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> R/C 914 Body Group Buy - Closed, Updated as order progresses
R/C 914 Buy
Are you interested in buying a 914 body for an R/C car?
Yes, I want one [ 15 ] ** [48.39%]
Yes, I want two [ 7 ] ** [22.58%]
Yes, I want three [ 2 ] ** [6.45%]
Paint me one please [ 1 ] ** [3.23%]
What's a R/C car? [ 6 ] ** [19.35%]
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gary gartner
post Dec 31 2008, 06:20 PM
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Good job, Dave Gulf car arrived in Co on the 24th.
And it is perfect.
Thanks again
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post Jan 2 2009, 11:43 AM
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Ok, I'm really not happy with these new shells. It's too late to return anything. I don't know if I could expect any sort of refund either.

Here's a copy of an email I wrote to the store owner in Germany:
Mr. .....,
I’m writing to ask you about these Carson shells. I still have a couple from the initial batch and was just shipped another from Austria as well. These are solid and very clear plus they have a sticker on the roof (schutzfolie) and on the side (Carson 13284). The mold lines are clear and the body is tough to cut through with a Xacto knife. Lastly, the extra plastic forms a rectangle. This new batch on the other hand is a totally different story. The plastic is so thin, it barely takes two passes with a knife to cut all the way through. The molded lines are barely visible and the corners are not as tight. The plastic is also quite cloudy plus there are no stickers. There is a huge difference in quality. I was wondering if I should be talking to you or directly to Carson. I’m not looking to return any as most have already been distributed throughout the USA with the remaining few here for me to paint and ship to my customers. I guess I’m just wondering why the difference. It almost looks like two different places pulled the shells. One had better plastic and higher vacuum and the other cutting corners.

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Hello Mr. McLaughlin,

thank you for your Email.

I know that Carson testet a new supplier for their bodies for a while, but they
stayed at their old one. Maybe this is the reason for the different bodies.
I´ll ask them if you want.

Please advise.

For the next order i´ll look to get the better ones, ok ??



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post Jan 2 2009, 01:17 PM
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Here's a measured photo for mounting the prepainted bodies to a Tamiya M04L chassis. I took the measurments from the mold lines as shown using a cloth measuring tape (raid the wife's sewing drawer). I normally use a Dremel tool with a cone cutting bit and a low speed.


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post Feb 5 2009, 09:33 AM
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David,
I owe you for the painting I believe... You never got back to me with a total for that...

Silver body with white number circles on doors and number 20. black sail panels, rockers, and roof.
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post Feb 5 2009, 12:10 PM
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Speaking of owing David, I owe you for the rusty car. Whats it going to cost me? I've got about $1500 in money to out the WCR and I should be able to recoup it soon.
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post Feb 5 2009, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE(djm914-6 @ Jan 2 2009, 12:17 PM) *

Here's a measured photo for mounting the prepainted bodies to a Tamiya M04L chassis. I took the measurments from the mold lines as shown using a cloth measuring tape (raid the wife's sewing drawer). I normally use a Dremel tool with a cone cutting bit and a low speed.


Looks like mine (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Feb 5 2009, 01:54 PM
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Rob, PM sent.
Joe, I think we're ok, but I'll run the numbers just anyway.
Gwen, I think that was the same red I painted your's in. I still liked the pink car though.

I've run into a problem with my painting of these cars. I think I've PMed or emailed everyone affected, but just in case, here's whats going on. I ran out of chrome paint. I tried ordering my regular bottles from my supplier but they are on back order. I looked at the paint companied own website and they are advertising a blow out sale of their smaller bottles of chrome so I ordered two. That was three weeks ago at least. I don't have the paint, the company won't return calls or emails and they have my CC number. So that I don't delay my outstanding orders any longer, I ordered a rattle can of the chrome (looks as good, but isn't as precise, so it's more wasteful and makes removing the mask more difficult). I'm told that will arrive by the 10th or so.

