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LOSA1003 Front Bulkhead in Pink?

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Re: LOSA1003 Front Bulkhead in Pink?

Post by mytimac » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:15 am

Just normal RIT red dye.
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Re: LOSA1003 Front Bulkhead in Pink?

Post by RCveteran » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:54 pm

Well that's no fun. Can you make up a story about how it was a special prototype Losi dye you found in the basement of the Ranch Pitstop between the A mains while a 5 link JRX2 dominated the day?

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Re: LOSA1003 Front Bulkhead in Pink?

Post by mytimac » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:40 pm

Ok,
So back in 2010 I made a trip out to California for vacation. My goal was to document all the old and current locations Team Losi operated from during their history. I visited the Ranch location and of course the current Ontario location. But on my last stop I went to the Magnolia Ave Chino location.

That location is currently home to http://www.asrock.com/index.asp. I went in and asked if I could get some pictures of what the place looked like now. They agreed to show some spots, including the warehouse. While taking pictures, one guy working in the warehouse mentioned that there was some old Team Losi graffiti and stickers still on the wall behind some shelves. I walked over to that general area while he grabbed a forklift to move some pallets. He moved the pallets out of the way. There was some stickers from the XX era of cars and Junior. There was also a bright green stain on the wall behind a big wall support beam.

I climbed into the shelves to get a better look and take some pictures. I noticed right away before even taking the picture that there was I plastic bag hung up on a bolt used on the support beam. It was hung up between the outer wall and the bolt on this beam. I gave the bag to the warehouse guy without even looking. I took my picture then and climbed out. I had just assumed the bag was theirs. But he opened it up and inside where 2 sets of old Team Losi XXT style rims. One was green and one was red. As you know, they never made them in that color. In the bag also was a note to someone that said these are test color wheels and the associated dye for them. The green had opened up and leaked out. That was the cause of the green stain on the wall. But the red dye was still sealed.

They wouldn't let me take the wheels, but they did let me take the dye. That red dye is what I used to make the red colored bulkheads when I got home. I used up all the remaining dye to make those bulkheads. There is no more.

I did get pictures of the wheels before I left. I have posted them here now.

(how was that story?)
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Re: LOSA1003 Front Bulkhead in Pink?

Post by RCveteran » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:36 pm

I knew it! I am now going to flip this bulkhead on Ebay for a $1,000.00. Thank you for confirming this indisputable piece of history. Now, it is only a matter of time before the truth makes itself known that the JRX2 was sent to earth by Skynet.

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