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Thats very interesting TMC, does your steering wheel in that Stinger have the same size hole as the one for your Dreadnok Stinger? It could be that those ribbed wheels were designed first and did indeed intentionally come with the no peg dashboard for a short time. Another possibility is that the factory still had some of the old no peg dash boards left when they got the new style ribbed wheel, so they used up the rest of the old non peg dashboards with the new ribbed wheel before moving on to the newer peg dash.
I wonder, if we get to the bottom of this, is there somewhere on this site that info like this is archived for others to make use of? A compilation of info like this would definately help collectors determine the originality of their vehicles.
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US VAMP mk 2 retail - with collar (female dashboard) and with peg (male dashboard)
US VAMP mk 2 Hasbro direct - with peg (male dashboard)
US Stinger retail - with collar (female dashboard) and with peg (male dashboard)
US Stinger Hasbro direct (early) - with collar (female dashboard)
US Stinger Hasbro direct (late) - with peg (male dashboard)
US Dreadnok jeeps - with peg (male dashboard)
Action Force (early era box) Stinger - with peg (male dashboard)
Japan Stinger - with peg (male dashboard)
Last edited by Tolan; 05-28-2012 at 01:54 PM. Reason: added dreadnok jeeps info
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ohai! i've been on a steering wheel crusade as of late, found four gray stinger/vamp mkII type steering wheels. for some reason i can't get the uploader here to take my pics, but if you follow this link:
..i put a thread up on HISS asking for input. i am of the opinion that the smooth column and ridged column wheels go to the non pegged dashboards, i found at the joe con two peg specific steering wheels, they have flanged V's and a larger hole in the column to accept the peg. i kept one and got the other one to Mr. Bellomo for his use. now i know from a seller on eBay that they went to his mail away, and i don't see any reason they'd not go to ANY pegged dash, since the non peg ready wheels (smooth or ridged) just don't fit over the peg. incidentally the peg ready columns are thinner and prone to cracking, but that's beside the point. i also got a pick of a fourth type of wheel with an angular alignment tabs, your guess is as good as mine which jeep that goes to... i am trying to find collectors with boxed (but not sealed) jeeps that DO have sealed accy baggies. they could answer which wheel came with which non pegged jeep...
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very sorry, i'm new here but not new. signed up in 2010 but a glitch in registration never allowed me to post. finally got it fixed at joecon... if i may ask, why the kerfluffle over interforum links?
I don't believe that ban is still in place. I could be wrong though. It was silly to begin with. I believe HT was banning links to Yojoe at one point, but I don't think that's the case anymore either as I see links to Yojoe on that site quite often. Or maybe mods on both sides just aren't enforcing. I would put your link back and just see if it gets removed, then maybe put this thread link on the HT thread. Any shared info is good for everyone.
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