I got the nikko 1/16 scale 69 GTO to use as a base but after trying it it was so crappy i wont even waste my time on it. The car sometimes needs a little nudge to move, steering controls are unresponsive. But i guess you cant expect much for a 20$ car from Toys R Us.
    What Im looking for now is a good 1/10 scale electric car or just chassis which would fit the size of a 70 GTO. I dont want nitro since im just starting out in RC and dont want to go in over my head. Ill make sure the body is easy to remove so when i decide to go nitro, it will be an easy thing to swap the body from the electric chassis to a nitro one.

    Heres a list of things im looking for in the chassis (i dont care abut the body since i will replace it)

    -Must be electric (no nitro)
    -Must fit a 1/10 scale 1970 Pontiac GTO
    -Should be controlled by a transmitter with one of those steering wheel things
    -Good response to commands
    -Nice to have working headlights but not necessary
    -Nice to have working suspension but not necessary.

    The body will be made out of thin sheets of brass like those normally used for model building.

    So any suggestions on a good chassis? I know NIKKO make a 1/10 scale Firebird thats very close in looks to a 1970 GTO but now that i got their GTO I really will not buy anything else they make unless i get good proof that it will be better.
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    pooka2hot4u Member

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    just looked it up and the wheelbase has to be 11.2 inches or somewhere in that area.
    and the track on both axles around 6 inches.
  3. Brother Ali

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    sounds like quite the project...be sure to post some pics when its done