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Posted 24 November 2013 - 02:20 PM

Now that the Lucky 13 is recent history, its time to speculate on the next Thingie Proxy. I think we have stumbled on a reasonable formula; spec motors & retro style chassis. I would propose the next proxy proceed along the same line, but with one modification... open wheel bodies... I have brought this up on FB, but for me it is easier to post pictures here.

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This & lots of other bodies are available from such thingie providers a Ray, ZR-1 & probably '32 Deuce & Howmet

 I merely added a .25 pan to either side of a standard IRRA F-1 chassis in order to mount the body.

Lucky F1 Thingie.jpg

As Steve said, "Yes, it is a chassis..." Not pretty, & I did not enter it into competition. However this was a relatively simple modification to an existing chassis. There other bodies , & builders who would chose a more elaborate frame, but this would work for several of the available bodies.

So, I just wanted to throw this out there for your consideration.

 


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Ben Kernan
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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:54 PM

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Open wheel thingie molds by Gene ZR-1


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Ben Kernan
Formerly of SARN

Yes, I am a sarcastic, smart-azz, know-it-all old bastard of a genius. 
What is old is new again... Retro... Gotta love it !!!
"May all your inlines be Retro, my son."
The Englelman: a truly superior design.
 





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