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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:11 AM

Recently picked this one up. Unfortunately did not come too cheap. When I got it it still had 50 cent sticker from a garage sale on it :crazy: I paid a little more than that :dash2:

One of the coolest parts is the Vac windows and interior plate. It's complete except for decals. If anyone has them let me know.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:26 AM

There were repros made in Japan about 10 years ago but none now. Try Patto in Australia.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:03 PM

If that was ever a "real" car it was not run in NASCAR. At that time the other drivers wouldn't have gotten on the track with a green car. Car has a USAC look.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:24 PM

Norm Nelson won the 1966 USAC stock car championship with that Plymouth.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:41 PM

I had a look through Patto's decals, and drew a blank.
They may be there, but I couldn't find them under; "Plymouth", "Fury", Tamiya" or "Stockers #2" :frown:

I've got one of those Stockers, but mine is pretty sad;
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Got it with 3 other 1/24 cars for $25 at an automotive swap meet a few years ago.

Hope Tamiya re-issue the bodies one day.
:)

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 11:53 AM

Well I have this 1966 Plymouth Fury Stock Car.

But I'm sure it's NOT Tamiya !

It's on a AMT chassis and the body isn't hard plastic as it looks like here !!

Any guesses to who made the body ?

THANKS !

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 03:19 PM

There were  copies of the Tamiya stockers make a few years ago.    They included all body parts including the vac formed windows and interiors.   They were packed in a bag with a stapled on label that was a mini copy of the box art.   I had a few of them, but I don't remember if they were injection molded or resin castings.   They had  the decals, also.  


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 05:52 PM

Ted, that's not a Tamiya Stocker body. That one is vac formed, and the Tamiya are hard body injection moulded.

 

Matt, are you sure Tamiya re-issued the Stockers???

They released the sports cars, but I don't remember seeing the Stockers, and I've been looking for 10 years or more.

I doubt that I would have missed them...

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 06:28 PM

Certain they were released, but I don't know if they were styrene or resin.    One of my Japanese buddies sent a few of them and I built two.    It's been 15 years or so.  These are the only pictures I have of them.  I also had a 66 Dodge.     The card in the background of the Ford picture is what was stapled to the end of the bag it was in.

 

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:12 PM

Now those are beautiful, nice job Matt.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:14 PM

Yep they are beautiful! But the one I have has rear window struts that are part of the mold.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:24 PM

TED. i do not want to beat a dead horse but what Matt is showing are injection molded bodies. Yours is VAC-U-FORMED.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:36 PM

Yeah I know it's vacuum formed. I guess the maker will remain a mystery.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:40 PM

Ted, just pick a name, Lancer, Pactra, Dubro, International, Shark.   It doesn't make much difference.         It's not a selling point with that car, the only thing worth much is the chassis.

 

Next time I pick up an Autoworld catalog, i'll see what company may have offered that body.    


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:07 PM

Certain they were released, but I don't know if they were styrene or resin. 

Nice cars Matt.

I doubt that they would be resin, if they were put out by Tamiya.

If they did,and it was 15 years ago, then that would have been before I was on the hunt for them.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:22 PM

The vac formed Plymouth is by International and its pattern was the injcted body by Jo-Han, which Tamiya also copied for their injected body.

The copies made in Japan about 15 years ago were resin cast in rubber molds. They were very nice, the castings perfect top AND bottom, even the brass inserts for mounting were in the resin, just like the originals! Whoever did this job knew what he was doing.  In fact they are the nicest resin castings I have ever seen.
The kits included vac formed windows and cockpit, exact copies of the originals, plated parts and decals.

But these bodies are also very fragile and unsuitable for racing as they would have exploded upon impact. But for shelf display, they were perfect. The same fellow also made repros in aluminum of the rear body bracket, specific to the Tamiya stockers as well as the front part of the chassis.
Here are the three copies still in their baggies:

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:25 PM

Those are the same bodies I got.    


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:27 PM

Yes, I know, Matt, but I showed them here for the ones who did not know what it was all about. :)


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:41 PM

Glad you had some mip to show.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 11:48 PM

Yes, I know, Matt, but I showed them here for the ones who did not know what it was all about. :)

Like ME!!!

 

Damn, wish I had not missed those.

:(

 

I guess that means that the production injection moulds are no longer!!!


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Posted 22 October 2018 - 07:32 AM

Who knows where many old molds are.  Some could be in a box somewhere in somebody's garage.   They could be in the Nissan you drive to work.    Like a lot of molds they could be thrown in a trash barrel and allowed to rust away.

 

 

If Tamiya still had them,  we would probably have seen something by now.    


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Posted 22 October 2018 - 07:09 PM

Injection molds are made of un-plated, hardened steel. They easily rust when left unused, from condensation inside the cavities, even if covered with a special "white" grease.
Tamiya modified their stocker molds after the slot car failure, and produced the cars with new plastic chassis and battery powered with 4 "AAA" batteries. This required new clear plastic window molds, a cockpit mold with detailed driver. It also required a new lower mold cavity as the attachment points for the chassis changed. When Tamiya re-issued some of the body kits in the 2000s, the stockers were not re-issued because that lower mold cavity was likely too damaged or even lost. For a few hundreds as collectors are not legions, not worth the agro.


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