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Anybody ever seen one of these before? I remember reading somewhere that Eldon made toy cars or kits or something in HO scale, based on their slot car bodies, and i think that's what this is. I'm stripping the paint off it now, debating whether to put it back on the original plastic chassis or put screwposts in it for a Tjet...









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I've never seen one before either. I'd guess a Mini-Lindy or Eldon too. Whatever it is, I'd very much like to see it when you're done with it--slot or not.
Thanks for sharing this unusual car with us.
cheers...:wave:
 

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micyou03 said:
That was worth $12000 before stripped!!! LOL
yer killin me... :rolleyes: :lol:

seriously, whoever painted it did it with a brush and nasty flat mustard-color military model paint. The plastic is a nice metallic blue under it, and it's coming back little by little. only problem is it seems a little dull compared to the Aurora's I stripped with S'n'S... wonder if this plastic doesn't like the S'n'S...

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I bet it's an Eldon. I have a couple of Mini-Lindys & they don't look like that. I remember the Eldon push cars and that looks like one of them. Nice find!
 

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yer killin me... :rolleyes: :lol:

only problem is it seems a little dull compared to the Aurora's I stripped with S'n'S... wonder if this plastic doesn't like the S'n'S...

--rick

Rick,
Don't fret, there's always clearcoat & Future to give it a shine. In fact, I paint alot of my customs with a flat color base coat. It dries faster, allows me to detail with the enamels (acts like primer) and sets up nice when I top it off with the clear. Plus I have no patience when it comes to paint drying. :eek: rr
 

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Talk about your makeover...

Would you guys believe me if I told you that this is the same car?





Thanks for reminding me about Future, Roadrunner. I guess this is an example of better living through chemistry... SpicNSpan to strip, JB Weld and Black Max for screwpost adhesive, Sharpie Silver for the detail trim, Future for a final clearcoat...

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Yep, for sure! Hello e-pay. :cool:

Looks good Rick! :thumbsup: rr
Yeah, that's it... E-pay... put it on an NOS chassis, steal the rims off a JLTO, and sell it as a "ultra-rare molded-in-metallic Aurora Tuff Ones Camaro..."

Seriously, I'm thinking it needs Tuffy rims on it. A JL chassis won't work... for some reason, this is fractionally SHORTER than the Aurora Camaro, so the longer JL chassis would be a problem. But I have some JLTO rims that need a home, so as soon as I put together a decent Aurora chassis, that's what it gets. I even tried it on a chassis with RRR Cragars, but the Tuffys somehow look more "right". More pix soon.

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ok, it's gonna bug me that the color came out crappy, but here's a couple with the Tuffy wheels. I wonder if the color came out better earlier today because I was shooting with sunlight in the room...

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A very nice car indeed. The finish looks great and the stripping looks like it worked perfectly. Good job!
Cheers...
 

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That is an Eldon Match Kit car. The outer container was cardboard and built like a large matchbook. The car parts etc...were in a plastic bag in the middle. the before picture reminded me of cars in the school parking lot back in the 70's that had crazy amounts of bondo packed in them after too many Ohio winters. I definitely like the after version better!
 

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Would you guys believe me if I told you that this is the same car?





Thanks for reminding me about Future, Roadrunner. I guess this is an example of better living through chemistry... SpicNSpan to strip, JB Weld and Black Max for screwpost adhesive, Sharpie Silver for the detail trim, Future for a final clearcoat...

--rick
"FUTURE"...the Nectars, of the "Slot-Gods" :thumbsup:

Bubba 123 (Future-Holic"...) :wave:
 
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