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deathsled

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R Model diecast
« on: November 19, 2020, 01:05:37 PM »
In Germany at the moment inspecting the "troops" so to speak.  My son trashed the Charlie Kemp R Model I gave him several years ago. I discovered it upstairs in the attic missing two wheels. I was able to recover the rear wheel. The front one remains missing. I wonder if I can find a replacement.  The body is fully intact. Maybe I can find a diecast jack stand for it if I cannot find another wheel.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: R Model diecast
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 05:56:59 PM »
My stepdaughter sent my cherished Creative Masters' GT350 cascading down a flight of stairs... There was something about paying near the price to replace pieces compred to buying anew that challenged my sensibilities. I retain the vacuum cleaner bags searching for pieces to this day, 25 years later... guess I should give it up and give the model a patina look... much like your jack stand idea.
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Re: R Model diecast
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 06:30:12 PM »
There may still be hope. I found one wheel in the attic. The other may be in a heretofore unexplored box.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: R Model diecast
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 02:40:53 PM »
A Gestapo search (appropriate terminology for the present venue) of the attic did not reveal the fourth wheel. I still may find one online. The poor R Model.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: R Model diecast
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 03:26:08 PM »
Previous owner 6S843 - GT350H & 68 GT500 Convert #135.
Mine: GT1 Mustang Track Toy, 1998 SVT Cobra, Wife's: 2004 Tbird
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Re: R Model diecast
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 07:31:16 PM »
That is so cool! Thank you! Now I have a backup plan.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"