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#76 MattD

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:37 PM

The numbers came on the fenders!!!!

 

This hiding on ebay now, thanks Gene.

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:14 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. 

Martin,

 

How did you do your wheel mods? Mine didn't turn out perfect. One is fine, the other less than fine.

 

OK, but not perfect.

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:52 PM

I forget the exact details. But I remember they started life as the Lotus extra narrow. I may have machined the inside to make them the correct width.  Then reamed the hole from 1/8'' to (was it 3/16") to the axle diameter in my mini lathe.

Yours look great by the way. Would have been easy for Cox to do it .


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:15 PM

Door

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 04:48 PM

I wasn't really sure that was an RTR based on the seat belt painting.   It looks more like what I paint!!!   I'll give you that one!


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:19 PM

If it has paper numbers It must be RTR IMO. Not sure you could or want to put paper stickers on your car when the kit came with nice decals.


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 12:30 PM

Add this one to the list. I remember seeing Cox production numbers somewhere. Anybody remember there location?

https://www.ebay.com...x4AAOSw5uxdOz5u

 

I just did a recount ( my best effort to not have duplication) and got 14 for the fender location and 11 for the door.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:15 PM

I'd say there probably were no instructions for the employees on where to apply the numbers and they just did what they wanted and nobody really cared.  

 

That one actually looks pretty clean.    I'm not great at polishing plastic, but it does help some of those bodies.    I think what looks best is a light coat of Tamiya British Racing green.    


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:19 PM

https://www.racingsp...o/Lotus/30.html   https://www.racingsp...o/Lotus/40.html

 

Finally figured out the difference between the "30" (289 Ford V8) and the "40" (bored out? to near 6 Liters).

 

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:52 PM

https://www.racingsp...o/Lotus/30.html   https://www.racingsp...o/Lotus/40.html

 

Finally figured out the difference between the "30" (289 Ford V8) and the "40" (bored out? to near 6 Liters).

 

I never cared much for how ANYTHING comes off an assembly line, I make a model of a real point in time or my own fantasy team designs.

https://lotus30.com/...mments_ginther/

 

"Driver Comments – Ritchie Ginther

 

Driver Comments – Ritchie Ginther

 

In the early sixties, Richie Ginther was one of America’s rising racing stars — he was part of the first generation of American drivers that took Europe by storm. Having started racing in California with other aspiring racers such as Phil Hill, Ginther eventually became a factory Ferrari and BRM team driver, just as did Hill. Ginther also made a place for himself in Formula One history, capturing the very first of many F1 wins for Honda — and for Goodyear as well, with his only F1 victory at the Mexican GP in 1965.

As with most drivers at the time, Ritchie was also an experienced sports car driver, and he drove one of the new Lotus 40 cars (Chassis 40/L/1) for the Los Angeles Times Grand Prix for Sports Cars at Riverside, California on October 31, 1965.

 

It was at this race that when Ginther was asked what the difference was between the Lotus 30 and 40. He answered that they took the Lotus 30, made ten more mistakes and called it the Lotus 40.

As no one appears to have been there to write down Ginther’s exact words, we have used the paraphrased quote as printed in Motoring News. One week after the Motoring News article was published, Autosport came out with the following:

“As one wag put it, ‘The Lotus 40 seems to be nothing but a Lotus 30 with 10 new mistakes added.'”

The version of the quote that one reads today is simply that a Lotus 40 is a Lotus 30 with ten more mistakes. Since Autosport didn’t seem to know who made the remark, it seems likely that the exact wording of their ‘quote’ is in doubt.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:01 PM

One more for team fender.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:11 PM

I'm winning by 2.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:32 PM

Post #82 the count was 14 for the fender and 11 for the door.

This last one makes 15 fender 11 door.

Your winning by 4 on my count. :victory:


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 11:19 PM

15 fender  12 door

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:27 PM

15 fender

13 door

 

 

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:29 PM

I thought you were ahead by 2!


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 11:44 AM

14 door

15 fender

 

Too bad it has had its rear fender wheel trimmed.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:21 PM

It's a good parts body for $29


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:35 PM

Yes Matt, if I did not have a few I would buy it, but with the wheel wells cut it will never make a good RTR factory car with the paper numbers in tack.

Fix the fenders and repaint, but then you lose the original paper numbers, which is the value of a RTR IMO.


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:47 PM

Martin, take it apart,  give it a nice coat of BRG, new decals (yellow stripes) and put it on a tuned up chassis.   Cheap body to make a raceable vintage car with.   Save the light covers and other parts to restore a better body.


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 02:06 AM

Your right Matt, I will see what I can do with it. Sold. I should get this by Feb 4.

Maybe I can patch the fender with another Lotus and keep it a RTR 

I do have the front steering part and a factory drive.I am sure I can find a chassis etc. 

Its almost done.

Thanks for the push.


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 10:13 AM

I wasn't trying to talk you into it, only noting that it was a good deal for $29.   Of course, I know you need more projects. 


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 01:10 PM

I am responsible for my own actions Matt.  Its like that little puppy at the pound. I almost hit the BIN when I first saw it. Then went back and forth. Could not believe it was still there after many hours.

 

I have this product called Easy Mold Putty. Thinking I can pull a small mold off a good body and add back the missing wheel arches.

What do you use to color match the epoxy?  Fabric die maybe?


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Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:39 AM

Very late to this discussion (and maybe it's already been pointed out); the illustration on the box top shows the number on the fender, not the door...

 

Again, I apologize if this is "old news"...   :)

 

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:48 AM

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