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#1 Jimbolina

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Posted 17 January 2024 - 04:45 PM

I bought this chassis a number of years ago and recently dug it out of my stash.

 

I forgot the make and exact type, but believe it is a stainless steel version. I was hoping you folks could help me identify it…

 

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Posted 17 January 2024 - 04:53 PM

First gen JK Stockcar chassis. These come out around '94.


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Posted 17 January 2024 - 05:47 PM

The heat treated version of this car was awesome. The non-treated one bent when you looked at it.


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Posted 17 January 2024 - 07:58 PM

These were also available with a slot down the middle piece. They're made for 4-1/2" bodies, mostly stockcars, but JK made a few others. I don't believe JK made stainless ones. I've only seen plated ones and a few heat-treated also.


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Posted 17 January 2024 - 08:17 PM

Thanks, guys.

 

Yes, I purchased this around that ‘94 timeframe, and selected this particular chassis design because I loved the simplicity of the overall look and feel.

 

I rather prefer the larger areas of uncut metal, making an overall effect of a clean ‘pan’ design, as opposed to all the visually ‘busy’ cutouts and voids that a lot of chassis designs exhibit these days.

 

Nothing wrong with that, of course, and I do understand those areas that are typically removed to assist in weight and probably handling, but I also appreciate aesthetics.

 

Anyway, thanks again for the ID.


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Posted 17 January 2024 - 08:25 PM

These were also available with a slot down the middle piece. They're made for 4 1/2" bodies, mostly stockcars, but JK made a few others. I don't believe JK made stainless ones. I've only seen plated ones & a few heat-treated also.

 

Bill, for some reason - and I can’t verify the alloy, of course - but I do believe this was indeed a stainless steel rendition. If I remember, that was one of the features I was intrigued by.

 

The metal surface does not show a plated look, and a different color than zinc, etc. I also took some (green) ScotchBrite to it early on, as I love that brushed look, but certainly would not have done so if it had indeed been plated.

 

I just took a magnet to it, and it did aggressively grab it, but I also understand some stainless alloys will be much more magnetic than some others.

 

Anyway…


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Posted 17 January 2024 - 10:01 PM

I never saw a stainless version, maybe they do exist. I have a first gen & two second gens. Mine are each slotted & plated. In the late '90s these were very competitive chassis. They were replaced by the Champion 4 1/2" Turboflex & the JK 4 1/2" Cheetah 7.


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Posted 18 January 2024 - 02:52 AM

great handling 4.5" chassis, back in the day.



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Posted 18 January 2024 - 01:34 PM

JK 41/2 stocker...I have several and they still handle well.







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