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#1 Maximo

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 03:25 PM

I recently bought a clear body on eBay that I identify as a "thingie" body!

It is a Champion body called the SPECTRA! It was made in the 60's according to the gentlemen I bought it from who worked at Champion back in the day.

It is made of thick Butyrate.

It is not based on any actual car and reminds me of the Lancer Whisper but is shorter and only 3" wide. The wheelbase is 3 & 3/4 but could accomodate 4""

More details and photos to come! A future build is being planned as well!


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 03:44 PM

"Space Ghost"?
"Buck Rogers"?
"Speed Racer"?


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 10:00 AM

Hey David. Nice find.

3" wide dates it, Thingy for sure IMO.


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 10:27 AM

This new SPECTRA Thingie will soon b available to anyone that wants it.

More details to come...


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:46 AM

I would buy a couple.

Good looking plug.


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:49 AM

Sweet looking shell and gorgeous plug :heart:

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 12:06 AM

Kingdom of the Thingies Empire!!!

Time to finish this project up....my "CHAMPION" Spectra thingie using various Champion parts!

The HEART of it is the 517 champion motor fresh from the package. To me a long desired dream motor finally in my hands!

The SPIRIT of it is the late 60's Champion "Spectra" thingie Race body.


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 09:48 PM

Great project!  What about the availability of the body for those that may be interested?


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 12:13 AM

SPECTRA Thingie repopped body coming soon!


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:19 AM

Looks like the forerunner of many wing car bodies, just add side dams.

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:29 AM

The "Spectra" is done  :sun_bespectacled: finally.

The body as shown was pulled in 0.030 same as the original.

 

regards; g

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