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Restoring A Couple Of Cox Formula1 Cars

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#1 terry

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 10:17 PM

Finally after acquiring these cars some years ago I've come to a point to get them done.


The search begins for some body bits ,not necessarily original, but resin copies would be more than acceptable.

Without going into the parts list can anyone point me in the right direction, especially in obtaining a windscreen for the Ferrari 158?

Any help would be appreciated

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 10:35 PM

I don't have a windscreen, but I've got a pair of good/used front pieces for the exhaust that attaches to the lower rear sides of the body, if they are of any use.

What parts are you in need of?
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:03 AM

Are these the 1/32 scale F1 cars Lotus 30 and ferrari 158?

Would the screen be the same on the kit body as on the slotcar body? if so I may be able to help out.
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:14 AM

Nope, 1/24

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 10:35 AM

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Nope, 1/24

I am a dumbass....was thinking Monogram
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:12 PM

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So this what I have, the BRM is pretty much complete, all I need is a drivers head, the Ferrari however is another story, no windscreen, broken exhaust/gearbox piece, no driver, no mirrors on both cars,(they won't be an issue) and no injector things on the Ferrari, hopefully they won't be an issue either.

I'm able to get a vac form copy for the Ferrari from Patto, I'm hoping an email to Col Neaton bears some fruit.

Edited by terry, 22 May 2019 - 06:20 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:51 PM

Looking good Terry,will watch closely,at least you don't have to flare the guards as you do with all your other builds.
I'm currently restoring a Cox Cheetah & will post as soon as I'm finished,funny thing happened while I was soaking the Magnesium wheels in C L R the bloody things floated to the top of the fluid,didn't realise Magnesium was that light,learn something new every day. :blink:
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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:10 AM

Terry I will try and remember to include some heads when I send the Proxy cars up to you.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:10 AM

Too kind Phil, thank you.

Jimmy , did the CLR work?

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:00 AM

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didn't realise Magnesium was that light,

Think it will be air in the metal wheels, they are pretty porous
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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:55 PM

Hi Terry
Yes the CLR seemed to work although scared me when it started fissing like an Asprin in water.
Wheels were new old stock so I was just using the CLR to prepare for painting.
Here's a pic of my Cheetah with 3 spare wheels the one on the left is just CLR ed no paint yet.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:00 PM

Wow jimmy

Thatís a beautiful bit of kit....

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:28 PM

Thanks Rossko
I'll add some more info & pics on a new topic
Don't want to highjack Terrys.
Cheers Jimmy :D
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Posted 01 June 2019 - 08:48 PM

Howdy all,
Lemon juice is what was used a long time ago to clean COX mag wheels.

There is a place in Lobethal (South Australia) - named The Parts Box that makes a LOT of repo stuff for these cars.

have a look in the "slot Car" parts around 2551 , 2552 , 2572 & 2575.....etc did not find screens though....

Web page is 'thepartsbox com ' and does online ordering.

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