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#1 Gator Bob

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 02:28 PM

Just one of - Over a Million Sold.

 

I took a good used chassis and 'previously detailed' body combo and some NOS parts to build a "Manta Ray" Price tribute car.

 

It will make its first appearance at the 2nd annual Rods and Rails drag proxy.

 

Kemtron X503-8v power and 18t pinion.

Cox guide and 47t spur gear.

Parma tires.

 

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 02:45 PM

Brilliance with a touch of madness equals art.

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 03:22 PM

Very cool! LOVE those fronts.... wouldn't have a moon-crawler without 'em!


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Posted 08 March 2015 - 04:01 PM

Cool :D see Matt Tracker from MASK was checking your handy work out.

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 05:09 PM

Sweet Manta Ray!  I gotta drive that thingie...


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Posted 08 March 2015 - 06:00 PM

:search: Looks like a real beast Bob. :buba: 


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Posted 08 March 2015 - 08:20 PM

Neat car, but the action figure makes the photos. Nice touch.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 02:43 AM

Super cool, Bob :good:

 

I love the shot of him snuggin' up the brush cap


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 10:38 AM

When I look at the moon man suit, I see blue in some images ... but then it turns to grey in other images ... am I just crazy on this? My daughter sees a black suit with blue stripes!


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 11:05 AM

I gotta admit, I've seen many different motors "Frankenstiened" into these Classic chassis over the years but never a padlock  :)

 

Extremely creative, I love it  :good:


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:58 PM

THANKS GUYS!   :good:

 

It was the last fun thing I've done.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 01:09 PM

So it 'hit the strip' last night. And we all got a good  :laugh2:  :sarcastic_hand:

 

After the final round of their regular race I put local racer Lee Fish at the controls for 3 passes. :clapping:

 

Wheelied and popped the slot every time .. with those fronts it found it's way back in the slot .. on that pass it jumped out 3 times and went back twice and made a wild 'sparky' pass . :shok:  :D  When it goes up the lead wires limit the height and the car gets 'wild'...

 

Add more weight Captain Price.... :crazy:


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 03:44 PM

Awesome, Bob :icon22:  First man to pop a wheelie on the Moon :crazy:

How much clearance front and rear did you set it with ?

 

I wonder if my Manta restoration will pop wheelies ?


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 04:51 PM

Measure ride height :laugh2: it's a drag car. We don't worry to much bout dat.

 

I never checked it and now the car/driver/poster is on display at TheRaceway.

 

The rears are 1 1/16th .. guess would be about 1/8th" or .0000000000000001 au :shok:  :sun_bespectacled: 


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 09:15 AM

Fabulous build Bob!

A great way to remember Ray, my apologies for being absent so long live seriously got in the way.
Got desktop workplace and internet sorted so ran out of excuses not to visit and build again  :) 

Only difference now there build on the same side of the pond as you guys. (Brazil)


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 10:29 AM

   :clapping:

 

Well I sure as hell missed you around here... Welcome Baak Jaak  :dance3:

You're all over the planet ... I hear they have all nude beaches in Brazil :shok:  :sun_bespectacled:   :laugh2:


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Posted Yesterday, 12:03 PM

So get this!  :)

 

Found this on-line the other day.

 

Though I sure as ... don't remember it, it sure must have been stuck in "My Head" for 47+   years. ^_^  :dash2:

 

"Moon Crawler"   :shok:

 

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Posted Yesterday, 12:08 PM

When I look at the moon man suit, I see blue in some images ... but then it turns to grey in other images ... am I just crazy on this? My daughter sees a black suit with blue stripes!

 

Might be the 'shadow' AJ :)

 

 

PB, did you really have to "un-mask" Mr. Tracker?


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