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#1 Alchemist

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 10:33 PM

I've searched for the original style Cox 1/24 Cheetah body in Lexan for a while now and have yet to locate one.

 

The ones I've seen available seem to be the Riverside body that have the abrupt fender flare extensions like this picture:

 

Cheetah_Fender Extension_1.jpg

 

I prefer the Cox/Strombecker  "widebody" style like these wonderful examples:

 

Cheetah_Widebody Flare_RV.jpg

 

Cheeetah_Body_TopV.jpg

 

cheetah coupe_Cox_RSV.jpg

 

The Cheetaracha body would work for me too - like this lucky find:   http://slotblog.net/...storage-locker/

 

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Can anyone offer a referral please?

 

I'm hoping this is the appropriate forum to post this request - if not pardon me, and hope I'll be informed as to what forum it was relocated to.

 

Thank you.

 

Ernie


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 11:41 PM

Revell did a nice vac-formed clear Cheetah. It was also called the "Riverside" version, but it didn't have the 'tacked on' wheel well flares.

 

But don't know of a vac-formed version of the Cox.

 

Revell 24 Riverside Cheetah Clear Body.jpg

 


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 12:31 AM

Hi Steve,

 

To me, that Revell body looks very similar to the Cox!

 

I'd like to find one that is available currently.

 

Thank you.

 

Ernie


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 02:43 AM

It does look close, but to me, I think the front wheel opening is too large.

But it does look better than the Du-Bro style.


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 07:10 AM

"Riversides" are on e-bay all the time.


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 08:19 AM

http://slotblog.net/topic/4441-knocking-the-rust-off/ 

 

I still have a spare body and interior from this build.

Sorry, reread the title not a lexan body (PETG from PATTOS PLACE)


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 02:54 PM

Hi Mike,

 

Thank you sharing your "knocking the rust-off project".

 

What an awesome build!

 

If I could find a new "repop" that would be great, but I'm wanting to modify the body - making it "proportionally" fit the larger 3" wide chassis - like a Turboflex - but still look correct.

 

So, I've also be looking at an "affordable-used" COX/Strombecker body to make that mod.

 

 

 

I still have a spare body and interior from this build.

 

Is it something you might consider selling/trading for please?

 

Also, would you be able to provide a few photos of the body please? 

 

The pictures in your build thread are not very clear to me.

 

Thank you.

 

Ernie


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:14 PM

First time loading pictures this way.

If you can use this body,it's yours

Message me your address and I'll send it your way


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:22 PM

I made a replica of the Cox body in Lexan a long time ago I’ll look for it.

Please send me a email to remind me your looking for.
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Posted 13 October 2019 - 06:23 PM

Pictures were blurred in thread on build.

Couldn't edit those so I will add them here

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 11:37 AM

Hi Mike,

 

Thank you very much for taking the time to post the pictures.

 

For some reason, compared to the COX/Strombecker body,  your Cheetah body looks "low and sleek" which to me gives the appearance of being longer - very cool!

 

Thank you again Mike!

 

Ernie


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