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Hi all, I thought i'd post up my vintage rebuild of what was a XX Kinwald edition that I bought new all those years ago - I still have the box too.

This car was raced for one season, and hasn't seen daylight since - sitting in my loft for years, but recently i decided it would be cool to rebuild it, and I have been search ebay ever since!

The car looked like this when I started, still in reasonable condition, just a little rust on the steel parts, and various parts that needed swapping out.
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Here is what the car looks like now, although not finished. I have fitted the following new parts so far:

Graphite Front Wishbones
Front Spindles & Carriers
Ball Joints
Front Bulkhead
Front Bumper
RPM one piece drag link
Springs all round
Titanium shock shafts
Motor plate
XX-CR conversion including rear pivot plate, block & hubs
Graphite rear wishbones
Graphite rear shock tower (not pictured)

All new screws/nuts/e-clips, just to make this car as new as possible.

The hydra drive is from an old XXT truck I bought from Canada (I live in the UK), which will also be rebuilt (will post a separate thread for that)

I have a new original XX bodyshell to spray, but I am not overly keen on the shape tbh. I have seen another XX for sale with a new kinwald shell, I might just buy the car for that, and then sell it on!
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I've also got some new parts aquired recently, which I'll post up soon...

I really am not sure which way to take the build. Pretty convinced is not gonna be a runner, but I am not sure whether to keep it OE, or fit newer components like threaded shocks, XXX-CR rear hubs, XXX wheels etc.

I know this is an RC10 forum, but its the best vintage forum by far, hope you guys don't mind - the AE stuff on here is just awesome, and is what I am aspring to!

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very nice car. you should dye the front bulkhead. you can do it jut heat it up slowly.
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I say go race it. With some new XXX shocks the XX is not all that different from modern rides. I just unloaded all my XX stuff as I needed some space and I am sure will regret it one day. Nice car!

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bearrickster wrote:very nice car. you should dye the front bulkhead. you can do it jut heat it up slowly.
I thought about it, although there was a black on there before I started, for some reason I prefer the white one, although I might change my mind!
RCveteran wrote:I say go race it. With some new XXX shocks the XX is not all that different from modern rides. I just unloaded all my XX stuff as I needed some space and I am sure will regret it one day. Nice car!
I might race it if the track was nice and dry, otherwise the wet grass/dirt ruins them, alot of work has gone into this so far. I might so another as a runner, we'll see.

Cheers for the comments chaps.

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I love these cars I have mine in a box still collecting parts for a full rebuild. but when I get done it will be to nice to run. I had the motor plate redone and it looks great so I dont want to scrach it up. I might build a runner with the left overs. but I still run my Pro se. get it all painted up I cant wait to see it.
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Here are some more parts that arrived this week.

IFMAR stud tyres as if I remember correctly, thats what the kits used to come with, along with some XXX weels.

I managed to find someone selling a new gear cover and a wing wire - the old one was rusted up.

And finally driveshafts, I have been trying to find a pair of Losi aluminium ones, but have yet to find some, so steel it is for now.
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nice haul
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bearrickster wrote:nice haul
yeah cheers, I've fitted a few bits this weekend, will try and post up a few new photos when I get a chance...

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Here's a few new pics with the driveshafts, wheels & tyres added. Will get some proper pics up once when I get chance to take some photos in the daylight!
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Next up - bodyshell and we're done :cry:

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jamin wrote:Here are some more parts that arrived this week.

IFMAR stud tyres as if I remember correctly, thats what the kits used to come with, along with some XXX weels.

I managed to find someone selling a new gear cover and a wing wire - the old one was rusted up.

And finally driveshafts, I have been trying to find a pair of Losi aluminium ones, but have yet to find some, so steel it is for now.
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Where did you find that gear cover? I've been looking for one of those for some time now...

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Momo5 wrote:
Where did you find that gear cover? I've been looking for one of those for some time now...
I found someone selling one on this forum:

Edit: Here, to be precise: http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57303

Hope that helps...

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Looking good, I like those wheels over the stock ones I never really liked the disc wheels
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bearrickster wrote:Looking good, I like those wheels over the stock ones I never really liked the disc wheels
I must admit to not liking them all those years ago. I would always spray the discs neon-yellow to make them look like disc wheels. Having put the XXX wheels on the car I think it looks quite effective, I just wanted to keep the car as OE as possible really.

Do you know anyone with some new XX wheels & clear discs? I' like to spray up some in orange or red, just for when the mood takes me...

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jamin wrote:Do you know anyone with some new XX wheels & clear discs? I' like to spray up some in orange or red, just for when the mood takes me...


here are the correct fronts, :
http://cgi.ebay.com/LOSI-NEON-YELLOW-XX-FRONT-WHEELS-DISCS-A-7031-XX-NIB-/300494950291?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item45f6e50f93

I only forund White rears I may have a nice used set, here are the rears:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Losi-2-2-Rear-Disc-wheels-natural-A7124-/280595051931?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4154c4b59b
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bearrickster wrote:
jamin wrote:Do you know anyone with some new XX wheels & clear discs? I' like to spray up some in orange or red, just for when the mood takes me...


here are the correct fronts, :
http://cgi.ebay.com/LOSI-NEON-YELLOW-XX-FRONT-WHEELS-DISCS-A-7031-XX-NIB-/300494950291?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item45f6e50f93

I only forund White rears I may have a nice used set, here are the rears:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Losi-2-2-Rear-Disc-wheels-natural-A7124-/280595051931?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4154c4b59b
Thanks for these! I do have some wheels, although not new. Even if you have a pair of rear lexan discs that are in A1 condition would be fine.

Not sure about the white wheels, I prefer yellow, but lets not start that debate hey!? :lol:

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