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1996 AMG Mercedes C-Klasse ref pics needed


Johan_SWE
05-14-2014, 05:52 PM
Posting this in a separate thread as well as in my DTM group build suggestion.

I have a few plans for the DTM builds, but right now my fingers are itching to make a 1996 AMG Mercedes C-Klasse, the ITC racer.
Base will be a Tamiya kit of the 1994 spec.

The ITC may have killed off the DTM for a period, but the cars and racing was the best I have seen!

What causes some concern right now is the lack of proper reference images of the 1995 and 1996 Mercedes.
I need better shots of the:


Interior (remember that the seat position was changed further back and more to the middle of the car, probably the steering column was longer as well)
Engine bay
Undertray (from front to rear).
Pretty sure it was 100% flat since the Class 1 tourers basically were 1993 F1 cars with a roof...
Diffuser (more exactly how the diffuser looks from the side, where it was visible from the side of the car)

Fingers crossed that someone here has pics or some nice links :-)


/J.

flhansen
05-26-2014, 07:04 AM
Hi

That era was in the pre internet era, so there's not a lot around of period photos. I would suggest to look for the book 'Tourenwagen Story 1996' that has some photos in it. There are various books about the DTM to be found, but the further away that season are most are just race pics which has not a lot of use.

But beware that the 94 and 96 Merc's are VERY different animals that looks alike but aren't. Apart from the monocoque interior that owes more to the later DTM series rather than the almost standard early chassis, the body is different as well. With changed panellines/ fastners/ aero around the bottom which not was flat by the way/ front intake /rear diffuser and so on - so you are in for a major job I would like to see finished!

Best regards

Flemming

malscar
05-26-2014, 08:52 AM
http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9364&sid=7fcd6b65bcc980216b22ada79a08819b

http://www.touringcarimages.com/p944363598/h57A0A446#h57a0a446

flhansen
05-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Hi

The Mercs in the link from f1technical net are from 1994 - not 1996.

Flemming

Johan_SWE
05-26-2014, 04:47 PM
Thanks for the input.

I know that this is gonna be a big challenge, but the changes to the front, the air intakes to the brakes, the rear wheel arches and the diffuser are manageable.

Gonna go through my personal photos and papers I saved from that era.
Fingers crossed :smile:

/J.

Johan_SWE
05-26-2014, 05:00 PM
Hi

That era was in the pre internet era, so there's not a lot around of period photos. I would suggest to look for the book 'Tourenwagen Story 1996' that has some photos in it. There are various books about the DTM to be found, but the further away that season are most are just race pics which has not a lot of use.

But beware that the 94 and 96 Merc's are VERY different animals that looks alike but aren't. Apart from the monocoque interior that owes more to the later DTM series rather than the almost standard early chassis, the body is different as well. With changed panellines/ fastners/ aero around the bottom which not was flat by the way/ front intake /rear diffuser and so on - so you are in for a major job I would like to see finished!

Best regards

Flemming

Yeah, the 1996 version was extremely different from all other C-Class racers.
The three section design where front and rear parts were possible to change between the races, the weights that moved in the rear of the car to better balance it during braking / acceleration, the seat position and cockpit layout, the paddle style gearbox...

As the base I have a special version of the Tamiya Sonax Tabac car from 1994 that was sold in Germany with decals for the Alexander "Sandy" Grau car with Warsteiner as the main sponsor.

/J.

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