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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:14 AM

I know it's pretty unlikely it was made by Cox but it also dosn't appear to be home made. If it is the guy had access to a machine shop. Recently bought a Cox Chaparral project on Ebay and while the body and bare chassis is fairly restorable it also had some odd bits from other makers. Never seen a Brass drop arm like this before and I can surely understand why it was used. This thing is heavy. It's also made in one piece including the part for the guide flag so that's what made me wonder if someone in the past sold these as an upgrade or if it's a "one off" part. Anybody ever seen this before ? I've already swapped it for the correct one and will be using it on a FrankenCox car I'm building with a bunch of random bits. Just curious if it has any history to it.  Thanks

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:36 AM

Cool part.

Got to be home made i would think. I for one have never herd or seen another.

Is the part made from one block or is the guide bushing soldered on??


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:02 PM

Cool part.

Got to be home made i would think. I for one have never herd or seen another.

Is the part made from one block or is the guide bushing soldered on??

It appears to be machined from a solid chunk of Brass


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:28 PM

I see some mill marks on the sides, and also what looks like some casting porosity?  Cast then milled ? A lot of effort for one.


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:42 PM

I see some mill marks on the sides, and also what looks like some casting porosity?  Cast then milled ? A lot of effort for one.

That was my thought also


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