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#1 Maximo

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:08 PM

Gene's innovative thread introducing the Tonneau Cuc Repair Mod reminded me of many crazy Cuc' over the years!
I have cataloged many including some of my own from years past that I will share here daily with the Kingdom of Thingies World.

Most all of these are someone's not mine, so if you see yours here chime in or just join the fun and let's make the Thingies section active again!!!

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 02:07 PM

Today's entry is probably typical of modified Crazy Cucs!

This one has cut out font and rear fenders and a hole to enable the tall guide weight.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

Okay, so no body is participating yet...come on folks!

This Crazy Cuc belongs to Edo the Kingee of Thingies, long absent from this forum and his many thingie subjects!

A well turned out Crazy Cuc that even includes a fire extinguisher!

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:59 PM

I'm participating by :drinks: :popcorm1:

I like the #7. If one is going to butcher and slam a Cuc, that's a real cool example of doing it right IMO.

The Flag weight looks like the air cleaner on a Late Model Dirt racer :good:

 

I love Edo's baby blue also :dance3:


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:05 PM

IIRC, the late Larry Shepard built Edo's light blue Cuc.


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:06 PM

Have none of these seriously cool original Thingies, but I'm watching with much interest in all the modded & crazy cucs :D

That baby blue one is just :heart:

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 10:45 AM

Friday's entry....

I suppose was built for entry into a Proxy event.

Of course packing a 26D!


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:47 PM

Next please...



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:48 PM


Disciples of the Thingie Empire...!!

Don't forget to check out John Stewart's influential thread about Crazy Cuks!

http://slotblog.net/...poco-loco-cucs/


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:55 PM

You saw it coming now it's going...!!!

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:12 PM

That baby blue car of Edo's is the ultimate modded Cuc :D Love the blower ontop!

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:55 PM

Vary Cool, Do you have to use a Cuc Chassis?


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 09:37 PM


My thought is that it has to be a body based on the Cuc's! Many have different chassis underneath.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:31 AM

I have a body, will have to push it to the head of the line, cool stuff.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:02 PM

A Cuc I restored for John Clow:

 

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A Cuc that started out stock but ended up modified to perform. One of the top finishers in a recent Cuc race in Italy:

 

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:37 PM

Great car Pablo! Thanks for participating here in this thread.

Next up....a Cuc with what looks like Graham Hill driving. Seriously though, a nicely presented Cuc!


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 10:22 AM

The world of crazy ?  :diablo:

 

Turned MY Cuc back in to a Nethercutt Mirage racer. :D

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:55 AM

Another day another crazy Cuc!


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 02:56 PM

How did this last one get that chrome look????


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

The material used to form the body, is made with that finish!


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 04:42 PM

Cuca cuca racha! Kama kama kaze!


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:19 PM

This crazy Cuc must be alien in origin as that engine compartment looks ominous. Nice little roll bar too.

The little green men have landed....!


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 07:31 PM

A diesel prototype I assume...


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 07:38 PM

Some of these bodies are made from the original "Tupperware" material.  How do you get paint to stick to them or are they just for show?

 

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 08:06 PM

The black one was 'scuffed' with 320 then 400 IIRC.

The paint was for plastic automotive trim with a flex agent, winter coat nice and thick.  Seemed OK.

 

I didn't hit the wall or ... keep my leftovers in it... :crazy:

Not sure what the next guy is doing with it :laugh2:


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:37 AM

Love the post Maximo!

Fun read and great responses.
Wish I had one.  But I'll only settle for an ultra stock version.  And who has the money for that?


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 01:53 PM

A crazy Cuc with a crazy female driver named Barbara!

Hope she doesn't roll it as this one has no roll bar, or roll barbara!


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 07:03 PM

Another entry into the World of Crazy Cucs. That could describe everyone that loves thingie slot cars.

Eight? Sure but I'm hungry again!


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 05:07 PM

Must be breakfast time as I suddenly have a craving for orange juice!

Maybe it's my imagination...


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 05:09 PM

A flaming whopper crazy Cuc that is too HOT for words.

Cool brass roll bar to boot!


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 06:30 PM

OK here we go.

 

I never really really liked the look of these BITD, a great running car for its day with a progressive material body and attachment.

 

Why, you might (or might not) ask.

 

The cockpit and windshield

driver looks like he is sitting in one of those kiddy pools,

the roll bar looked like the 'towel bar' in our bathroom,

and I couldn't 'wrap my head around' how the wraparound windshield fits the lines of this car. Cartoon?

 

No rant...just what I saw.

Over and out.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 06:41 PM

Hard to disagree with any of that. Loos like a confused 2 seater, but a lot of neat stuff and hard to kill.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:31 PM

Heavy Metal Metallic and chrome....Vroom!

Is that Elvis driving?


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:35 PM

Cox themselves also produced a crazy la cucarache... the SUPER La Cucaracha!

Using similar hard plastic components, Cox fashioned a cute coupe top to protect the driver from wind and rain.

They also installed a hotter Mabuchi motor.


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:58 PM

Great pics !!  I won't be taking any for a month or two. 

I am also a Thingie nut.

But talking about Cucs, I managed to snag one of the prototypes a few years ago.  

Hanging on to that to pas it down the family tree.

I am trying to finish off restoring some, and I cannot find a parts list with part numbers.

Is there a way to search on this awesome blog??

Or does anyone know how else to find one?

Thanks,

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Posted Today, 07:29 PM


The crazy cuc Green Machine!

Currently on eBay and offered by MTH.


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