HPI Toyota Levin AE86; Project D2

Another project now underway……

Best priced I’ve seen for a new HPI AE86 is from here

So when it arrives, what I have planned after it’s bath is similar to the Project D RX7,  but with the following;

Full LED system with indicator turning signal, brake lights and high beam for full speed
I will also attempt some orange lights as indicators along the side if I can pull it off!
Roll cage
Recaro Seats
Full intercooler and mock oil cooler
Mesh grills and inserts
Smoked lights all around
Wing mirrors
Filled arches with offset & cambered wheels

Paint job;

I was thinking of doing this a very dark metallic red, with a black bottom half of the sheel from the bumbers down……that’s alll changed as you’ll see below.

I’ll set it off with some white additions, I’ll try white mesh, and other white highlights to make it really stand out.

Here’s a pic of the standard shell

HPI Toyota Levin AE86 190mm

Here’s what’s arrived so far, still waiting on the Yokomo Light Buckets – fingers crossed they’ll fit!

Part 2

Masking and Painting – I also decided to add a little realism with headlight lenses, the link to that section will be post on here shortly.

Part 3

Decals

Part 4

Headlights – see here for details

Part 5

95% Finished
HPI Toyota Corrolla Levin AE86

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HPI Racing True Ten – Classic Datsun 510 update

This bodyshell from HPI is a sure fire hit with Drifters.  It’s old school, and that means flared wheel arches with some crazy off set wheels to complete the look.

Here’s the code and description to help your search;

#100598 – CUP RACER 1M KIT WITH DATSUN 510 BODY

Let me know if you’ve got this shell on your Drift car and post it in the Gallery  section.

The other shells in the True Ten series are shown above as well, and these are;

#100597 – CUP RACER 1M KIT WITH DATSUN 240Z BODY
#100599 – CUP RACER 1M DRIFT KIT WITH TOYOTA LEVIN AE86 BODY

The chassis itself looks awesome, as it looks like you can change the camber angles.  I haven’t found a proper test review yet, and I’m not going to cut ‘n’ paste from HPI’s website – that’s just lazy.  I will hunt one down and get it tested myself if I can!

More info at;

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/7209/

If you want just this bodyshell on it’s own, it is available, however you will need to mod your car unless you’re already running with a 1/10 mini car (ABC Hobby, HPI etc…) more details as you keep reading.

You can get the shell on it’s own here
Click for Wheelspin Models Datsun 510 – UK

Click for Toysonics – USA

For the chassis conversion, if you have a Tamiya TT-01 and REALLY want this shell, you’ll need the TT-01 to MA-03 conversion set. It’s a 3Racing Conversion so you can be sure it’s a good quality one.

Click here to get the 3Racing TTO1 to M Chassis conversion.

Once you’ve done that put your work in the Gallery section on this site!