Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Off-Road builds Range Rover Classic

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    I had scale doctors on my Frewer Range Rover but personally I prefer the Dick Cepeks.

    Reception has just phoned to say a bloke has just dropped a box off that’s come from Luxembourg!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

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    Hi, will this fit my  vaterra ascender ?

    Thanks.

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    Looks like a proper 70’s Range Rover with those panel gaps! 😉 I’m sure it’s a great kit to put together – how strong do you think it’ll be, will you bond all the panels in addition to the bolts?

    Haha yes, the bonnet doesn’t quite line up properly but I thought hey, it’s the 1970’s and British manufacturing!  It’s very rigid now bolted and plenty strong enough, the plastic is quite thick.  I didn’t add any additional glue and am now wondering if I should, mmmm, the bolts are done up pretty tight, it should be OK.

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    I had scale doctors on my Frewer Range Rover but personally I prefer the Dick Cepeks. Reception has just phoned to say a bloke has just dropped a box off that’s come from Luxembourg!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Woohoo, the chap at JSScale has been busy, these things are popping up all over the world!

    Hi, will this fit my vaterra ascender ? Thanks.

    I don’t see why not.  It comes with fitting brackets for the SCX10 and TRX-4 so you should be able to find a way to fit it.  I’m not sure what the WB is on the Ascender but assume that too can be altered if required.

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    Geoff wrote:

    Hi, will this fit my vaterra ascender ? Thanks.

    I don’t see why not. It comes with fitting brackets for the SCX10 and TRX-4 so you should be able to find a way to fit it. I’m not sure what the WB is on the Ascender but assume that too can be altered if required.

    If my memory serves, axle thread to thread is c.220mm wide and c.313mm wheelbase on the K5 blazer.

    Bronco chassis is shorter

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    I’ve had a couple hours and range rover body 80% built, fits pretty good on my Ascender chassis after a bit of modification!

    Ascender had some swamper clone tyres, about 100mm diameter and gave it a non-scale but nicely aggressive/off road look.

    Tried the scale doctors…. 95mm diameter and I think they’re just a bit small?? Obviously depends on what look the individual is going for….

    Sorry to be no help… 😀 😀

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    I tried the Scale Doctors too, I think they are just a tad too small at 94mm. I think tyres with an OD of 95 – 96mm should be just right. The 1.55 Dick Cepek Fun Country that I have look right in terms of diameter however they are too wide.

    For some reason the 1.9 version of the same tyre is narrower so would look better from that perspective, however the OD on them is 96.7mm which may be too big.

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    To go all Landrover anorak on the tire thing.

    with out cutting the body on a 1:1, the biggest tire you can get away with is 33″ in diameter. The stock tire would be around 27″

    I  suspect the shell is closer to 1:8.5, so a 3.88″ish or 98mm diameter tire would be equivalent of the 33″ and 3.17″ or 80mm for a stock 27″.

    A 1:1 3 door range rover has a wheelbase of 100″ or 2540mm (approx) the shell, I believe, has a wheelbase of 3130mm making it around 1:8.3 scale.

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    I read somewhere that the original tyre on the classic was 205/80R16, these apparently have a tyre diameter of 28.9″ which translates to 734mm. If you’re correct with your 1:8.3 scale for the body Pete this would put scale equivalents at approx 88.5mm.

    Judging by the tyres I’ve already tried I’m convinced these would be too small as the Scale Doctors at 94mm look too small.

    Or maybe not having said that, these are 1.55 Fun Country at 95mm.

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    I read somewhere that the original tyre on the classic was 205/80R16, these apparently have a tyre diameter of 28.9″ which translates to 734mm. If you’re correct with your 1:8.3 scale for the body Pete this would put scale equivalents at approx 88.5mm. Judging by the tyres I’ve already tried I’m convinced these would be too small as the Scale Doctors at 94mm look too small.

    You are correct stock would actually be around 29″ diameter so yeah 88-89mm @ 1:8.3 scale.

    The stock 1:1 wheel/tire combo does look pretty small in my opinion.

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    Cross posted Pete, maybe 89mm is the way to go then.

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    I think for the stock look you are probably right, I however am going with the 101mm mud pluggers 🙂

     

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    Ooh you rebel you hehe.

    These are 1.55 Wranglers which have stretched onto the 1.9s pretty well and are the correct size at 90mm OD, the tread pattern is very aggressive though.

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    Ooh you rebel you hehe. These are 1.55 Wranglers which have stretched onto the 1.9s pretty well and are the correct size at 90mm OD, the tread pattern is very aggressive though. P1090195

    Look about right diameter to me, shame they are so aggressive.

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