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#1 ajd350

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 08:24 PM

I recently bought these bodies and have plans for them. Who made these?

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:25 PM

Who knows.
Tons of vac formed bodies were made from '63 to 65.
Testor
AMT
Lancer
Aztec
Pactra
Dubro
K&B
Merit
Etc....

With out a sticker, you are left searching for mold detail differences from one to another.
My guess is they are either Aztec, AMT or Merit.
Maybe do a bit searching on this forum narrowing down the makers by these lists: http://slotblog.net/...vintage-bodies/

 


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:44 PM

If you didn't already know, they are a Lola T70 Mk1, Chaparral 1 and a GT 40 Mk1.  All are very early examples of the brands and most likely from the same manufacturer.


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 08:32 PM

Thanks, Jairus. The subjects I knew, but it seems that some of the eagle eyes here can recognize some bodies on sight alone. I had not yet made my way to the 'bodies' area. Thanks for the tip. Either way, they will be used. 


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 10:57 PM

Actually the second body is a Chaparral 2. The Chaparral 1 was a front engined car.


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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:41 AM

I tend to believe the Lola and Ford are DuBro. Not sure about the Chaparral.



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Posted 28 September 2019 - 09:04 AM

I think the Chaparral is Pactra. Follow the link and scroll down a bit. http://slotblog.net/...c/40835-pactra/

Then again... who knows.


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Posted 28 September 2019 - 10:02 AM

To the best of my recollection, Merit made only injection molded, not vac formed bodies, sold as complete static kits.  The Lola looks very much like a Detail Models body I once had,  It was injection blow molded, not vac formed.

 

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:01 PM

If it helps anyone down the road, a friend showed me a virgin pair of T-70 bodies still with their DuBro cards that matched my body. One down...


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