1994 Yokomo YZ-10 Box Stock Restoration

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Re: 1994 Yokomo YZ-10 Box Stock Restoration

Post by Toaster » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:02 pm

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED :lol:
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Re: 1994 Yokomo YZ-10 Box Stock Restoration

Post by mm.yokomo » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:04 pm

What happened with this restoration?

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Re: 1994 Yokomo YZ-10 Box Stock Restoration

Post by Corsa » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:18 pm

Yeah, it looked well on the way to being finished. :cry:

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Re: 1994 Yokomo YZ-10 Box Stock Restoration

Post by Toaster » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:46 am

Hey gents! So the girlie I may have mentioned in earlier posts during this build...well I went and asked her to marry me lol and thankfully she said yes (we were on a mountain and a no would have seen me jump :lol: )

Thankfully for me she recently asked if we could have a hobby night together and my large plastic bin was immediately dragged out of the basement and I will be posting pictures to complete this timeline build.

Quick question, I fully admit at being a terrible artist and can’t paint to save my life, does anyone have a recommendation on someone who would be willing to paint the box art on my original shell?
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Re: 1994 Yokomo YZ-10 Box Stock Restoration

Post by eco8gator » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:10 pm

contact this guy you ebay...

gonracing-rc

He sells many box art bodys...and i believe they cost about 100 bucks. Not sure what he would charge if you sourced the body. Id probably keep you original and just buy a fully painted body from him...will look very similar to the box art.

I had 2 of those body's (now I have once since one went with a car I sold) and they are great.

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Re: 1994 Yokomo YZ-10 Box Stock Restoration

Post by Toaster » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:35 pm

Carlo, thank you very much for that information, I will be reaching out to him/her tonight and will let everyone know how it goes, approximate pricing and turnaround time.

Stickboy007...it tasted like perfection :lol:

Ok so I finally finished cleaning and reassembling the shocks, which looking at the box pictures are the same black anodized shocks used on the 91 and as mentioned I located a set that didn't put me back too much and were in much better shape than what I originally had.

There are two deviations from the box art that I should point out here before you see the pictures below. First is that I have yet to locate a full set of the copper coloured springs and although I have been looking they are difficult to find. If you have any hold onto them, the first real hen's teeth part I haven't been able to locate. The second is one of the nuts I used to mount the shocks is not the right one, see pictures below. Thankfully the rear shocks in the box art pictures did not have any spacers but it appears the fronts had the medium sized ones, something else I need to find and overpay for lol
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yokomo front shock.jpeg
Front shock assembly missing spacer and copper spring
yokomo rear shock.JPG
Rear shock assembly missing copper spring
actual yokomo shock.jpg
See first nut is flat without the washer built in
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Re: 1994 Yokomo YZ-10 Box Stock Restoration

Post by Toaster » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:55 pm

p.s. you will notice in the above pictures that there are two black ball cups used near the servo saver, know that I have since swapped these out with white ones. If you are using pliers, a quick tip is to fold a small piece of paper towel over the tie rods and then apply pliers, it will save you from inadvertently scratching the tie rods.
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Re: 1994 Yokomo YZ-10 Box Stock Restoration

Post by aip47-2008 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:53 am

Toaster wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:55 pm
p.s. you will notice in the above pictures that there are two black ball cups used near the servo saver, know that I have since swapped these out with white ones. If you are using pliers, a quick tip is to fold a small piece of paper towel over the tie rods and then apply pliers, it will save you from inadvertently scratching the tie rods.

I use an associated ball cup tool from Racers edge I think, has Losi on the other end.
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Re: 1994 Yokomo YZ-10 Box Stock Restoration

Post by Peakey » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:42 pm

flustorm99 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:59 am
Hey mate here is an example of the dremel at work to clean up your magnesium or alloy bits...plus a bit of a buff at the end to make it all shiny like the use to come straight out of the box..!

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and in my 'bitser' 91 wanna bee...but not quite...

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That is a bitser it's got a Tomy spur gear! And that mag looks great.

Toaster it's looking good the yokes clean up really well keep up the good work

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Re: 1994 Yokomo YZ-10 Box Stock Restoration

Post by eco8gator » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:31 pm

Do you plan on running this car?

I am having a blast running mine, very durable and surprisingly fast with a 10.5T brushless setup (novak edge esc and a Novak 10.5T in one car and a Tekin 10.5 Gen 3 in the other). I have the same 10T brushless setup in a mostly std 94 (has TCS and upgraded steering rack) and Pavidis. Been working on some suspension adjustments for the touring car track (many twists and turns keeps things interesting and clean) I run my cars on.

Ill try to post more vids.

I look fwd to seeing your final build.

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