Lotus 72C

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Lotus 72C

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Hi All,
I’d like to ask a question. I’m just finishing the 1/12th Tamiya Lotus 72D J.P.S. I’d like to convert one of these to a 72C gold leaf lotus. Now the thing is I would need a different rear wing and the air induction box. Is there any company out there that makes these parts??????. Any information would be great, many thanks in advance. Brian..

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Re: Lotus 72C

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I have found differant parts on Ebay searching for > Lotus 1/12 < but don't know exactly what you are looking for.

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Re: Lotus 72C

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I don't know how far along this project is but you might want to ask Mac-

http://www.macsmodeling.com/Lotus%2072C.htm
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Re: Lotus 72C

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There has been a transkit around, still have it in my stash, wing, airbox and more stuff. So far as i remember you also need to do some scratch building on the suspension, 72C and 72D don`t use the same outlet on the suspension.
I might be selling the transkit as i don`t have a donor kit for it, if your interested just shoot me a pn ;)

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Re: Lotus 72C

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Any chance you could post a pic of the trans kit contents?

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Re: Lotus 72C

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Hi Malc,
sure, will post some later today when i`m back home ;)

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Re: Lotus 72C

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Lotus 72c.

Never understood why a complete transkit has not been developed? Or, why Tamiya did not offer different versions.


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Re: Lotus 72C

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So here we go with a short link i found with pics of the transkit, some might remember it.
https://www.facebook.com/MMKmodels/phot ... 8272183426

But for building the Rindt car the decals are not complete, there are the 2 yellow/black badges with Rindt Motorshow on it missing. Wim from Bestbalsakits offers a full decals sheet as far as i remember, the ones in this transkit are digital prints which has to be cut to size.
Kit contains 2 wheels, frontwings, the complete rear wing, cockpit cowl and vacuum formed windshield, oil reservoir, a masking sheet to position and open the front ducts, airbox and etched tire treats.
Hope the picture helps to clear what`s inside.
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Re: Lotus 72C

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This brings back memories. As a kid back in the late 1970's I built a Gold Leaf 72 "lookalike". I used the high wings from the Lotus 49B to make the rear wing. I also used the front wings, the oil tank and decals from the 49B. It wasn't correct but it gave me a second and different looking Lotus 72. My car ran without an air box.

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Re: Lotus 72C

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I built Rindt's German GP car, using parts of that set. As mentioned above, the decal sheet is incomplete, so was augmented from a variety of sources. The etched tyre treads were obviously useless and I picked up resin replacements. The transkit ignores the sidepods, which required a lot of work to modify.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 0..&type=3
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