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Jamin's Losi XXT-CR Graphite+ MK1 Motor Plate!

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Well here it is, well most of the parts anyway. This haul has taken me quite a few months so far, notably the BNIP chassis which I am so happy to have found as that was the decider in me doing the build. This truck is gonna be a Graphite+, but with some extra upgrades, hence me calling it the G++!!

I am still hunting down a few parts, some of them will set the build of nicely, and I am hoping I can get my hands on them soon, dare I say this is gonna better than my XX build :mrgreen:

Here's some pics of the parts so far:-
XXT CR body shell, Graphite plus sticker sheet and some nice machine cut fluo yellow decals.
XXT CR body shell, Graphite plus sticker sheet and some nice machine cut fluo yellow decals.
BNIP Graphite chassis & battery strap, plus graphite suspension components.
BNIP Graphite chassis & battery strap, plus graphite suspension components.
Gearbox from my BNIB XXT, new dual disk spur & slipper assembly, inline motor plate, and aluminium layshaft.
Gearbox from my BNIB XXT, new dual disk spur & slipper assembly, inline motor plate, and aluminium layshaft.
Steering hardware (not sure about the MIP setup yet) plus new ball joints/studs & RPM one piece link.
Steering hardware (not sure about the MIP setup yet) plus new ball joints/studs & RPM one piece link.
Aluminium driveshafts, Trinity gearbox brace, king pin ball stud steering, rebuildable bearing cross (from XXX).
Aluminium driveshafts, Trinity gearbox brace, king pin ball stud steering, rebuildable bearing cross (from XXX).
Remaining plastic hardware & gear cover from my BNIB XXT and some ever-important new screws!
Remaining plastic hardware & gear cover from my BNIB XXT and some ever-important new screws!
I wont be building this until my other XXT is sprayed up, but I'll post up new parts as they arrive! Cant wait to get this built though, its gonna be killer! :D

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Looking good! The anticipation of all these parts is almost as exciting as the actual build process or finished article.... I sometimes open up the box for my XX just to 'paw' the parts inside! :oops: :D

By the way - did the G+ XXT originally come with the ali shafts? Mine has MIP CVDs... I was under the impression the G+ was basically the same spec in terms of upgrades as the Kinwald buggy... which I think had CVDs too?

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Yeah, agreed, lots of nice new parts, thats what I do too! or to remember what bits i actually have bought!

It did come with CVD's, but I got the ally driveshafts at a bargain $12, and they are alot rarer than the CVD's, so thats the appeal. The rear suspension is gonna be a little different , these will set it off nicely! :D

I could always change my mind later, just to re-invent it - I am thinking shiny bones on my XX to match the motor plate :wink:

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Here's a preview of some more parts I've scored recently, this should go down quite well:

Trinity blue rear hubs, pivot block and front brace (thanks to bearrickster for the brace), graphite VLA arms (required to fit the pivot block and hubs) and a set of Lunsford turnbuckles I picked up for a bargain £10!
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I just need some Trinity blue threaded shock collars now...anyone!? :D

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Now I've finished my XXT box-art I can concentrate on this build a little more, so I've collected a couple of new parts :D

I recently bought these shiny things:
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To match this shiny thing:
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But then along comes this blue thing and gives me another headache choice!
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Times are hard :mrgreen:

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well,if you are unsure about the motor mount you can always sell one to me :D

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mamadoesn`tletme wrote:well,if you are unsure about the motor mount you can always sell one to me :D
The trouble is I have this annoying addiction (like most on here) to hoard parts regardless of whether I need them or not. The rarer the item is, the more I want it! :lol:

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jamin wrote:
mamadoesn`tletme wrote:well,if you are unsure about the motor mount you can always sell one to me :D
The trouble is I have this annoying addiction (like most on here) to hoard parts regardless of whether I need them or not. The rarer the item is, the more I want it! :lol:
I'm not alone then :lol:

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YZ-10 wrote:
jamin wrote:
mamadoesn`tletme wrote:well,if you are unsure about the motor mount you can always sell one to me :D
The trouble is I have this annoying addiction (like most on here) to hoard parts regardless of whether I need them or not. The rarer the item is, the more I want it! :lol:
I'm not alone then :lol:
You're definately not alone Matt :lol:

That blue motor plate looks gorgeous... such a vibrant blue... reminds me of 80s BMX parts 8)

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DerbyDan wrote:
YZ-10 wrote: I'm not alone then :lol:
You're definately not alone Matt :lol:

That blue motor plate looks gorgeous... such a vibrant blue... reminds me of 80s BMX parts 8)
It matches the Trinity blue nicely! The camera flash probably makes it look brighter than it is though. Dan, you gonna get in on the truck build-off!? Its a mostly UK affair right now...

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Not sure to be honest Ben.... any spare time I have on 'tinkering' as my other half calls it.... i.e working on my model cars is either spent on the racers or on the Yokomo WCS which is nearing completion.

July is going to be a busy, month so we'll see how things pan out :wink:

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DerbyDan wrote:Not sure to be honest Ben.... any spare time I have on 'tinkering' as my other half calls it.... i.e working on my model cars is either spent on the racers or on the Yokomo WCS which is nearing completion.

July is going to be a busy, month so we'll see how things pan out :wink:
Thats cool Dan, I know what you mean, its good for motivation though :D

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Yeah I saw these a while back, but they are a darker blue to the Trinity items. I also have to be careful not to overload the truck with too many blue parts, as I think it will end up looking too much.

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Progress has been slooooooow as I have too much on right now, but I managed to find (with the help of bearrickster - thanks) some new Trinity stickers and an old-skool brace! :D
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