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Yellow Guy transporter

Postby Sebastian10 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:16 pm

This one has the orange wheels which may be quite rare

Sorry about the poor picture quality

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Re: Yellow Guy transporter

Postby DrJeep » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:55 pm

Any chance of a better picture? It's really hard to see but I wonder if these might be faded red?

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Re: Yellow Guy transporter

Postby Sebastian10 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:31 am

Sorry - this is the only picture I have - it was obtained from the previous owner about 6 months ago at the time of purchase.

However I have just double checked each of the wheel hubs on both sides and they are definitely orange, as is the remaining half of the plastic suspension bar above the rear axle.

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Re: Yellow Guy transporter

Postby Tinman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:51 am

It was a popular wheel hub that was used on several 1-75's, Majors & Kings. It was made in orange, yellow and red and in vast numbers.
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Re: Yellow Guy transporter

Postby DrJeep » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:35 am

Tinman wrote:It was a popular wheel hub that was used on several 1-75's, Majors & Kings. It was made in orange, yellow and red and in vast numbers


True, but some combinations are rare (yellow 69b Hatra with red wheels, for example). The M8b/K8 started with orange hubs but moved to red hubs at the end of the turquoise-orange K8s. My turquoise-yellow K8 has red hubs and red is definitely the most common colour on yellow K8s. As Sebastian says, yellow with orange wheels "may be quite rare". So please, Sebastian, a better picture - I'd really like to see the orange hubs, but in this tiny image they still look red to me!

Sebastian10 wrote:I have just double checked each of the wheel hubs on both sides and they are definitely orange, as is the remaining half of the plastic suspension bar above the rear axle


The suspension probably isn't broken - I think it's only the very last yellow K8s that have full width suspension. All the others have springing to just one wheel. Here's the bottom of my turquoise-yellow K8. This spring is orange, but the hubs are definitely red.
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Re: Yellow Guy transporter

Postby Sebastian10 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:01 pm

Dr. Jeep

I enclose a couple of photos as requested - I have enhanced these to try to bring out the colour but the quality is still not great.
Hopefully you can see that the hubs are orange

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Re: Yellow Guy transporter

Postby DrJeep » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:39 pm

Thanks - that's much better and does look orange. I do think this is very scarce - where did you find it?
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Re: Yellow Guy transporter

Postby Sebastian10 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:30 pm

Dr. Jeep

Online - earlier this year

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