As our Spring 2001 issue comes out, we decided to do some serious model business. David Anthony Garcia of Drag-N-Shop in Santa Fe Springs, California, and I looked around for the best stuff and came up with this tech. Actually, we stumbled upon this tech while looking over the stock at our local Hobby Shack. Hobby Shack carries the Kyosho 1/25-scale RC car, which we thought would be a good tech piece when combined with a lowrider model.

David and I quickly headed back to the Drag-N-Shop and got started on the tech. We took a long look at the Kyosho RC car and studied it very carefully before doing anything to it. Looking it over until our heads could no longer take it, we made sure that everything would bolt up. As we got to work, we noticed a lot of little things, the first of which was that we wanted to use spoke rims and not the stock five-stars. The second involved how we were going to place our '59 Chevy El Camino body onto the RC frame. We took note of both problems, knowing that there would be some serious engineering to be done when we got to the rims and body.

So sit back and relax, take some notes on what to do and highlight the stuff that would be confusing for you as we start another cool model tech for all of you serious model builders. So if you like this tech, give us some feedback. We're always interested in what our readers have to say and we're always looking for good tech ideas.