Thriftway Too U-62

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  1. Jul 28, 2019 #1

    missbudpilot55

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    Anyone know where I might be able to find a fiberglass cowl for
    the Thriftway Too U62 in 1/8th scale? Its the only thing holding
    me back from building this beauty!

    Thanks,
    Bill Diedrich
    Ventress, Louisiana
     
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    GraysonTaylor

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    Did you try the RC Boat Company?
     
  3. Jul 29, 2019 #3

    missbudpilot55

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    Yes been looking for one for several years, looks like I might have to bite the bullet and make
    a mold myself. Have discovered better pictures of the Thriftway Too and have a better idea
    of what the total cowl is shaped like. Of all the pictures I have found online of the 1/8th scale
    model I am sure someone has a mold for this cowl. I have the Newton drawings full plans set so
    with that and other pictures I have found of the boat and the one that was being restored, I should
    be able to make a close representation of the cowl I need to build this model.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2019 #4

    dave weagel

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    hope these help.

    check out this cowl from RCBC
    1/8 scale epoxy fiberglass rc boat cowling:
    Measurements: 37” L x 5-3/8” W x 2-7/8” H

    good luck
     

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    Mike Cathey

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    That's a boat I have always wanted to build (orange/white version) but never got around to building a plug. Love to have a Thriftway and Bardahl boat.

    When I was 7 years old I won a coloring contest for my age group through a kid's show by a goofy, accordion playing Norwegian fella named Stan Borson (who had two Basset hounds on the show named Slo-Mo and No-Mo) who was sponsored by Thriftway. What I won was a ride in the Thriftway Two jammed in beside Bill Muncy who gave several rides to kids that day. I don't think we went over planing speed, maybe 50-60 mph but it was the ride of my life with my biggest hero.
     
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    Thanks, I'll take the measurements and see if it could be modified to work and look the part, would have
    to modify the fin for sure, but as the picture shows, it looks to be a little on the low side overall.
     
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    Great story Mike. Back when there were no shoulder belts and you could ride in the back of a pickup. Big fun.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2019 #8

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    I have a couple cowls for the Too in 1/8 scale. PM me if you are interested. I also have a mold for both 1/8 scale and Gas scale.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2019 #9

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    PM'd you Fred
     
  10. Jul 31, 2019 #10

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    Sent you a PM Fred
     
  11. Aug 10, 2019 #11

    missbudpilot55

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    Talk about quick. ordered the kit for the Thriftway Too from ML Boatworks on
    Tuesday the 6th and got it today via FedEx Ground, Many Thanks Mike, now will
    have every thing I need to get this long awaited project underway, once the cowl
    arrives.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2019 at 1:41 PM #12

    missbudpilot55

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    Looking for a side view of a round bow scale unlimited to see the type (standard or extended) and position of the
    strut from the transom...……..or is this "Top Secrete" information LOL
     
  13. Aug 21, 2019 at 12:45 AM #13

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    From what I’ve been told is the modern boats with wings had extended out props. The older ones where under. I would go with keeping the drive dog under the boat. What organization are you running in?
     

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