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#1 dc-65x

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 09:52 PM

I found this sorry looking Lancer body recently:

 

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After a through cleaning something beautiful emerged:

 

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I am absolutely, totally and almost uncontrollably blown away by it   :wub: :

 

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I've not seen one before and it's so long, low and swoopy  :sun_bespectacled:  :

 

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The body first appears in the Auto World Catalog in the summer 1970 issue:

 

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If anyone has any memories or pictures of this body built up into a car could you please share them here. Thanks! :)


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:31 PM

Sharp looking body Rick. I've seen it being used in some retro race reports. Somebody, maybe REHCO or Outasight, must be repopping them.


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:38 PM

Looks a bit naked without the wing.

I just picked up a Torino body.... hmmmm?


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 06:22 AM

I know nothing about the body, but I think it looks very cool. Hope you do a build around it and show us!


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 08:44 AM

Super cool.

 

Did you polish that or do you have magical soap and water?

 

It should borrow a name from another Mopar and be called the "Charger Dart"  :)

 

I'm not sure on this, but I think Rick just might have the talent to fab a wing  :D

 

Every once in a long while you see one of these on on a chassis on Ebay. 

 

The ones I have seen ( not many ) always have a trashed body.

 

Unless there is that off told elusive stash somewhere I believe few of these survive in useable condition. 


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:52 AM

 

Did you polish that or do you have magical soap and water?

 

Just Clorex spray cleaner followed by multiple gentle washings with Dawn soap and a SOFT brush.

 

We used to be able to buy dozens of different gorgeous Lancer "Crystal Clear" bodies for a buck and a half...........and I didn't used to be old either.  :laugh2:


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 12:04 PM

Sexy shell :heart:

Although it appears in the 1970 ad this would be perfect for a 1969 stocker build!!!

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 02:20 PM

"Too sexy!"


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

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Could fit to this cadaver...


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:10 PM

Shinoda Daytona!


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:52 PM

Pekka's post illustrates exactly what I was saying in a earlier post about condition when you find these. 

 

Time and track are not kind to these.


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 07:21 PM

Pekka,

 

Thanks for the pictures. That's pretty much what I was thinking of building for my body. I'm thinking of a Green can motor, Fass 64P gears, 3/32" axles, Associated telescope style wheels and a 2-rail per side, plumber on the 1 1/4" arm chassis.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:20 AM

I moved this thread here to the Pro Car section to see if there is any more info out there. :)


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:11 PM

Here's my take, using similar raw materials:

 

http://slotblog.net/...riggen-stocker/

 

 

 

I'm sure they're very much from the same era.  And I'll race you when you're done!


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:40 PM

Very cool Mike and thanks for the link to your beautiful car.  :sun_bespectacled:

 

I'm also examining my Model Racing Journal DVD for race reports, tech sheets, How to's for my project...................


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:45 PM

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:29 PM

This is the same body that got "Banned" at the Boola Bash NASCAR Enduro last year by the powers to be. It originally passed tech by Bryan , but the whinning forced it to early retirement and we had to install the cookie cutter Cyclone to compete. Shame, it's a great looking body.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:16 AM

As I recall- in the middle 1970's the most popular body we ran was an even swoopier Plymouth Superbird. I am not sure who produced it but it was very slammed. Wish I had a photo to share.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:47 AM

It might have been a Lancer, REHCO was repopping them awhile back & packaging them using the black on lavender header cards. Doug Azary had one on Jim Allen's scratchbuilt.com.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:08 AM

It is a beautiful body and will or could make a great looking car.

 

It has only a slight resemblance to any full sized car, and shows how the hobby was moving away from model racing as the hobby faded from the hay day. 

 

It is a great caricature of the original car. 


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