Model: 58156: F103RS F1 Chassis Kit
Status: New built
Date: 6-Aug-2008
Comments: 23
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I've been thinking of this project for a long time, and finaly got the spare time to get it done. I mean - take the HPI 200 mm Ford GT body and find a perfect chassis for it - RWD with wide tyres to achive that muscle efect! F102 or F103, what else? I had a runner F103RS besides my F1 shelf queens with almost no runnig time so... ...new wheels and foam tyres (front for LM chassis to match the diameter). What paint scheme to use on the body? I wanted a racy look, but didn't get a lot of reference pictures from a new GT that I would like. The only one was the 'Stillen GT' - orange & gun metal stripes. I used different decals, but tryed to achive the similar look. This is how it came out. It runs pretty well for a RWD chassis - with controled oversteer. I am sure I'm going to build another one as the shelf queen - in retro Gulf colours, without a wing, 3D lights and a white GoodYear Eagle print on the tyres.


Comments

twisty

6-Aug-2008

This made me have to log in This looks absolutely fantastic,i love it.

Dante77

6-Aug-2008

Wow, that is a sweet looking GT! Perfect work, looks almost real in the pics.

scollins

6-Aug-2008

Great job, nice combination! ( I like GT40s)

Butler

6-Aug-2008

Thats an excellent fit.

Vin87

6-Aug-2008

Wow that thing is fat! The black headlights looks awesome, very racey and so does the color, great use of a F103

mor10retro

6-Aug-2008

Great looking GT. Like the color that it's so low and wide. Great choice of chassis too. Great work!

Dazza1

6-Aug-2008

It looks fantastic you have done a great job. The pictures look really good especially 6 and 7.

SMOKE-DOG

6-Aug-2008

That is soo sweet! Nice work!

stmachreth

6-Aug-2008

very tidy job,looks great

mymonsterbeetleisbroken

6-Aug-2008

Awesome paint job!!!

alex-digital

6-Aug-2008

Like it, I'd even be tempted to leave off the spoiler for that retro feel. Nice car!

jeffy

6-Aug-2008

LOOKS FANTASTIC. GT40 my all time favorite. This goes in my favs great job.

jeffy

6-Aug-2008

A gulf one YEEEEEEEEES please

Wyoming

6-Aug-2008

That is one beautiful car, looks perfect on that chassis too.

TA-Mark

6-Aug-2008

Nicely done. I'm using the same body on a TA03 RWD only chassis.

pagedm_f350

7-Aug-2008

Looks tough, great job!

caterhamsi

7-Aug-2008

Thanx guys! It feels really good to read all your comments! I am glad to earn your appreciation with my first model presented on TC. I will post some more pictures of my shelf queens shortly - just want to take some good pics. Now I am really thinking to do that retro Gulf thing. I need another f103 for putting on HPI De Tomaso Pantera - but it would need some widening on the rear axle - similar to some Cudas posted on TC - I think it would come out nice. I would be glad if someone would use the idea - it's not necessary that I would do it first. Maybe has someone a chassis laying around, not knowing what to do wit it... Thanx again!

tupers

7-Aug-2008

Thats a very cool looking car. I might just have to make one myself. Have you got the part m=numbers for the front tyres handy??

Old Skool

8-Aug-2008

Really really nice the color looks great.

scollins

10-Feb-2009

You know, I revisted these pics,,,this is a project I may want to replicate!!!!! dang this looks good!

caterhamsi

10-Feb-2009

Thanx Steve - can't wait to see how it will turn out!

Goat_Boy

25-Mar-2009

That is so cool! It'll look fantastic in Gulf colours - I can't wait to see it!

highflyer

29-May-2009

AWESOME AWESOME!!


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