JRX Pro SE Refurb

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JRX Pro SE Refurb

Post by jkelm24 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:58 pm

I have my first Losi part after 23 years!!! :)

Don't know why it took so long. Associated, Tamiya, and Kyosho always won the war for my heart I guess...
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Re: JRX Pro SE Refurb

Post by jkelm24 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:06 am

Oh, and my second Losi purchase after 23 years! :lol: :lol: :lol:

This one is in pretty good shape and should clean up nicely. The bottom of the chassis is only lightly scuffed in a couple places and it appears to only need a new front bumper and possibly a new rear motor mount to bring it up to par. Oh, and a couple of the shocks are leaking...

This one will get box cover art like the rest of my '92 / '93 buggies. But, it'll have Hydra Drive and I might also stick with the titanium turnbuckles.
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Re: JRX Pro SE Refurb

Post by DennisM » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:20 am

Well, that´s a good start 8)
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Re: JRX Pro SE Refurb

Post by jkelm24 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:40 pm

Nothing new here... but the parts list has been started. Tear down should happen soon. Plus, if I post about it then I forced to make it happen! :lol:

For some reason, I've been easily distracted from this project. I think I might have some internal bias against Losi. Must be all those years rooting for Lett and Masami, and thinking Halsey and Kinwald were traitors! (kidding... sort of...)

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Re: JRX Pro SE Refurb

Post by Lonestar » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:31 am

jkelm24 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:40 pm
Nothing new here... but the parts list has been started. Tear down should happen soon. Plus, if I post about it then I forced to make it happen! :lol:

For some reason, I've been easily distracted from this project. I think I might have some internal bias against Losi. Must be all those years rooting for Lett and Masami, and thinking Halsey and Kinwald were traitors! (kidding... sort of...)
Was Halsey driving for Losi at some point?

In any case, very nice SE to start from... now get to work!!! :lol:
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Re: JRX Pro SE Refurb

Post by matt1ptkn » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:47 am

I agree that your Pro SE is a very nice looking example. Honestly, it doesn't look like it needs anything to me. But, then again, that's one reason why I don't enter the BOTM contest; my standards are much lower than the norm here. :lol: Looking forward to seeing progress! 8)
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Re: JRX Pro SE Refurb

Post by jkelm24 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:29 pm

You're right. This one doesn't need much at all...

The hardware is rusty, the shocks are leaking, and it has mismatched drive shafts (one black, one grey). That stuff will be easily addressed. The front brace was cut to make clearance to for the servo arm so that'll also get replaced, along with some new tires. It'll also get a HydraDrive, and I might ditch the titanium buckles for originals if I can find a good clean set.

This will mostly be about the experience of building a Pro SE on a rainy day, then putting it on the shelf next to its rivals.

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