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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:17 pm

or trying to.  All four corners split and taped.  Heat gun removed the tape but left residue.  More heat followed by Goo Gone did well.







Water spritz and three days under about 120 pounds. Turned it over, another water spritz and another three days.





Re glued the edges and backed up the insides.

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Post  Jason_WI on Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:15 pm

Looks good. Did a good job removing the old tape without damaging the print. Probably added a $100 or more in value.
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Post  NEW222 on Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:24 pm

Wow. I agree, you did a great job. Looks like you found a new hobby...
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Post  roddie on Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:24 pm

Hey Robert! Happy Holidays! Thank You for sharing your box-restoration method. I "marvel" at your model-displays.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:45 pm

Eh, it’s alright I guess. Laughing

Looks really good Bob. Something I have never seen before. Would have never considered the goo gone on cardboard.

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Post  Marleysky on Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:15 pm

Very nice project there Bob! I have “repaired “ a couple of boxes, nothing as extensive as what you’ve done. I’ll agree with Jason you’ve added value to the model using your ingenuity and talent. Well Done!
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Post  Davenz13 on Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:17 pm

Excellent work there Bob. I never stop learning on this site. cheers
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:17 am

Thanks for the positive comments guys, but I screwed up by not doing proper research.  Only after the fact did I find this picture showing the stage positioned above the bottom box not within it.



The top of the box is supposed to slide down over the stage and rest on top of the bottom of the box.  Live and learn.

The model came without the stage but the bottom of the box was in pretty good shape.  I just cut up an old weed whacker box for the stage and made it fit.  Cut out four slots for the tires and a hole for the tether.  Still have to fashion something for the driver.  



The car came with new number decals which I will copy on white ink jet paper and replace damaged ones.  It also came with a replacement drivers seat cover application that will replace some of the faded ones.  Also discovered that the needles shank is longer for these special vented 5cc tanks.  It's extended above the engine cover so it can be adjusted with the hood closed.





Firebaby's box is next.  Hopefully I won't screw that one up too.



Edit add:

I cleaned the outside of the boxes with well diluted dish detergent and warm water applied lightly with a damp paper towel, then dried. A warm iron smooths spritzed wrinkled cardboard. Elmers white glue works well applied to both edges of the tears then clamped in position. I backed up the inside 90 degrees with computer paper cut in 1 1/2" stripped and saturated with Elmers and allowed to dry overnight.

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Post  getback on Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:46 am

Good job Bob , man you got talent to rebuild about anything and thats good , What kind of glue did you use Hot glue ?? Huh...
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:47 am

getback wrote:Good job Bob , man you got talent to rebuild about anything and thats good , What kind of glue did you use Hot glue ?? Huh...

I cleaned the outside of the boxes with well diluted dish detergent and warm water applied lightly with a damp paper towel, then dried. A warm iron smooths spritzed wrinkled cardboard. Elmers white glue works well applied to both edges of the tears then clamped in position. I backed up the inside 90 degrees with computer paper cut in 1 1/2" stripped and saturated with Elmers and allowed to dry overnight.

And.......sometimes I hide little clues in my pictures.



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Post  getback on Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:54 am

Thanks for the reply Bob , Hea i seen the Elmers in the background but was paying more attention to the Bee lol! Like was said a little extra work and the price can go up on these babies with a box , but am sure ur not out to sell it . Christmas Tree
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:58 pm

I'm about done messing with (destroying) the box.

I figured a way to get the box to rest on top of the bottom exposing about a half inch of the red base. Nothing else is correct. Oh well, it's what I do. Sad



Cox advertises a functioning muffler for these. If you stretch your imagination in addition to the on engine QZ muffler the fan also expels engine heat and noise out through the hollow tube "mufflers" on the side of the car.



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