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#51 Martin

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 10:16 AM

Thanks Al for checking yours. Can you please send a pic for our records here.


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Posted 06 October 2018 - 09:10 PM

Certainly.

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 11:26 PM

Found this one. It has paper numbers, at least one number left on the front and if you look close you can clearly see the glue residue on the fenders.

Somewhere in its history someone replaced the RTR steering front end.

https://www.ebay.com...=aid=333200

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 11:38 PM

I think I missed this one also?     My bad we already had this one.

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:24 AM

I missed the glue residue on the above car.    With all the examples we have seen, it seems those cars came either way and there is no "right" or "wrong" way to duplicate a factory rtr with regard to number placement.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:30 AM

The above evidence has proven, without doubt that the numbers were placed both ways from the factory.  I do respect PdLs opinion, because it was based on what he had seen over the years. I had hoped he would acknowledge our findings and except this as good evidence.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 05:54 PM

Martin, I am happy with your findings.  :)


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 06:54 PM

Thanks Philippe for your endorsement, I believe we can put this one to bed.

 

The research or hunt on any given subject is rewarding and satisfying as I am sure you live on a day to day basis.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 11:43 PM

Just came up on E-bay

More paper numbers on the RTR rear fenders.

https://www.ebay.com...7MAAOSw3k9c0c2k


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:01 PM

Another one for you  Martin.   What is our count?   About 60% doors and 40% fenders?


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:55 PM

I thought that was one for you? didn't your numbers come on the fenders, my RTR Lotus has the numbers on the doors.

 

Bottom line they come both ways.50/50 Sorry to bring it up again.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:11 AM

You're right,  the old bagged RTR I had was the fender version!!    


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 04:11 PM

One more for the fender! Just got here today.

 

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ed: Actually, I guess Martin posted this one earlier.  :pardon: 

 

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 08:27 PM

Nice one Jeff. What are your plans for this RTR?


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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:10 AM

Nice one Jeff. What are your plans for this RTR?

 

Not sure yet Martin. Clean up with chassis, add Korrect rear wheels and tires, and probably change the body, since a PO butchered the rear wheel wells. I also plan to try to modify a pair of extra narrow Lotus wheels for the front.

 

I have GOT to get a bead blaster cabinet if I'm going to keep restoring old stuff.

 

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A little progress made this morning.

 

 

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:55 AM

A bead blast cabinet would be nice if you have the space. I use a small bead blast gun I got from a friend. I just take out back and clean mag wheels and chassis. I use soda. Super low impact on the metal.

I did the conversion on the Lotus front wheels (not stock) but its the way Cox should have sold it.

Love to see how yours turns out.

If you need paper RTR numbers I made copy's of mine, just PM me. 

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 12:10 PM

New original Cox soft braid, Korrect rear axle and knock offs and axle spacers.

 

Now to find the box with the Cox wheels.

 

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 12:26 PM

A bead blast cabinet would be nice if you have the space. I use a small bead blast gun I got from a friend. I just take out back and clean mag wheels and chassis. I use soda. Super low impact on the metal.

I did the conversion on the Lotus front wheels (not stock) but its the way Cox should have sold it.

Love to see how yours turns out.

If you need paper RTR numbers I made copy's of mine, just PM me. 

 

I used to have space for a blast cabinet! LOL

 

I have a small total loss blast gun, but nothing but white sand media. Need to go to Harbor Freight and get some soda.

 

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 12:38 PM

I buy the small boxes at the hardware store or super markets. Its convenient and easy to keep dry. But I do not use that much.

There is probably a smart way to capture the over spray and reuse the soda,but like I say a few wheels and a chassis is all I ever do. 

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:12 PM

Jeff, I think you can get a little table top blast cabinet at HF.   If you want glass beads for media, HF has several sizes and when on sale cheaper than anywhere else

 

Interesting aside.   I have a fairly new neighbor and he is a nice guy, not real handy with tools.   He buys unpaid storage space lots at auctions of same.   He got one of the pressure blasters that is maybe 10 gallons of so with the small screw cap on top.   I know you guys have seen them.   I got one at HF 10 years ago or so.   He also got one of those $35 pancake air compressors.   I visit one day and he has 4 cast iron lawn furniture pieces he got in a sale,   They have 3-4 coats of paint. on them.   He's got that little air comp running and hooked to the blaster.    I asked him what he was doing and he told me he was going to sand blast that furniture.  He wasn't sure what was wrong, but he pumped up the compressor till it shut off.   He pulled the trigger and the blaster went "poof".   I explained to him how much air he needed and that he shouldn't be out there in the drive doing it and breathing it.   I explained he might just take to the local blaster and let him have at it!    At least he was trying!


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Posted 07 June 2019 - 06:12 PM

LOL...

 

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 07:12 PM

You in trouble boy!   Don't feel bad, I have a 2 stage 80 and it is in the carport with lines running into the garage.


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:02 PM

Do you see what I see?

https://www.ebay.com...-cAAOSwZyJc~sHi

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:26 AM

I didn't see that one, but I saw another door car the last day or two.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:01 PM

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Another one for the doors.

 

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