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    Default Opel Rekord C - "The Black Widow"

    Hi, there!

    I want to share my new build, it's an Opel Rekord touring car from the 60s called "The Black Widow": https://tinyurl.com/y9jforc9

    First things first - the chassis:
    The Opel is based on a rear solid axle chassis, the front suspension is double wishbone.
    I used a MST CFX-chassis and connected the gearbox directly to the lowered rear axle. The front is from a CC01 donor-car and modified, the shocks are 55mm-YeahRacing.

    Although the steering rod is only one part, the bump steer is less and i quite like, how the chassis goes! It's not fast, but pretty good slidin' & drifting. The dimensions are standard 1:10-onroad-size: 257mm wheelbase and approx. 190mm width (depends on offset of the rims).

    Some pics:









    To be continued ...

    Greets, Juergen.

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    Awesome! Great use of parts. I really wish there were more realistic car chassis commercially available, but this looks like a great option to do it yourself. Can't wait to see the body...

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    Found this link on a recreation of the car.

    https://petrolicious.com/articles/re...ss-black-widow

    Looks like it’s going to be a fun one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbt73 View Post
    Awesome! Great use of parts. I really wish there were more realistic car chassis commercially available, but this looks like a great option to do it yourself. Can't wait to see the body...
    Thx a lot! I also can't understand, why there are no more realistic chassis ... maybe it'll set a new trend ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by JunkGTZ View Post
    Found this link on a recreation of the car.

    https://petrolicious.com/articles/re...ss-black-widow

    Looks like itís going to be a fun one!
    I hope so! But .... that's exactly the link from my first post :-)
    Thx for your replies, Juergen.

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    Love the story behind the "skunkworks" build. Digging the chassis construction, nice use of the mixed bag of parts!

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