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#1 Gary Bluestone

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 04:23 PM

These wheel inserts are for Strombecker 1/32 kit cars with aluminum wheels, though I am not sure which cars they were meant for. Specifically I am wondering if any of these were for the Barracuda. I don't have a complete set so may have to get some cloned unless they are available somewhere ?

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 05:32 PM

The top photo shows inserts for the Lotus 30/40. The second photo shows inserts for Porsche prototypes

like the 906, 907, 910 and 917. The third photo shows what appear to be American Racing mags.



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 06:03 PM

They were available in plastic boxes with each type listed on a header card.


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 09:02 AM

Gary, here is how they came in the package. Oddly, only two of each came in the package with two 2 prong and 2 3 prong knockoffs forcing you to buy 2 packages to make a set of 4 of any given setup. 

 

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 02:02 PM

One reason Strombecker marketing never worked...for the customer.


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 03:52 PM

We are getting somewhere, and soon we will have the answers , but now we have more questions! The top 2 inserts from the package are the American racing mags and are different from the American racing mags shown on the chassis in my bottom photo. The packaged ones are, lets say "Star fish shape" and the ones installed in wheels,  have a flat chromed disk backing plate. I'm assuming one of these types was included in the Cheetah custom kit so if that is true , which one, and was one of these types included in the Barracuda custom kit.

I have no idea what the 6 spoked inserts were used for, shown in the 2nd row of the packaged ones.

The third row of the packaged ones looks like the reddish ones I photograghed, installed on a chassis in my 3rd photo. I'm thinking they look more like Ferrari wheels and possibly included with the Dino custom kit or P3 ?

The fourth row of packed inserts looks like the Porsche Carrera 6.

Does anyone have any of the Custom kits built or unbuilt to verify if they came with inserts? And now 1 more question, is there a stock # on the package ?



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 08:21 AM

1º photo hubcaps >>> Strombecker ( s25 ) Lotus-Ford 30 GT´64
2º photo hubcaps >>> Strombecker ( s26 ) Ferrari Dino 166/P [0834] Berlinetta´65
3º photo hubcaps >>> Strombecker ( s22 ) Bill Thomas´Cheetah´63

1º, 2º and 3º can be finded only in motorkits TC-32, custom kits and 2º y 3º in European Rally circuit too.
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 10:23 AM

1st generation hubcaps. 1963
"Model Road and Raceways" is a small independent label dedicated to offer generic parts. Among its parts can be found aluminum wheels.

Meanwhile, Strombecker of Dowst presents a branch parts competition among which are remarkable brass chassis guide Ackermann and "ACCESORY GROUP COMPETITION" consisting of steel crown, screw shaft threaded steel and aluminum wheels. However these wheels do not allow the use of hubcaps, which will quickly be replaced the following year.


 


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 10:35 AM

2nd generation hubcaps. 1963-1965.

"Model Road and Raceways" is absorbed by Strombecker Corporation ( Model Road and Raceways División ) and some of the supplies are assumed by Strombecker with some correction so that all parts are compatible.

In this second generation the star is the Scuttler motor. There are a huge number of variants of engine, chassis, crowns etc.

The original MRaR wheels are assumed by Strombecker, because like others like Revell MRRC or allow the use of hubcaps.


 

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 10:46 AM

One of the supplies are 7/8 inch wheel 2º generation hubcaps ( ref 8339 ).
Another supplies are hubcaps for wheels of 1/2 inch 2º generation hubcaps( 9042 ).


Besides the size, STROMBECKER provides a vague information about the fate of these hubcaps.

We must assume a generic character, but as fans know 1/1 must identify which of the Porsche RS-61 etc ...


A curious but important fact ... all these hubcaps are not included in the standarts series units of Strombecker, but are distributed as replacements for Strombecker.

The only exception is the case of (s20) Mercedes-Benz W154 GP'38 using a hubcap and some brackets that previously existed as a spare.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 10:57 AM

3rd generation hubcaps. 1965-1967.
Is closed generation engines TC-32 (and 300 Hemi) folding chassis with brass etc.

