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Post  Lukemiester Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:48 am

so recently a jerobee mclaren came up on ebay, i looked at it and it looks like its in good condition and comes with a few extra parts. right now the price is low and i don't have much money to spend, so this seems like a good buy, but are all the necessary parts here? if i were to win it, it would get modern electronics and cleaned up, so im not too worried about things like electronics and things for the engine

here is the link
https://www.ebay.com/itm/224321044667?_trksid=p11021.c100851.m5053&_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170803121420%26meid%3D4edec460403b44f399343a655f91a3c3%26pid%3D100851%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26mehot%3Dnone%26b%3D1%26sd%3D154299658696%26itm%3D224321044667%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D11021%26algv%3DDefaultOrganic%26brand%3DCOX&ul_noapp=true

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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:06 am

I am not really good on pricing these things as I am too new with it, but I am in cahoots with an avid collector of these things and was told the bodies alone are worth the starting bid. So you decide.

I’ll also add the parts are not easy to find and not really cheap when you do. Even off line they are not cheap. I have spent almost $180 for parts to complete mine.

The good thing is that McClaren is complete and could run with little effort, plus you have spares. Something to think about. It’s always better to pay up on the front end as the back end is more expensive.

I won’t be bidding, but I am watching.

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Post  Lukemiester Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:29 am

@Cribbs74 wrote:I am not really good on pricing these things as I am too new with it, but I am in cahoots with an avid collector of these things and was told the bodies alone are worth the starting bid. So you decide.

I’ll also add the parts are not easy to find and not really cheap when you do. Even off line they are not cheap. I have spent almost $180 for parts to complete mine.

The good thing is that McClaren is complete and could run with little effort, plus you have spares. Something to think about. It’s always better to pay up on the front end as the back end is more expensive.

I won’t be bidding, but I am watching.

Ron

sweet!
i might just bid on it!
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Post  davidll1984 Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:38 am

Yes its al Good stuf in very Good chape y wil Not buid Against you if you are really serious about buying b there is a chance that the price will explode ringht now its very low for wat it is som serious collector wil want if see that one
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Post  sosam117 Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:45 am

Just having the Lexan body in good shape is a plus.
Sold my car about 5 yrs ago and the body didn't hold up too well when it hits a wall or fence, too many times.
It was in good shape, except the body and sold for $70.00 in 2014.

Nice to have an extra body!


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Post  getback Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:49 am

yes i had looked at That one myself Very Happy
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Post  OVERLORD Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:02 pm

The Comando is the beginners version and was also the first type Jerobee made. This car doesn't have the sponge tyres and the back wheels are narrower. It seems that the pull start cable is missing or broken. Also, if you want to keep the model original, you will need to replace the Silver Bee tank. This tank is a bit longer than the standard Babe Bee tank. Otherwise, you can fix a silicon tube through the hole and install a small Sullivan tank as on the Corvette or Alfa models. The body is not made from lexan but is ABS and is less prone to crack but also a bit heavier. The front bumper needs to be replaceed to protect the body.

If the price remains as what it is now you can do a great affair.

I paid never more that 50 EUR incl shipping for mine but that's because the French suffer from the same desease as Americans do: the " not invented here syndrome". Stuff from another country or from overseas has obviously less value than what is made in our own country!

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Post  Lukemiester Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:17 pm

thanks so much guys! i think i'll start bidding on it

although im kinda busy with other models at the moment, it may have to wait until next winter... but might as well buy it when i can!
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Post  sosam117 Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:33 pm

@OVERLORD wrote:The Comando is the beginners version and was also the first type Jerobee made. This car doesn't have the sponge tyres and the back wheels are narrower. It seems that the pull start cable is missing or broken. Also, if you want to keep the model original, you will need to replace the Silver Bee tank. This tank is a bit longer than the standard Babe Bee tank. Otherwise, you can fix a silicon tube through the hole and install a small Sullivan tank as on the Corvette or Alfa models. The body is not made from lexan but is ABS and is less prone to crack but also a bit heavier. The front bumper needs to be replaceed to protect the body.

If the price remains as what it is now you can do a great affair.

I paid never more that 50 EUR incl shipping for mine but that's because the French suffer from the same desease as Americans do:  the " not invented here syndrome". Stuff from another country or from overseas has obviously less value than what is made in our own country!

Good luck!

Well the body never holds up when you smack it into a wall or fence ----- ABS plastic or not. (dam kids -- my dad would say)
All I remember is trying to use Testors glue (for plastic models) to fix the body.
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:31 pm

If you do get it let me and Overlord know. Not many of us out there have these things and it’s good to have a small network.
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Post  OVERLORD Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:37 am


- Rear wheel
- Aluminium flywheel
- Babe Bee tank heat sink
- Clutch bell housing
- Sprockets
- Starter cable
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Post  Lukemiester Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:15 am

@Cribbs74 wrote:If you do get it let me and Overlord know. Not many of us out there have these things and it’s good to have a small network.

yeah will do!
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Post  Lukemiester Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:25 am

of course Crying or Very sad

the price spiked.
well... i hope it doesnt get too far up there
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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:36 am

I saw that, hoping it was you, but guess not.

Just lay low and set a price in your head of what you will be willing to pay. Last 15-20sec of the auction dump that number into a bid. There won’t be enough time for any snipe bidders to figure out your number or bidding software. If you are really good and have a good connection you can go 5-10 sec before auction end.

I usually get antsy and hit it at 15 sec because I fret over internet speed.
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Post  Lukemiester Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:02 am

@Cribbs74 wrote:I saw that, hoping it was you, but guess not.

Just lay low and set a price in your head of what you will be willing to pay. Last 15-20sec of the auction dump that number into a bid. There won’t be enough time for any snipe bidders to figure out your number or bidding software. If you are really good and have a good connection you can go 5-10 sec before auction end.

I usually get antsy and hit it at 15 sec because I fret over internet speed.

haha good advice! ill keep it in mind This Site Rocks!
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Post  Lukemiester Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:50 pm

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I WON IT
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks for the help guys!
pretty soon ill be done with the swamp buggy and ill start to work on this!
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Post  Lukemiester Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:59 pm

so i took cribbbs74's advice and waited until 5 seconds cuz i felt confident my skills and my internet was good


but forgot you had to confirm it
i came so close to losing the bid lol... but now i have a car!!! Very Happy
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Post  Cribbs74 Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:59 pm

Good, glad you got it. Get the Swamp buggy done already! tongue

Priorities man! Laughing
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Post  getback Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:19 am

Clapping Clapping Clapping Clapping Beers sunny Win Win not that bad a price too !! This Site Rocks!
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Post  NEW222 Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:49 am

Congrats on your win. Looks good.
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Post  OVERLORD Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:09 am

Great! Enjoy the rebuild Small Cox Logo Small Cox Logo Thumbs Up
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Post  Lukemiester Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:55 pm

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That’s just one body, the other is in much nicer shape, but does not have the extra plastic pieces. The car as a whole is in relatively good condition, aside from a major issue being the “nose” of the car had been broken previously and fixed and is still weak. Most of the parts are in good condition though. Fixing and testing coming soon!
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Post  getback Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:52 pm

COOL !! Popcorn
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Post  davidll1984 Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:56 pm

Its Not hard To take plastiques part of the body y did wit m'y heat wit iron heat little dont melt part on the Window it wil change color y like the mk8b McLaren
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