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#1 John M Wimett

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 01:04 PM

I have spent over 2 years picking up bits and pieces on eBay and have assembled an almost complete 2D.

Not the most correct 2D (right hand drive older chassis) but with all NOS pieces down to black nylon axle spacers it is a good one.

 

I have held off applying final paint (primer only to this point) waiting for a decent set of windows and headlight covers to show up on eBay.

In the last year of searching none have shown up.

 

I had the idea of acquiring a Lancer clear version of the 2D and cutting it apart for needed pieces.

Any ideas or suggestions out there would be much appreciated.

 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:26 AM

I purchased my reproduction glass from Brad Blohm for the 2d.  Also,  Do you know if the dash on the 2D is the same as the one for the 2C?  This is the one component I still need for my 2d project. 


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 01:35 AM

I have purchased some clear resin reproduction pieces from Brad (Cox Ferrari F-1 windscreen) being one.......Beautiful reproduction. Brad does beautiful work.
He is a member here and you will find him in our directory under "bradblohm"
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Posted 19 November 2016 - 09:06 PM

Thank you for the responses.  I have PM'd Brad several times during the last year or so and no luck so far acquiring the 2D glass in resin reproduction.

The 2D dash is definitely different from the Cox Chaparral 2, it has a distinctive V cut in the center (chassis clearance?) and is shorter in length.


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 09:12 PM

John,
Your driver should have a slightly off-white suit, because by 1966, the old Dunlop pale blue cotton suits were relegated inside closets. Hinchman of Indianapolis made the suits for Jim Hall, Jo Bonnier, Mike Spence and Phil Hill. Plain white Nomex, no stripes yet. They were introduced in 1964 and became an instant success.
Hall's helmet was plain white.


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 11:37 AM

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 11:46 AM

Woops, thanks for the info Dok.  I studied Friedman's book but photographs are mostly black and white, I saw what appeared to be silver Bell helmets with white visors for the Chaparral team and went with it.  But the cover jacket on the book definitely shows a white early style helmet on the driver in the 2D.

 

I am realizing now by studying photos that through the evolution of the Chaparral cars in almost every race something was changed from aero additions to sponsor decal placement to drivers.

So this will be the ADAC 1000KM Rennen, Nurburgring, June 5, 1966 build (decals from Electric Dreams).  I am looking at photo of Jo Bonnier and Phil Hill in winner's circle with white drivers suits on!

 

Your knowledge of racing history and involvement in this great little hobby of ours is invaluable.  I am looking forward to the next book on the History of Slot Cars.

Thank you,


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