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    i am wonder if anyone has done a la cucaracha body 3d file ? if so where to find it ,i have checked the most of the sites .

  • #2
    The chassis seem to be plentiful, but bodies that haven't been cut up or badly abused are hard to find. Click image for larger version

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    • #3
      I wouldn't mind making one of those , this might be a thread I will keep my eye on .

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      • #4
        Just a few years ago, someone started re-popping these little guys. You may have some luck there if you can find it. I remember the first ones, just coming on the scene as an inexpensive, slippery looking car, not long after a whole gaggle of expensive, wild looking cars hit the shelves. They all had more or less sophisticated names, like Asp, Viper, Manta Ray, Stinger, Astro V, and then this thing came out named for a cockroach, barely a handful, and ran like a greased rocket. Lots of guys loved their Cucarachas. I saw 8 lanes of them run a race once.

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        • #5
          Not sure about a 3D file, but, Victor Furguson (Truescale) did some gorgeous Lexan repos a few years back..........sadly Victor no longer produces them.

          Cheers
          Chris Walker

          PS You may find one of Victors' on the auction sites

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          • #6
            Gene Adams (Gene's World) does vac bodies as good as Victor did and Gene is still making them. This is one of Gene's and is on an LVJ chassis. Gene makes outstanding 1/24 bodies that are copies of 1960's stuff. He is patient and gives great attention to detail. No bodies are made from outer molds of old bodies.

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            • #7
              Have contact info for Gene? These would be awesome to have. Dk you know if they are 1/24 or 1/32?

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              • #8
                this inspired me to get mine out for a few laps. There was a 1/32 kit made, not sure of the date but was a plastic body and stamped chassis like the original.

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                • #9
                  That Little Cuc was kit put together by REH from the stock they bought when the major companies that shut down. They had Cox bodies and frames, most had either a K&B or Monogram 13D motor and they had Russkit wheels. Probable some of those parts till hiding somewhere at REH in a dark corner or high shelf.
                  Matt B
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                  • #10
                    I've found a few vac body's on that auction sit but they are in the states and I'm in Australia and I'm not going to pay $30 or $40 for a lexen body ! that's why I'm looking for a 3d file . If it could be done with the mounting clips like the original would be great .

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                    • #11
                      In Australia try The Parts Box, they are in Adelaide and do a resin repro.
                      I'm in Canberra and have bought a fair bit of stuff of them and the quality is excellent.

                      Chris.

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                        Hi Chris, I have bought a few bits and pieces of them myself, and all they have is the rollbar and fuel cap from memory I think . As I said in my first post I've tried most sites , wish I new more about this CAD design I'd try doing a 3D file myself!

                    • #12
                      Most of the ones on the Bay are 1/24 scale , does anyone know where to get the 1/32 scale ?

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                      • #13
                        I still have mine from the 60's. I cut out the stacks to cool the motor. Now I can't find the section I cut out. I saved almost everything else. I also have an Astro V with several vacuformed bodies. One is painted by a guy across the pond. I post his name when I remember it (LOL).

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