Robert Blaschke: Anglewinder Rebuild
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, an old anglewinder chassis gets a new life.
Robert Blaschke sends these pictures of a chassis he rebuilt, and provided with a new body.
If only all of us vintage specimens could be so lucky! Thanks for the contribution, Robert. --tja
Robert Blaschke writes:
This chassis was given to me along with several others from my friend Billís scrap yard
of discarded slot cars. The deal was to fix them up and I could keep the ones I wanted!
He also had a couple of early mid-1970s Champion Group 20 motors that had also seen better days.
As you can see, the chassis was in pretty rough shape. So, after a good soak in Simple Green,
I disassembled all the pieces, polished the parts, replaced a few of the really bent chassis
pieces, and soldered it back together.
I donít know the manufacturer, I think it is Riggen. I have the same chassis purchased
around 1972 as an RTR slot car.
Well, I couldnít just give Bill back a bare chassis. So, I painted up a Porsche Carrera 6
and put in one of the Group 20 motors that I rebuilt. Iím pretty pleased with the restoration
because it runs as good as new, and Bill was surprised to get back a complete car.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Chassis Supplied by Bill Rounds
Chassis Restored by Robert E. Blaschke
Porsche Body and Decals by Patto
Body Painted by Robert E. Blaschke
Photos by Lucille E. Blaschke