NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

The place for all things Losi.

Moderators: scr8p, klavy69

User avatar
klavy69
Moderator
Posts: 5145
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 8:11 pm
Location: Fulton, IL (Land of one stop light but we DO have a windmill!)
Has thanked: 550 times
Been thanked: 261 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by klavy69 »

I have a NIB cruise control switch for a 1983 ford escort gt. Now I know there isn't many of those around (the NIB switches or cars for that matter) but you better darn know that I'm gonna open it up and use it if the need arises :mrgreen: .

Open it up and "fondle the sacks" and if it matters that much to you I'm sure someone out there has a shrinkwrap machine you can use to put it back to its original sale state. No one out there will ever know it was opened once (or more times) before :wink:

Todd
Peace and professionlism.....Kabunga signing off!!!

biff85ta
Approved Member
Posts: 301
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:13 am
Location: Mt Vernon IL

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by biff85ta »

RC10resto wrote:I always side with leaving a kit alone if it survived so many years.
But..........................since the only barrier is shrink wrap, I would be tempted to open it up to see what variation of parts it holds. Is it a revision A, B or C etc. :?:
I would never build it, find a nice one and clean it up.

P.S. take nice pics of it sealed and being un-sealed
I like these word they make me feel all warm and fuzzy.
"It is not how you finish but how you qualify unless you qualify bad then it is how you finish."
Words of wisdom from the Cox bros at my local track.

User avatar
GoMachV
Approved Member
Posts: 11291
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:31 am
Location: Twin Falls, ID
Has thanked: 809 times
Been thanked: 2341 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by GoMachV »

Always open the shrink wrap, otherwise we will accuse you of having a "box of rocks". Happened to a member here, and it will happen again!

Then reseal. Good to go for another 25 years
It's time to stand up to the bully. Support the companies that support the industry, not the ones that tear it down. Say no to Traxxas
Factory Works website

User avatar
Diamond Dave
Approved Member
Posts: 1499
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:42 am
Location: Calgary
Has thanked: 558 times
Been thanked: 103 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by Diamond Dave »

Serious? Someone bought a NIB item and it was "rocks"?

With out names and such, what happened?? I make use of a shrink wrap machine at work all the time.

If something comes in NIB, we wrap it even if it is still shrink wrapped and put our sticker on the outside. If something comes in new and no wrap, we wrap it and label it as house wrapped, still new.

The shrink wrap helps keep prying fingers out, or we put it behind glass. I don't doubt people do that all the time.

The amount of fake gold out there is crazy, with prices being what they are (were)... Gold is one item that is faked on a huge scale.

Side note: To any of you reading this, DO NOT BUY any gold from anyone in any parking lot, casino, beer shop, grocery outlet etc etc. They say they need gas money or whatever. Almost always stamped 18K. You will regret it.

User avatar
GoMachV
Approved Member
Posts: 11291
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:31 am
Location: Twin Falls, ID
Has thanked: 809 times
Been thanked: 2341 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by GoMachV »

Diamond Dave wrote:Serious? Someone bought a NIB item and it was "rocks"?

With out names and such, what happened??
Figuratively "rocks"....
Charlie don't surf wrote: I don't know that you could say "worth a ton", it's worth more sealed, but in an honest auction without a mark and a shill, it's a reasonable or decent price. Not knocking that kit, but it's not an early kit, and without it being open, there is no real way to know what's in there ( I bought a SNIB 6036 Graphite team car from ebay to find it re-wrapped and full of newspaper and parts )

If you want to build it and shelve it, then have a blast doing it :wink: I say open her up
It's time to stand up to the bully. Support the companies that support the industry, not the ones that tear it down. Say no to Traxxas
Factory Works website

User avatar
Diamond Dave
Approved Member
Posts: 1499
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:42 am
Location: Calgary
Has thanked: 558 times
Been thanked: 103 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by Diamond Dave »

Open it up and see is what I say then. If it is still new, not used. Hmmm.

I have one here, BK signed on the shrink wrap. I just might have to build it. 8)

kink
Approved Member
Posts: 695
Joined: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:31 am
Location: UK, Surrey

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by kink »

I hope you guys make sure the kits are bone dry and warm for a week before you shrink wrap them. If kits have come out of storage in a loft or basement (which is pretty common) all you are doing is trapping dampness inside the box with plastic for years. I'd always rather allow a box to breath air and keep it in a warm dry regularly used room. Just my 2p.
GARBO 1/8

User avatar
JPAE07
Approved Member
Posts: 517
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:17 am
Location: Placentia, CA
Has thanked: 1 time

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by JPAE07 »

Open it up already!
Better you than someone else.

