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#1 Pablo

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:21 PM

These 2 chassis are salvageable and have a bright future:

 

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Others were not so lucky, and ended up in the "round file":

 

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Some historic bits were salvaged:

 

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The Ferrett chassis had a sweet spring suspension gizmo:

 

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But tonight it was liberated from it's jail door cell - right into the round file along with lots of other junk :)

When I snagged this stuff on Ebay, I knew they would all be "salvage jobs".

Today was the day, and I'm glad it's over :victory:

 

 

 

 


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:59 PM

The motor mounting plate in the last photo looks like it might belong with the Ferret parts right above it.  I think PCH has repops of the Lancer model "T" roadster & Super Mod bodies that fit the REHCO 36D brass inline chassis in your first photo.

 

 

PCH has the Lancer roadster in-stock, but the Super Mod is out-of-stock.


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Posted 16 July 2016 - 05:42 AM

That little 36D inline weighs a ton !! :)


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Posted 16 July 2016 - 06:14 AM

That's the reason they don't run too fast either.  :laugh2:  REHCO was selling the complete kit with those chassis for about $40. There used to be a setup article on here for them.


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Posted 16 July 2016 - 06:26 AM

Sure did like those Champion chassis, brings back some good memories.



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Posted 16 July 2016 - 08:05 AM

Stamped "Champion", yeah. Who actually made them is a complex subject for the historians.

They could be made to work real well.

 

John Streisguth took possession of this one after I completed it:

 

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 09:27 AM

That's an AYK chassis, sometimes referred to as a  "Riggen" or mistakenly called a "Champion." Those Champion stamped steel parts & the original NCC chassis are from Japan too, probably also AYK, but I'll defer to PDL on this.


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