On a side note, check out this guys car: http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom.asp?id=19357
(scroll down as he's posted several blog entries on the 914)
He's using HPI classic wheels that are painted out slightly to resemble Fuch rims.
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post Feb 5 2009, 02:40 PM
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QUOTE(djm914-6 @ Feb 5 2009, 08:54 PM) *

On a side note, check out this guys car: http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom.asp?id=19357
(scroll down as he's posted several blog entries on the 914)
He's using HPI classic wheels that are painted out slightly to resemble Fuch rims.


wow - thanks for that hint (IMG:style_emoticons/default/pray.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/pray.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/pray.gif)

I guess I will need those HPIs (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Mar 7 2009, 06:11 PM
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QUOTE(djm914-6 @ Feb 5 2009, 11:54 AM) *

Rob, PM sent.
Joe, I think we're ok, but I'll run the numbers just anyway.
Gwen, I think that was the same red I painted your's in. I still liked the pink car though.

I've run into a problem with my painting of these cars. I think I've PMed or emailed everyone affected, but just in case, here's whats going on. I ran out of chrome paint. I tried ordering my regular bottles from my supplier but they are on back order. I looked at the paint companied own website and they are advertising a blow out sale of their smaller bottles of chrome so I ordered two. That was three weeks ago at least. I don't have the paint, the company won't return calls or emails and they have my CC number. So that I don't delay my outstanding orders any longer, I ordered a rattle can of the chrome (looks as good, but isn't as precise, so it's more wasteful and makes removing the mask more difficult). I'm told that will arrive by the 10th or so.

On a side note, check out this guys car: http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom.asp?id=19357
(scroll down as he's posted several blog entries on the 914)
He's using HPI classic wheels that are painted out slightly to resemble Fuch rims.


David,
I got your PM... Sorry I haven't gotten back to you but they are gluing me back together little by little. Had surgery last week... Still not able to get around much.
Yes on the drilling for chassis...
Here is a pic of a real IPB Autosport racecar. As you can see it is just the same font but bold for the IPB part. If you can, I would want that across the top of the windshield...


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post Mar 31 2009, 10:03 PM
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David,
How is mine coming?
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post Apr 1 2009, 01:35 PM
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Here's a status update from dave on mine.

Can't wait for the final version!


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post Apr 27 2009, 12:02 PM
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Got my bodies last thursday... too nice to play with.... display only (for a while anyway!)

Installed some HPI vintage style wheels - with a little black paint, they will (almost) look like fuchs!


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David does unbelievable work!

Well Done Lad!
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post Apr 27 2009, 05:07 PM
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I figured the yellow one was for running and the red one was for display or easy running.

If you want to preserve them longer, get some reinforced tape and put it where the tires will rub the body (front lid especially).

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the brumos car is just sweet! The detail you did is just beautiful!
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post Apr 27 2009, 10:13 PM
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Installed some HPI vintage style wheels - with a little black paint, they will (almost) look like fuchs!

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that's what this guy did - really good looking (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)



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Got mine David! Thanks it looks great!


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QUOTE(djm914-6 @ Aug 21 2008, 10:44 AM) *

I'm just getting a feel for interest first. I've contacted the supplier to see if he's interested in shipping more of these to the US as well.

If this goes forward, I'll need payment up front and will of course offer painted bodies at a discount during the group buy period.

If you're interested, please let me know.

edit: Oh, depending on the EUR to Dollar exchange rate, the price shipped may be in the $40-$50 range, but I'm working on that.


Edit:
$33 per body
$12 shipping


If I have payment for more than 30 bodies by the time I order then, I'll refund you the $3 discount or put it towards a paint job. I want to place the order October 1st.

Now I just hope the Euro/Dollar rates don't change.

Send Check to:
David McLaughlin
2 Olean Road
Burlington MA 01803

In hopes of getting a few more orders, I'm keeping the buy open till the end of the week. If you want to pay by paypal, please add 5% to the total and use airboston@comcast.net for the account.


Orders (payment received):
George Henry - 2 Bodies (hold for paint)
Jason Panciera - 2 Bodies
Gary Gartner - 1 Body Painted
Chris Glanville (Nor.Cal.914) - 1 Body
Joe Sharp - 5?? Painted??
Jamie Wheeler - 2 Bodies
Kelly Thorson (echocanyons) - 1 Body Painted
Brett Laurila (BKLA) - 2 Bodies / 1 Painted
Charles McLendon - 1 Body
James Knowlton - 2 Bodies
Mike Ginter - 2 Bodies
Robert Sime - 1 Body
Van Svenson - 1 Body
Francisco Camacho - 2 Bodies
Jason Hemphill - 2 Bodies


can you still get this?
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post Nov 9 2010, 03:59 PM
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I have one left from the group buy that I did. I can also start another group buy and have them out in time for Christmas.
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