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Author Topic: Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.  (Read 3833 times)

Offline Roebeast45

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Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.
« on: May 03, 2012, 11:09:44 PM »
I found my old Mattel Vac-U-Form machine and decided to try some windshields for the Marx Future Cars. I'm still tweaking the mold for them but I'm pretty happy with them so far.

Once I get them finalized I'll most likely offer them to LAF members if anyone is interested.

Please let me know what you think.



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Re: Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 12:34:47 AM »
Once I get them finalized I'll most likely offer them to LAF members if anyone is interested.

Duh-uh. As the man said : does a bear sh.. in the woods.
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for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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Offline Christian

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Re: Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 04:36:48 AM »
That is a yes from me (x2)... what on earth is a Vac-U-Form machine?

Offline tnjrp

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Re: Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 04:47:42 AM »
HTH: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_forming

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Duh-uh. As the man said : does a bear sh.. in the woods
Wasn't that Dolly Parton?

Anyway, it's not a half-bad idea. Are you thinking of doing canopies for the open-topped ones as well?

Offline Roebeast45

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Re: Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 06:55:07 AM »
The Vac-U-Form was a toy in the 1960s that allowed kids to make their own toys and trinkets. A lot of hobbyists through the years have bought them to make small canopies and the like for models. The main problem is that the machines only use a certain size sheet of plastic that has to be drilled with holes that correspond to pins in the holding frame. But luckily there are still some places that hand make the sheets so they're pretty easy to get.

http://www.gaugepods.com/vacuform/ads.htm

I might make some for the two roadsters eventually but right now I'll do the two closed cabin models first and see how they turn out.

Offline Steve F

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Re: Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 07:09:45 AM »
Duh-uh. As the man said : does a bear sh.. in the woods
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Wasn't that Dolly Parton?


Dolly Parton sh..s in the woods, you say?

Anyway, the Vac-U-Form sounds like a toy long overdue for a reissue.

Offline tnjrp

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Re: Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 07:25:06 AM »
Dolly Parton sh..s in the woods, you say?
Yes. Does it less often than the pope it seems tho.

Offline Anpu

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Re: Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 08:02:23 AM »
I'd be interested as well.

Offline Dr.Falkenhayn

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Re: Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 08:07:16 AM »
me too i need Windows for at least 8 Cars  :D

Offline Roebeast45

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Re: Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 03:51:20 PM »
I have these available if anyone is interested. Please check this post for details:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=43067.msg502304#msg502304

Offline warterrain.co.uk

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Re: Clear Windows for Marx Future Cars.
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 03:41:24 AM »
I too would be in terested  need one side window for a 1:32 scale landrover. if i was to send you the other window could you make a copy and how much would it cost if funds were sent through paypal.

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