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#1 Gary Bluestone

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:35 PM

Still factory sealed , just getting ready to build it up. I am not sure why any wheel inserts were not included like the Chap or Porsche ? Not sure if I will use the plastic pins to mount the chassis, and at this point I am planning on the TC24 powered chassis. Does anyone have a kit or built up to see as reference?

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:16 PM

The J was only issued as an rtr car in the 1/24 sets as far as I know.  It was never sold in kit form.    


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 05:40 AM

Hmm, interesting question. 

 

Just looked through all my Strombecker literature and no mention of a competition J in there or in the Auto World catalogs. 

 

But, in the Spring 1967 issue of Strombecker's own Inside Track magazine, there's a feature article on the Ford J, in which it says: 

"The Ford J is also available as a competition (commercial track) car in both 1/32 scale (No. 8638, $8) and 1/24 scale (No. 8668, $9)."

 

Now, whether this was ever released is anothter story... This is when Strombecker must have begun having problems - the last issue of Inside Track was the Fall 1967 issue in fact... 

 

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 06:45 AM

I had one of these loose from a collection I bought so I don't know if it was 100% original.

 

It has since been sold.

 

It had the gloss black adjustable chassis with the big can motor with blue endbell.

 

The wheels were chrome with no inserts if I recall.

 

I may have some pics still of it but I would have to look.


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:23 AM

I'm certain there was an rtr.  Possibly a kit was offered, but I've never seen one or an advertisement for one.   The info don posted is the first I have seen, but we know reliable info was in 67/68.    All of the rtr's I've seen or had did not have wheel inserts.


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