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#451 Jairus

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:10 PM

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:32 PM

Well dang Jairus, ya made that easy!
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:53 PM

Well, I try my best sir. :)

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:15 PM

Heres a brief update. The "havlicek bullet" arrived today, as did some other stuff. Thingie bodies couretesy of George and Pearl out of Oz. Of course I'll use the choti.

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Setup block from Ray Price ( mantaray ) , vintage champion fronts on wire axle, vintage Riggen rears. I love the wheels, I might buy some donuts and mount it on these because they are so cool. Drop arm, motor bracket, bearings, gears, and piano wire ( not shown ) from Pacific Model Car Raceway. And the croning touch to all this is that fantastic motor from John Havlicek. 28 double, epoxied mags, bearings on can and endbell, this is gonna scream! Still on the way are a couple jet flags, braid, wire, and I still have to choose rubber. OOOO Im excited!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:23 PM

Thanks for picking a normal body :D Glenn
Looks like you are on track :good:
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:32 PM

... or will soon be!

So George is back in production then? I have not heard from him since shortly after they moved to Tazmania. Ol'Nostalgic's Choti body was even better than the Electric Dreams pull if I remember right. I've built a few chassis under that beautiful #5 body.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:47 PM

Dunno if he is in production Jairus. He sent me these 3 years ago! Gotta agree, his Choti looks every bit as good as the original, might be even better. The quality is impeccable!. He did apologize as it was several thousands thicker than his norm. I emailed him a couple of months ago letting him know I was finally building, and he was quite pleased!
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:44 PM

Soldering is slated to start this weekend. Whoot whoot! Pics will follow.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:45 AM

Ya! Glenn........ normal is in :laugh2:

Keeping in mind what the defination of a Thingie is ??

According to the Thingie-Kingie: Futuristically, Wild, far-out & Fanciful..retro? :heat:

Slotbog defination: fantastical original ?? :crazy:

So, what is your defination of a Thingie ?? A question for everyone :good:

Don't be shy, stand up and be counted :victory:

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

My definition:

Any body design that does not resemble a body that has been designed for production or prototype automobiles.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

First look at the Choti-noda TwoWinger for 3" chassis mounting :D another non-avialble body for the next series :dash2:

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molded in .015 PETG plastic, off to paint...and additional trimming.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

Hey Ray, its impressive how thin and tall you can pull those wings. Keep pushing the envelope.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:21 AM

Here is the test Painted body,

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:07 AM

that looks really good Ray,hey maybe NEXT PROXY RACE will allow these,,,,, :good:
if so put me down for 1 :victory:
"cause it looks fast" just sitting there :bomb:
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

:D
The new Choti # 6 sort of ? I see I'll have to make a few changes :dash2: This version will only fit on a Flexi, sits really low :o But, you get the drift, looks closer to the original Choti add.

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The bottom right hand side #6 Demon
Another thing to take a look at this add is: The # 8 Customs has an A, B,C-1&2 version- A&B would be the Dave Lenz pic's and C 1-2 would would be Wavemaker & Snakehead my version/interpations. What do you think?

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:13 PM

Real close Ray, and awesomely beautifu!
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:15 PM

Very close indeed Ray.
The standard for front wheels back then was 3/4", so could you raise up the front fenders to fit them? If not... no worries, just asking.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:29 PM

Thank Guys,

I did mold this body higher than is shown on this mount, 3/4" front could fit ? The problem is the rear deck lid motor clearence for an inline motor set-ups & I will raise the front wheel wells to clear 3/4 fronts.
This add gives more info but, it's still a drawing of what it could look like. I've not seen a painted version surface as of yet.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:28 PM

Looking at some old magazines ....

it seems the non-scale/non-production model RTRs were called Outlaws before the were called Thingies.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:01 AM

Bob,

 

From my introduction to Edo's exhibition back in 2010:

 

"As early as 1964-65, the slot car manufacturers began to produce their own Thingies, although they didn’t use that name. They were called dream cars, or outlaws, or bandits."

 

Don


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:00 PM

Dream car bodies then fitted to Outlaw chassis' :good:  That's the spirit. :)


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:35 PM

Slot car thingies are slot cars with a mask on.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 06:46 PM

Best to remove those when the paint is almost dry.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 08:13 PM

Had I meant paint mask, I would have said so.  :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:10 AM

Dream car bodies then fitted to Outlaw chassis' :good:  That's the spirit. :)

There is just something about the word "Outlaw" that sells it for me?????     :)


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 08:47 PM

Outlaw...one of my favorite words!

 

 

 

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