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#1 don.siegel

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 11:12 AM

Some of you may have noticed this recent lot on eBay, with what seems to be a Shinoda... I won it, but was surprised it didn't go any higher, and now that I have received the package, I wonder if the Shinoda body isn't a repro, but a period repro... Interesting lot in any case and well worth buying for several reasons, especially the Thingie connection of course! 
 
Here's the main 1/24 cars/chassis/bodies (there was also a cut-down AAR Special, from Lancer, with its top, not included here, 1/32 cars,chassis, bits, etc.). 
 
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The Shinoda - as found, it had that whole layer of electrical tape on the bottom, to hold the body on and who knows what other nefarious purposes - the builder liked this tape, which pops up elsewhere! I don't know why, but had some doubts this was an original. If it's a repro, it was done at the time, with that chassis! The motor is a Testor 26D, Dyna style, with glassy whitish epoxy and one cylindrical balancing hole - haven't tested it yet. 
 
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Here are a couple of vac-formed bodies that came in the lot: a Cuc! And an unidentified object, not even sure it's a car body originally... Never seen a Cuc vac repro done at the time - and that's why I wondered about the Shinoda. 
 
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Here's the Harvey chassis - nothing special, but painted baby blue! 
 
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And what seems to be a Detroit slider/shaker chassis, with the motor pod that can slide at least a 1/4" or more and has some shaker movement too, from the piano wire inside the square tubes at the back... 
 
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That's the lot - comments welcome! 

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 11:49 AM

Don,

I saw that one, but didn't think it was the real deal and even if it was it was in really poor shape. Could be the real deal and just loaded with paint and tape!!
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

Don,
 
I can never take a chance on these types of bundled deals as money for me is tight, but I am glad that you do indeed benefit from many of these in the past.
 
Interesting stuff though.
 
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:53 PM

If it were me, I'd probably part them out.
But, the history is equally valuable.

As an aside, I did a comparison of a couple re-produced "Hammer head" bodies.
Your body seems even more different.
Wonder why?

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:14 PM

Carbon dating?  :)
 
Cool stuff.
 
The good thing is that the tape protected the chassis from corroding.  :D

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:52 PM

Yep, one complete chassis refurbishment coming up! 

 

Thanks for the pics Jairus... my working thesis is that somebody at the time built a homemade vacuum machine, and popped off a few copies, like the Cuc and maybe a buddy's Shinoda...

 

Maybe I'll find out more as I get into it... or maybe not!

 

Don

 

PS: the seller was in Michigan, and almost all the wheels are silicone-coated spongies. 



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:18 PM

Don

 This is a mold taken from an original Shinoda Hammerhead.

 

 

Looks like you need a fresh body.

Yep, I also bid on that listing.

 I would like a simple plaster cast of that body left of the cuc, its worth restoring.

 

thanks g;

 

 

 

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:28 PM

Thanks for info Gene. 

 

Be glad to send you that other body for you to do whatever you want - do you recognize it at all? Some parts seemed like a Shinoda, but not others! 

 

I think I'll keep the "original repro" body, it's actually in pretty good shape, much better than the chassis! 

 

Don 

 

PS: did you ever get the Wheelies? 



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:53 PM

Don

 yes I got the wheels,many thanksI ,I see your fresh collector cars have them also and with the 1/16'' wire axle, popular setup.

 

Please send the oddball body, that's a good project, looks like a Harvey Aluminum of sorts.

 

 

 

I am putting a box of misc bodies together, I will include a Hammerhead, any others you may need?

Mailing out tuesday a.m. along with others.

 

Oh! remember the gold cuc?, a post will be coming soon, a interesting finished project.

 

thanks,gene


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:12 PM

Awesome.... Super..... great activity here in Thingies again!

 

Keep the flame a burning ladies and gentlemen!

 

 

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:50 PM

Maybe we need another Proxy Max? Hmmmmm?


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:24 PM

Maybe.... but under very careful rules considerations...!

 

 

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