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Who made this simple plastic chassis?

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#1 Ted Bier

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:50 AM

I've looked around and can't figure it out!

Gilbert, Eldon, Stombecker, can't figure it out!







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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:05 AM

Second generation Strombecker, after the long drive shaft version. Pre-1963 or '64.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:45 AM

In " Table Top Topics Vol 1 no. 1" Strombecker announced the departure of its new standard  mechanics for all its models for June 15, 1962.
The engine was the same used until then, the grey Mabuchi 15R, but it went from its central location (long shaft) to a rear location (short shaft).
As a result, the gray nylon chassis changed to a similar one but designed to support the same engine in another position.
The first version of this chassis appeared with the guide very delayed (as it appears in photo in all its catalogs), but soon Strombecker made a second much more common version for its models (with the exception of the Ford Custom Rod model) to a position more advanced.
Both versions coexisted until the second half of 1963, with the output of the following standart chassis to all models made of another material (black polypropylene).

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