Starting with a Maisto 1:12 1964 Chevrolet Impala R/C car, Jevries has built an outstanding fully functioning model.
Jevries sent these photos and wrote:
Basically I started out with the original Maisto ride, swapped wheels with the wire wheels I created in resin and modified the electronics using a picture of the IC connections I found on the internet. By adding more channels/ functions I was able to makes this ride lift the front and rear, make it go sideways, three wheel and hop the front of the car hitting the back bumper. I also added extra LED lights. It was a big hit when I showed it at the Bangkok motor show in 2007.
Later on I swapped the modified electronics and used professional equipment for proportional control. I showed this ride at the Vegas lowrider show in 2007 and earlier this year in Japan and people loved it. I recently redid the paintjob and added a theme: The Lost Angel by Mr. Cartoon. Graphics are done by scaling pictures I found on the internet and printing them on clear Decal paper. Next step is a interior and one of the other Maisto ’64’s I will turn into a convertible with working top.
Dig the sparks when the rear bumper scrapes. See a video of the car in action:
See his website at http://www.jevries.com/
Here’s the Maisto R/C car that he started with.