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the xlerator willys had black hoods and no rear bumper,the gt 40 with the 5 on the hood is harder to find then the 2, when i shell out that kind of money i want a chassis .i hardly see xlerator chassis for saleSCJ said:Chassis, Black hood, #5...what?
Chassis are cheap, even NOS ones, and the ody is always where the money is unless your talking about modern day magnet racers.
The willys (again if Aurora) is a cigar box and in a very rare color and should be all green. The Camaro is in the hardest to find of the Xlerator colors, and the GT40 is an almost never seen car Xlerator as well.
But that's what makes this hobby great, everyone has their own style.
luke the duke said:i have also heard of useing the entire top plate gear assm on a tjet chassis going to try that when some cars i ordered come in
Hey Piz, I did something like that last year... got that same Camaro, a yellow Firebird with silver/black trim, and a Chapparal and a J car, all original XLerators with chassis... got them Buy It Now for like $35.00. Kept the bodies, took apart the chassis to do Tjet conversions. I'm attaching a pic. Mine weren't mint... they all show playwear, the Firebird had cracked window posts, and I'm pretty sure it was the Camaro that was missing a rear bumper (I replaced it)... the Camaro and Firebird are sitting on JLTO chassis for now...Piz said:I have the Camaro , and the Firebird ( not in this auction) xlerator , I got them both in mint condition, in a rare Buy It Now auction for $50.00 two years ago ! But I have never even sniffed the GT40 before. . Oh buy the way . they both came with mint xlerator chassis and I tore them apart trying to use the arms out of them ! Oh well !
I have 4 converted ones, and parts to do 2 or 3 more... I like the results. One is an absolute screamer, one is pretty close, and the other two are nice smooth runners but not much faster than a good smooth fast Tjet.luke the duke said:i considered it also but didnt cause wanted to see how well the conversion worked first .
i pick up any slot car i find at yard sales even if its somthing i dont want or like .because they make good trade bait at shows ,races, club meetings,and are realy cheap.trade of about 20 dollers in yard sale finds for a magnitraction corvette still on the card in nice shape guy needed what i had part of a set of glow in the dark tycos picked up a shoe box packed full from a estate sale.WesJY said:Thanks for the info!! Now i know what to look for at yard sale in future ...
While I agree with your quote above, the Xlerator Willy's did not come in Lime green and if you look close, the one pictured appears to have a license plate frame and rear bumper. Therefore lending credence to the fact it is either a repro or Aurora Cigarbox.luke the duke said:the xlerator willys had black hoods and no rear bumper,the gt 40 with the 5 on the hood is harder to find then the 2......
The yellow #3 car in my pic is actually a Ford J car, and I'm pretty sure it's an XLerators body, which means the paint and colors are usually different from when it was offered as a Thunderjet body. SCJ could probably tell us if it's rare or valuable, but I'm thinking it's not... J car bodies generally don't fetch 10 bucks on Fleabay. Maybe there are valuable variations. Johnnie? you there?Captain Fred said:I have a yellow, black & silver GT 40 ? (ParkRNDL has a picture of one just like mine)with the #3 on the hood and a #1 in a circle on the back. Is that a GT-40? If not, what is it? It came on a weird chassis that has some kind of cylindrical diode looking thing soldered onto the bottom behind the rear axle. The front wheels are angled to the left, as if making a left turn. Is that an Xlerator Ia? It has the brass bracket that looks kinda like a cross. I got it as part of a lot. It doesn't run. Is that a desirable car?