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#1 Gene/ZR1

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:12 PM

Was this for real ?, a photo showing a body crushed in the hand, then what ? you let go and it springs back to life ?

Has anyone actually performed this fist crush test ? The material as stated, crushable lightweight lexan?  Thickness ?

Just curious

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:26 PM

Gene, I didn't read anywhere in that ad that says they return to their original shape. I think it's just showing how lightweight they are.


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:02 PM

Gene, I didn't read anywhere in that ad that says they return to their original shape. I think it's just showing how lightweight they are.

 

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I was curious because it says "They're Crushable", meaning you can crush the body. Well "crushable is not a word", so it may mean nothing.


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:24 PM

Crushable is a word. Regardless of what spellcheck says. Look it up.



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:26 PM

When I walked into my future employer, Hobby Service & Supply, in about 1969, when Lexan® bodies first came out, the general manager, my future good friend, Ron Burgett, showed me these new bodies, by doing exactly that.

 

Handing it to me crushed.

 

If I remember correctly, while it did come back into shape, it wasn't necessarily something I wanted to buy. LOL

 

The point was that, while it might get creased, it didn't crack.


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:45 PM

There are those of us that remember butyrate which could tear (usually in corners) simply pulling them out of the box.


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:11 PM

There are those of us that remember butyrate which could tear (usually in corners) simply pulling them out of the box.

 

"...out of the box."  reminds me that I wish Victor was still making bodies :) ...

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:15 PM

Crushable is a word. Regardless of what spellcheck says. Look it up.

 

I did, not there


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:18 PM

When I walked into my future employer, Hobby Service & Supply, in about 1969, when Lexan® bodies first came out, the general manager, my future good friend, Ron Burgett, showed me these new bodies, by doing exactly that.

 

Handing it to me crushed.

 

If I remember correctly, while it did come back into shape, it wasn't necessarily something I wanted to buy. LOL

 

The point was that, while it might get creased, it didn't crack.

 

Mike

Thanks, that is the answer I was looking for.

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:20 PM

 

"...out of the box."  reminds me that I wish Victor was still making bodies :) ...

 

Don

 

I believe he went to plastic bags, but his boxes were really nice.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:26 PM

Yes, you could crush them into a ball and they would spring back into their original shape, unlike the earlier pre-lexan bodies. However, it would leave deep creases or "dimples" in the plastic. While this could demonstrate the greater durability of lexan bodies, it was not recommended for bodies you actually intended to use....


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:42 PM

That's how the shop counter guy showed me the first one I ever saw... Around 1970?

I bought one. Not the demo though.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:02 PM

 

I did, not there

Crushable. Adjective: That can be crushed.  Google it. LMAO



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:07 PM

 

I did, not there

 

Maybe the Funk and Wagnall has it, lol.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:08 PM

Crushable. Adjective: That can be crushed.  Google it. LMAO

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