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#26 Maximo

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 01:57 PM

Here are a few of my formerly owned thingies! All wonderful cars and I miss them.

 

 

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 04:30 PM

Superb looking machines & that body style :heart: :D
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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:46 AM

Do anglewinders qualify as Thingies if they are not built to any rule set ?


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:54 AM

Sure, why not? It was either Don Siegel or PDL who showed us an anglewinder Choti a few years ago.


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I heard they weren't going to make yardsticks any longer.


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 09:07 AM

OK, then here's my Batmobile, a big fast car:

 

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 10:35 AM

Do anglewinders qualify as Thingies if they are not built to any rule set ?

The very definition of "Thingie" back then means that anything goes and no rules.
These days however, we have to have a few rules or every racer in a Thingie proxy would look like a wing car. (Which is the culmination of the Thingie timeline.)


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 01:11 PM

More previously owned thingies that I still love and miss!

 

More to come....

 

 

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 01:38 PM

Here's a vintage piece I wished I had kept.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 01:43 PM

Some totally stunning body shapes & styles! Makes me want to vastly improve my woodwork skillz to make some cool Thingie molds :D

Or 3D print at some point. .

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 03:22 PM

Paul,

 

If you ever make any molds keep me in mind! Ha hahahaha...!

 

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 03:47 PM

:D :good: Will do, although there's improving and there's "improving" so don't hold your breath just yet :laugh2:

Love the shape of the Ragman, who did/does the body?

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 04:14 PM

The Ragman was built by Jairus Watson from a body produced by Gene's World, otherwise known as ZR1 and also Eldon Adams, a great gentleman.

 

It is called "X-1".

 

 

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 04:56 PM

Paul E., get some bass wood if you can. It's a bit harder than balsa, but is straight-grained & carves great.


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 12:08 AM

While some Thingies I have constructed end up sitting on someone's shelf looking very pretty, this is one that was actually raced quite successfully back in 2011 in the "Dynamic Challenge" Proxy race.  Don't really remember what place it came in overall out of 26 entries held on 10 different tracks all around the planet. But, the one thing I do know is it dogged another Choti bodied entry built and entered by a New Zealander by the name of Steve Kempson.  Even managed to out-pace his car once on a German track at Minerva Raceway.  Ended up on the podium a few times and drives very smoothly.

But overall it was a good design limited only by my penchant for wanting to stay all vintage during construction and parts sourcing.

 

 

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Today I took it apart cleaned, glued and trued up new rubber and flipped the pick-up brushes over.  New lead wires were necessary as was taping up the broken body. But now she is again ready to go back on the track and beat that Wavemaker cheater car once and for all!
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The body is a Choti re-cast by O2R and the chassis a "Detroit slider".  Motor a Dynamic 26D rewound and rebuilt by John Havlicek.  Gear Cox, wheels U-Go and rubber now reshod with Natural by JK.
You see.... Steve Kempson a.k.a. Lowrider here on this forum has decided to run a fun proxy race just for past proxy entrants.
So... "Wavemaker" and "Repelatron Dyna-Slider" get one more chance to face off.  And this time I hope it runs as well as I know it can.


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 09:09 AM

Okay now, the final batch of previously owned thingies! The formula type.

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 07:39 PM

Here's a wild one.
I called it Hydro-Kompressor and built it just for fun.

 

 

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Paint was inspired by Star Wars Ep I pod racing.  But people see other things in the design.

Chassis underneath the weird paint is just about as unusual...
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The car was sold via eBay to someone in China.  No kidding!
John Havlicek built the motors timing one of them for CW and the other CCW.  Never put it on the track but always wanted to try.

 


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 08:17 PM

Now that is just totally wild :D

Can certainly see the pod racer theme.. As for the chassis and the double motor setup !!! Neat wire routing/treatment too

Shame you never got it on the track yourself, would be very interesting to see how it handled & the speed .

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 09:11 PM

One of my all-time favorite thingies is this baby! Those are ball bearing front wheels too!

 

I still can't seem to find more photos of this and several others recently shown...[?] There is a long and interesting story to this thingie yet to be told.

 

The PUNISHER!

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 09:30 PM

That is one seriously kick butt Jairus paintjob :D

Look forward to seeing any further pictures of this stunning car.

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 09:52 PM

Oh but of course I found more!

 

Built and crafted by Jairus over at Watson Wonder Werks! Of course he masterfully painted this body in the correct motif! Yet but details to come...

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 10:35 PM

The body is an original thingie creation of HOWMET over in the UK! It is called the Black Flag. When I first saw this body I knew I had to get one and Howmet was graciously provided this for my dream project.

 

Once this labor of love masterpiece PUNISHER was finally finished, it was LOST in the US Mail for a while! I thought that we would never see it again even though I had never lost a piece of mail yet in my life. It finally did arrive after much work by myself and Jairus. 

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 10:41 PM

:heart: :D

Team work producing one Kewl Thingie!

Looking at all these amazing cars has given plenty of inspiration :good:

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 05:58 AM

Keep going with this thread David, lots of amazing cars on here! 

 

Here's one from I think the first Thingie Proxy, back in ... 2006? A long time ago in any case... Chassis found on ebay, refurbished, and a Shinoda repro body, to create the ... "Zot"! It's now in the hands of Edo... 

 

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 06:05 AM

A couple Floyd "Thingie Man" Manley tribute cars, also now chez Edo... 

 

The Super-LIght, Super-Fast Thingie, with a period Honda body as found and piano wire chassis, Classic fronts, U-go rears...

 

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Hmm, can't seem to find photos of The Gettin' Thingie, but if Edo ever wakes up, he can post them... 

 

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 06:26 AM

The "Flatiron", made in Sweden, and maybe the most amazing Thingie ever, especially since it dates from 1967 or 68...

 

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The Super Light again, surrounded by a couple of Gene's creations: 

 

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Two carved wooden Thingies, from a lot found by Phil Smith, who put chassis under them (simple Dynamic type)

 

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Two of the more amazing Thingies I've seen, belonging to a fellow collector here in Paris. Made in Italy I believe, and incomplete, but...

 

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