Model: (Click to see more) 58117: Lancia Delta HF Integrale
Status: NIB
Date: 19-Feb-2021
Comments: 7
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Working Tamiya Lancia 037 front rally lights with Tamiya rear brake light kits. Built full roll cage using felt wire pipe cleaners and narrow diameter drinking straws. Mounted rear mud flaps. Used narrow strip of Velcro on the inside of the body in front of the rear wheel wells to pull the lower leading edge of the wheel wells/body in. Anchored the Velcro below the rear window. Rear wheel track is wider than stock too. Turbo fan wheels are Toyota Celica Gt 4 (50420) wheels with double inserts stacked on top of each other. Hand cut Lexan disk with inner straps are covered in carbon fiber decals and glued to the wheel insert. This car had to run a full race at the Tamiya track in Aliso Viejo California to qualify for the concourse. The crowd would exclaim Whoooh! when someone would get close to hitting me. One guy was gunning for me so I had to practice avoidance. What a nightmare! They changed the rule a few years later which saved my F40! The PR guy was taking pictures that day so that's how it ended up in the RC catalog for so many years.

2 4 3 4 4 3 2 4 Velcro to combat body flare in front of rear wheel

Comments

ruebiracer

19-Feb-2021

Great result, any details on the details? Turbo fans, Night lights? Slicks are also spot on!

koenc

19-Feb-2021

Cool!

Truck Norris

20-Feb-2021

This is incredible. I think it must be the earliest example of a really detailed Lexan body builds which have only become popular fairly recently with the drift scene. This really inspired me to do what I do and having seen the pic in the guide books it's great to hear the story behind it. Pulling the body in before the rear wheels is something I've had to do a couple of times, for the Focus 2003 and BMW M3 E30. Using two wheel inners for the turbofans is genius!

Hnryhncck

20-Feb-2021

Great feedback thank you!! Yeah, around 1997 I had to focus on the kids but had some good RC time when they were taking naps as infants. The PC sim Grand Prix Legends in ‘98 then became the easy car fix. Been sim racing ever since and just getting back into RC now that I have more time. Silver lining to COVID is more sim racing and RC time. Haha!

Hnryhncck

20-Feb-2021

Wow Truck, I just put 2 & 2 together, your work is amazing. Honored you would comment and that my car inspired you. Looking forward to seeing your next build!


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