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  • Pioneer, oops no Aurora GTO

    Since the carrera GTO is fetching ridiculous money I searched out other brands.
    I lucked out on this Aurora GTO in great shape for a more scalextric price.

    I put a pioneer camaro-mustang chassis from electric dreams underneath.
    I stretched it aprox 1/4 inch to fit the wheel wells.





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    Team SCANC
    Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
    OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
    Leadfinger Raceway

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    • #3
      Great body style and personally I would rather have Pioneer power under the body then Carrera !

      Feel it worked out best for this combo!

      dundee denny

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      • #4
        The old Aurora/K&B GTO's are nice models. They are always in demand.
        Matt B
        So. In
        Crashers

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        • #5
          Thnks guys.
          I did notice this body, and the original chassis were much nicer than my strombecker or revell cars.
          But,
          To keep up with modern slot muscle cars I had to ditch the aurora chassis.

          here is a bottom shot

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          • #6
            That looks great.
            I have the white one on the original chassis.
            The body looks great but the chassis runs a bit rough.
            I need to spend a bit of time working on the chassis but if I can't sort it out I may do something similar.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mitch58 View Post
              That looks great.
              I have the white one on the original chassis.
              The body looks great but the chassis runs a bit rough.
              I need to spend a bit of time working on the chassis but if I can't sort it out I may do something similar.
              if you do...
              What I did was JB weld some square brass tubes on the chassis outer edges
              wait overnight til 100% dry and hard

              then cut it in half with a cutoff wheel in my drill press making it straight

              next slip in the next size smaller square tube in the larger tubes
              then stretch-shrink the chassis until the wheel base is right

              painters tape on the bottom and drip more JB weld in the gap
              when dry peel the tape off

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              • #8
                Nicely done; I guess this way you were able to keep the body original...?

                Mark in Oregon

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by strummer57 View Post
                  Nicely done; I guess this way you were able to keep the body original...?

                  Mark in Oregon
                  cut the front post off and put my own on with jb weld

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                  • #10
                    Nice work.. looks like a great way to adjust the wheelbase and keep the chassis strong
                    Randy

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                    • #11
                      Pontiac and Pioneer together … good choice. I'm at a loss why I ever sold my Carrera Ponty GTO.

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                      • #12
                        Cool. Now it just needs some redline tires and a little plush tiger tail hanging out of the gas tank.

                        You know GTO means "Go To Olds".
                        Would you believe "Gas Tires Oil"?

                        I know what it really means but it's too hard to spell and it's in some strange language from a mysterious and far away land that nobody understands anyway.

                        I have a few Carrera GTO's, I wish I hadn't of sold my Aurora GTO's now, or at least kept one. I sold a bunch of over the years on the internet, if I found one I sold it.
                        I sold a couple of real ones over the years too, I kept the best one, a red '68 convertible, they'll bury me in that car if my kids don't grab it first.
                        Allan

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bluevista View Post
                          I sold a couple of real ones over the years too, I kept the best one, a red '68 convertible, they'll bury me in that car if my kids don't grab it first.
                          Cool, my avatar is m 70 fake GTO
                          It was a tempest with chevy straignt 6cyl
                          I put in hopped up 425 HP chevy 350, a TCI transmission, sway bars and suspension. A GTO hood, and rear deck spoiler, bucket seats and console with a hurst slapstick shifter.

                          I kept it looking a little ruff so I could get races easier and then blow their doors off.


                          My parents sold it on me when I ended up in the wheel chair from a diving accident.

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