Rick, That is a Chaparral 2F I believe, and a wingless one at that! That chassis is quite different from the G-Plus chassis that came later. I know Earl, I hope that he is well. Last I knew he was having some health problems. His website no longer exists. I do know how to convert one of those chassis for use on regular track. It involves removing the diode and reconnecting the tabs it was soldered to with a bit of wire, straightening out the front wheels and putting some regular pick-up shoes on it. I would have to see a photo of the chassis from the top to help me remember exactly what to do. It is not a hard "fix" to customize these for use on regular track. Have a good day! partspigXLerator what is that? Mclaren? whatever, I am stoked that it has the type 2 XL chassis... essentially a first-gen G-Plus with Tjet body mounting provisions...
So, about that XLerator... Does anyone remember someone named Earl Harris in CA who had an awesome site on XL/Tjet conversions? I can't find it and I need that info now, specifically what (if anything) to do with that little resistor under an XL when you want to run it as a Tjet...
Is it a 65 Galaxy? And do the wheels line up? SWB or LWB?after spending the day cruising close to 100 acres of automotive flea market with my 4-year-old, here's what I found:
from the top:
The dark green Ford is a plastic Hong Kong knockoff of a Matchbox car. Should make a good Tjet body if I can cobble up some posts. --rick
I did a little 1:1 shopping... got a 15x7 Chevy rally wheel to replace the one that's out of round on my '65 Impala. also renewed my membership in the '65-'66 Full Size Chevy Club after many years of being inactive. other than that, tho, it was all little cars for me. And I gotta say, there was a LOT more there, but I only went for the bargain stuff. There is a dealer who's there regularly that has probably a couple hundred each of Tjets, AFX and Tycos, all in rotating watch display cases. Their stuff is always nice, but for Tjets they start at about 50 bucks and go up from there. Even the stuff in their junk box was kinda expensive.Great finds, Rick!!!! I've only been to Carlisle once and had a blast. I was scoping out the 1:1 stuff though. Scored 3 Pontiac tri-power intakes that day, one with the carbs on it! Unfortunately, the ex-wife felt she needed them more than me.. I would have never thought of looking for little cars there, but then, why not?? :lol: For those of you who have never been, it's worth the trip. Picture 10 football fields filled with nothing but cars and parts (of all sizes) and it's a whole lot of walking.. Worth every step though!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
ooooh... the old ford got Roger's attention...Is it a 65 Galaxy? And do the wheels line up? SWB or LWB?
The bottom says Gordy Mite No. 836 Made In Hong Kong, if that helps... it's VERY cheaply made. the wheels/axles are molded of the same cheezy plastic as the base...Bummer.. I know nada about casting.. If I did, I would consider giving it a shot. The JL fairlane is a 2 door, and if the width is right, and the body lines close, the nose might be transferable. Then, the only thing needing surgery would be the tail lights. I wouldn't mind having a few of that particular model to play with Rick.. Any guess who the manufacturer was?? I'll have to scour the bay for one or two..