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#1 philk

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:12 PM

Going to put some old stuff on eBay and can't remember the manufacturer or intended purpose of these chassis. Appreciate any help. First one is steel with outer wire rails, second is a Camen but what class, third is a Zap again don't know what class.

 

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:40 PM

Slick 7 

I-15 Camen

I-15 Zap

 

That wire bending on the Camen is amazing!


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:48 AM

The wire bending on that Camen is insane. Lots of time to make it straight.

 

Kind of reminds me of Bill Price's work. He was the absolute master of wire-bent I-15 chassis.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:09 AM

I was also always super-impressed.

The only thing is I never recall seeing one in the winner's circle.

I don't even recall seeing one with the bushings installed, or even a hint that they had been installed.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:34 PM

I don't recall ever seeing one of the Camens.

 

I used the pictured Zap for Int-15 back when Jerry was in Lombard, along with some other Zap variants. It was a pretty successful chassis for me.

 

I still have all those old wing cars, so I will be watching to see how much they bring.  



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:16 PM

Some of the Japanese wing car chassis shown on the J-Slot website also had piano wire pillow blocks integral to the mainrails, similar to the Camen chassis. This was during the late '90s.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:09 PM

I think that Camen chassis used a front section made by DRS. I used a few for scratchbuilt I15 chassis back in the day. I think I still have one or two left in the bags.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:01 AM

Appreciate the info guys, but I'm thinking there not worth to much as none are currently available and probably not legal for any sanctioned racing. I think we where going to try the Slick 7 frame for spray glue 27s years ago but never did, looks like I even put ball bearings in the pillow blocks but never finished it.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:52 PM

I am afraid I share your opinion that these cars aren't worth much.

Although I wasn't really a wing car guy, I still had fun with them in the spray glue days. So I won't feel that bad if they go in the trash.





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