Model: (Click to see more) 58063: Lunchbox
Status: Project
Date: 8-Dec-2003
Comments: 1
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I got this one years ago to use for parts for my Pumpkin. The body was painted a lovely matt chocolate brown, the chrome had been hand-painted silver and the windscreen had been blacked out and had a large crack which had been repaired with fibreglass stuff. The most interesting thing was that it had a crack up one of the A pillars that had been repaired by drilling tiny holes and stitching it up with copper wire!



I tossed the body aside and removed the parts I needed (front suspension mostly). The rest got tossed on the box with the body.



A few years ago I needed a toy for my 2 year-old to play with so I ressurected the chassis and - since I thought the body was pretty ugly - I made a 'Landrover' body out of PVC sheet, added a few LEDs and bolted it on (see the 'LunchRover' in my showroom). My son thought the old brown body was a good plaything afterall so I let him have that as well!



Well, a couple of years ago I decided to get back into RC and found out what a new Lunchbox body was going to cost! I retrieved the body (stole it back off the kids!) and put together another chassis from all the other spare parts I had (I think the kids are going to keep the Landrover). Then I started attacking the body with all sorts of toxic chemicals - brake fluid, oven cleaner even paint stripper! There is about 5 layers of all different types of paint on this thing. Every so often I have a go at a bit more and you can see that it now looks beautiful.



I have new chrome and glass for it and a new decal set, but do I have enough time and patience?


Beautiful At least the quarterlight pillars are still there Chocolate Box Eeeeeeyaaarrrg!

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Crash Cramer

28-Apr-2004

You know you could always turn it into the Junkyard Dog Monster truck. HA LOL


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