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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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    Thanks!

    Got some news - the Opel Rekord-body is here! I hope it fits ...




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    Awesome! I like Opel's

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    I am very interested in this build because I am thinking about something similar. Do you think you can get enough traction in the rear tires?
    Hiroki

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckland View Post
    I am very interested in this build because I am thinking about something similar. Do you think you can get enough traction in the rear tires?
    Honestly, I don't know. My interest is to slide slowly around corners.
    To get more traction, I would use the MST differential gear set from the MST MTX-1 monstertruck.

    Greets, Juergen.

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    Thatís a pretty sweet setup! Nice work ...canít wait to see it up and running!

    My first 1:1 car was a Ford Escort Mk2, and a few years ago when I came across a guy in Finland doing a pretty decent 1/10 body I just had to get one. Initially I had it set up on a TB01 chassis, but I really wanted to do it scale like RWD drive train etc...so I frankensteined a chassis with leafs in the back with a live axle (CC-01) and RS4 arms free wheeling up front....lol. Turned out pretty ok, but the braking sucked big time, which is why I think they donít make chassisís like that commercially...anywho, I managed to finagle some working disc brakes on the front (from a RC Motorbike) that are servo actuated on a third channel. No more braking issues..lol! I just need to find the time now to get it set up on the channel mixer on my 4PL radio, initially I was using a 4Ch stick radio...lol. Anywho...hereís a link to the build if you are interested to see how I bumbled along with it!

    http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=71407

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