Those are just the chassis. Get some vacuum formed bodies for a couple of bucks each some new tires for a few more and you're all set. Sell 'em to the kids for ten bucks. They paint them. They own them. You do less screaming if they trash their own cars.
Hey Todd...thanks for all the help...that was my plan; to have the kids own their cars, be responsible for the maintenence and care, etc...I'm not much of a screamer, but I do have a tendancy to get a bit "firm" with the little darlin's!
to all others who have responded, thank you, too, for all the input...now I have several options to consider...just want to keep the expense as low as possible for the kids and have them still enjoy the experience...two weeks and then we're back at it...first Club Day will be in Sept..
This "SECERET" comes up about every year or so, I've posted it and others as well. Someone actually told me to keep from buying some overpriced chassises on the 'bay. The traction doesn't matter as I take the magnets out, add lead, and have my version of a Tyco -jet at a fraction of the cost of a modern magnetless racer!
An easy way to build an effective wall is to use black role gutter guard that you can buy at most local hardware stores. They are usually about $4 a roll, and two rolls should be enough for a 4 X 8 table with plenty left over.
Hey guys...Thanks to the great people at Racemasters, I've decided to go with the SRT (Thunderbird) model...Racemasters was extremely generous and supportive in this project and the SRT's won't require a bunch of after-market upgrades to make them very enjoyable..The kids can re-paint and decal to their own style, if they want to, or other body styles are available at reasonable prices...
Now, I need to find a door at the local builders supply store, then begin putting the catch fences and track together.... Thank you, everyone, for all the input on my questions...
Thanks again to Racemasters !!! They couldn't have been any better, and everybody I had any contact with were very supportive !!!
Get the Mattel chassis. It's very similar to the Tyco 440X2 and you can get them for $4.00 each. Hard to beat at that price. New tires and you're off to the races. You can sell them to the kids. Teach them how to take care of them, and fix or modify them.
Go to http://service.mattel.com/us/. Select your country (Canada or US) on the right under Shop for Parts. Then do a search for Nascar. The one you want is "Chassis for HW ER Nascar". Probably lots easier to find online than in Lewisburg too, eh?
Hope that helps.
I hate to bump an older thread but
I have to say thanks about the heads up on the replacement Chassis for $4
I just ordered 4. I just couldnt resist it. I have 3 of the Tyco u-turn (or something) cars that slide really well and can switch directions and needed some regular chassis for "normal" racing with those bodies.
Wow, in looking for extra bodies for them i saw that the Vipers bodies on the u-turns were rare???
Yea I've seen the u turn cars bring some money I got the viper set was my starter set there fun to run but I'm thinkin maybe I should quit using my viper as a RAM carfor when the track is blocked and I don't wanna get up I just grab the ol viper and knock it outa thee way and send the next car down