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    When I was in the States early this year looking for parts for my Sprint car,I came across this COX Pusher (no motor...so you had to push it !!!)for a few dollars.Although I am not very good at model building,this only needed restoring.This car was built in the 1950's,but I could not believe how many parts were available,and how much these models sell for.The 'restoration' was done over a 2 month period.
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    First job was to strip it down strip the paint and fix the body.....
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    After the repairs were completed,it was painted,the wheels polished,and then I had to wait for the postman to bring me a new grill,exhaust,hand brake,and some hood straps and racing numbers..............
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    The parts arrived.....these were polished and fitted,numbers and new dash fitted......this was the best 40 investment I think I have made !
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    Now this is where it gets sad.....the blue and red cars have motors.....but thats a whole new story.....hope they give you a smile.
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    Re: Thimble Dromes and Pushers

    Never head of them, they are very nice though!

    What size are the motors in the red and blue ones?
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    Re: Thimble Dromes and Pushers

    they must be very unstable with those glow plug motors screaming away

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    The motors are 1/2cc....these are non function motors.....the cost of restoring these motors and gear box's to run, would make your eyes water.( $1500 to $2000) These models were always expensive,and thats why Cox made Pushers.When new ,and tethered to a pole,these could go 60 mph......or so I'am told.For me ,they look cool,and they look good on the shelf.If I could ever afford to get running motors,I really don't fancy running them.....especially if they slipped the leash.....

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    Re: Thimble Dromes and Pushers

    nice job just looked at your big car pics that looks the dogs nuts m8 keep the pics come

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    Grew up with ''Supercar'' in the 1960's......looking on the Bay the other night and came across a model......I just had to have it....got carried away,but got it........I really should have checked the size of this car!!!!!!
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    If you have read this so far,you know I love models.....here are a few of my Indy and sprint car cars.....
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    love um bud

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    Trig....you've got good taste......now this may test the best of you......I love Tin Tin,and love the Moulsinart/Atlas models they made to look just like the cartoons.....they stopped production about 2003 I think,but every time I go to France I look for them (bought one in the South of France a few weeks ago)......
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    Oh ...the models of the cars that got me started with hot rods in 1962......The Beach Boys ''Little Deuce Coupe'' album cover car....and the model T ''Kookies Kar'' from the TV series 77 Sunset Strip.....
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    Re: Thimble Dromes and Pushers

    Love tin tin too was one of my fav's growing up.

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    TRIG....must have been separated at birth.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackvette59 View Post
    TRIG....must have been separated at birth.......
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    ......love models .......been collecting since a kid.....this is my Lola T70,and some of my Hot Wheels.......
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    ......forgot my Hot Wheels....
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    Re: Thimble Dromes and Pushers

    and someone told me recently i have to many country artists speedfreaks (13) looks like a lovely collection you've got there

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    ......a friend sent me a DVD of ''77 Sunset Strip''.....Kookies Kar was the very first hoy rod I saw on British TV......
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    any pictures of rooms full of models so i can be really jealous?

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    ....she won't let me have a room,so keep them in the garage......
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    nice , i cant even put posters up in my garage at the moment as it gets so damp, looks like a new roof this year!

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    corblimey 3.1...its very important that we keep our home entertainment centers dry.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackvette59 View Post
    corblimey 3.1...its very important that we keep our home entertainment centers dry.....

    lol matey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackvette59 View Post
    corblimey 3.1...its very important that we keep our home entertainment centers dry.....
    its going to be full of mk2 cortina very soon as i hit some oil or something spilled on the road, spun and smashed it up

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    ...don't you hate it when that happens.......nearly totaled my old Mk 3 twice when I hit '' oil or something''....

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    forgot to tell my insurance i lost my job they've cancelled my daily drives cover and are looking into my cortinas cover so i could be in trouble

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    ...sounds like a bum company ......hope it works out in the end 3.1

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    thanks, me to

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    ...how does the Big Man know what will pull at your heart strings..........super rare 1/43 GMP FAULKNER Midget...........
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    Re: Thimble Dromes and Pushers

    Are you going to take it out of the box and play with it then ? ;-)
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    ......oh you can't open a ''mint in box''......but Xmas morning I just had to......

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    .....this is the model that started it all for me.My uncle gave it to me for Christmas 1962.It is a model of Bob Tindals ''Orange Crate''........
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    .....this is the real car.......(updated with candy paint and flames?)....I still prefer the 60's original
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    ...trig.......I know.....

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    ....easyrwd suggested I buy this on the bay,and paint it to match the 1:1 scale car I have in the garage.....
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    ....finally decided on a colour.........Audi Amulet Red.........thats the base colour sorted,now to find a contrast.....oh re drilled the chassis to raise the rear of the car......looks a little more like the 1:1
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