There is also a new generation of aluminum wheels, but Gary has already been noticed that the hubcaps are not supported. Indeed the "mag style" used in (s22) Bill Thomas'Cheetah'63 have the same aesthetic, but are not compatible with aluminum rims 2nd generation.

On this occasion, hubcaps 3rd generation are more specific to each model. Each new model comes with its own hubcaps.
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:01 AM

( s22 ) Bill Thomas´Cheetah´63

3º generation hubcaps only in TC-32 motorkits, customkits and European Rallye set circuit.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:03 AM

(s23) Plymouth Barracuda Formula S´65

3º generation hubcaps only in TC-32 motorkits and customkits.

Medallion radiator, steering wheel and driver, are also critical of the format in which it was sold.
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:06 AM

I have yet to test 100%, but I think ...

(s24) Chaparral 2A´65

3º generation hubcaps only in TC-32 motorkits and customkits.

careful with any official image of STROMBECKER ... is taken from the version 1/24.


you may also exist as a critical piece mirror, but I can not confirm.

Please, if anyone has evidence to confirm this saying so.
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:10 AM

(s25) Lotus-Ford 30 GT´64

3º generation hubcaps only in TC-32 motorkits and customkits.
careful with any official image of STROMBECKER ... is taken from the version 1/24.

Here you can see the chrome tree (incomplete) of this model, also with some fruit as the rearview mirror, a piece certainly very unknown.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:21 AM

(s26) Ferrari Dino 166/P [0834] Berlinetta´65

3º generation hubcaps only in TC-32 motorkits, customkits and European Rallye set circuit.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:28 AM

(s27) Lotus 38 Indy´65

3º generation hubcaps only in TC-32 motorkits, customkits, blister competition kit, Indy 500 set circuit and Cumberland set circuit.


I have not yet clear whether these same hubcaps are used in (s30) Brawner Hawk Indy'66, set cumberland circuit and blister competition kit.

Here you can see these hubcaps mistakenly mounted in the photo presentation (s26) Dino 166 / P [0834] Berlinetta'65

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:31 AM

I have yet to test 100%, but I think ...

(s28)Ferrari 365 P2 [0882] spyder´65

3º generation hubcaps only in customkits and blister competition kit.



Please, if anyone has evidence to confirm this saying so.
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:38 AM

(s29) Porsche Carrera 906´66

3º generation hubcaps only in customkits.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:44 AM

Incidentally, in LA Slot Car Museum can be accessed 4 of the TC-32 I have named, as well as 2 of the competition blister kits.
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Posted 12 March 2015 - 10:50 AM

Thank Jairus,

I am currently cataloging all those parts of "model Road and Raceways" mark before being absorbed into the Strombecker Corporation. This is quite complicated because spare parts are rare. The company was very small and there are few of these.

Regarding the third era of hubcaps STROMBECKER, I even think I know what the hubcaps of (s24) Chaparral 2A'65 and (s28) Ferrari 365 P2 [0882] spyder'65, but just missing me confirm to have the absolute security.

So far, to me is " any hubcaps or not in (s30) Brawner Hawk Indy'66 " the great hubcaps question theme . I still do not know if there are specific hubcap this model or not or if you use the same mate (s27) Lotus 38 Indy'65.

If someone has the pamphlet assembly instructions (s30) Brawner Hawk Indy'66, or Cumberland competition circuit or blister kit, please contact me.
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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:00 PM

I just found these and they are likely from the Chaparral roadster kit. The chrome has mostly disappeared and the rear view mirror is different from the rectangle one found on the ready to run car.

  Besides these, since I now know that I have 2 inserts from the Dino kit, I searched out the rest to the parts to build up a complete car except I still need 2 more inserts ! I will probably have some Lotus inserts to trade !

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 07:07 AM

Finally a photo with the hubcaps´ Strombecker Chaparral, GREAT !.

 

Shortly I´ll hang a photo with all the critical parts of Strombecker Barracuda.


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:48 AM

Here´s the Strombecker´s Barracuda hubcaps :

 

in slotforum search : Strombecker´s Plymouth Barracuda Formula S´65 hubcaps


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:50 AM

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