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#1 Maximo

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 10:17 AM

This yellow La Cucaracha was recently on eBay and I wished that I could have bought it.

 

Does anyone here claim it or know who made it? It is made from resin and not polyurethane as the originals.

 

There is a great story here!

 

-MaximO

 

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#2 Phil Worthy

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 11:16 AM

That's so cool.

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 12:06 PM

Excellent resin shell!! When I first saw it I thought it was an actual original body :D

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 11:17 AM

Here is another resin version on eBay!

 

Who is producing these resin Cucs???

 

-Maximo

 

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#5 Bill from NH

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:46 PM

I'd say ask 1/24hemi via an eBay PM. He was selling the pink Cuc, he was probably selling the yellow one also, but I don't recall.


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:19 PM

The yellow one was sold by ebay seller: maryj50315 and said her husband maded it!

 

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:38 PM

Maybe the pink Cuc was made there too. 124hemi sells a lot of cars he built using parts from different sources. He's in Torrence, CA. Where are Mary & her husband located? This seller ID wasn't found on eBay.


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 06:49 PM

If the pink one came from MaryJ, it was made by her husband. He is a talented guy and just sent me one of his resin Nichimo Manta Ray bodies and it is really nice.
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Posted 29 February 2016 - 08:58 AM

That eBay seller is maryj50310. I got one number wrong Bill. Sorry.

 

 

-mAximo

 


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 06:35 PM

Another resin body La Cucaracha recently on eBay. Went for some nice change though not being an original, but nice anyway 

 

Does anyone know who the genius is behind these clever reproductions?

 

-maxImo

 

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 11:23 PM

Not sure he wants his name known, but he is a great craftsman. We do some trading from time to time. He doesn't do email much, mostly his wife does email sporadically. I usually deal with him through the mail!

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 10:10 PM

Is he duplicating the windshields, or buying them from somewhere?  Really a "thinge".


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 11:51 PM

Really a "thinge".

 

The La Cucaracha is definitely a thingie!

 

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 04:35 PM

Is he duplicating the windshields, or buying them from somewhere?  Really a "thinge".

 

Did we ever find out if windshields and roll bars are available separately?

 

Regards,

 

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:54 PM

I will pursue this a little with the guy that makes this stuff. He doesn't do high volume of anything, he just likes to see if he can make nice copies of stuff. He doesn't frequent any forums, he's just happy to mold and make copies that don't look like copies. I will see if he wants any of his info on here and if he is interested in selling parts. I did just recently get him in touch with another collector that wanted more built than I could fit in my schedule. I know he is pretty busy right now.

If enough guys want Cuc windshields and roll bars, you ought to contact Brad Blohm and offer to buy 10-20 and maybe he will take it on, if he has time.

Here is a pic of a Cuc the above guy sent me a few weeks ago along with a Manta Ray body and Eldon dragster I haven't started on yet. The bodies in this picture are all his work. I thought the Cuc was original until I talked to him.

 

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:00 PM

I'm in. How do we contact Brad Blohm?


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:32 PM

Brad is on this forum sometimes. He is on eBay under bblohm and has stuff listed now.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:38 PM

Brad's Slotblog display name is bradblohm, if you wish to PM him here. He will get a notification email that he has a new PM awaiting him, unless he's changed his notification settings and few mmbers do.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:12 PM

When you request parts from a resin caster, you need to remember making one part is not worthwhile at all for the guy doing it. He has the expense of the chemicals, the time, which can be a lot more than you may realize. Clear items like windshields can have a lot of rejects and it all takes lots of time.

 

That's why I suggest it would be wise for a few guys to get together and maybe request 10-20 items and send some money upfront.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:08 AM

I think that Brad already makes the Cuc windshield and rollbar, unless the mold has worn out in the meantime... 

 

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:22 PM

Brad Blohm didn't make those resin Cuc's though, did he?

 

 

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:39 PM

Not Brad.
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:56 PM

Hey Guys,

 

Don, you called it, those molds wore out.  Just got a new gallon of silicone so work, work, work...  He come the things I've been promising for a year!  Cox Chap 2 clear and chrome bits, 2D clear and chrome bits, 2E clear and chrome bits, Ford GT, Cheetah, Lotus, Monogram, Revell, Russkit, uh, uh, Cucaracha, MAN, when will the list end!  I actually did recently finish the Lil Cuc windscreen and rollbar.  One down, a thousand to go!!!

 

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:09 PM

 Does anyone have one of these?

 

 

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:05 AM

No Max... rings a vague bell, but that's all - any pix of the inside? 

 

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:49 PM

I bought this RED one a few years back on eBay! It is NOT a Cox Hobbies product but nicely turned out including the special case and cardboard inserts.

 

Notice the engine injector stack. The rest of the car is of original parts.

 

 

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