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    What manufactures make 1:32 Model kits to use for bodies? Only one I know of is Airfix

  • #2
    There are older offerings from MPC, Revell, etc that can be found on eBay - however Atlantis Models is reproducing a number of these from the original molds and is offering them here: https://atlantis-models.com/
    Happy hunting!

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    • #3
      Lindberg makes a lot of 1/32 models. Again, eBay is the best source.

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      • dungeonracer
        dungeonracer commented
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        Be careful of Lindberg models. Most of them are undersized, like 1/43, not 1/32

      • slothead
        slothead commented
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        Lindberg models are smaller than typical 1:32 scale cars, but not as small as 1:43 scale. I just did some calculations using a Lindberg '52 Chevy Fastback body which has a wheelbase of 3.25". The full size '52 Chevy Fastback has a listed wheelbase of 115". 115 divided by 3.25 = 35.38, meaning the Lindberg model is slightly over 1:35 scale using this method. 1:43 scale would equate to a 2.67" wheelbase model.

      • Fast Co.
        Fast Co. commented
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        Yeah, the Lindberg models are advertised as 1/32 but vary in their scale. I have a Datsun 260Z that though is a small car seems very close to 1/32. Others, like the El Camino are undersized by quite a bit.

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      Arii
      Monogram
      Matchbox
      Aoshima
      Airfix
      Kevan - Isle of Man
      Life is like a box of Slot cars...🚓🚗🚚🚜

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      • #5
        Couple more...

        Revell Germany
        AMT Scale Stars

        Have a browse around this site. Once you do a search you can filter on scale = 1/32.

        Peter
        PetesLightKits

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        • #6
          The AMT Corvette and Thunderbird kits are easy to convert to slot cars. It says so on the box 😏.

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          I picked up a couple at the local Hobby Lobby.
          Mike V.
          Western North Carolina

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          • slothead
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            I bought 2 of the '60 Thunderbird models yesterday with the intent to make them into slot cars. I think those cars are butt ugly but they'll do as short track oval stock cars after modifications.

          • R2Creatives
            R2Creatives commented
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            that's a good idea Mike, and they alway have models on sale. What chassis are you using?

        • #7
          Gunze Sangyo from Japan made some nice ones. They can be found on evilbay, prices vary a lot but they can be found. They are really nice, no or very minor mold lines or flash. Some are motorized with front wheel drive. I put in a slot car motor and some bushings and stuff and did a front wheel drive T-Bird. It's a fishtail machine.😀


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          Allan

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          • #8
            Professormotor.com has a decent selection of 1/32nd injection-molded car kits, from a number of manufacturers. Also 1/24th scale and vacuum-formed bodies. Prices run from cheap to unreasonable. But certainly worth a look.

            Ed Bianchi
            Ed Bianchi
            York Pennsylvania USA

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            • #9
              1/32 model kits are out there. But finding them can be a chore.

              Scott
              Why doesn't my car run like that?

              Scott

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              • #10
                R2Creative, for these two I used a slot.it pod and brass scratch built chassis, my firs efforts after returning to the hobby after 50 years.

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                Mike V.
                Western North Carolina

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                • R2Creatives
                  R2Creatives commented
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                  cool! I have an extra slot.it sidewinder pod and I'm gonna try something like that.

                • Kevan
                  Kevan commented
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                  You'll never go wrong with a SlotIt SW setup.
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