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I have converted a couple of those Eldon Coronets to run on Scalex track, on a PCS32 chassis. I also moulded up the windscreen and cast my own clear version, then added an interior I moulded and cast from the Eldon Charger. They are a beautiful car when properly set up, lovely lines. I think they are a similar size to the Pioneer Dodge Charger.

 

 

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http://home.alphalink.com.au/~gt/Assets/Html/MyEldon_Coronet_1l.htm

http://home.alphalink.com.au/~gt/Assets/Html/MyEldon_Coronet_2l.htm


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Nice stuff indeed, GRT.

 

I have become a bit careful about scale since spending time and effort building up an old Strombecker testarossa shell.....

......and then it rained on my parade when someone pointed out its inaccurate scale. Since then I tend to be picky about this not so small detail.


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Certainly a nice looking pair there but going by munters photos I'd say they're more the length of the Scaley Dodge Challenger which is about 15mm shorter than the Charger.

An Eldon Pontiac Bonneville on Ebay was said to be 5 1/2 inches, also under scale.


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Makes you wonder how they decide on there scale

It is not that hard to get it right


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I've just been perusing Mopars thread - GTO on Pioneer Charger chassis - http://www.auslot.co...__fromsearch__1 - which not surprisingly seems like the way to go and I have a chassis waiting in the wings. A bit of a pity that the '68 '69 GTO's didn't seem popular race cars except for the drags. A slightly later model ran in Nascar so maybe a 'might have been' fantasy Nascar livery is the way to go?

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I've just been perusing Mopars thread - GTO on Pioneer Charger chassis - http://www.auslot.co...__fromsearch__1 - which not surprisingly seems like the way to go and I have a chassis waiting in the wings. A bit of a pity that the '68 '69 GTO's didn't seem popular race cars except for the drags. A slightly later model ran in Nascar so maybe a 'might have been' fantasy Nascar livery is the way to go?

That car has since had a new sponsorship deal and some aero added

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I've just been perusing Mopars thread - GTO on Pioneer Charger chassis - http://www.auslot.co...__fromsearch__1 - which not surprisingly seems like the way to go and I have a chassis waiting in the wings. A bit of a pity that the '68 '69 GTO's didn't seem popular race cars except for the drags. A slightly later model ran in Nascar so maybe a 'might have been' fantasy Nascar livery is the way to go?

That car has since had a new sponsorship deal and some aero added

 

Show and tell ... please


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I've just been perusing Mopars thread - GTO on Pioneer Charger chassis - http://www.auslot.co...__fromsearch__1 - which not surprisingly seems like the way to go and I have a chassis waiting in the wings. A bit of a pity that the '68 '69 GTO's didn't seem popular race cars except for the drags. A slightly later model ran in Nascar so maybe a 'might have been' fantasy Nascar livery is the way to go?

That car has since had a new sponsorship deal and some aero added

 

Show and tell ... please

Soon Bram , got lots of pics to take. Haven't been down in the shed for ages.

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There's always the 68 model

 

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Mustang chassis with the "Phil Mod" done to the front end, and it's the right wheelbase

 

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cheers gazza, that's the one I've just started working on, been on the shelf for too long. It's gonna be a fantasy Nascar livery, don't know what colour yet. It's on a shortened Pioneer Charger chassis, a couple of mm's taken out of the top of the front arches 'cos that seemed to be quite common at the time

 

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These guys do a Ponty Transam also - http://www.superjets...5.00&unt=10&sd=

 

anyone tried their kits?

I'll stick with RMS for the trans am but a superbee could be on the shopping list

 

good thing is their Trans Am kit is the same wheel base and width as the Pioneer Camaro and the Superbee does look good although the '57 appeals too

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Rms lines up as well , although its deigned for a Scaley camaro chassis so body & chassis mounts need to altered . RMS has big flared guards which leans toward wide and low :P . Might have better look tomorrow after I've been out fossicking for bits for the 1:1 slot car .

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My attempt at a fantasy Nascar livery ... along similar lines to my Carrera Roadrunner.

 

It was meant to be light blue but the paint I had was an auto paint and didn't want to risk it over Tamiya white so settled for another Tamiya colour I had at hand.

 

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Nice Bram - I like the period ride height. The colour & white rims suit the era too. Where did you source the decals?


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Nice Bram - I like the period ride height. The colour & white rims suit the era too. Where did you source the decals?

 

Cheers Pat, I wasn't too sure about the colour at 1st and not too sure if I'm OK with it now but it's there to stay and I was trying for the period look.

 

I think the decals were freebies or a bonus from Jim Heller 'cos he had sent the wrong ones previously or some such thing.

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Don't look to hard at the chassis to body alignment , i just sat it on the chassis for a couple of quick pics :ph34r:

 

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2 very nice looking Ponty's there guys

must get mine up and running again

 

oh make that both of my Ponty's up and running


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yep, I like it too and 5 is such a good number. Got an interior ready for mine now with a Scaley Escort co-driver piloting it, took a lot of convincing to let go of the notepad and grab on to a steering wheel instead

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Couple of rough (very) quick pics on how Rms resins ponty's line up with Pioneer chassis . For those of us obsessed with Pioneer chassis's , namely myself and Bram.

 

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One of these finally arrived after having it on my saved searches on the bay for quite a while. Hopefully in time it'll look similar to Phil's.

A Monogram 1979 Pontiac Trans Am 1/32 kit arrived with it

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I've got 3 Pontiacs. A 1977 TransAm because the Carrera ones are too expensive to drive and crash. A 1977 LeMans sedan, because what we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law.

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And a 1976 Firebird Esprit. This took a lot of work to change from the usual TransAm to Jim Rockford's Esprit model, but what can you do on $200 a day, plus expenses?

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