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Posted 13 June 2016 - 02:03 PM

Why am I thinking this is a Testors thingie body??? I tried Google but came up blank. I swore one of these was just on eBay and the seller possibly said what it was and I know I saw this body at another site but a couple years have past so...  

 

I know you guys know. Thank you very much to everyone here and their knowledge of this era. This thing looks like it came straight out of the Ed Roth shop.

 

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:04 PM

Just when I thought I had seen everything...



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:51 PM

Pactra Astronaut.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:57 PM

Steve Okeefe's Independent Scratchbuilder section at Slotblog is such a treasure trove of historical info...

 

I knew I'd seen this body but couldn't remember where. Once Mike Shepard put a name on it, I found it right away using Google and got pointed right at Slotblog.

 

Click HERE and scroll down.

 

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:59 PM

Astronaut it is. It's a Pactra body also sold as an RTR car. They also did another not seen very often called the Jupiter. This looks like a home paint job on an over the counter body. Might be more than I have seen, but all the originals I have seen are red and black. They used the simple Pactra brass tube frame.

As I posted I see Greg found a pic of an original.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 04:53 PM

The pics came from the Independent Scratchbuilder link I posted above them. There's a pic of a Jupiter there as well.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 04:59 PM

That's it!!! A big thanks to everyone!! I bet I had seen it on his website in the past. I have a little body repair to do on it but I can save it I think.

 

Would anyone here possibly have a chassis for this that they aren't using/needing?.Original owner used a AMT chassis which I have no problem using again. I guess Google would have worked for me had I known correct maker.

 

Steve does have an awesome site. I should look there first and will next time.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 05:32 PM

There is one of these bodies on eBay right now under Pactra slot car. Now I see them everywhere.  :) Although he wants $49 for it.  :wacko2:


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 06:38 PM

James,

 

Your comments lead me to ask if you realize that Steve's Independent Scratchbuilder is now an integral part of Slotblog. Here's a link to his section.

 

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