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#1 Maximo

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 04:49 PM

Gentlemen and Ladies,

 

I am in need of the Riggen 1/24 brass chassis body mount pins/clips.

I am unsure if anyone reproduces these as they are always missing when acquiring a used chassis.

Hole to hole on the brass chassis is a measurement of 3/4"

I have tried unsuccessfully to make my own but just don't have the tools or workshop to do it!

 

I need FOUR pieces or two pair. A third set if possible.

 

If available please PM me what you require.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 05:09 PM

Those are easy for me to custom make, I do it all the time. Send me a PM.

 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 05:21 PM

Hey Pablo,

 

You may be getting multiple requests. I've been trying to pick up a bunch for several friends and myself for years!

 

Thanks!


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 05:41 PM

No special tools, just small needlenose pliers and a Sharpie. If it's for a standard type modern car of known dimensions, I can just make them up. For anything else, I'd probably need the actual chassis and body in front of me. Thank God we have great mail service in this country and the mail delivery on my end is totally secure, not just a mailbox down a dirt trail. It's kept locked up 24/7.


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:25 PM

My mailbox has been down a dirt road since December,1982. I've had several mailboxes destroyed at Halloween, but none of my mail has been messed with or been missing. Anything not fitting in my box, the mail lady will drive it up my 260' driveway to the house. When I lived.in the town of Framingham, MA before, I needed a locked mailbox there because people stole anything not nailed down. So it all depends upon where you live.  :rolleyes:


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 07:10 PM

ha. Billy, my mailbox is 320+ft. down the driveway from My house, but none of it is for darn sure dirt!

(i'll race on it, but I'm not living on it. I'd have to wash my cars too often. I'd buy like 20 ten-wheeler loads of gravel first! lol)

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 07:11 PM

btw, I don't think that i've ever seen flexi clips that were 3/4" long, but if EM says he can make 'em easy...

he must have serious skills and a couple very good sets of pliers!

 

I like to put a little kink in the back end and tape the front end to the body to make them easier to remove with said body quickly if needed on race day.  


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 07:46 PM

For awhile there, each new JK chassis needed a different length clips. Parma chassis might have not been the best, but at least one length body clip fit them all, except the Int. 32 & womp. My Canadian friend Pete Sardella is also very good at making body clips. I once had a couple of his 1/32 cars at Matt's with his homemade clips.

 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 08:42 PM

Pablo or Sardella or somebody should make up a quantity of the Riggen clips and offer them to those in need here at Slotblog or even eBay.

 

There always seems to be a need for these!

 

 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 08:45 PM

BTW, I bought the Riggen 1/32th clips from Professor Motor, but sadly they were different and did not work!

 

 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:13 PM

Yup, for some vintage Riggen 1/24 cars the clips are about 3/4".  Friends and I need dozens.  I've bent up some 2E wing wires, so maybe it's time to try to bend these.  I still may ask Pablo as he's an artisan!


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:01 PM

Brad you seem to reproduce many retro parts so this item should be a natural!

 

 

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 12:44 AM

I need quite a few sets as well. 

 

I also bought the Riggen clips from Prof. Motor, and they don't fit any of the Riggen cars I have here.

 

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 06:53 AM

Just another of those non-standard things that make our hobby more difficult than it needs to be.  I sure would like to talk to the chassis designers over time and why they didn't follow the lead of who did them first.  Find out if there were actual engineering reasons, or if there were patent fears, or just a "we'll do our own because those guys suck".


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 08:14 AM

If I was granted one wish, to go back into time, I would go back to when they designed that car, and ask the engineer, why the heck he wanted to space those holes so close. LOL
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Posted 03 August 2019 - 10:59 AM

It gets the body rocking like a Bronco bucking, lifts the front to scoop air for lift, then under braking the splitter goes down to the track shutting the airflow off  :crazy:  :wacko2:  I'm sure it was wind - tunnel tested  :laugh2:


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 11:26 AM

Pablo,

They should of taped a round weight, inside the rear of the body, and marketed them as the Stinger III. LOL


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 02:24 PM

Ya know, by varying the OD of the wire used, one can alter how much the body can move with clips. I sometimes use .025. Martin's car looks like it may benefit from .039. I can make both, you can use them as tuning devices  :)


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 04:10 PM

I make mine out of .032 because that is what vintage clips measure out to.
But I only make what I need and have no plans to go "into production".
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Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:58 PM

I remember the round horizontally-swinging weight.  it pulled on a string which was wrapped around the front axle to assist in braking.

it didn't help much. (aside from the fact that the thing didn't handle worth a darn anyway.)


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 06:03 PM

Couldn't you just solder a piece of tubing in the hole and use straight pins?


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Posted 04 August 2019 - 05:37 AM

Pintubes would work, but they wouldn't be 'vintage' to that chassis.


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Posted 04 August 2019 - 07:27 AM

If you just wanted to run the car you could do it. It could be switched back at anytime without hurting the chassis. These chassis look like the same chassis that someone put screws in, I'd say the chassis has been screwed up for vintage.

 

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 04:18 PM

LOL screwed up.

 

I was going to say to go further apart for the pin tubes, so i'll say it now.

there's gotta be a lot of these cars out there. given that, does one really care about it's vintage value? I surely wouldn't- it's like an old garden-variety 32nd womp, right? and you're not even drilling any holes. I put 'em on top of the chassis, so they didn't pull out of the body.

 

back in the late 60s that's what I did to mine (space apart the pin tubes and solder them onto the pans), because I was Racing them!  I built one for my old college roomie Dave D. so that he could run with us on summer break. even though it was kind of a slug, handling-wise, it did stay on. I put in one of my mild dewinds with a Porsche body and made the car no. his license plate number, (DD)414. I still have it.

distance between pin tubes = 1-5/16".


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Posted 04 August 2019 - 04:18 PM

If you were going to use this chassis to make a 'runner', you could use screws, velcro, tape, pintubes, solid or floating, or what else you wanted to try. You could also reinforce & clearance the body screw holes. :laugh2:   Knowing Max a bit, I doubt he intends to use this chassis as a runner. :)


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