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Great collection of Classic's Zig, I see your missing the Tornado ?

As for Skid Marks problem? Why did you strip the paint ? I would have just cleaned it up with warm water & dawn dish soap. You could try this to see if it cleans up the yellowing? Use a napkin in water and littlely clean surface & dry with non-abresive cloth. The pitting of the plastic, how much & where? You might be out of luck. You might have to fine a repop?

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QUOTE (Skid Marks @ 9 Jul 2012, 11:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hey Ray, followed your topics on SF for sometime with much respect. Was hoping your reply would not include the words "out of luck". To your question of why not just clean with soap and water and non abrasive, I fought with this for over a year and I will do my best to explain my crazed and pitted thinging
. Of the many Classics, BZ . Testor thingies I have amassed over the years most are of the VG to mint variety. Then there is the roadster
Straight chassis , dry checked foamies, and a body that was painted with loving care by an impatient 9 year old with a 5 in. deck brush and finished with a bastard file. There are as many beliefs or philosophies as their are people in this hobby. For me I like the org. pristine look and I wish to still run or play with them. I reside in Iowa and the last 2 commercial slot tracks have closed
This leaves me with the restoration part of my personal quest. I have all the skills of a 9 yr. old armed with a bastard file a little time and a great love for period "thingies". I have read the forum blog and know I am not alone. Epic builds, how to true tires, tumble brass chassis with amazing results, how to pull vintage motors apart and build a better mouse trap. Covers about all aspects of bringing a 60's slot back to its former glory. It can be done. But the body??? Ray, your a titan,have I have committed a slotting sin by stripping the body? Is there a re pop of the classic roadster? I have not seen one. And, I would consider the sacrifice of mine to make it happen for others. But, again I do not know if the condition of mine would make this all for not. Are there any "agents" left in the great "Thingie Kingdom" ? This is a call for help to the best and respected humans in the slot world. I believe this is a part of vintage thingies that deserves best. And I will do my part to respect any help. Dave

HI Skid Marks,

Yes ! there is a couple repoppes out there. I have apic of a couple of mine- the one on the left is a wider version, the one on the right is like the one I have with the roof openned,(could fined a body to use in this pic sorry) I didn't not have and original to copy at the time of these 2 moldings. So, I winged it lol. On the other hand, Gene/ZR1 has a repop done from and original- pretty nice too! We havn't heard from him lately though- a bussy man. If you want ? I could make a original copy if you send your body to me I would mold it and return it to you with a repop & original body, ( condition of your body won't matter, I'll do my thing and bring it back to life). Just PM me for my address if your interested. Also, if you have any other thingie you want repopped ? send them too..As for the other stuff, it's a learn experience for all.



I know people are driing to see your collection, if you can do pic's and post them here, the drools will be out in force


Viva the Revolution !!

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Skid marks,

If you go to the next page of threads, go to where Gene is discussing a vacuum system, you will see his mold copy of the Stinger- nice. Check it out

I was checking it out for his vac set-up, I plan on up-grading to that kind of system soon.

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Hey Skidmark,

Pic's look great
The Stinger conv. will make a great repop plus the interior super !! I got to get my Stinger flipper done so I can paint up a bunch of paint schemes !! Got to love those Classic cars !!
Keep on posting my friend
 

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A Serpent chassis ???? I'll trade if Jaak doesn't


And Yes ! I do make a classic 1/32 manta ray too
I'll post some pic's.
 
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