You know Losi's gonna re-pop the jr-x soon enough anyways.

User avatar
Diamond Dave
Approved Member
Posts: 1499
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:42 am
Location: Calgary
Has thanked: 558 times
Been thanked: 103 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by Diamond Dave »

JPAE07 wrote:Open it up already!
Better you than someone else.

You know Losi's gonna re-pop the jr-x soon enough anyways.
I am in!!

User avatar
huminski
Approved Member
Posts: 319
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:22 pm
Location: South Jersey
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by huminski »

So I was checking out the old X2 this weekend, and kept obsessing on the shrink wrap. Especially this one little tear. It was really bothering me. Show here right above the wing... I went ahead and starting to see if there was a way I could seal that back up and make it less noticeable.
Attachments
NIBX2_01.jpg

User avatar
huminski
Approved Member
Posts: 319
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:22 pm
Location: South Jersey
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by huminski »

All the while..... for some reason this message on the box kept catching my eye.....
Attachments
NIBX2_02.jpg

User avatar
huminski
Approved Member
Posts: 319
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:22 pm
Location: South Jersey
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by huminski »

And then the unthinkable happened. My hand, it slipped. I tried to stop it but it was too late.... nothing I could do. Oh the humanity!!!!
Attachments
NIBX2_03.jpg

User avatar
Coelacanth
Approved Member
Posts: 7361
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:20 pm
Location: Alberta, Canada
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 280 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by Coelacanth »

Now you gotta build it. :wink:

But beware, maybe it'll be like all those horror movies where they discover an ancient crypt or coffin or something...you'll carefully take the box lid off, and a puff of decades-old dusty air will foosh out...and who knows what's lurking inside?

Think of that short story "The Crate" from Stephen King's movie, the original Creepshow. :shock:
Completed projects: CYANide Onroad Optima | Zebra Gold Optima | Barney Optima | OptiMutt RWD Mid
Gallery - Coel's Stalls: Marui Galaxy & Shogun Resto-Mods | FrankenBuff AYK Buffalo | 1987 Buick GNX RC12L3

User avatar
huminski
Approved Member
Posts: 319
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:22 pm
Location: South Jersey
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by huminski »

All at once I was horrified and thrilled. And then it hit me, I can finally silence all those bozos on 10talk that said it was probably just full of rocks.

So I opened up.

And turns out the guys were right. But it wasn't rocks.

Not a box of rocks....... IT WAS A BOX OF SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so pissed right now...............
Attachments
NIBX2_04.jpg

User avatar
Coelacanth
Approved Member
Posts: 7361
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:20 pm
Location: Alberta, Canada
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 280 times

Re: NIB Sealed Original 1989 JRX2 Build Thread

Post by Coelacanth »

Oh, now I'm SURE that some nas-T decades-old stinky air fooshed out of that box when you opened it!
Completed projects: CYANide Onroad Optima | Zebra Gold Optima | Barney Optima | OptiMutt RWD Mid
Gallery - Coel's Stalls: Marui Galaxy & Shogun Resto-Mods | FrankenBuff AYK Buffalo | 1987 Buick GNX RC12L3

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Team Losi XX-CR Kinwald Edition NIB Sealed!
    by jamin » » in Losi Forum
    78 Replies
    11095 Views
    Last post by jamin
  • My 1st Build Thread - all carbon original B2
    by R Cane » » in RC10 Buggy Forum
    80 Replies
    8574 Views
    Last post by R Cane
  • april 1989 losi jrx2 article needed
    by captaindemo17 » » in Scan Requests
    2 Replies
    2599 Views
    Last post by GoMachV
  • my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.
    by turbo scorpion » » in Kyosho Forum
    9 Replies
    1765 Views
    Last post by turbo scorpion
  • Jrx2 Proformance Kit proto car from 1989 ROAR nats replica
    by Jirka » » in Losi Forum
    51 Replies
    11028 Views
    Last post by hugger19
  • Rarest Original RC10 Release in NIB condition?
    by FifthScaleRacer » » in RC10 Buggy Re-Release Forum
    4 Replies
    1999 Views
    Last post by Timmy
  • JRX2 projects thread
    by HotRodJosh » » in Losi Forum
    28 Replies
    2178 Views
    Last post by Heffay
  • The ultimate Mini JRX2 thread
    by GoMachV » » in Losi Forum
    557 Replies
    45562 Views
    Last post by RogueIV

Return to “Losi Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No User AvatarCommonCrawl [Bot] and 1 guest